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Yo peeps! Love the site and have been tinkering with scripting for about 2 weeks! Fun stuff.

However I am stuck and need help.

Here is what I am looking for...

I need to be able to search our file server here for specific file types. IE: MP3s, JPG, JPEGs, so on and so on

I would like to do it in this method..

Give the script a "ROOT" directory to start with. Lets say \\server1\users_home\

then from this location it will search all sub-folders inside one by one and display the results after each folder is completed.

something along the lines of this


So the script will take the "Root" directory (\\server1\users_home\) and search user1 and all files and folders inside and display as a result when done

then on the mouse clicky or next button clicky move to the user2 and do the same.

More specifically what I am looking to do, is display the results of the *.jpg or any image files as a thumbnail so i can determine if it is work related or not.

I have tried this with windows Search but, there are sooooo many users and soooooooooooooooooooooooooooo many pictures, i cant cache enough thumbnails.

And I think that is it. If i have more i will edit the post!

thanks in advanced!

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Try using the forum search on "recursive search". There are no single native functions for a recursive search, but the topic is thoroughly covered on the forum with many examples.


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I did, but nothing that I can decipher :graduated:

However i did poke and prod and finger this part out.

It does give me the folder list of the "Root" location.

Now i need to either 1, read each line and search from the txt file created. or do it from the array.

$ServerSave = ("\\SERVER\PICs\Folder_List.txt")
$ServerSearch = ("\\SERVER\home\")
Global $temppath = $ServerSearch

$File = ($ServerSave)

If @Error=1 Then
    MsgBox (0,"","No Folders Found.")
If @Error=4 Then
    MsgBox (0,"","No Files Found.")

_ArrayDisplay($FileList,"User Profiles for Server HOME")

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You need to refine your search skills! :(

Here is one of my recursive search scripts set up as a UDF - it will do what you want, but please read the header carefully so you use the correct parameters. :graduated:


Public_Domain.png.2d871819fcb9957cf44f4514551a2935.png Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind

Open spoiler to see my UDFs:


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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