Re: Editable List of Filenames from Windows?

Subject: Re: Editable List of Filenames from Windows?
From: Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2009 16:22:40 -0800

You have to know the name of the network computer. Look in Network
Neighborhood for the computer where the files reside. For example, as I look
in our Microsoft Windows Network branch, there is a computer by the name of
*Dean*. This now becomes *\\Dean*.

Now let's say the stuff of interest is in a folder by name of *Stuff*. So
the network path now becomes *\\Dean\Stuff*.

At the command prompt, first switch to *your* *My Documents* folder, like
this:

CD %HOMEPATH%*\*MyDocu~1

You should now see that you are working from *your* *My Documents* folder.

Now enter:

DIR /S *\\*DEAN*\*STUFF *. > DeanFldrs.txt

This writes the names of all the folders and subfolders under the parent
Stuff folder to a file in your My Documents folder by the name of
DeanFldrs.txt. You can then edit the TXT file however you want.

> Chris


On Fri, Nov 20, 2009 at 3:54 PM, DonaLuisa <donaluisa_nwr -at- comcast -dot- net>wrote:

>
>
> Thanks for the tips! I am using XP, and I do not have write access to the
> N:\ directory.
>
>
>
> I don't know DOS commands, nor the name of my computer. So typing "tree" at
> the command line is getting me some lovely stuff scrolling by, but I'm
> missing how I get it into a text file.
>
>
>
> Also, typing dir, the directory path, and /a:d /b displayed great stuff on
> the command line screen, exactly what I want, but how do I get this into a
> text file?
>
>
>
>
>
> -Donna
>
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Robert Lauriston" <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Sent: Friday, November 20, 2009 3:22:17 PM GMT -08:00 US/Canada Pacific
> Subject: Re: Editable List of Filenames from Windows?
>
> The TREE command might be more appropriate to this task.
>
> If you don't have write access to the network directory, use something
> like:
>
> tree > c:\scratch\tree.txt
>
> You might want to add some more switches to DIR:
>
> dir /a:d /s /b
>
> /a:d = directories only
> /s = include all subdirectories
> /b = bare format
>
> Do tree /? or dir /? for more switches.
>
> On Fri, Nov 20, 2009 at 3:08 PM, Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
> wrote:
> > The command line method:
> >
> > Start > Run > CMD > [ENTER]
> >
> > CD \\*{computer_name}*\*{filepath*
> <file://%7bcomputer_name%7d/%7Bfilepath>*
> > }*
> > **
> > DIR /S *. > *{Local_filename}*.txt
> >
> >
> >
> > On Fri, Nov 20, 2009 at 3:02 PM, DonaLuisa <donaluisa_nwr -at- comcast -dot- net
> >wrote:
> >
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> I am on a PC using Windows. From My Computer I can navigate to a network
> >> directory, and nested in a subfolder is a list of sub-subfolders. I
> would
> >> love a quick way of putting that list of of folder names in an Office
> >> application, like Excel or Word.
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