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Windows 7: copy text not contents


01 May 2011   #11
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

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Thnx Brink - that stuff looks too complex for me.

oystercatcher's solution is simple for a neophyte such as myself and does one level short of what I am wanting (the text file creation is perfect). Maybe an additional switch in the dir command or an alternate (tree?) dos command?

-thnx
You're welcome. What works for you is what is important.
thnx again - any other ideas?
Other than using the tutorial to add "View File Directory" to the context menu of folders to make it easier to do this for any folder, no.

It's not to bad to do if you follow OPTION TWO step by step to add it though.

Context Menu - Add View and Print File Directory - Vista Forums

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01 May 2011   #12

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

open a command prompt, you know how to do that right?
then type "dir /?" proceed to read the help documentation.
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01 May 2011   #13
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

WinDirStat will show you
  • The directory list, which resembles the tree view of the Windows Explorer but is sorted by file/subtree size,
  • The treemap, which shows the whole contents of the directory tree straight away,
  • The extension list, which serves as a legend and shows statistics about the file types.
WinDirStat - Windows Directory Statistics
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01 May 2011   #14

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
open a command prompt, you know how to do that right?
then type "dir /?" proceed to read the help documentation.
This led me to :

dir /b /s > filename.txt

although this command outputs every filename to the text file, I can live with it.

thnx!!!!!
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01 May 2011   #15

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

thought I would post an example of what I am after :

Music (current directory) with contents:
Music/Beatles
Music/Hendrix
Music/Van Halen

I want this ...

Music/Beatles/Hard Days Night
Music/Beatles/Rubber Soul
Music/Beatles/Sgt. Peppers
Music/Hendrix/Are you Experienced
Music/Hendrix/Band of Gypsys
Music/Hendrix/Electric Ladyland
Music/Van Halen/Van Halen I
Music/Van Halen/Van Halen II
Music/Van Halen/Women and Children First

-thnx
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02 May 2011   #16

Windows 7
 
 

Two ways that might interest you:

1. Tree command (expanding on logicearth's post):

In cmd prompt go to the drive where your Music folder is: type the drive letter, for instance, k: and press Enter.
Then go to the Music directory: type (for example): cd Media\Music and press Enter.
Now type: tree /a > folderlist.txt (you can name the .txt file anything you want)
This makes a text file in the Music directory.
If you want it to appear elsewhere, show its path as for example: tree /a > f:\Documents\folderlist.txt
You get a tree, not a list, but it has all the folders with various extraneous branch-like characters included!

2. dir command:

In cmd prompt go to your Music folder and type:

dir /b /s /a:d > folderlist.txt

You can strip away the drive letter and any parent directories from the list if you want:
In the .txt file type Ctrl+H, type in the "Find what" box, for instance, K:\Media\
Leave the other box empty and click on "Replace All"
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02 May 2011   #17

Win 7 Ult + Starter, XP Pro +Home, 2kAS, Linux Mint 8, SuperOS
 
 

Not foolproof, but since most directories do not have file extensions, you can use *. (wildcard.<space>) to filter out files with extensions:

dir *. >folderlist.txt

There's a third party tool, Karen's directory printer which offers more flexibility:
http://www.karenware.com/powertools/ptdirprn.asp
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02 May 2011   #18

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Maybe a freeware 3rd party tool might make life easier

Directory printer
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02 May 2011   #19

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1
 
 

FWIW, I've used KarenWare's Directory Printer for years, but I only recently tried it with Windows 7-64. I found I had to use the XP-SP3 compatibility mode, but now it works as always.
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02 May 2011   #20

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

thnx everyone - my intensions are to squeeze every ounce I can out of this o/s, thus avoiding 3rd parties whenever possible. cheers!
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