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  1.    14 Sep 2017 #1
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    Make list of files in a folder


    Hello,I have several hundreds video clips (mp4), arranged in several folders.Wanted to make a list of them, not to print, just a list in the computer.On some site I found this: To write in the address line of the browser the full path to thatfolder and Enter, the list was done, then on an empty area right-click and save as...The index was done.But when I opened the index page, the list was doubled and even tripled, A to V once, then twice and even third.Clicking on any line in the index it opened a new page and video started sometimes to play and sometimes only audio was heard, and going down the list clicking on a line, got a "File was not found".This also is with listing some folders with music (mp3).Some explanation what is / was done wrong, or any other method to make such simple list, not for printing.Answers will be appreciated.ThanksMotim
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  2.    14 Sep 2017 #2
    Join Date : Aug 2014
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    Windows 10 Home, 64-bit

    It's complicated a bit by the fact that the files are in "several" folders, rather than one folder.

    Do you have any experience with using the command prompt?

    If so, adapt the following DIR command to your situation:

    dir c:\Music /b /s > c:\textfile.txt


    where "Music" is the folder containing the files and C: is your hard drive. The /s in the above command should pick up all the files in the Music folder and all subfolders.

    At a command prompt, navigate to the folder in question and enter the command. The list will be found in the "textfile.txt" file in the root of the C drive.

    If you can't use the command prompt, you could also install the Everything search tool and tell it to find all video files with a particular extension. Then just copy the list it shows you with the mouse and paste the list into a Word or text file.

    Probably other ways too.
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  3.    14 Sep 2017 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2016
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    Windows 10

    Are you trying to create a text file with a list of file names?
    If so:
    Open a command prompt
    Go to the targeted folder
    Type this:
    dir >some-file-name
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  4.    14 Sep 2017 #4
    Join Date : Aug 2014
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    To add, one can use dir c:\Music /o/b/s>c:\textfile.txt to alphabetize the list. The only space needed in the command is the one right after Music. The /o makes it do the organizing.
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  5.    14 Sep 2017 #5
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
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    Clicking on any line in the index it opened a new page and video started sometimes to play and sometimes only audio was heard, and going down the list clicking on a line, got a "File was not found".
    My impression is that what he wants is a list he can click on. To me that suggests creating one folder with shortcuts to the items in the various media folders.

    And perhaps Motim wants that to be a dynamic list- i.e. always up to date with respect to changing content in those folders.

    If so, this could be done using Autohotkey, with a script which scans through the files in each folder in turn and for each file use this command to create a shortcut:
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  6.    14 Sep 2017 #6
    Join Date : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
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    I like the tree command for this sometimes:

    tree /f /a > %temp%\dirList.txt
    notepad %temp%\dirList.txt
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  7.    15 Sep 2017 #7
    Join Date : Jun 2016
    UK
    Posts : 282
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit (with Creators OS)

    Quote Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
    It's complicated a bit by the fact that the files are in "several" folders, rather than one folder.

    Do you have any experience with using the command prompt?

    If so, adapt the following DIR command to your situation:

    dir c:\Music /b /s > c:\textfile.txt


    where "Music" is the folder containing the files and C: is your hard drive. The /s in the above command should pick up all the files in the Music folder and all subfolders.

    At a command prompt, navigate to the folder in question and enter the command. The list will be found in the "textfile.txt" file in the root of the C drive.

    If you can't use the command prompt, you could also install the Everything search tool and tell it to find all video files with a particular extension. Then just copy the list it shows you with the mouse and paste the list into a Word or text file.

    Probably other ways too.
    Here is the result I get:

    C:\Users\Steve>dir d:\Music /b /s > c:\textfile.txt
    Access is denied.

    I am the administrator.
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  8.    15 Sep 2017 #8
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    The OP stated he didn't want a printable list...
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  9.    15 Sep 2017 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevekir View Post
    Here is the result I get:
    C:\Users\Steve>dir d:\Music /b /s > c:\textfile.txt
    Access is denied.

    I am the administrator.
    Yeah, but did you run the command prompt at the administrator level by right clicking it?

    I'm assuming you in fact do have a d:\music directory.
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  10.    15 Sep 2017 #10
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    Right Click Enhancer will do a file list, and it's free.
    Right Click Enhancer | Control Panel for your right click

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