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detect the size of a file when it is copied to a external device

Posted on 2014-11-27
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I would like to know if you have an example of perhaps an advice about how to detect the size of a file when it is copied to an external device like a usb or external hard disk.

Best regards
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Question by:altariamx2003
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by:AndyAinscow
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As it is the same size as that on your local hard disc (because copy isn't changing the file contents) maybe you ought to rethink your question.  You want something but it isn't clear what you want to know.
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by:teebon
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You can determine the file size by using fileinfo. code example
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by:teebon
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ID: 40470042
You can also improvise on this
File Activity Tracker
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by:Tapan Pattanaik
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Hi altariamx2003,

Public Class  FileSize
    Public Shared Sub Main
   
        Dim fileDetails As IO.FileInfo


        fileDetails = My.Computer.FileSystem.GetFileInfo("test.txt")

        Console.WriteLine("Size: " & fileDetails.Length & " byte(s)")
    End Sub

End Class
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by:altariamx2003
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You are right AndyAinscow let me try to explain a little better

In this new project I need to do a program that track or monitor if the user plug an external device (usb, external disk drive, etc....) to a computer and try to copy any file  to the external device plugged, the program need to send an internal alert(a email to somebody) about this issue.

I hope this help

I really dont have a clue hehehehe, and i dont know how to start

Any advice will appreciated

Thanks
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AndyAinscow earned 350 total points
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I think the following is what you want:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.io.filesystemwatcher%28v=vs.110%29.aspx
A FileSystemWatcher.  There are links to examples of the various functions provided by that class.
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by:Rob G
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You can use this too:
http://www.solarwinds.com/log-event-manager.aspx

We use it here,
It works in Windows, Mac, and Linux..
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by:altariamx2003
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Sorry for the delay
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