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Posted on 2013-11-11
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Hi experts

I am looking for a script that will achieve the following:

- loop through a specific folder on a Windows 7 PC (e.g. FileName1.pdf, FileName2.pdf, etc)
- search for a list of files (approx. 50 file names)
- output all file paths to a single log file, one line per file
e.g.
c:\SomeFolderName\FileName1.pdf
c:\SomeFolderName\SubFolder\Subfolder\FileName2.pdf
c:\SomeFolderName\SubFolder\FileName3.pdf
c:\SomeFolderName\SubFolder\FileName4.pdf
etc


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Question by:riffrack
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Bill Prew earned 2000 total points
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Here is a relatively simple and easy way to do this with a BAT script.  Adjust the SET lines at the top to reference the base folder to search, and the file that contains the list of files.

Accuracy can be increased if you start each line in the list file with a backslash.

@echo off
set BaseDir=c:\temp
set Filelist=files.txt
dir /a-d /b /s "%BaseDir%\*.*" | findstr /i /e /g:"%Filelist%"

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~bp
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by:Murugesan Nagarajan
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Try with
dir /s /b *.pdf

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From command
help dir

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/B          Uses bare format (no heading information or summary).
/S          Displays files in specified directory and all subdirectories.
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by:riffrack
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Wow, that works perfectly. Thanks for your help, this saved me hours!
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by:Bill Prew
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Welcome, thanks for the feedback.

~bp
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