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Directory Diagram Program

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Hello, i am supposed to make a complete directory plan for one of our client's drives.  I am to know what folder is created and then find out a written intent for that folder.  I am supposed to document all current folders as well and go and find out the intent and what is supposed to be in each of the 1700 current ones.  Now creating a diagram in somethign like free mind seemed like a good idea... untill i realized there are over 1700 folders that i need to document and then i would have to know about all updates and changes.  Is there any software that would allow me to create a "map" of the directory so that we could know exactly what is supposed to go where?  
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Commented:
The following should be helpful - good luck!

Describes the TREE command available in windows (!)

http://www.jpsoft.com/help/index.htm?tree.htm

Other tools for Visual basic, etc:

http://hacks.oreilly.com/pub/h/1148

http://www.devx.com/vb2themax/Tip/18702

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Those will do the basic stuff, i have looked at advanced directory printer and things like that.  Im thinking flow chart type thing but that is automaticly updated.  

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I'm not aware of any other windows-based graphical-like directory tree displays.   Most of the directory display tools that are out there are more interactive in nature, and create virtual block displays within a fixed region-- the purpose of which is so that you can visibly see "where all my disk space went".   (and then when you see this HUGE block that's ONE file that's a whole directory of MPEG's or whatever, then you know...)

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i have a stupid question, i think i can make the Tree command work for me, but what i need is to have it exported to a text file and it is not working the normal way, there are too many things to be displayed in the command prompt and be copied out.  Is there a way, i tried the more command and the normal c:\export.txt thing and neither of them worked, is there anything you can think of to make it export the text to a file?

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I think you want:    

c:>  TREE /A  >   EXPORT.TXT


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here is what that creates, by the way:

Folder PATH listing for volume WinXP
Volume serial number is 00000D4D 0003:F1F5
C:.
+---Work Files
+---Michael todo
\---My Downloads
    \---Saved
        \---Legato Networker 7.2.1


NOTE:  This was from my DESKTOP...  you will want to do a "CD \" command, to get to the TOP of your directory tree, before executing the TREE command.    It defaults to wherever you ARE....  

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Whoops- forgot there is a command argument..  CD command not necessary.   Just specifyt the disk root in the command line, like this:


C:\brodie\My Documents>   TREE  /A  C:\  >  EXPORT.TXT

Enjoy.    Note:  adding "/F" will end up showing all FILES too...    but I do not believe you need that, right?  

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this is what a typical XP box will look like:

Folder PATH listing for volume WinXP
Volume serial number is 0003-F1F5
C:\
+---audio
|   \---l3codec-rdm
+---Barracuda Networks Outlook Plugin
+---Documents and Settings
|   +---Admin
|   |   +---Desktop
|   |   +---Favorites
|   |   |   \---Links
|   |   +---My Documents
|   |   |   +---eZeMatte Themes
|   |   |   +---eZeScreen Movies
|   |   |   +---My eBooks
|   |   |   +---My Music
|   |   |   \---My Pictures
|   |   \---Start Menu
|   |       \---Programs
|   |           +---Accessories
|   |           |   +---Accessibility
|   |           |   \---Entertainment
|   |           \---Startup
|   +---Administrator
|   |   +---Desktop
|   |   +---Favorites
|   |   |   \---Links
|   |   +---My Documents
|   |   |   +---eZeMatte Themes
|   |   |   +---eZeScreen Movies
|   |   |   +---My Music
|   |   |   +---My Pictures
|   |   |   +---My Videos
|   |   |   +---Pinnacle Hollywood FX for Studio
|   |   |   \---Pinnacle Studio
|   |   |       +---Auxiliary Files
|   |   |       |   +---TemporaryFiles
|   |   |       |   \---Untitled
|   |   |       \---My Projects
|   |   \---Start Menu
|   |       \---Programs
|   |           +---Accessories
|   |           |   +---Accessibility
|   |           |   \---Entertainment
|   |           \---Startup
|   +---Administrator.PHYSIOLOGY
....
...
..

(and a billion other lines edited out for brevity)

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Great job, thanks so much for the help, its not exactly what i wanted, but it is deffinatly close enough... now i just have to do the actual work... well gotta do whatever your told right!!!  
Thanks again, job well done.  

Commented:
Hilarious.  22 years of I.T. experience, and I'm getting points for a DOS command line tool.   (thanks)!.   ya just gotta love it.   Glad to be of service.  
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