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#1 LittleGreenDots

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Posted 24 December 2015 - 10:56 AM

I have a massive collection of MP3 files stored on an external HD.  It has artists' folders and some MP3 song files in the folders.  Is there a program I can use that would list the content by folder name and then by folder content?

 

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Posted 24 December 2015 - 11:30 AM

I don't know "how pretty" you need this to be, but you can use the good, old Windows dir command under Command Prompt, with the switches of your choice in regard to formatting, and redirecting the result to a text file.

 

Try opening Command Prompt, changing directory to the root folder of that massive collection you describe, and typing in the following command: dir /S > folders&files.txt

 

Then open folders&files.txt with Notepad and see if that's what you're looking for.  You can add to or trim the actual output of the dir command using the various switches available.  If you type help dir > diroptions.txt then open diroptions.txt in Notepad and print it you'll have a reference for what switches are available and what each one does.


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Posted 24 December 2015 - 11:59 AM

I played around with it a little bit but you may want to take a look at this freeware software also available in a Portable Version.

 

http://www.gsoft4u.pcriot.com/index.php?page=1



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Posted 30 December 2015 - 06:26 PM

It's  500 GB of MP3 music and it isn't well organized on the HD.  I found a MS Access (2005) folder so perhaps I can do something with that.  I have Access 2007.

 

What would be ideal is to arrange the folders in alpha order and display the content of each folder.

 

Thanks.  I'm not quite sure how to proceed.



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Posted 30 December 2015 - 08:41 PM

You can use PowerShell to output a sorted list of your directories and subdirectories. See this page. Use the Get-Children command.

 

http://blogs.technet.com/b/heyscriptingguy/archive/2014/02/03/list-files-in-folders-and-subfolders-with-powershell.aspx






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