I'm trying to find out if there is a fairly short way to check if folder X:\C-Import is empty except possibly for files named CMNT-*.CSV The \C-Import folder doesn't have subfolders, so the existence of subdirectory names isn't an issue. ISFILE and @expand don't seem to have an "exclude" syntax. I realize I could dir X:\C-Import\*.*>zzq_temp.txt, then check the file line-by-line, then delete the temp file and return a Yes or No. But it seems there should be an easier way.