Folders list to text or excel?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by ray_gillespie, Apr 26, 2005.

  1. ray_gillespie

    ray_gillespie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    Hi,
    Does anyone know how to transfer the names of a load of folders into a text file, csv or something similar? Basically, I have all my albums copied onto my computer, and I'd like to keep track of them, but I don't want to write out the names and artists of 400 CDs, so can I use the folder names from the My Music folder to generate a list using some sort of program? Doesn't really matter what kind of file, anything will do.
    Thanks in advance, reps to those who can help!
     
  2. DwarfData

    DwarfData OSNN Addict

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    I use a program called "Directory Report".

    It has a trial period and costs $25 to buy if you need it after that.

    It can be found on most download sites download.com, tucows.com, etc.

    Here's a link for you

    Directory Report
     
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  3. skizo

    skizo OSNN Addict

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    Use TagScanner 4.9.

    Site link - TagScanner 4.9

    Download link - Click here

    It can do everything you want it to do as far as creating a list and a whole lot more. Anyone who has lots of music will find this program useful for several reasons. It can create lists, rename all or some of your filenames within seconds, etc. A truely great utility. Plus, it's easy to use and free. :)
     
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  4. ray_gillespie

    ray_gillespie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    Awesome, thanks guys, this looks like exactly what I need!
    Reps have been sent out :)
     
  5. Nick

    Nick OSNN Lurker

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    I'm not sure it'll do everything you want, but a quick solution would be to run "dir >> folder_list.txt".

    This send the output of the dir command to a text file called folder_list.txt. Not very user friendly, but is useful to know.