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Author Topic: IDEA - Extract folder and file paths from specified folders  (Read 4000 times)

TalksToPCs

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IDEA - Extract folder and file paths from specified folders
« on: August 31, 2009, 02:04:06 PM »
Dear Coders,

I'm a non-programmer with only basic scripting skills.

I want to mass-extract file names from a folder and write them to a text file. The "\" in the path should be converted to "<". An AutoHotkey script would be great because there is a chance that I might be able to modify it.

Steps:
1. Select folder from a menu
2. Extract folder paths and convert them to my desired format:
P:\Z_Systems\Favoriten yields the following:
P:<Z_Systems<Favoriten<folder 1\folder 1
P:<Z_Systems<Favoriten<some other folder\some other folder
Mind that there should be a backslash after the actual folder name followed by the last folder name.
It should issue a warning should one of the paths have more than 127 characters. I will put in that warning by myself later.
...
3. Write these files to a text file that is saved on the desktop.
... That's it.

It would be kind of nifty if I would be able to select between files and folders at the beginning (either one or the other should be extracted, but not both).
P:<Z_Systems<Favoriten<file 1.doc\file 1.doc

Thank you so much!
« Last Edit: August 31, 2009, 02:08:36 PM by TalksToPCs »

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Re: IDEA - Extract folder and file paths from specified folders
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2009, 05:28:28 PM »
Would you like a GUI or is a single-run type of script sufficient?
« Last Edit: August 31, 2009, 07:02:38 PM by skwire »

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Re: IDEA - Extract folder and file paths from specified folders
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2009, 06:59:04 PM »
Here you go.  Select a folder, choose the desired radio button and click Go.  When it's done scanning the folder, it will prompt you for a filename to save to.  Two files will then be saved, one as your chosen name and the other with a "_long" addition.  That second file will contain the paths that are longer than 127 characters.  For instance, if you chose test.txt as your filename to save to, you would get a test.txt and a test_long.txt.

Download (source/binary included): http://skwire.dcmemb...rser/Path_Parser.zip

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Re: IDEA - Extract folder and file paths from specified folders
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2009, 02:13:32 AM »
Thank you! It works great!  :D Check's in the mail...

I almost dare not ask but the underscores and file name extensions create some problems for me. (Sorry for not pointing out that earlier.)

Specifically,
P:\Z_Systems\Favoriten\file_1.doc

should turn into
P:<Z_Systems<Favoriten<file_1.doc\file 1

It would save me from having to use the find and replace function.

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Re: IDEA - Extract folder and file paths from specified folders
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2009, 02:18:29 AM »
So, to clarify:

1) When we add the filename or foldername to the end of the path, change any underscores to spaces.
2) Whilst in files mode, strip the extension.

Correct?

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Re: IDEA - Extract folder and file paths from specified folders
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2009, 03:16:57 AM »
Correct

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Re: IDEA - Extract folder and file paths from specified folders
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2009, 03:22:25 AM »
Re-download and see if the latest changes follow your requirements.

http://skwire.dcmemb...rser/Path_Parser.zip

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Re: IDEA - Extract folder and file paths from specified folders
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2009, 03:52:06 AM »
Perfect! Thanks.

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Re: IDEA - Extract folder and file paths from specified folders
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2009, 04:01:03 AM »
You're welcome.  Glad I could help out.