Subfolders to the Xth Level

Hello Experts,

I have a folder "D:\Client FTP Folders\" (spaces included) and I am wondering how can I scan its sub folders, sub-sub folders, sub-sub-sub folders, etc, to the Xth level, where X is unknown?

Thank you
APD TorontoAsked:
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AlexPaceConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Here is a thread I found using the search on this site for recursive vbscript subfolder:

... if that doesn't work punch that into an internet search engine...  recursive is the key word for your scenario.
Scan it for what?
APD TorontoAuthor Commented:
Each folder, sub folder, sub-sub ... I need to scan for *.txt and get it's content.
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Write a recursive function that uses GetExtensionName to identify the txt files or, since I notice this is in a folder named FTP client, you could use a scriptable FTP client like Robo-FTP to get only the files that match your name, size or date criteria in the first place.
Bill PrewConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Here's a modification to my post to a prior question you asked, adding level checking.  If you don't want the extension or date checking let me know and we can remove that.

' Define the folder to scan, and the age of files to locate
strBaseDir = "D:\Client FTP Folders"
datBefore = CDate("11/03/2013 7:32:24 PM")
intLevels = 2

' Create a dictionary to hold the list of extensions to list
Set dicExt = CreateObject("Scripting.Dictionary")
dicExt.CompareMode = vbTextCompare
dicExt.Add "ord", 0

' Set up filesystem object for usage
Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")

' Look for files
FindFiles objFSO.GetFolder(strBaseDir), 0

' Subroutine (recursive) to search for files to delete
Sub FindFiles(objFolder, ByVal intLevel)
   On Error Resume Next

   intLevel = intLevel + 1
   If intLevel <= intLevels Then

      ' Look at all files in this folder
      For Each objFile In objFolder.Files
          ' Make sure it's one of the extensions we want to delete
          If dicExt.Exists(objFSO.GetExtensionName(objFile.Path)) Then
             ' See if it's old enough to display
             If objFile.DateCreated < datBefore Then
                WScript.StdOut.WriteLine objFile.Path & ", " & objFile.DateCreated
             End If
          End If

      ' See if we were able to access this folder, if not don't recurse into it
      If Err.Number = 0 Then
          ' Recursively drill down into subfolder
          For Each objSubFolder In objFolder.SubFolders
              FindFiles objSubFolder, intLevel
      End If

   End If
End Sub

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anarki_jimbelConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Yes, this is also my modified code from another question. As AlexPace told - the best way is to use recursive method. It is very simple:

    Private Sub Button1_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click
        Dim path As String = "C:\\temp"
        Dim topdir As New IO.DirectoryInfo(path)
        Dim dirList As New List(Of DirectoryInfo)
        findSubfoldersRecursively(topdir, dirList)

        For Each dir As DirectoryInfo In dirList

    End Sub

    Sub findSubfoldersRecursively(ByVal dir As IO.DirectoryInfo, ByVal dirList As List(Of DirectoryInfo))
        Dim dirs() As DirectoryInfo = dir.GetDirectories
        For Each adir As DirectoryInfo In dirs
            dirList.Add(adir) ' add to a list
            findSubfoldersRecursively(adir, dirList) ' and check this subfolder for subfolders
    End Sub

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