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Retrieve file extensions from folder structure (recursive)?

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I've a folder structure starting from c:\data and need to know all FILE EXTENSIONS used, recursively? Rgds
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by:DavidGerald
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A bit vague, why recursively?

Is it because you need to get a list of all files with extention of type A, then another list of all extentions type B, then type C etc?  Or do you just need a list of files with ordered by extention?
 Do you just need to know what extentions there are and how many?

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by:go4java
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..yes, I need a list of all file extensions and they I will have extract certain file types.
I just found a way with Total Commander, sleceting all file types *.* and retrieving all exztensions ftom that list. Thnaks
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Steve Knight earned 2000 total points
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How about this batch file.  It will keep a running count of all files.  remove the line

  echo %%~xA, !%%~xA!

to stop the progress details and speed it up somewhat...

Steve

@echo off
setlocal enabledelayedexpansion
cd /d c:\data
for /F "tokens=*" %%A in ('dir /a-d /b /s *.*') do (
  set /A %%~xA=!%%~xA! + 1
  echo %%~xA, !%%~xA!
)
set . > extensions.txt
endlocal
START notepad extensions.txt

You end up with something like this in a text file in Notepad:


.bat=11
.bmp=2
.cmd=233
.csv=5
.db=1
.exe=3
.htm=7
.html=2
.jpg=3
.js=4
.lnk=1
.mbf=1
.php=1
.prn=3
.reg=2
.sep=1
.sk=1
.txt=36
.vbs=46
.xls=1
.zip=1

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