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Windows 7: Create a searchable Explorer-like document of external drive contents?

02 Apr 2013   #1
shokan2

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 
Create a searchable Explorer-like document of external drive contents?

Seems there must be some program out there that will create a searchable Explorer-like document (such as html) of the contents of an external USB drive. Anyone know? I can already create lists but I am looking for something as described above.


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02 Apr 2013   #2
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

This might work ... just be sure to un-check any bundled garbage that may come with the download
SearchMyFiles - CNET Download.com
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02 Apr 2013   #3
nilank

 

You can create a text document.

1. Launch command prompt.
2. Let's assume your external drive is 'X:' and it is plugged in.
3. Now type in X: and hit Enter.
4. Now enter this command:

Code:
dir x:\ /s > x:\filelist.txt
Now you'll find a text document containing the entire list at X:

Please remember to replace X with your external drive letter.
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02 Apr 2013   #4
gregrocker

 

You can also add it to the Index so it is searchable from the Start button Search box: Index Locations - Add or Remove - Windows 7 Forums
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02 Apr 2013   #5
shokan2

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the replies. Actually, I am able to generate a list using another software. It's also possible using cmd. But, I still haven't found something that generates an Explorer-like tree with search. Gotta be someone who's authored something like that.
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02 Apr 2013   #6
shokan2

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 
"Advanced File Organizer" is what I found

After a lot of searching, Advanced File Organizer is what I found and is exactly what I've been looking for (including the word "catalog" in my Google search is what did the trick). All the directories right down to the file contents in folders of a whole drive can be saved as a proprietary .afo file, which displays in Explorer format. And, it's all searchable. CNET description says up to XP but the trial seems to run fine on Win7.

This software is inexpensive, but I'd still like to know if there's a free alternative out there.
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02 Apr 2013   #7
BrightBlessings

Win7 Pro-64 Bit
 
 

Maybe something here that may be of use to you.
File organizer - Free Download
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02 Apr 2013   #8
shokan2

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BrightBlessings View Post
Maybe something here that may be of use to you.
File organizer - Free Download
Can't get it to install. Thanks anyway.
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