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Author Topic: Bulk Creating Folders  (Read 3225 times)

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Bulk Creating Folders
« on: February 16, 2011, 09:07:51 AM »
Got a question...

I had to create a bunch of folders. (64 actually) And I looked for something to help me do it, but didn't turn up anything useful. (I found some OSS, but it required compiling.)

Does anyone ever need to create a bunch of folders besides me?

(I've already written the software --- just checking if I should polish it for others.)

It's just such a simple little thing, but who in their right mind wants to manually create 50 folders or whatever. I sure as heck don't.
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Re: Bulk Creating Folders
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2011, 09:25:53 AM »
Wasn't there a CSnack creating directories listed in a file? (no time to check right now)

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Re: Bulk Creating Folders
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2011, 09:29:28 AM »
Wasn't there a CSnack creating directories listed in a file? (no time to check right now)

Not sure. I quickly checked Google, and didn't see anything. (Or nothing that I'd click on anyways -- too many really poor results & malware sites in Google lately.)
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Re: Bulk Creating Folders
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2011, 09:36:27 AM »
I think there were actually a few coding snacks that bulk create folders in different ways..
There was definitely one to do as Ath says, make batch folders based on a text file.

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Re: Bulk Creating Folders
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2011, 09:44:13 AM »
Maybe my Text 2 Folders?  Admittedly, it could use some fleshing out of features.

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Re: Bulk Creating Folders
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2011, 02:28:48 PM »
I had to create a bunch of folders. (64 actually) And I looked for something to help me do it,
My file managers help me here...


...or just an batch:

If you have an list of folder names:
Code: Text [Select]
  1. @ECHO OFF
  2. MD "X:\path\to\Folder01"
  3. MD "X:\path\to\Folder30"
  4. MD "X:\path\to\Folder64"


or if you just want to create some serialized folders:
Code: Text [Select]
  1. @ECHO OFF
  2. SET myFolderName=new_Folder
  3. set /p "myAmount=How many folders do you want to create?"
  4. for /l %%i in (1,1,%myAmount%) do (MD %myFolderName%_%%i >NUL)
new_Folder_1
new_Folder_2
new_Folder_3

And BTW this is for files:
Code: Text [Select]
  1. @ECHO OFF
  2. SET myFileName=new_File
  3. set /p "myAmount=How many files do you want to create?"
  4. for /l %%i in (1,1,%myAmount%) do (copy nul %myFileName%_%%i.txt >NUL)
new_File_1.txt
new_File_2.txt
new_File_3.txt

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Re: Bulk Creating Folders
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2011, 02:47:19 PM »
...or just an batch

+1  :up:

Batch files are a free and convenient way to do many jobs.  But, it's only us older hands who know how to use them?  :o

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Re: Bulk Creating Folders
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2011, 03:24:15 AM »
Hmmm...

Looks like 2 things:

1. There's a demand for it.
2. I reinvented the wheel. :D

I never thought to check the code snacks. I just Googled, didn't see anything interesting, so did it myself. (I could see that I would need to do the same thing again.)
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Re: Bulk Creating Folders
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2011, 03:50:04 AM »
I just use the hotkeys in file managers. (ctrl+shift+n in nautilus and F8 in Ultra Explorer)

Now if we're talking about bulk creating txt or rtf files all with different names - man...I haven't found a hotkey or program for that. (especially since batch text file makers need to have predefined names in place)

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Re: Bulk Creating Folders
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2011, 10:14:55 AM »

Now if we're talking about bulk creating txt or rtf files all with different names - man...I haven't found

Just an info, maybe someone like to know?:

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FileGen Free
Copyright © 2009 HazteK Software. All Rights Reserved.
http://www.haztek-software.com
HazteK Software - The home of StorURL - (2010-03-11).pngBulk Creating Folders


 "Create Folders" utility"
http://www.autohotke...viewtopic.php?t=6922
Create Folders utility - (2008-11-10).pngBulk Creating Folders


I have also often the need to create files or folders and tried do code something my own.
At last they work good enough for me... but i am interested in an feature rich, well coded app,... if anyone knows one or like to code...
i have the ideas for features and can make an GUI layout,... but doesn't have the time or skill to code this so it runs fast.

AHK_FileCreater_v09.pngBulk Creating Folders
XY_BatchNewItemsSerie04.pngBulk Creating Folders

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Re: Bulk Creating Folders
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2011, 04:24:18 PM »
This is what I came up with:

Screenshot - 2011-02-18 , 9_22_37 AM.png

Still needs some tweaks in a few areas.
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Re: Bulk Creating Folders
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2011, 11:34:53 AM »
BTW ac'tivAid can also do that :)