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List files and folders in Access Database

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I'm trying to make a list of all my files and folders on my server into 2 access tables. One for all my files, and one for all my folders so I can use it as a search engine from a list box. Does anyone know how I could write the vba code to list the following info of my files and folders?

Directory
File Name
File Size
Last Modified
File Extension
File Path
File Created Date/TimeFile Owner?
File Accessed Last Date/Time
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Question by:Lawrence Salvucci
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I have the important snippet below, and there is a full article on reading all the folders and files https://blogs.technet.com/b/heyscriptingguy/archive/2004/10/20/how-can-i-get-a-list-of-all-the-files-in-a-folder-and-its-subfolders.aspx

Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
objStartFolder = "C:\Scripts"

Set objFolder = objFSO.GetFolder(objStartFolder)
Wscript.Echo objFolder.Path
Set colFiles = objFolder.Files
For Each objFile in colFiles
    Wscript.Echo objFile.Name
Next
Wscript.Echo

ShowSubfolders objFSO.GetFolder(objStartFolder)

Sub ShowSubFolders(Folder)
    For Each Subfolder in Folder.SubFolders
        Wscript.Echo Subfolder.Path
        Set objFolder = objFSO.GetFolder(Subfolder.Path)
        Set colFiles = objFolder.Files
        For Each objFile in colFiles
            Wscript.Echo objFile.Name
        Next
        Wscript.Echo
        ShowSubFolders Subfolder
    Next
End Sub

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What you would want to do is create your insert code in the for next statement to echo each individual file
For Each objFile in colFiles
    '** Wscript.Echo objFile.Name
     ' Place your insert script here
Next

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From the list of properties http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ea5ht6ax(v=vs.84).aspx you can choose what information you want to enter to your db.  The size property for instance http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/2d66skaf(v=vs.84).aspx is object.size  In the example above, you would use objFile.size.
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