Help with hierarchical folder system

I am trying to make a hierarchical system of folders based on the Hornbostel–Sachs system (A hierarchical system of musical instruments). So far I have managed to pull a list of the internet.

Now I need to somehow make this list into folders and sub folders. First problem is, I have not exactly figured out how to make a folder with multiple sub folders.

I do not expect anyone to do the job for me. But some help on how to approach this would be much appreciated!

11	Struck idiophones
111	Idiophones struck directly
111.1	Concussion idiophones or clappers
111.11	Concussion sticks or stick clappers
111.12	Concussion plaques or plaque clappers
111.13	Concussion troughs or trough clappers
111.14	Concussion vessels or vessel clappers
111.141	Castanets
111.142	Cymbals
111.2	Percussion idiophones
111.21	Percussion sticks
111.211	(Individual) percussion sticks
111.212	Sets of percussion sticks
111.22	Percussion plaques
111.221	(Individual) percussion plaques
111.222	Sets of percussion plaques
111.23	Percussion tubes
111.231	Individual percussion tubes
111.232	Sets of percussion tubes
111.24	Percussion vessels
111.241	Gongs
111.241.1	(Individual) gongs
111.241.2	Sets of gongs [gong chimes]
111.242	Bells
111.242.1	(Individual) bells
111.242.11	Resting bells
111.242.12	Suspended bells
111.242.121	Suspended bells struck from the outside
111.242.122	Clapper bells
111.242.2	Sets of bells [chimes] (subdivided as 111.242.1)
112	Indirectly struck idiophones
112.1	Shaken idiophones or rattles
112.11	Suspension rattles
112.111	Strung rattles
112.112	Stick rattles
112.12	Frame rattles
112.121	Pendant rattles
112.122	Sliding rattles
112.13	Vessel rattles
112.2	Scraped idiophones
112.21	Scraped sticks
112.211	Scraped sticks without resonator
112.212	Scraped sticks with resonator
112.22	Scraped tubes
112.23	Scraped vessels
112.24	Scraped wheels or cog rattles
112.3	Split idiophones
12	Plucked idiophones
121	In the form of a frame
121.1	Clack idiophones (cricri)
121.2	Guimbardes (Jews' harps)
121.21	Idioglot guimbardes
121.22	Heteroglot guimbardes
121.221	(Single) heteroglot guimbardes
121.222	Sets of heteroglot guimbardes
122	In board- or comb-form
122.1	With laced-on lamellae
122.11	Without resonator
122.12	With resonator
122.2	With cut-out lamellae (musical boxes)
13	Friction idiophones
131	Friction sticks
131.2	Sets of friction sticks
131.21	Without direct friction
131.22	With indirect friction
132	Friction plaques
132.1	(Individual) frinction plaques
132.2	Sets of friction plaques [livika]
133	Friction vessels
133.1	(Individual) friction vessels
133.2	Sets of friction vessels
14	Blown idiophones
141	Blown sticks
141.1	(Individual) blown sticks
141.2	Sets of blown sticks
142.1	(Individual) blown plaques
142.2	Sets of blown plaques
21	Struck drums
211	Drums struck directly
211.1	Kettle drums (timpani)
211.11	(Separate) kettle drums
211.12	Sets of kettle drums
211.2	Tubular drums
211.21	Cylindrical drums
211.211	Single-skin cylindrical drums
211.211.1	Open cylindrical drums
211.211.2	Closed cylindrical drums
211.212	Double-skin cylindrical drums
211.212.1	(Individual) cylindrical drums
211.212.2	Sets of cylindrical drums
211.22	Barrel-shaped drums (to be subdivided like 211.21)
211.23	Double-conical drums
211.24	Hourglass-shaped drum (to be subdivided like 211.21)
211.25	Conical drums (to be subdivided like 211.21)
211.26	Goblet-shaped drums (to be subdivided like 211.21)
211.3	Frame drums
211.31	Frame drums (without handle)
211.311	Single-skin frame drums
211.312	Double-skin frame drums
211.32	Frame drum with handle
211.321	Single-skin frame drums with handle
211.322	Double-skin frame drums with handle
212	Rattle drums (sub-divisions as for drums struck directly, 211)
22	Plucked drums
23	Friction drums
231	Friction drums with stick
231.1	With inserted stick
231.11	Friction drums with fixed stick
231.12	Friction drums with semi-fixed stick
231.13	Friction drums with free stick
231.2	With tied stick
232	Friction drum with cord
232.1	Stationary friction drum with cord
232.11	Single-skin stationary drums with friction-cord
232.12	Double-skin stationary drums with friction-cord
232.2	Friction drum with whirling stick
233	Hand friction drums
24	Singing membranes (Kazoos)
241	Free kazoos
242	Tube- or vessel-kazoos
31	Simple chordophones or zithers
311	Bar zithers
311.1	Musical bows
311.11	Idiochord musical bows
311.111	Mono-idiochord musical bows
311.112	Poly-idiochord musical bows or harp-bows
311.12	Heterochord musical bows
311.121	Mono-heterochord musical bows
311.121.1	Without resonator
311.121.11	Without tuning noose
311.121.12	With tuning noose
311.121.2	With resonator
311.121.21	With independent resonator
311.121.22	With resonator attached
311.121.221	Without tuning noose
311.121.222	With tuning noose
311.122	Poly-heterochord musical bows
311.122.1	Without tuning noose
311.122.2	With tuning noose
311.2	Stick zithers
311.21	Musical bow cum stick
311.22	(True) stick zithers
311.221	With one resonator gourd
311.222	With several resonator gourds
312	Tube zithers
312.1	Whole-tube zithers
312.11	Idiochord (true) tube zithers
312.12	Heterochord (true) tube zithers
312.121	Without extra resonator
312.122	With extra resonator
312.2	Half-tube zithers
312.21	Idiochord half-tube zithers
312.22	Heterochord half-tube zithers
313	Raft zithers
313.1	Idiochord raft zithers
313.2	Heterochord raft zithers
314	Board zithers
314.1	True board zithers
314.11	Without resonator
314.12	With resonator
314.121	With resonator bowl
314.122	With resonator box (box zither)
314.2	Board zither variations
314.21	Ground zithers
314.22	Harp zithers
315	Trough zithers
315.1	Without resonator
315.2	With resonator
316	Frame zithers
316.1	Without resonator
316.2	With resonator
32	Composite chordophones
321	Lutes
321.1	Bow lutes [pluriarc]
321.2	Yoke lutes or lyres
321.21	Bowl lyres
321.22	Box lyres
321.3	Handle lutes
321.31	Spike lutes
321.311	Spike bowl lutes
321.312	Spike box lutes or spike guitars
321.313	Spike tube lutes
321.32	Necked lutes
321.321	Necked bowl lutes
321.322	Necked box lutes or necked guitars
322	Harps
322.1	Open harps
322.11	Arched harps
322.12	Angular harps
322.2	Frame harps
322.21	Without tuning action
322.211	Diatonic frame harps
322.212	Chromatic frame harps
322.212.1	With the strings in one plane
322.212.2	With the strings in two planes crossing one another
322.22	With tuning action
322.221	With manual action
322.222	With pedal action
323	Harp lutes
41	Free aerophones
411	Displacement free aerophones
412	Interruptive free aerophones
412.1	Idiophonic interruptive aerophones or reeds
412.11	Concussion reeds
412.12	Percussion reeds
412.121	Individual percussion reeds
412.122	Sets of percussion reeds
412.13	Free reeds
412.131	(Individual) free reeds
412.132	Sets of free reeds
412.14	Ribbon reeds
412.2	Non-idiophonic interruptive instruments
412.21	Rotating aerophones
412.22	Whirling aerophones
413	Plosive aerophones
42	Wind instruments proper
421	Edge instruments or flutes
421.1	Flutes without duct
421.11	End-blown flutes
421.111	(Single) end-blown flutes
421.111.1	Open single end-blown flutes
421.111.11	Without fingerholes
421.111.12	With fingerholes
421.111.2	Stopped single end-blown flutes
421.111.21	Without fingerholes
421.111.22	With fingerholes
421.112	Sets of end-blown flutes or panpipes
421.112.1	Open panpipes
421.112.11	Open (raft) panpipes
421.112.12	Open bundle (pan-) pipes
421.112.2	Stopped panpipes
421.112.3	Mixed open and stopped panpipes
421.12	Side-blown flutes
421.121	(Single) side-blown flutes
421.121.1	Open side-blown flutes
421.121.11	Without fingerholes
421.121.12	With fingerholes
421.121.2	Partly-stopped side-blown flutes
421.121.3	Stopped side-blown flutes
421.121.31	Without fingerholes
421.121.311	With fixed stopped lower end
421.121.312	With adjustable stopped lower end (piston flutes)
421.121.32	With fingerholes
421.122	Sets of side-blown flutes
421.122.1	Sets of open slide-blown flutes
421.122.2	Sets of stopped side-blown flutes
421.13	Vessel flutes (without distinct beak)
421.2	Flutes with duct or duct flutes
421.21	Flutes with external duct
421.211	(Single) flutes with external duct
421.211.1	Open flutes with external duct
421.211.11	Without fingerholes
421.211.12	With fingerholes
421.211.2	Partly-stopped flutes with external duct
421.211.3	Stopped flutes with external duct
421.212	Sets of flute with external duct
421.22	Flutes with internal duct
421.221	(Single) flutes with internal duct
421.221.1	Open flutes with internal duct
421.221.11	Without fingerholes
421.221.12	With fingerholes
421.221.2	Partly-stopped flute with internal duct
421.221.3	Stopped flutes with internal duct
421.221.31	Without fingerholes
421.221.311	With fixed stopped lower end
421.221.312	With adjustable stopped lower end
421.221.4	Vessel flutes with duct
421.221.41	Without fingerholes
421.221.42	With fingerholes
421.222	Sets of flutes with internal duct
421.222.1	Sets of open flutes with internal duct
421.222.11	Without fingerholes
421.222.12	With fingerholes
421.222.2	Sets of partly-stopped flutes with internal duct
421.222.3	Sets of stopped flutes with internal duct
422	Reedpipes
422.1	Oboes
422.11	(Single) oboes
422.111	With cylindrical bore
422.111.1	Without fingerholes
422.111.2	With fingerholes
422.112	With conical bore
422.12	Sets of oboes
422.121	With cylindrical bore
422.122	With conical bore
422.2	Clarinets
422.21	(Single) clarinets
422.211	With cylindrical bore
422.211.1	Without fingerholes
422.211.2	With fingerholes
422.212	With conical bore
422.22	Sets of clarinets
422.3	Reedpipes with free reeds
422.31	Single pipes with free reed
422.32	Double pipes with free reeds
423	Trumpets
423.1	Natural trumpets
423.11	Conches
423.111	End-blown
423.111.1	Without mouthpiece
423.111.2	With mouthpiece
423.112	Side-blown
423.12	Tubular trumpets
423.121	End-blown trumpets
423.121.1	End-blown straight trumpets
423.121.11	Without mouthpiece
423.121.12	With mouthpiece
423.121.2	End-blown horns
423.121.21	Without mouthpiece
423.121.22	With mouthpiece

Oh, I forgot to say; I don't want the actual numbers in the folder names. I just included them to illustrate the system of the hierarchy :wink:

I think you need a script to do that, not necessarily a script written to run in DO though. If the indentation is as clean and tidy as it looks, it probably can be used to detect what folders are to be created where in the resulting hierarchical folder structure. That's the first approach I'd go for at least, so totally ignoring the numbering scheme. Maybe someone comes up with a more elegant idea and can make use of the numbers ?! o)

I have no Idea how to write scripts, but I am fairly comfortable with sublime text, word and excel. I could just rewrite the list so that Dopus understands how to create the folders.

I just haven't figured out how to make Dopus make multiple subfolders, on the same level, under a folder. E.g:

Main folder
----Folder 1
----Folder 2
----Folder 3

Pasting this into the Create Folder dialog (in multi-folder mode, of course) will create that structure:

Main folder Main folder\Subfolder Main folder\Subfolder\Folder 1 Main folder\Subfolder\Folder 2 Main folder\Subfolder\Folder 3

Doing it by indentation instead would need some scripting, I think.

So I got some help from stackoverflow and used this batch script, in case anyone is curious in the future. In other words, I did not use the built-in function in Dopus, but a separate batch file. :smiley:

[code]@echo off
setlocal EnableDelayedExpansion

set prevLevel=-1
for /F "tokens=1*" %%a in (test.txt) do (
set "hierarchy=%%a"
set "hierarchy=!hierarchy:.=!"
set /A thisLevel=prevLevel+1
for /F "tokens=1,2" %%i in ("!prevLevel! !thisLevel!") do (
if "!hierarchy:~%%j,1!" neq "" (
rem Level forward: create child directory and enter to it
md "%%b"
cd "%%b"
set /A prevLevel+=1
) else if "!hierarchy:~%%i,1!" neq "" (
rem Same level: create brother directory and enter to it
cd ..
md "%%b"
cd "%%b"
) else (
rem Level backward: first go back to corresponding parent directory
for /L %%n in (%%i,-1,0) do (
if "!hierarchy:~%%n,1!" equ "" (
cd ..
set prevLevel=%%n
cd ..
set /A prevLevel-=1
rem Then create the directory at this place and enter to it
md "%%b"
cd "%%b"