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 07 Sep 2009 #21 mickey megabyte ultimate 64 sp1 8,601 posts Quote: Originally Posted by Antman Dir /o:n /b /s C:\Users\Antman\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\*.lnk >> E:\Desktop\ListApps.txt i just end up with an empty ListApps.txt Attached Images My System Specs
 07 Sep 2009 #22 Barman58 Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu 19,995 posts Newport, South Wales, UK Try changing the address to "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu" Dir /o:n /b /s C:\Users\Antman\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\*.lnk >> E:\Desktop\ListApps.txt If you, Like me always install for all users the user roaming tree may be empty Oh and also (a bit obvious but ....) unless you are Antman change this to your own user name Update I've created a Bat file to automate the process Program List.TXT Edit and rename to .bat Contents of the file is Code: @echo off REm Edit USERNAME to be actual Name & D:\User\Desktop\to required location Dir /o:n /b /s "C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\*.lnk" >> D:\USER\Desktop\ListApps.txt Dir /o:n /b /s "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\*.lnk" >> D:\User\Desktop\ListApps.txt exit Must be run as administrator - includes buth the user and all users locations My System Specs
 07 Sep 2009 #23 mickey megabyte ultimate 64 sp1 8,601 posts Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 Oh and also (a bit obvious but ....) unless you are Antman change this to your own user name if u look a bit closer at my snipshot, you will see that i have already modified this, and the final listapps.txt filepath too... i guess it's not my day as far as computers are concerned. why don't i just switch off my computer and go and do something less boring instead? My System Specs
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 07 Sep 2009 #24 dj99 Windows Vista Home Premium -> Windows 7 Home Premium 40 posts Not much. I bit the bullet and bought a Vista Home Premium upgrade to bridge the gap from XP Home. I could hardly believe how great of a job the upgrade process did. When I receive my pre-ordered Windows 7 Home Premium, I'll do an upgrade install. I'm not into reinstalling all my stuff over and over. I've been through too many MS nightmares to want to repeat that. My System Specs
 07 Sep 2009 #25 Barman58 Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu 19,995 posts Newport, South Wales, UK Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte    Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 Oh and also (a bit obvious but ....) unless you are Antman change this to your own user name if u look a bit closer at my snipshot, you will see that i have already modified this, and the final listapps.txt filepath too... i guess it's not my day as far as computers are concerned. why don't i just switch off my computer and go and do something less boring instead? Hi Micky, Try running the command as administrator as some of the areas read are system areas My System Specs
 07 Sep 2009 #26 HammerHead win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1 2,026 posts Ohio (From WV) Quote: Originally Posted by Antman Let my laziness glow in the dark. After installing Windows and drivers, and Windows updates if applicable, I install the security apps. Apply my massive reg file. Then, I do not install anything until I need to use it. That pretty much says it for me. The leaner the meaner. My System Specs
 07 Sep 2009 #27 Antman 2,062 posts Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 Oh and also (a bit obvious but ....) unless you are Antman change this to your own user name Belay that order! I want all your software. All your base are belong to Antman. I am glad that my little jibe at Barman58 has resulted in a very useful bit of code. Just thinking... the > / >> redirect... > creates file, >> appends to file Am I remembering this correctly? My System Specs
 07 Sep 2009 #28 mickey megabyte ultimate 64 sp1 8,601 posts thanks barman - your batch file worked fine! although i had to change location of listapps.txt My System Specs
 07 Sep 2009 #29 Barman58 Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu 19,995 posts Newport, South Wales, UK Hi Antman Yes I believe you are correct Good list here ... Batch files - Redirection My System Specs
 07 Sep 2009 #30 Lebon14 Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 1,362 posts Canada It's nice to read everybody's way of install softwares and such! I really wish to read Barman's list LOL. My System Specs