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Windows 7: copy text not contents


02 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 64 bit Professional
 
 
copy text not contents

this should be an easy one but I can't figure it out.

using windows explorer for my example -

I have a folder that has lots of sub folders in it.

I want to copy the names (text only) of the sub folders to a document but not the contents (files) of the sub folders.

how do I do this? when I try to a copy it wants to copy name & contents.

any ideas?


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02 Jan 2010   #2

xp, win7
 
 

open a cmd shell in the top dir

dir /d > filename.txt
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03 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 64 bit Professional
 
 

thanks for the DOS help - win 7 popped open a notepad window - very cool.
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01 May 2011   #4

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oystercatcher View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nedjinski View Post
this should be an easy one but I can't figure it out.

using windows explorer for my example -

I have a folder that has lots of sub folders in it.

I want to copy the names (text only) of the sub folders to a document but not the contents (files) of the sub folders.

how do I do this? when I try to a copy it wants to copy name & contents.

any ideas?
open a cmd shell in the top dir

dir /d > filename.txt
THANK YOU!!!

I want to take this one level deeper and get the names of the directories under that top directory. Can someone help?

-thnx in advance
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01 May 2011   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MourningStar View Post

I want to take this one level deeper and get the names of the directories under that top directory. Can someone help?

-thnx in advance
use tree command?
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01 May 2011   #6

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MourningStar View Post

I want to take this one level deeper and get the names of the directories under that top directory. Can someone help?

-thnx in advance
use tree command?
How? example please, I am born yesterday

thnx 4 reply
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01 May 2011   #7
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

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01 May 2011   #8

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
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
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01 May 2011   #9
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome. What works for you is what is important.
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01 May 2011   #10

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MourningStar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
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?
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