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I've looked but can't seem to find a command that will allow me to search an entire drive looking for a specific file type. Ex. Finding all MP3's on C: and then piping that list to a text file.

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I've looked but can't seem to find a command that will allow me to search an entire drive looking for a specific file type. Ex. Finding all MP3's on C: and then piping that list to a text file.

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Look at the example for FileFindFirstFile in the help file. I am sure that it could be modified to write to a file.


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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

I've looked but can't seem to find a command that will allow me to search an entire drive looking for a specific file type. Ex. Finding all MP3's on C: and then piping that list to a text file.

Thanks

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try it like this

$FileSourc = "c:\music\mp3"

$search = FileFindFirstFile($FileSourc & "*.mp3")

While 1
$file = FileFindNextFile($search)
        If @error Then ExitLoop
    If $file = "." Then
    ElseIf $file = ".." Then
    sleep(10)
    Else
        FileWriteLine("C:\temp\mp3.log", $file & @CRLF)
    EndIf
WEnd

FileClose($search)
Edited by rudika

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Great, I'm making the same kinda project at home. I'll post code later. It does everything you want maybe. I have a problem of putting mp3s and movie in different spots. The "File Finder" lets you put in a extension then currently I have to select the folders to search. After it does the searching it creates a list so you can choose to copy the files to a new location or move them to the location.

My problem is where you are. Having it search the whole drive instead of preselecting them. When I get home I'll post the code.


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try it like this

$FileSourc = "c:\music\mp3"

$search = FileFindFirstFile($FileSourc & "*.mp3")

While 1
$file = FileFindNextFile($search)
        If @error Then ExitLoop
    If $file = "." Then
    ElseIf $file = ".." Then
    sleep(10)
    Else
        FileWriteLine("C:\temp\mp3.log", $file & @CRLF)
    EndIf
WEnd

FileClose($search)

This code is great and all but.... I need the code to search every subdirectory on the C: drive.

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replace the msgbox with FileWriteLine....:

; AutoIt Version: 3.0
; Language:    English
; Platform:    Win9x/NT/XP
; Author:        jos van der Zande
;
; Find files in directory and subdirectories and return it in an Array, all coded in Autoit3
; 
Dim $FILES
Dim $DIR="c:\temp"   ; specify the directory to search
Dim $FILEMASK="*.*" ; specify the filemask

$FILES = _GetFileList($DIR, $FILEMASK)
For $X = 0 To UBound($FILES)-1
   MsgBox(0,'test:' & $X,$FILES[$X])
Next 
Exit
;********************************************************************************
;Recursive search for filemask
;********************************************************************************

Func _GetFileList($T_DIR,$T_MASK)
   Dim $N_DIRNAMES[200000]; max number of directories that can be scanned
   Local $N_DIRCOUNT = 0
   Local $N_FILE
   Local $N_SEARCH
   Local $N_TFILE
   Local $N_OFILE
   Local $T_FILENAMES
   Local $T_FILECOUNT
   Local $T_DIRCOUNT = 1
  ; remove the end \ If specified
   If StringRight($T_DIR,1) = "\" Then $T_DIR = StringTrimRight($T_DIR,1)
   $N_DIRNAMES[$T_DIRCOUNT] = $T_DIR
  ; Exit if base dir doesn't exists
   If Not FileExists($T_DIR) Then Return 0
  ; keep on looping until all directories are scanned
   While $T_DIRCOUNT > $N_DIRCOUNT
      $N_DIRCOUNT = $N_DIRCOUNT + 1
     ; find all subdirs in this directory and save them in a array
      $N_SEARCH = FileFindFirstFile($N_DIRNAMES[$N_DIRCOUNT] & "\*.*")  
      While 1
         $N_FILE = FileFindNextFile($N_SEARCH) 
         If @error Then ExitLoop
        ; skip these references
         If $N_FILE = "." Or $N_FILE = ".." Then ContinueLoop
         $N_TFILE = $N_DIRNAMES[$N_DIRCOUNT] & "\" & $N_FILE
        ; if Directory than add to the list of directories to be processed 
         If StringInStr(FileGetAttrib( $N_TFILE ),"D") > 0 Then
            $T_DIRCOUNT = $T_DIRCOUNT + 1
            $N_DIRNAMES[$T_DIRCOUNT] = $N_TFILE
         EndIf
      Wend
      FileClose($N_SEARCH)
     ; find all Files that mtach the MASK
      $N_SEARCH = FileFindFirstFile($N_DIRNAMES[$N_DIRCOUNT] & "\" & $T_MASK )  
      If $N_SEARCH = -1 Then ContinueLoop
      While 1
         $N_FILE = FileFindNextFile($N_SEARCH) 
         If @error Then ExitLoop
        ; skip these references
         If $N_FILE = "." Or $N_FILE = ".." Then ContinueLoop
         $N_TFILE = $N_DIRNAMES[$N_DIRCOUNT] & "\" & $N_FILE
        ; if Directory than add to the list of directories to be processed 
         If StringInStr(FileGetAttrib( $N_TFILE ),"D") = 0 Then
            $T_FILENAMES  = $T_FILENAMES & $N_TFILE & @CR
            $T_FILECOUNT = $T_FILECOUNT + 1
           ;MsgBox(0,'filecount ' & $T_FILECOUNT ,$N_TFILE)
         EndIf
      Wend
      FileClose($N_SEARCH)
   Wend
   $T_FILENAMES  = StringTrimRight($T_FILENAMES,1)
   $N_OFILE = StringSplit($T_FILENAMES,@CR)
   Return( $N_OFILE )
EndFunc  ;==>_GetFileList

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#7 ·  Posted (edited)

This code is great and all but.... I need the code to search every subdirectory on the C: drive.

I just think you wanted help, please take a look at my signatur maybe that can your wish fulfill, thank you for testing...

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Edited by rudika

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replace the msgbox with FileWriteLine....:

; AutoIt Version: 3.0
; Language:    English
; Platform:    Win9x/NT/XP
; Author:        jos van der Zande
;
; Find files in directory and subdirectories and return it in an Array, all coded in Autoit3
; 
Dim $FILES
Dim $DIR="c:\temp"  ; specify the directory to search
Dim $FILEMASK="*.*"; specify the filemask

$FILES = _GetFileList($DIR, $FILEMASK)
For $X = 0 To UBound($FILES)-1
   MsgBox(0,'test:' & $X,$FILES[$X])
Next 
Exit
;********************************************************************************
;Recursive search for filemask
;********************************************************************************

Func _GetFileList($T_DIR,$T_MASK)
   Dim $N_DIRNAMES[200000]; max number of directories that can be scanned
   Local $N_DIRCOUNT = 0
   Local $N_FILE
   Local $N_SEARCH
   Local $N_TFILE
   Local $N_OFILE
   Local $T_FILENAMES
   Local $T_FILECOUNT
   Local $T_DIRCOUNT = 1
 ; remove the end \ If specified
   If StringRight($T_DIR,1) = "\" Then $T_DIR = StringTrimRight($T_DIR,1)
   $N_DIRNAMES[$T_DIRCOUNT] = $T_DIR
 ; Exit if base dir doesn't exists
   If Not FileExists($T_DIR) Then Return 0
 ; keep on looping until all directories are scanned
   While $T_DIRCOUNT > $N_DIRCOUNT
      $N_DIRCOUNT = $N_DIRCOUNT + 1
    ; find all subdirs in this directory and save them in a array
      $N_SEARCH = FileFindFirstFile($N_DIRNAMES[$N_DIRCOUNT] & "\*.*")  
      While 1
         $N_FILE = FileFindNextFile($N_SEARCH) 
         If @error Then ExitLoop
    ; skip these references
         If $N_FILE = "." Or $N_FILE = ".." Then ContinueLoop
         $N_TFILE = $N_DIRNAMES[$N_DIRCOUNT] & "\" & $N_FILE
    ; if Directory than add to the list of directories to be processed 
         If StringInStr(FileGetAttrib( $N_TFILE ),"D") > 0 Then
            $T_DIRCOUNT = $T_DIRCOUNT + 1
            $N_DIRNAMES[$T_DIRCOUNT] = $N_TFILE
         EndIf
      Wend
      FileClose($N_SEARCH)
    ; find all Files that mtach the MASK
      $N_SEARCH = FileFindFirstFile($N_DIRNAMES[$N_DIRCOUNT] & "\" & $T_MASK )  
      If $N_SEARCH = -1 Then ContinueLoop
      While 1
         $N_FILE = FileFindNextFile($N_SEARCH) 
         If @error Then ExitLoop
    ; skip these references
         If $N_FILE = "." Or $N_FILE = ".." Then ContinueLoop
         $N_TFILE = $N_DIRNAMES[$N_DIRCOUNT] & "\" & $N_FILE
    ; if Directory than add to the list of directories to be processed 
         If StringInStr(FileGetAttrib( $N_TFILE ),"D") = 0 Then
            $T_FILENAMES  = $T_FILENAMES & $N_TFILE & @CR
            $T_FILECOUNT = $T_FILECOUNT + 1
          ;MsgBox(0,'filecount ' & $T_FILECOUNT ,$N_TFILE)
         EndIf
      Wend
      FileClose($N_SEARCH)
   Wend
   $T_FILENAMES  = StringTrimRight($T_FILENAMES,1)
   $N_OFILE = StringSplit($T_FILENAMES,@CR)
   Return( $N_OFILE )
EndFunc ;==>_GetFileList
here's another recursive approach to your request...

$tosearch = "C:";this is the starting directory (no ending backslash) currently hardcoded, but you could take input for this...
$output = FileOpen("c:\filelist.txt",2);this is where the list is saved
$start = TimerInit();this creates a filestamp when the real execution starts
RecFileSearch($tosearch);this calls the function, passing the starting directory
FileClose($output);once the function is done, this closes the output list
MsgBox(0,"done","it only took " & int(TimerDiff($start)/1000) & " seconds");and this lets you know how long it took.
Func RecFileSearch($current);the function takes a string containing the folder currently being searched, on the first call
                        ;this would be C: or whatever path you take from input
    Local $search = FileFindFirstFile($current & "\*.*");creates a handle to access all files in the directory being searched
    While 1;infinite loop
    Dim $file = FileFindNextFile($search);this grabs the next file in the folder
    If @error Or StringLen($file)<1 Then ExitLoop;if an empty string is returned, or if the error is set because there are no more files
                                            ;the function exits
    If StringLower(StringRight($file,3)) = "mp3" Then FileWriteLine($output,$current & "\" & $file );this writes the filename to the list
    If StringInStr(FileGetAttrib($current & "\" & $file),"D") And ( $file <> "." Or $file <> ".." ) Then RecFileSearch($current & "\" & $file)
    ;if the file is marked as a directory, but not the . or .. directory, then the function is called for that directory
    WEnd;once the call from the last line (if the function called itself) returns, this loops for the next file/folder
    FileClose($search);once all of the folders and files have been listed, the $search handle is closed
EndFunc;and the function is done.

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