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Hi,

I have a windows 2003 file system which after a crash and chkdsk has resulted in some existing files having a 0kb size. I need a to create a list of filenames and paths for these files for potential recovery.

Does anyone have a script out there that does this?

Thx
Sjumu
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by:alphaphaedrus
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Dim folderPath, maxFileAge, countFiles

folderPath = Wscript.Arguments(0)
maxFileAge = Wscript.Arguments(1)
countFiles = 0

Set fs = WScript.CreateObject ("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set folder = fs.GetFolder(folderPath)

For Each file In folder.Files
     If file.Size = 0 And DateDiff("n", file.DateLastModified, Now()) > Int(maxFileAge) Then
          countFiles = countFiles + 1
     End If
Next

If countFiles > 0 Then
     WScript.Echo "Message: There are empty files older than " & maxFileAge & " minutes"
     WScript.Echo "Statistic: " & countFiles
     WScript.Quit( 1 )
Else
     WScript.Echo "Message: There are no empty files older than " & maxFileAge & " minutes"
     WScript.Echo "Statistic: " & countFiles
     WScript.Quit( 0 )
End If
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by:sjumu
ID: 38835931
Hi  alphaphaedrus,

Thanks for the quick reply, I put the script into a .wsf  files and tried to run it
but I get errors about  "Unterminated entity reference -  matching ';' not found"

Am I doin something wrong here?

sjumu
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footech earned 400 total points
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If you're open to PowerShell, this should work for you.
Get-ChildItem -path c:\ -force -recurse | where {$_.length -eq 0}

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Just change the path to where you want to search.  With the recurse parameter it will search all subfolders.  An error will be displayed for any files that you don't have access to.  If you don't want those errors displayed you can change the command to
Get-ChildItem -path c:\ -force -recurse -ea SilentlyContinue | where {$_.length -eq 0}

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by:sjumu
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Footech,

This is great!! exactly what I needed after I installed Powershell on the 2k3 server I could do so much more. I was able to pipe you code further to give me the full liast of paths for each file  and write to a log

Get-ChildItem -path c:\ -force -recurse | where {$_.length -eq 0}  |Select-Object -Property FullName

Many Thanks

sjumu
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