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We can get a list of file using the below code.

Local $aFileList = _FileListToArray(@DesktopDir, "*")

Is there any option to use the above one recursively to get sub folders and their contents also.??

And also, is there any way to serialize the above array locally to some file and load it later when we want in another program on another machine so that we can compare its contents with a folder in different machine, which is not network connected also.?

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_FileListToArrayRec allows recursive search, you could write the contents to an Ini or file and then reread back to an Array

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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

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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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Sorry @Melba23 for posting the recursive point in the question.

But the post is mainly about the serialization part only.

In programming languages like java, we can serialize the complete object as it is and replicate its data in another program.

Is there any such generic option here, instead of saving to config file like inf and reading back? 

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There are no native serialization methods I am aware of.  I asked this same question years ago and am not aware of the answer being different.  You would have to develop your own serialization functions.  

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