How to? Check folder for "No files except possibly ..."

Oct 18, 2009
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.


Scott Mintz
May 20, 2008
Solon, OH, USA
Look in the help under Exclusion Ranges.
help filexranges

something like this:
dir /[!CMNT-*.CSV]
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