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Author Topic: IDEA: View full file system at once (all folders)  (Read 5100 times)

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IDEA: View full file system at once (all folders)
« on: October 28, 2006, 10:45:27 AM »
A zoomable view. See every folder on every hard drive. File lists popping into view on mouse hover or when getting close enough.

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Re: IDEA: View full file system at once (all folders)
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2006, 11:58:15 AM »
 :tellme: What do you mean by zoomable?

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Re: IDEA: View full file system at once (all folders)
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2006, 02:53:33 PM »
run cmd.exe

tree > folders.txt

or

tree /f > folders.txt

Open folders.txt in an editor that supports page zooming, so you can see multiple pages at once.
Use a small monospaced font.
If you don't plan to print it, resize the page. Make it huge so that everything fits on one page.
Use columns.
Zoom out, zoom in.
« Last Edit: October 28, 2006, 03:39:38 PM by tmpusr »

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Re: IDEA: View full file system at once (all folders)
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2006, 03:36:37 PM »
Chuckle... 1000+ pages of folder tree in font size 10, about 32000 lines.
Dir /S > files.txt is nearly 90 MB, 10000+ pages.
Better make the font size, like 0.1

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Re: IDEA: View full file system at once (all folders)
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2006, 03:55:58 PM »
skrommel posted!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Re: IDEA: View full file system at once (all folders)
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2006, 04:11:54 PM »
what's the party about?

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Re: IDEA: View full file system at once (all folders)
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2006, 06:02:44 PM »
what's the party about?

skrommel posted!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: IDEA: View full file system at once (all folders)
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2006, 02:21:48 PM »
Are 'treemaps' what you're looking for?

Do a Google search on that term, or look at these (free) examples:

http://windirstat.info/

or

http://www.jgoodies....reeware/jdiskreport/  (which is not really a Treemap, but a similar idea that shows only one directory level at a time instead of the whole set of files).

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Re: IDEA: View full file system at once (all folders)
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2006, 09:34:12 PM »
spacemonger is good at this. check out allen's mini-review here..

also, welcome back skrommel.. :Thmbsup:

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Re: IDEA: View full file system at once (all folders)
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2006, 07:05:36 PM »
Haha!

http://www.win.tue.nl/sequoiaview/

Its like crazy looking but you might love it.  It's kinda like Space Monger - ish GUI but more colorful =P check it out. Its freeware too!

Hope it helps

-Felicia

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Re: IDEA: View full file system at once (all folders)
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2006, 12:31:30 AM »
Good stuff.

I want to see all my folders in one view. A legible font size 3-4 gets me somewhere with the Explorer, but the icons won't get smaller than 16. Know a way to make them smaller - like 8, 4 or  2 or turn them off?

I could use a similar view to Mac OS 9 Finder, with files in the folder tree.


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Re: IDEA: View full file system at once (all folders)
« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2006, 03:02:31 AM »
try a different file manager?!

I know Opus has a "flat" view where you can see all subfolders too but dont think thats what you want?

Also you can turn off icons - sure this is an option in some other managers too ???
Tom