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    Create a printable index of a file system

    I’m hoping to create an index of a few directories and export the index for checking and printing. In an ideal world, I would get the following tab or .csv fields so I can stick it into Excel for sorting and printing;

    Full file name (X:\Spanish Drills\2S\2S 23), short file name without extension (2S 23), file type, creation date and size.

    I would like to just check final directories and entire tree structures.

    So, anyone got any cunning plans?

    Andrew

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    Re: Create a printable index of a file system

    I assume you want something more detailed than c: dir > directory.txt . I do remember PC pro used to have a utillity call filetree pro on it's cover disk but that was a long... time ago

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    Re: Create a printable index of a file system

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    DIR /S/B
    would be better as it gives a simple recursive list like the *nix find command. A normal cmd dir /s would give you too much information.

    You would then be able to do a normall text sort. I'm not sure if Excel would treat white spaces in filenames a delimeter

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    Re: Create a printable index of a file system

    @Andrew_C
    Woops didn't read all of your post.
    You may also want to consider using the for command with the /R switch and then using the %~dti format to get extra information on the same line.

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    Re: Create a printable index of a file system

    Don't know if this would fit your requirements - not sure if you meant you wanted to extract data or just publish it.

    If it was the latter, what about dir2html?



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