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Search hard drive for a specific filename

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I've lost a file on a 250 GB hard drive...Now I need AutoIT to search every folder to find it. Got any ideas to automate and repeat this task?

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this topic has been covered about a hundred times... search

also, is this just a one time thing? if so just use the windows search

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From Command Prompt

CD\

DIR *lost file* /s

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Sorry to bring up an old subject...I was looking for ideas for automating the process of searching all connected drives using pure AutoIT.

@Valuater...Cool App

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Sorry to bring up an old subject...I was looking for ideas for automating the process of searching all connected drives using pure AutoIT.

@Valuater...Cool App

I have yet to see a 'pure autoit' solution that is anywhere as near as as fast as a wrapper around the

dir command, especially if you have a large drive to search and need to search for text within a file. This issue is a large reason why so many of these wrappers (built around dir or the windows shell) continue to persist and be utilized by folks more interested in getting things done than by worrying about the purity of their methods.

for general interactive file searches , agent ransack is a freeware util that supports regular expressions, there is also payware powergrep from jgsoft.


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Sorry to bring up an old subject...I was looking for ideas for automating the process of searching all connected drives using pure AutoIT.

@Valuater...Cool App

Hi,

Have you considered using/ modifying my "_FileListtoArrayNew", link in signature?

Not much different to DOS in speed, maybe 30-40% different?..

Best, randall

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