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URGENT: How can you find the directory of a file?

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What is the easiest way to search all drives of a computer for a file name and return a list of all the directories where that file name occrus?  
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You got to loop through the directory structure...No easy way out i guess... :)
Here is an example, but it's VB.NET: http://www.developerfusion.com/show/4264/
And here you can see a powerful example to search by filter or regular expression: http://www.personalmicrocosms.com/html/filesearch.html
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This code will search all accessible drives on the computer, looking for the filename entered by the user.

GetDirs is called for each drive as the path, the GetDirs method will then recursively search each directory on the drive, adding any directories that contain the file to the directories StringCollection.

Once all drives have been searched, the directories StringCollection will contain a list of all the directories on all the drives that contain the filename entered by the user.

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