Folder Names Not Displaying

Hi Guys,

I have a problem that I hope you can help with;

Our file server contains a a folder called "Users "with multiple subfolders - one for each member of staff past and present, representing their personal network drives (585 of them!). The problem is that the "Users" folder contains mainly a big list of "My Documents" Folders instead of the persons username so I cant tell who owns what. Is there any way to get windows explorer to show the correct names as I need to export the list to Excel.

Also: the WINDIRSTAT tool lists everything correctly but doesnt allow for exporting the folder list to excel, anyone know of a tool that can do this so that I might have a plan B?


Any help at all will be appreciated!

Regards,

Supereliptic
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oBdAConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Oh, and as to why this happens: directly inside each of these folders, there's a file named "Desktop.ini" with the attributes Hidden and System, which tells Explorer how to display its name. Simply rename or delete it, and Explorer will show the real names again.
Check my PAQ here if you want to delete them with a script:
.ini Removal With Batch File
http:Q_27801609.html
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oBdAConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Open a command prompt (cmd.exe), enter cd /d "X:\Users" (where X:\Users is the correct path to the "Users" folder).
Then enter dir /a:d /o:n /b >UserFolders.txt and you'll have a file "UserFolders.txt" inside the "Users" folder.
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superelipticAuthor Commented:
Great job oBdA,

Thanks for your help, and for the follow up comment - that will come in very handy in resolving the issue Im facing.

Thanks for the quick response,

Regards,

SE
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