Flatten directory structure when browsing Windows files
Posted on 2011-03-13
I have a directory structure with many folders, sub-folders, sub-sub-sub, etc.
Only a handful of these folders actually contain files; most folders are empty.
I would like to be able to quickly see -- and double click to open -- all of the files.
Instead of drilling on each folder several times just to find that it's empty.
A way to see all the files, at once, get their total count and file size, sort, etc.
Is there a setting in Windows XP or Vista in Explorer (doubt it), that allows this?
Alternately, a 3rd party utility that "flattens" (in a virtual way only) the dir's?
I would normally look on CNET or Download.com but it's kind of hard to describe.
When I say virtual, I'd like to keep the files where they are (original sub-folders).
Just that I'm looking for an easier way to inspect the contents of that nested dir.