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Command to Get Folder tree to an array

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I have data to backup (Straight copy, no compression required) that exceeds the size of a DVD disk.

I would like to automate splitting the data into several chunks of 4.2GB.

I cannot find a command to list the folder(s) tree, that I could write the folder tree info to an array.

Can anyone give me some ideas on how to do this?

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My thinking

My idea is to write folder tree, plus files, plus file size to an array.

Sort array on file size, largest to smallest.

Compare file size to available space.

write largest size files first and see if I am able to write rest of folder contents in one chunk, else split to second chunk.

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Melba23

Enriched,

First, welcome to the AutoIt forums.

Search the forum for recursive file search scripts - there are lots of them about (including some of mine... >_< ). That will get you a list of files. Then you will need to use FileGetSize to find out their sizes, and _ArraySort to get them in the order you want.

You may have to do some work to get a sorted folder tree - it took me a long time to get as close as I have with my current version.

Try coding something yourself to begin and come back if you run into problems - you know where we are and we always prefer it when people have at least made some attempt at it first!

M23


Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______My UDFs:

Spoiler

ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area

 

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Enriched

Enriched,

First, welcome to the AutoIt forums.

Search the forum for recursive file search scripts - there are lots of them about (including some of mine... >_< ). That will get you a list of files. Then you will need to use FileGetSize to find out their sizes, and _ArraySort to get them in the order you want.

You may have to do some work to get a sorted folder tree - it took me a long time to get as close as I have with my current version.

Try coding something yourself to begin and come back if you run into problems - you know where we are and we always prefer it when people have at least made some attempt at it first!

M23

Hi Melba23,

Thanks, that sent me off in the correct direction.

I found your scripts, and I also found some PHP scripts with a Google search.

Should be able to sort the rest out.

Thanks and regards

(& more) Enriched :(

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