You can launch the following VBScript through the application scheduler (e.g. every 1 minute) to be notified when the number of files in a given folder exceeds a configurable limit.
Note: The file needs to be saved with the .vbs extension and called it through cscript.exe.
You set the directory in the variable: DIRECTORY, and the number of files in the variable MAX_FILES.
' Counts the number of files in a folder (without traversing subfolders), useful ' if you need to ensure that the number of files in a folder doesn't exceed a ' certain limit ' ' Returns 1 if the number of files is larger than MyLimit or 0 if the number ' of files is equal or less than MyLimit. Check return code through %ERRORLEVEL%. Option Explicit ' Set your values here const DIRECTORY = "C:\Batch" const MAX_FILES = 200 Dim FS, FO, FC Set FS = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject") Set FO = FS.GetFolder(DIRECTORY) Set FC = FO.Files WScript.Echo "Directory " & DIRECTORY & " contains " & FC.Count & " files." ' Set %ERRORLEVEL% If FC.Count > MAX_FILES Then WScript.Quit(1) Else WScript.Quit(0) End If