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How can I list every document on a hard drive in Excel or Access?

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I have a hard drive with thousands of documents on it (in folders and sub folders).  Is there any way I can create an Excel list or Access datatabase so I can see the document titles?  I want to do this so I can compare it to another list I already have to see what documents are missing.  
   
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by:TheCaptainjs
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open up Windows Search (Windows key + F)
Go to advanced or all files and folders
Change the Location or Look In to be the hard drive you are looking in
for the search term/ all or part of the file name enter: *.xls, *.mdb, *.xlsx, *.accdb
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by:matthewjp
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Thanks, I can get a list of names doing it this way - but can't copy and paste it into Access or Excel.  
Is this possible?
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Jeffrey Coachman earned 2000 total points
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matthewjp,

Try this.

Copy the DB and the Batch file to you c:\ directory.
Rename the batch File : ListAllFiles.bat
Open the db and click the form button.

Notes.
This is code I pieced togeter in a hurry.  It can definitely be optimized. (or even done entirely in VBA)

Issues:
The code will fail if the List file is not "Fully" written to the disk.  So I added a message box to tell the user to wait a while.
You may get an error table, because some on the filenames are longer than 255 characters.

I am sure you can take it from here...


JeffCoachman
Accesss-EEQ-24573148-list-all-fi.zip
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by:matthewjp
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Hi jeff,
  I tried to extract the files, but it says it's password protected.  
Thanks,
Matt
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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I just tried downloding and extracting the file(s) from a remote location, and it downloaded and extracted without issue.
Try downloading the file again.

Here it is again in any event...
Accesss-EEQ-24573148-list-all-fi.zip
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by:matthewjp
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I really appriciate the help!  
It worked great!!  I did have to run the batch file manually first, then remove that part of the code from Access but after that I got exaclty what I needed.  Thanks so much!!!!  
You did a great service to your country (since I work for the gov't)  : )
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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OK, I'll try to clean it up a bit this weekend and post it again
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