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How can I create a "report" showing me everything on my C drive in Windows 7?

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A friend is going to buy a new Mac laptop.   She is currently using a PC with Windows 7.   The Apple people have offered to move all of her files from her PC to the new mac, but she has to get them organized first - she has her things randomly saved all over the C drive.   I offered to help.  How can I print a report of every file in every folder on her C drive?
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Phillip Burton earned 500 total points
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You need a File Cataloger installed. I would suggest Filecats Standard, www.filecats.co.uk, if she has got Microsoft Excel installed; it will give you a report of all of the files on a particular drive in Excel. It's got a free trial, which will last you long enough to get the report you need.

If they are things which she has saved all over the place (as you said she has her things randomly saved all of the C drive), then Filecats Professional (from the same URL) would also give you what's called metadata such as Author and Company, which might be useful.

Either way, you then have the report in Excel with filters, so you can then filter for the relevant files and try and make sense of her filing system.

Bear in mind that any catalog will only catalog the files that she has got security access to; if she has logged in as more than one user, then she needs security rights to any folders that are not hers.
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Looks interesting.  Thanks.
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Thank you viki2000.  Sorry I already closed the question so I can not share the points with you.  But your help is most appreciated!
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