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Creating a self overwriting partition/folder.

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May 14, 2012 1:04:53 AM

How would one make a partition or folder of some sort that overwrites old files after it fills? For example, I am recording game play and the folder/partition reaches its capacity. Normally it would say no available disk space, instead i would like it to delete the oldest file and keep recording. Thanks in advance!

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May 14, 2012 10:53:14 AM

I'm not aware of a way to do this automatically when a drive gets full.

You could have a cleanup run that removed the oldest files once a day or so, but that's about as close to what you are asking that I can think of.

There are lots of ways to do that, but a quick google search pulled up this link.

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/51054/batch-file-to-...

If you get that setup the way you want it, just add it to task scheduler at the intervals you want it to run and that should do it.
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May 14, 2012 3:26:58 PM

Just delete the files when you no longer need them. May take longer than usual, but will save you a head-ache if you forget to upload a video to youtube and the drive wipes the video file off.
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June 7, 2012 6:14:20 PM

Thanks for the reply. I never thought of using batch scripts, those things are infinitely handy. Also, i just used fraps as an example. If i can get the thing working it will probably be for my download folder, its gets cluttered fast.
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June 7, 2012 6:15:33 PM

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