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07 Sep 2009   #21
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
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


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07 Sep 2009   #22
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

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


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07 Sep 2009   #23
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
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?
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07 Sep 2009   #24
dj99

Windows Vista Home Premium -> Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

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.
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07 Sep 2009   #25
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
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
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07 Sep 2009   #26
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
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.
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07 Sep 2009   #27
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
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?
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07 Sep 2009   #28
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

thanks barman - your batch file worked fine!

although i had to change location of listapps.txt
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07 Sep 2009   #29
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Hi Antman

Yes I believe you are correct


Good list here ...

Batch files - Redirection
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07 Sep 2009   #30
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

It's nice to read everybody's way of install softwares and such!
I really wish to read Barman's list LOL.
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