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Last post Author Topic: DONE: Random (real random) file from folder and subfolders  (Read 59585 times)

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Re: DONE: Random (real random) file from folder and subfolders
« Reply #50 on: June 24, 2014, 04:35:56 PM »
@2muchacid, @TUTRider: Welcome to DonationCoder.   :D

The author of this program, scancode, hasn't been very active lately so I'm not sure if you're going to see a timely response from him.  We're going to try to contact him off-forum.  However, if he doesn't reply, and based on this app's popularity, I can see about rewriting the application myself.

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Re: DONE: Random (real random) file from folder and subfolders
« Reply #51 on: June 25, 2014, 10:02:49 AM »
No problem,it is not a huge deal because I can keep using other programs to do what I want but to get this one working would be rad. Let me know if you need any more info and I can definitely get it for you.

Thanks!

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Re: DONE: Random (real random) file from folder and subfolders
« Reply #52 on: July 13, 2014, 03:30:22 PM »
That would be great!! Can you do it, please?

The error I get only happens when I select a folder with many sub folders and files, like 30.000+ files.
That's the only fix I need.

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Re: DONE: Random (real random) file from folder and subfolders
« Reply #53 on: July 13, 2014, 04:44:34 PM »
I contacted scancode and he said he's in the process of rewriting this application in C#.

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Re: DONE: Random (real random) file from folder and subfolders
« Reply #54 on: July 14, 2014, 03:06:39 PM »
Hi all.  Registered just to say thank you for this program.  I thought I was the only one in the world that would want something like this.  I did find a couple things, and I am hoping I am just not smart enough to figure out how to work the program properly.  Can I choose more than one location?  I have three different hard drives with movies on them, and I would like to truly randomize my choice.  Also, when I do a pick, it will only pick a file that is within a folder.  For example, on the root of my D Drive, I have 500 movies, I also have 500 movies in various folders on the same drive.  If I do a pick, it will only give me results within folders, none of the files on the root of the drive are ever selected.  Outside of those two, this program is great, and does a great job of letting me not have to make a choice what movie to put on at work...

Thank You!

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Re: DONE: Random (real random) file from folder and subfolders
« Reply #55 on: November 26, 2014, 01:39:39 PM »
Any update on this?

Thanks!

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Re: DONE: Random (real random) file from folder and subfolders
« Reply #56 on: March 05, 2015, 05:05:26 PM »
Dude, thank you to the developer of this little program.  It was exactly what I was looking for...

And to answer the question as to WHAT on earth this could be used for:  I have a ton of emulator files for various gaming consoles (Sega, Nintendo, Playstation, etc) all in one folder with various subfolders for each corresponding system and the HUGE selection can be a bit overwhelming when just wanting to select a random game out of the lot.

So, I use the extensions "gb;n64;nes;bin;gg;sfc;smc" to randomly select a game from all consoles... or I can even narrow it down to a specific console.

Thank you for this.  This is extremely useful. :Thmbsup:
I just registered to say I was looking for a program like this to do something similar. I'm surprised that there is no demand for this purpose. My only real problem now is... unfortunately I have uncompressed all of my, let's say, games -for the sake of the above argument- to separate folders. Which means that I was looking for a program that picks random FOLDERS instead of files and my guess is that "pickme" cannot be used for folders as it is? Shame.

Nevertheless, I registered just to say thanks for this. I am not aware of similar programs (but if there are, please feel free to indicate them).

EDIT: As a workaround since I can't pick folders, I tried "exe;swf;msi;unity3d" in the file associations. I set a source directory of 1103 subfolders. The program keeps crashing with an error "5". I tried setting another folder to search (its parent directory) and got an error "6" (overflow), after it attempted to ignore the settings and instead scanned all of my drives!
« Last Edit: March 05, 2015, 09:29:33 PM by TechSmurfy »

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Re: DONE: Random (real random) file from folder and subfolders
« Reply #57 on: June 14, 2015, 10:59:11 AM »
Anyone working on this?

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Re: DONE: Random (real random) file from folder and subfolders
« Reply #58 on: October 27, 2015, 02:06:03 PM »
First time in this forum so if I post this in the wrong plcae or anything, let me know.
I started using the program "PickMe" and it is great, only problem is I get an error message when it is going through my music. It goes through all the artists A-E just fine, and picks from them, but then throws this error. (A picture is attached to this post)
Can anyone tell me how to fix this error?
I am running W8 Pro, 64bit.
I loved this program on my Windows 7 computer, but once I got a Windows 8 computer I started having this problem - problem also continued when I upgraded to Windows 10.

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Re: DONE: Random (real random) file from folder and subfolders
« Reply #59 on: November 12, 2015, 02:40:42 AM »
Just leaving this here. I just need to implement drag-and-drop and globbing.

This'll run as-is on Windows, OSX and Linux.