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Author Topic: IDEA: Sort and group directories by pre-defined sizes  (Read 4745 times)

wetsmellydog

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IDEA: Sort and group directories by pre-defined sizes
« on: September 23, 2009, 03:16:40 PM »
I am looking for a program that can sort and group sub-directories into pre-defined sizes.
This is like the FILLCD type of program “but” to work only on sub-directories.

Example:

Directory Pics has sub-directories 1, 2, 3,……10

I need them sorted into directories of no larger than 4.5 GB.

The program then outputs;

Directory Pics with sub-directory A with sub-directories 1, 2, 3, sub-directory B with sub-directories 4, 6, 9 and sub-directory C with sub-directories 5, 7, 8, 10.

I have had a lot of friends lately needing Hard Drive recoveries with a lot of pictures in sub-directories . If the pics are not in the same directories or spanned across disks, they start to panic and want to know where the pics went. By keeping the directories together with maximum efficiency for storage size, my friends are not frustrated in trying to find their pics and info.

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Re: IDEA: Sort and group directories by pre-defined sizes
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2009, 06:11:42 PM »
I am looking for a program that can sort and group sub-directories into pre-defined sizes.
This is like the FILLCD type of program “but” to work only on sub-directories.

Example:

Directory Pics has sub-directories 1, 2, 3,……10

I need them sorted into directories of no larger than 4.5 GB.

The program then outputs;

Directory Pics with sub-directory A with sub-directories 1, 2, 3, sub-directory B with sub-directories 4, 6, 9 and sub-directory C with sub-directories 5, 7, 8, 10.

I have had a lot of friends lately needing Hard Drive recoveries with a lot of pictures in sub-directories . If the pics are not in the same directories or spanned across disks, they start to panic and want to know where the pics went. By keeping the directories together with maximum efficiency for storage size, my friends are not frustrated in trying to find their pics and info.

Thanks


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Re: IDEA: Sort and group directories by pre-defined sizes
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2009, 11:16:04 PM »
Sure, something like this can be done.  Are you just wanting to go one level deep on the sub directories?

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Re: IDEA: Sort and group directories by pre-defined sizes
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2009, 05:21:31 PM »
Sure, something like this can be done.  Are you just wanting to go one level deep on the sub directories?

For now that is all I need. I am sure someone else might want the flexability.

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Re: IDEA: Sort and group directories by pre-defined sizes
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2009, 01:54:43 AM »
If no one else is, or wants to, I'm happy to give this a go?
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Re: IDEA: Sort and group directories by pre-defined sizes
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2009, 02:15:42 AM »
Sure, I'm a bit backed up on other snacks.

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Re: IDEA: Sort and group directories by pre-defined sizes
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2009, 04:53:29 AM »
wetsmellydog

Give this a go (attached).  Its no where near finished, but I hope it is on the track of what you are looking for/trying to do.

basically, select your source dir.
Set the size you would like your new folders
select a destination folder

Thats it.

Have a go, and let me have some feedback.

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Re: IDEA: Sort and group directories by pre-defined sizes
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2009, 11:25:27 AM »
wetsmellydog

Give this a go (attached).  Its no where near finished, but I hope it is on the track of what you are looking for/trying to do.

basically, select your source dir.
Set the size you would like your new folders
select a destination folder

Thats it.

Have a go, and let me have some feedback.

J.

Thanks! Will give it a spin and let you know how it works.  :Thmbsup:

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Re: IDEA: Sort and group directories by pre-defined sizes
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2009, 08:01:09 PM »
Works like a charm!  :up:  :D :up: Does exactly what I wanted and is simple to boot!

Thanks again for the help.

Larry

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Re: IDEA: Sort and group directories by pre-defined sizes
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2009, 11:56:39 PM »
Good,

I'll just see if I can tidy it up a bit. 

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