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Author Topic: [Looking for] virtual directory with all files from a folders subdirectories  (Read 3372 times)

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Ok, the subject is a bit of a mouthful, but let me explain.
I have all my music foldered by artists and then album. I want a way to create a virtual directory of all the files in the sub directories of the music collections root. why you ask? so I can upload them to Oosah, which currently offers 1TB of free storage (yes you read right, 1TB!). However it lacks a way to upload whole directories.

Any ideas?
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DOpus features "flat-view" which does this...
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This forum post, suggests that FreeCommander is getting (or has) this feature as well.
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Hi, thanks for the prompt reply.
None of these will get the right outcome I'm after.
When I say virtual folder, i mean as much as it can be accessed by any other programme, as i need to select all the files in the virtual folder, from a web based interface.
Much like Visual Subst creates a virtual drive from a folder, it can be accessed by anything.
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Ah... Tricky, tricky...
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yep. rather. which is why i came here! the best place on the net for finding software that i dont already know about.
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The only thing I can think of, and I've no idea if it would work, would be to use FreeCommander to create and populate a virtual folder THEN create a normal folder in which you create hard links to the files in the virtual folder. This *should*, then, be accessible with Windows Explorer and a open dialog (I think?!).

Just a thought.
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hum, ok, interesting. how would i go about creating the hard links?
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There are a bunch of 3rd party apps to do this... Here's a DC discussion about doing this: soft and hard links in ntfs

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