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Windows 7: Searching in bulk for files within a folder!

3 Weeks Ago   #11
alhakeem2001

windows 10 64
 
 

No I can't run CMD at work, but I can run bat files, at the moment I'm at home until Monday, I will then give that a try. Thanks


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3 Weeks Ago   #12
alhakeem2001

windows 10 64
 
 

#Megahertz07

This is an update to confirm that I have tried the test cmd you have suggested and it worked with me, what is next now ?
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3 Weeks Ago   #13
alhakeem2001

windows 10 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
- Make a copy of the folder with the OCR files. Make sure they have different dates than the original files.
- Rename the extension of the OCR files to be equal to the original files (not OCR).
- Select all original files (not OCR) from the original folder, select copy, go to the folder with the already OCR that you changed the extension and hit paste.
- It will tell that you already have a file with same name and if you want to replace. Press Shift +skip. It will copy only the files that hasn't been OCR to the folder that has a copy (with extension renamed).
- Select sort by date. Select all files with date created by OCR and delete them. The remaining files will be those that hasn't been OCR.
The Problem is that I don't know any more what files in the original folder had a Tif or pdf extension ! whey are mixed and again once it's OCR-ed it turns to pdf as I earlier highlighted .
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3 Weeks Ago   #14
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Lets work fist to separate the original files by type. As I can see you have two types: Tif an PDF
Make two folders: Orig_tif and Org_pdf.
Make two other folders: OCR_tif and OCR_pdf.
- On the folders that you have ALL original files (tif and pdf), on the top column select by type. It will put the pdf files fist and then the tif after.
- Select all tif files and COPY to Orig_tif. Then select the remaining pdf files and COPY to Orig_pdf.
- Copy ALL the OCR files (~4.000) to OCR_tif and to OCR_pdf

Make a batch file
rename *.pdf *.tif

Save it as rename.cmd and move it to OCR_tif folder created above.
Execute rename.cmd. All files on the OCR_tif folder created above will be renamed from *.pdf to *.tif

Tif files:
Select ALL the original tif files from Orig_tif folder and copy (ctrl+A and Ctrl+C) and paste on the OCR_tif folder (Ctrl+V). As there are many files with the same name it will ask if you want to replace them. Select "do the same for the other files" and hit NO.
Only the tif files that hasn't been OCR will be copied.
Now on the OCR_tif folder you will have all OCR ed files (tif and pdf) and the non OCR tif files. Select order by date. Select all files that has the date you did the OCR (~4,000) and delete them. The remaining files will be the tif files that hasn't been OCR.

Pdf files:
Select ALL the original pdf files from Orig_pdf folder and copy (ctrl+A and Ctrl+C) and paste on the OCR_pdf folder (Ctrl+V). As there are many files with the same name it will ask if you want to replace them. Select "do the same for the other files" and hit NO.
Only the pdf files that hasn't been OCR will be copied.
Now on the OCR_pdf folder you will have all OCR ed files (tif and pdf) and the non OCR pdf files. Select order by date. Select all files that has the date you did the OCR (~4,000) and delete them. The remaining files will be the pdf files that hasn't been OCR.
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3 Weeks Ago   #15
alhakeem2001

windows 10 64
 
 

Thanks #Megahertz07 I will give it a try, however if you can clarify that, I don't have tif OCR_ed files, only pdfs, what should I put in the OCR_tif folder ?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
Make two other folders: OCR_tif and OCR_pdf.
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3 Weeks Ago   #16
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Please read post #14 carefully.
Yes you do have tif OCR_ed files.
When a tif file is OCR by acrobat, it give you a pdf file with same name. Original file = tif , OCR ed file = pdf. Same name, different type (extension).
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3 Weeks Ago   #17
alhakeem2001

windows 10 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
Same name, different type (extension).
That made it clear, because I thought you meant the name with the extension. Thanks again
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3 Weeks Ago   #18
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Did you succeed?
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2 Weeks Ago   #19
alhakeem2001

windows 10 64
 
 

Yes, Thank you very much .
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2 Weeks Ago   #20
alhakeem2001

windows 10 64
 
 

#Megahertz07

Thank you again for your tip that was really helpful .

Now in order to avoid that in the future and going through all that procedure, I would like to know if there is a way in the "Adobe acrobat DC" to force it to log in all the OCR problems rather than just crashing leaving me with thousands of files that I have to sort out the way you showed me in this post to extract only the files I have not OCRed?

I'm saying that because I’m running the OCR engine on another desktop "Adobe acrobat DC" and once it counters an error with the OCR a popup window displays on screen showing an error accrued and logging it into a txt file at specific location (I have predefined it myself) and then I go to that log file and get all the file names and start fixing them individually , The thing is I have done that on both desktops however on one of them when I leave the OCR for the night , it crashes and the AA DC won’t generate any error log file and consequently, I lose the tracking of which files were OCRed and which one are not ! any idea why is that happening or what I'm missing here ? I can of course open I a new post for this question but I thought that you might got into the same issue before and you have a quick fix for that !
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