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File\folder monitor that starts a bat file if a certain size is detected

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I have a windows application that freaks out randomly once a week and when it does it needs to be manually restarted. When the app is hanging it generates dozens of 1kb .txt files with little or no data into a local folder.

Is there any software that can live detect new files with a 1kb size and auto restart an application service or process?
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Do the 1kb files have the same names each time or are they randomly or sequentially named?

I don't know of anything that could actively monitor a folder but you could have a powershell script check the folder and if a certain number of .txt files are detected under a certain size it could kill the process and re-launch it.

This script could be scheduled to run every 15 minutes or so.  What is the critical time to get this app back up and running?
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Actually using Powershell and the PowerShellPack you can actively monitor a folder for file activity: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/scriptcenter/en-US/c75c7bbd-4e32-428a-b3dc-815d5c42fd36/powershell-check-folder-for-new-files
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