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How can I do a search for a file in whole hard disk.
thanks a lot.
Headry
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inthe earned 200 total points
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hi,
this will search all drives and return all found .mp3 files into combobox with path:

unit Unit1;

interface

uses
  Windows, Messages, SysUtils, Classes, Graphics, Controls, Forms, Dialogs,
  StdCtrls;

type
  TForm1 = class(TForm)
    Button1: TButton;
    ComboBox1: TComboBox;
    procedure Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
  private
    { Private declarations }
  public
    { Public declarations }
  end;

var
  Form1: TForm1;

implementation

{$R *.DFM}

procedure GatherFiles(Const Lines: TStrings; Const Dir,Match: String);
var
  Rec: TSearchRec;
  Found: Integer;
Begin
  Found:= FindFirst(Dir+'\'+Match, faAnyFile, Rec);
  While Found = 0 do
  begin
    If (Rec.Attr AND faDirectory) = 0 Then Lines.Add(Dir+'\'+Rec.Name);
    Found := FindNext(Rec);
    Application.processmessages;
  End;
  FindClose(Rec);
  Found:= FindFirst(Dir+'\*.*', faAnyFile, Rec);
  While Found = 0 do
  begin
    If ((Rec.Attr AND faDirectory)>0) AND
       (Rec.Name<>'.') AND
       (Rec.Name<>'..') Then GatherFiles(Lines,Dir+'\'+Rec.Name,Match);
    Found := FindNext(Rec);
  End;
  FindClose(Rec);
End;

procedure TForm1.Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
var
b : byte;
drivenum  : set of 0..25;
driveletter : string;
const
drivetype : array [0..6] of string = ('CD-Rom','Local Drive','Floppy Disk',
'Network Drive','RAM-Disk','Unknown','Unknown');
 begin
  integer(drivenum):=GetLogicalDrives;
   for b := 0 to 25 do
    if b in drivenum then
   begin
    driveLetter:=char(b + ord('A'));
     GatherFiles(ComboBox1.Items,driveletter+':','*.mp3');
     application.processmessages;
      end;
  If ComboBox1.Items.Count>0 Then
   ComboBox1.Text:= ComboBox1.Items[0];
  ShowMessage('Found '+IntToStr(ComboBox1.Items.Count)+' matching files.');
end;

end.



or on the button click can just do
GatherFiles(ComboBox1.Items,'C:','*.dll');
to only search c drive for .dlls for instance.
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by:trex_fire
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Never heard of jedi project?

Lot of great code and free, i use it a lot and it solves a lot of problems...  http://www.delphi-jedi.org/

post me if you need any help on that

T-Rex
trex_fire@hotmail.com
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by:Headry
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thanks,thanks,thanks,thanks,thanks,thanks,thanks,thanks,thanks,thanks,thanks,thanks,thanks,thanks,thanks!!!
Finaly!
you`re good. For a hobby, you know much!
thanks again!
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by:Headry
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thanks,thanks,thanks,thanks,thanks,thanks,thanks,thanks,thanks,thanks,thanks,thanks,thanks,thanks,thanks!!!
Finaly!
you`re good. For a hobby, you know much!
thanks again!
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