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Wondering if there is a way of getting the total size of a folder while providing and exception list of sub folders i don't want to be included in the final count.

For example I have a folder z:\Builds. Within 'Builds' there are many sub folders however in each sub folder there is a folder called archive.

I want each archive folder from each sub folder to be included in the folder size of z:\builds.

Hope this make sense

Can anyone help?

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Search using the keywords "+recursive +search". There are many scripts out there which will list the subfolders in path. Once you have the list of subfolders, run through it and use DirGetSize on those you want to include in the total.

Give it a try and come back if you run into problems. :(


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This will handle most of what you want, DirGetSize, I'm not sure how to handle an 'exception list' thing though.

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Try this adjusted version of my _DirGetSizeEx() UDF...

#cs ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

 AutoIt Version:
 Author:         KaFu
 Script Name, Version and Date: _DirGetSizeEx v04 (09-Jan-22)

 Script Function:
    _DirGetSizeEx, a replacement for DirGetSize()
    UDF using AU native functions only. Faster than DirGetSize() in the inital run on XP, slower in a repeated run, DirGetSize seems to cache the result.
    Change $Path between tests to seem what I mean.

    DirGetSize can not be interrupted / stopped, that's the main reason I coded this UDF

    Function returns an array
    $array[0] = Bytes
    $array[1] = File Count
    $array[2] = Folder Count

    @error = 1, max. recursion level of 5100 exceeded, directory structure too deep

    On Vista DirGetSize seems to be much faster than on XP, thus if you're only into speed use something like:

    if @OSVersion <> "WIN_VISTA" Then
        $aResult = _DirGetSizeEx($Path)
        $aResult = DirGetSize($Path)

    But keep in mind, main advantage of _DirGetSizeEx is that during runtime you can easily implement a progress count or interrupt the function with
    a global variable (like I do in SMF, just define a bool something like $running = true and switch it with WM_COMMAND)

#ce ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Dim $Path = "z:\Builds"
Global $dirKeyWord = "archive"

$a_DirGetSizeEx = _DirGetSizeEx($Path)  ; <= recommended

MsgBox(0, '_DirGetSizeEx()', '' _
        & '_DirGetSizeEx()' & @crlf &  'Bytes: ' & $a_DirGetSizeEx[0] & @crlf & 'File Count: ' & $a_DirGetSizeEx[1] & @CRLF & 'Folder Count: ' & $a_DirGetSizeEx[2] & @CRLF & @CRLF)

Func _DirGetSizeEx($sPath = @ScriptDir)
    Local $sSearch, $aResult_sub[3]
    Local $aResult[3] = [0,0,0]
    if Not IsDeclared("iDirGetSizeExRecursionLevel") then
        Global $iDirGetSizeExRecursionLevel = 1
        $iDirGetSizeExRecursionLevel += 1
    if $iDirGetSizeExRecursionLevel = 5099 Then

    If StringRight($sPath, 1) <> "\" Then $sPath &= "\" ; Ensure $sPath has a trailing slash
    $sSearch = FileFindFirstFile($sPath & "*.*")
    While 1
        $sNext = FileFindNextFile($sSearch) ; check if next file can be found, otherwise exit loop
        If @error Then ExitLoop
        If StringInStr(FileGetAttrib($sPath & $sNext & "\"), "D") Then
            if $sNext = $dirKeyWord or StringInStr($sPath & $sNext,"\" & $dirKeyWord & "\") then $aResult[2] += 1
            $aResult_sub = _DirGetSizeEx($sPath & $sNext)
            if @error then
            $aResult[0] += $aResult_sub[0]
            $aResult[1] += $aResult_sub[1]
            $aResult[2] += $aResult_sub[2]
            if not StringInStr($sPath & $sNext,"\" & $dirKeyWord & "\") then ContinueLoop
                $aResult[1] += 1
                $aResult[0] += FileGetSize($sPath & $sNext)
    Return $aResult
EndFunc   ;==>_DirGetSizeEx

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