The DiskManager is a small class written in native C++. It is a simple class to check disk information like total size, free space, used space, and clean up.
I faced a problem while my a growing directory eventually took up my huge disk space. I used to dynamically create a subfolder in a few directories and store large files into them. An idea to solve the growing folder size was to introduce a self-managed mechanism to prevent a directory from growing beyond a specified size (user defined), like 10 GB or 20 GB.
The DiskManager will keep an eye on the directory, and remove the oldest sub-folder based on the last modification date if the directory size exceeds the user-defined maximum size.
The DiskManager was created based on the XFolderSize library from Hans Dietrich's implementation. Special acknowledgement to Hans Dietrich for XFolderSize.
Using the code
Here is the code:
virtual BOOL GetFileSize(LPCTSTR szPath, PLARGE_INTEGER lpFileSize);
virtual BOOL GetFolderSize(LPCTSTR szFolderPath, BOOL bRecursive,
BOOL bQuickSize, PLARGE_INTEGER lpFolderSize,
LPDWORD lpFolderCount = NULL, LPDWORD lpFileCount = NULL);
virtual BOOL CleanupFolder(LPCTSTR szPath, LPDWORD lpFileCount = NULL);
virtual BOOL GetDiskDetails(LPCTSTR szDrivePath,
PULARGE_INTEGER lpFreeSpace, PULARGE_INTEGER lpTotalSize);
GetFolderSize() function allows you to specify whether to recurse into subdirectories, whether to treat the root directory of a drive in special way (using
SHGetDiskFreeSpace() to get the total size), and optionally, will return the folder count and file count.
How to use the code?
To integrate the
CDiskManager class into your app, do the following:
- You first need to add the following files to your project:
- In Visual Studio settings, select Not using pre-compiled header for DiskManager.cpp.
- Next, include the header file DiskManager.h in the source file where you want to use
BOOL bSuccess = FALSE;
bSuccess = diskAgent.GetFolderSize(szDir, TRUE, FALSE, &liCurDirSize);
ULARGE_INTEGER liFreeDiskSpace, liTotalDiskSize, liSafeGuardSpace;
__int64 uMaxSize = AfxGetApp()->GetProfileInt(_T("Settings"),
__int64 uDiskSpaceRequired = nFileCount * nFileSize;
diskAgent.GetDiskDetails(szDir, &liFreeDiskSpace, &liTotalDiskSize);
if(liFreeDiskSpace.QuadPart - uDiskSpaceRequired >0)
while( (liCurDirSize.QuadPart + uDiskSpaceRequired) >
uMaxSize && dwFolderCount>0 )
diskAgent.GetFolderSize(szDir, TRUE, FALSE,
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- 22-Jun-09: Initial creation.