Windows 10: Flat files from a long list of folders

Discus and support Flat files from a long list of folders in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I downloaded my photos from google photos to use in a display frame. The frame expects a flat list of files with no directory structure. The archive I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by capecuddy, Oct 5, 2019.

  1. capecuddy Win User

    Flat files from a long list of folders


    I downloaded my photos from google photos to use in a display frame. The frame expects a flat list of files with no directory structure.

    The archive I got from google has a zillion folders with a few files in each.

    How can I convert a directory full of folders into a flat listing of all the files in them?

    :)
     
    capecuddy, Oct 5, 2019
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  2. regan1985 Win User

    making file lists

    ok i have tried it and i got it to work thanks

    but my next problem is it only lists the folders not the files??
     
    regan1985, Oct 5, 2019
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  3. dark2099 Win User
    Generating a .txt based file list in Windows 7

    I want to be able to generate a .txt file that lists all the files and folders in a specific folder on my PC, but don't know the name of any programs that do that. Searched on google a bit and came up with this guide, but it's for XP and I can't seem to find some of the folder options to modify the .bat file. Any suggestions? Thanks

    http://www.theeldergeek.com/file_list_generator.htm

    EDIT: The .bat file will do what I want if it is in the folder I want to do it in, but the option I want to add is having the right click option that it shows.
     
    dark2099, Oct 5, 2019
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  4. dalchina Win User

    Flat files from a long list of folders

    Make list of files in a folder


    My impression is that what he wants is a list he can click on. To me that suggests creating one folder with shortcuts to the items in the various media folders.

    And perhaps Motim wants that to be a dynamic list- i.e. always up to date with respect to changing content in those folders.

    If so, this could be done using Autohotkey, with a script which scans through the files in each folder in turn and for each file use this command to create a shortcut:

    Flat files from a long list of folders [​IMG]


    Motim?
     
    dalchina, Oct 5, 2019
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