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PowerShell - Count of files in a given directory and email alerting

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Hi All

I would like to have a Power Shell script that monitors a folder directory and outputs the count of files (excluding folders containing more files) and outputs to email.

E.G. I have a directory here - C:\MATSTEST\Countoffiles which contains 2 files and then 1 folder which contains 3 further files.

I want to be able to run a script on this folder and for it to email alert advising there are 2 files in that directory.

Does that make sense?

I have quite a large number of these directories that need monitoring across different servers/locations but hopefully if I can get the general understanding of how to do this for 1 directory should be able to work it out and output to a grid for example
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Assuming PS 3.0 or later:
$Folder = "C:\MATSTEST\Countoffiles"
$From = "from@domain.com"
$To = "to@domain.com"
$Subject = "FileCount"
$Body = "File count for '$($Folder)': " + (Get-ChildItem -Path $Folder -File | Measure-Object).Count
$SMTPServer = "smtp.domain.com"
Send-MailMessage -From $From -to $To -Subject $Subject -Body $Body -SmtpServer $SMTPServer

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by:IM&T SRFT
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Thank you very much,

If this is too cheeky then I can post another question but when searching the internet (clearly using the wrong phrases) I can not find what I need list say 2-3 different directories to check without using a repetitive coding.
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by:oBdA
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All supposed to go into a single mail, or different mails for each folder?
And if the latter, for different recipients depending on the folder, or just individual mails?
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by:IM&T SRFT
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Hi

For these it would be the same email and recipient
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$FolderList = @(
	"C:\Temp\Delete Me"
	"C:\Temp\DeleteMe"
)
$Body = ($FolderList | ForEach-Object {
	"File count for '$($_)': " + (Get-ChildItem -Path $_ -File -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue | Measure-Object).Count
}) -join "`r`n"

$From = "from@acme.com"
$To = "to@acme.com"
$Subject = "FileCount"
$SmtpServer = "smtp.acme.com"
Send-MailMessage -From $From -to $To -Subject $Subject -Body $Body -SmtpServer $SmtpServer

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by:IM&T SRFT
ID: 41787922
Once again

Thank you for the help on this issue
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