Windows 10: Outputting Directories To Text

  1.    05 Jun 2016 #1

    Outputting Directories To Text

    i am trying to create a text file with a list of directories, but having troubles because i can't get as specific as i would like.

    dir /s /b /ad /on > filename.txt
    and some programs i have tried aren't getting what i want exactly

    1. the root directory name is redundant and i don't need it in my text file
    2. i would like some control over how deep the folders go
    3. if i can alphabetize the deepest directories, that would be great

    why? My roommates want a list of movies that i have on my computer. They are all organized in a single subfolder (director, actor, decade, or genre). All i want is a list of each movie's folder (/Movie Folder/) and in alphabetical order. The programs i have tried insist on organizing them by its top directory.

    Any ideas?
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  2. Slartybart's Avatar
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       05 Jun 2016 #2

    Try this

    File Explorer
    Navigate to the parent folder or drive of your movie folders

    in the search box, type the following


    Click on the column heading to sort by that field (Name, Date modified, Type, etc)

    When the search is complete, select all in the results
    On the Home menu - Select Copy path

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    Then paste the clipboard in a text file
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  3.    07 Jun 2016 #3

    YES! Thank you. This is a good method. I never knew you could do these things in file explorer
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  4. Slartybart's Avatar
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    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       07 Jun 2016 #4

    Now you know

    Glad it helped ... When you get the chance, please mark your thread solved
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