i haven't found what i was looking for, maybe an AHK script would be more apt.
consider this situation: let's say a lecturer is checking assignments due from his pupils. he has 'x' folders for each of the them. so they turn in their assignments by placing it in their respective folders. so on deadline day, the lecturer can run a program that loops through each of the folder and lists down folder that doesn't have the given file to see who hasn't met the deadline. additionally it'd be better if the returned list of folders can be copied to clipboard or exported into a txt or csv file.
the filenames are standard for each assignment but for the program, it's better if it can take wildcards or list of names like this:
comp*|mech*.doc <- the pipe (|) being the delimiter
that's about it, i hope someone is up to the tasks.