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Afternoon experts,

I am looking to find a way to grab a search (result: 706 files) to a text file.  I am stumped on a way to conveniently do this task.  Attached is a screen shot.

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by:IT_newbie01
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I'm looking for the text file to be editable.
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by:IanTh
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I thind you can do search in dos I seem to remember its findstr and you can pipe it to a text file
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by:Dangle79
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look here
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/find.mspx?mfr=true

specifically about 2/3 down the page about using the dir command with the /s switch

simply append  " > c:\searchresults.txt " to the end of your command to direct the results to a text file.

obviously start small and test to get your syntax right
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by:maxalarie
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Easy..  In a command prompt:   dir /s  *.txt   > result.txt
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by:IT_newbie01
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Ok, im looking for the syntax.  I want to search every file on the T:\ driveand return all .pst files while saving to a text file.  the below is what i have so far, not currently creating the "result.txt" file.

dir /s *.pst > result.txt
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by:maxalarie
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Yes.
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by:maxalarie
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If its not creatingthe file, that means you might not have write permissions on the curretn direcotry.
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by:IT_newbie01
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I got it:

dir /s *.pst > c:\result.txt

I think dangle79 answered what i was looking for 1st.

thanks everyone for your help!
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by:IT_newbie01
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Actually Maxalerie should get the points.  

Maxalrie, how to you specify a specific drive to search??
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DIR [drive:][path][filename]

or dir x:\path /s *.pst > c:\result.txt
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by:maxalarie
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No worries.  Im Glad I could help.
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