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diskSpaceAvailable

diskSpaceAvailable

Returns the amount of disk space available in bytes on the local disk.

Method of

File object

Syntax

double diskSpaceAvailable ( String NativeFolderPath );

Parameters

The diskSpaceAvailable method has the following parameters:

NativeFolderPath
A string representing the pathname of the partition, a file, or a directory on the partition whose space is being queried.

Returns

A double number representing the amount of space, in bytes, on the queried drive.

Description

Use this function to make sure there is adequate space on the local disk for extracting and installing your files (see example below).

You can use a string representing any file on the disk you want to check, and XPInstall will resolve the reference to the partition itself.

Example

var diskAmtNeeded = 10000;
f = getFolder("Program");
diskSpace = File.diskSpaceAvailable(f);
g = getFolder(f, "myfile.txt");
if (diskSpace > diskAmtNeeded)
{
  err = addFile(..., ... g, ...);
  if (err == 0)
     performInstall();
  else
    cancelInstall();
}
else
{
  alert("not enough disk space. no install);
  cancelInstall();
}

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Contributors to this page: Sheppy, trevorh, Fredchat, Rod Whiteley
Last updated by: Sheppy,
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