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March 22, 2016 at 5:22 am

New the forum, and new to powershell, so here goes..

I have a audio call recorder that places calls in a numbered folders that contain .wav files
If the folder is empty... that is bad..

1) Each server has a G:\Calls directory.
2) Each server is unique, they have an individual folder name under the calls directory, for example: G:\Calls\722057
3) To further complicate things.. there are several other folders deeper in that directory. Example: G:\Calls\722057\012\87\75

What I need to do is verify the LATEST folder in the directory contains a .wav file or is NOT empty without knowing the explicit name of the folder under G:\Calls.

I am pretty sure I am going to have to use Powershell or something, just wanted to see if anyone has done this before.. 

Thanks in Advance!

March 22, 2016 at 7:13 am

Define "LATEST". Is that the time the folder was created, or the time it was last written to?

March 22, 2016 at 7:46 am

Smiley face

That is an example of the directory structure.
G:\Calls\722057 (Date Modified 1/22/2015 at 9:25 am)
(this 722057 folder is unique and dated on all servers and contains newer folders beneath it. for example"

G:\Calls\722057\017\82\00\ (Date Modified 3/22/2016 at 9:25 am)
G:\Calls\722057\017\82\01\ (Date Modified 3/22/2016 at 9:30 am)
G:\Calls\722057\017\82\02\ (Date Modified 3/22/2016 at 9:35 am)

I would need to search G:\Calls to find the latest folder in that directory after that unique one without explicitly calling out that unique folder.

March 23, 2016 at 11:56 am

Are you looking for something like this:

Get-ChildItem G:\Calls -Recurse -Filter "*.wav"

The script will look at all the file within G:\Calls and just display the wav file.

I ran this script:
PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> Get-ChildItem C:\Calls -Recurse -Filter "*.wav"

the file was found in – C:\Calls\018
Mode LastWriteTime Length Name
—- ————- —— —-
-a—- 3/23/2016 3:50 PM 0 New.wav

March 24, 2016 at 3:24 am

Actually, I am looking to find the EMPTY folder, if one exists.. in the sub-directory.

an EMPTY folder would mean there is a problem.

Thank you!

March 24, 2016 at 9:05 am

Try this:

Get-ChildItem C:\Calls -Recurse  | where {$_.Attributes -eq 'Directory'} | where $_.Getfiles().Count -eq 0 | select Name

You will have to change the location from C:\Calls to G:\Calls

March 24, 2016 at 12:44 pm

CDuff helped me with a solution on this
because the folder structure is always 5 levels deep.. it searches past all the folders that are less than an hour old and throws a message when it finds an empty folder.

$root = "T:\Calls\*\*\*\*"
$folders = Get-Item -Path $root |
Where-Object {
$_.CreationTime -gt (Get-Date).AddHours(-1)
} |
Where-Object {
-not (
$_ | Get-ChildItem -Filter '*.wav'

If($folders) {
Write-Output "Do your notification here"