I'm trying to print out a list of subfolders but I must be doing something wrong... please can someone assist?
The folder structure looks like this:
I'm trying to get a list of all the folders under the a\ and \b trees,
I figured the easiest way would be to use minimum path length and set it to be greater than a\ but I just get a blank list...
Tools -> Print / Export Folder Listing, and then:
Turn on Flat VIew and set it to Mixed.
Select File or Clipboard as the destination and, either way, select Tab Separated as the type. (Since there will only be one column, the result will still be a simple text listing. Using Tab Separated just means you don't have to worry about column widths.)
In the Format section, click Edit and add the Full Path column. Having done that, you'll be able to remove the Filename column as well as any others.
Then click OK and it should generate the list of all files and folders below your starting folder. (If you want to filter things to just files or just folders, that's possible as well. Please ask if you need help with that.)
Ok, that's not working
What I used to have was a folder called movies and under the folder was all my movies, each movie in a folder... and i used to run "dir D:\movies\ /b /ad > d:\Movies.txt" and it would spit out a list of all the movie folders...
But I've added a farther layer of folders to sort them alphabetically A, B, C\ and so on... but now, a simple dir command can't spit our just the movie folders... Directory Opus can, well, it claims to anyway...
A few months ago, I installed DO and it worked perfectly within 5 minutes...
I've re-created everything I did before... and now it spits out a blank list... So either windows 8 messes with it's logic, or it's logic is broken...
Can you post a screenshot of the Print/Export Folder window so we can see how it is set up?
If the list is blank you may have a filter set that's excluding everything.
This is the root folder...
This is the folders I want listed...
And the filters...
I'd say its the path length restriction that's to blame - try taking that out.
If I take out the path length restriction, how do I get it to only list the subfolders???
Try disabling the filter just to find out if it is what's making the list blank. (Disable the whole thing, and then if that work, turn it on again and disable the individual clauses for two more tests, to find out which of the two clauses is causing the problem.)
If it is the filter, we can then work out why it is doing that.
If it isn't the filter, then we know to look at other things and not waste time on the filter.
It's the filter, I've tested it like mad.
the path length to the sub folders, D:\Media\Movies - SD\ is 21 characters...
If I set the filter to 22 or greater, I get every folder below it...
if I set the filter to 23 or greater, I get nothing...
[quote="TrueTenacity"]i used to run "dir D:\movies\ /b /ad > d:\Movies.txt" and it would spit out a list of all the movie folders...
But I've added a farther layer of folders to sort them alphabetically A, B, C\ and so on... but now, a simple dir command can't spit our just the movie folders...[/quote]
Here is a cmdfile (batch file) that can do that same task.
del /q "D:\Movies.txt"
for /d %%? in (*) do (
dir /b /ad >> "D:\Movies.txt"