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File processing starting at a search point in a directory

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rschroll

I'm new to autoit and have a question regarding file processing.

I have a directory with approximately 1.5 million files.  We are having to run a file converter program on every .doc file.  I have the scripts working using FindFirstFile and FindNextFile to process through the directory.

The problem I have is if the script gets interrupted for any reason and stops, then I have to start processing over again.  Since I do know the last file that was processed, is there anyway to search for that file and begin the file processing from that point?

Thanks for any help that can be provided?

 

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Melba23

rschroll,

I would use FileListToArray to get an array of the files. Then you can loop through them and keep a count of where you are so that if you are interrupted you know where to restart. :)

M23

And welcome to the AutoIt forum, by the way. ;)

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AdmiralAlkex

Furthermore, Windows gives no guarantee that the order of the files will be the same even between subsequent runs, so knowing which file was last returned from FindNextFile() wouldn't do you any good anyway.

You need either a sorted list or some other method to keep track of where you are. FileListToArray() is indeed a good point to start with.

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rschroll

Thank you M23 and AdmiralAlkex for your help.  I've implemented your suggestions.!!!

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