Windows – What’s the easiest way to be automatically notified if a folder size exceeds a value

file managementwindows 7

I'd like to set thresholds for my google download folder and other various folders on my system where I get some kind of notification (task area notification is the best case I can think of) when a folder in my list exceeds a size and needs cleaning.

I see a powershell script option under windows task option but I'm not familiar with powershell at all.

I went into auditing policies but there's not for logging an event based on folder size or size of any type.

I've looked at disk quotas but that only works at the disk level and per user instead of a system-wide folder level.

Best Answer

  • I recommed an alternative approach: Use http://windirstat.info/

    WinDirStat is a folder / disk usage statistics viewer and cleanup tool for Microsoft Windows.

    Also, it is free and open source. We have it on all our machines!