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    File Size Monitor

    <img src=/S/hello.gif border=0 alt=hello width=25 height=29> Loungers

    What I am looking for is a File Size Monitor. What I want to do is keep checking a file or folder for size. Once it reaches say 2 GB in size, then I want some sort of alarm to say "Back Up" this file it is around 2 GB.

    This way I can keep track of file/folder sizes and start a backup process at the right time.

    Any one has any ideas?

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    Re: File Size Monitor

    Hi Wassim

    Not sure if you want to "monitor" just selected file(s)/ folder(s), or what the backup plan might be, but maybe this idea I use might be of relevance.

    I use a program called TrueCrypt - Free Open-Source On-The-Fly Disk Encryption Software for Windows XP/2000 and Linux to create a virtual encrypted disk within a file and mount it as a real disk. I might set the volume size to 650MB for burning to CD and dump all my downloaded programs in it. When it gets close to full, Windows will pop up the "Low Disk Space" warning, that tells me it's time to dump to CD.

    I think there are simpler progs to mount a folder as a drive (even SUBST might still do it) but they may not be able to give you a prescribed size limit.

    HTH

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    Re: File Size Monitor

    Does Size Watch do what you want?

    Otherwise take a look at this Google directory.

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    Re: File Size Monitor

    <img src=/S/hello.gif border=0 alt=hello width=25 height=29> Alan

    <img src=/S/thankyou.gif border=0 alt=thankyou width=40 height=15> for your idea, it does match exactly what I was looking for. Some sort of an indicator about a file or folder getting hefty in size and then. Your idea does produce a warning though it requires a bit of work, and has given me a new idea.

    Could TrueCrypt be used to find an encrypted hidden partition, or how does one go about checking for hidden partitions?

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    Re: File Size Monitor

    <img src=/S/hello.gif border=0 alt=hello width=25 height=29> John

    <img src=/S/thankyou.gif border=0 alt=thankyou width=40 height=15> for the suggestion, I think SizeWatch fits the bill perfectly, and I looked at the Google directory, it was full of good stuff.

    I will use Sizewatch and see how it works, and then report on it.

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    Re: File Size Monitor

    I don't think Truecrypt will "monitor" anything at all for size/ space. The message shown is from the Windows O/S, indicating a drive is getting full. As such, it should do the same for any HD partition. If the partition is hidden though, I don't know a) if it would "monitor" it [img]/forums/images/smilies/cool.gif[/img] if it would even be accessible to store files in. I confess to my ignorance in this area, and http://www.boot-us.com/gloss08.htm adds further to my confusion.

    Is part of your aim to encrypt, or is this just incidental? If it's not important, then the simplest idea might be just a partition of the prescribed size. If you do want some level of privacy/ access restriction, there are simpler <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15>ware programs like Folder Access Freeware v.2.1 and Hide Files & Folders that might do what you want. I believe that NTFS offers numerous such security features, built-in.

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    Re: File Size Monitor

    Something else I found Wassim: FileDisk...

    "FileDisk is a virtual disk driver for Windows NT/2000/XP that uses one or more files to emulate physical disks. A console application is included that let you dynamically mount and unmount files. "

    Sample usage is shown at Step By Step On Filedisk.... and Screenshot of FileDisk.

    example:
    filedisk /mount 0 c:tempfiledisk.img 8M f:
    filedisk /mount 1 c:tempcdimage.iso /cd i:
    filedisk /umount f:
    filedisk /umount i:

    It might be possible to mount a volume at startup, so it's always at hand.

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    Re: File Size Monitor

    For similar results there's also good ol' PGPDisk which comes bundled with this old version of PGP.
    It's the only virtual volume mounter/umnounter I've ever tried and it worked fine so far (3 -4 years of use).
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