the fastest way to retrieve all directories on a drive?

Posted on 1997-08-22
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
Whould you tell me the FASTEST way to retrieve all directories on a drive.Is there any API function or something else that can help me? I use recursively call of Dir$ function but it takes 20s for ~13000 files and ~900 folders. Please help! (I've VB5.0 Enterprise Edition)
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wolfcrag earned 30 total points
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The solution is to use FindFirstFile and FindNextFile API functions. They can also be used to find directories, not only files. It's a little bit long to describe here, but a beautiful example is on the following web page:

If for some reason this URL doesn;t work, go to:

and search for directory. The article is entitled: "Drive, Folder & File Property Page Demo"

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Dear wolfrag,
Your answer is excellent.Thanks.
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