Get list of nonempty directories

Posted on 2014-12-24
Last Modified: 2014-12-24
Suppose I have a directory tree like the following:

|-- Store1
|   |-- Clients
|   |-- Orders
|-- Store2
|   |-- Clients
|   |-- Orders
|-- Store3
|   |-- Clients
|   |-- Orders

From the home directory, I would like to run a Win or PowerShell script which gives me the list of all the Store1, Store2, Store3, ..., directories which have nonempty Orders subdirectory. What would such a script look like?

Thanks in advance.
Question by:Rothbard
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This would give you the directory names, including the files:
dir /b /a-d /s

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Do you need just the directory names?

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ID: 40516794
To clarify, I need a list of all the directories in the home directory which have a nonempty subdirectory called Orders.
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for /f "tokens=*" %a in ('dir /a-d /s') do @echo %a | find /i "Directory"

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Sean earned 450 total points
ID: 40516841
$a = Get-ChildItem "C:\Folder" -Filter Orders -Recurse
$a | Where-Object {$_.GetFiles().Count -ge 1} | Select-Object FullName

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Thanks Zindel1. By the way, how is it possible to output the list to a file (as it is very long)?
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by:Raheman M. Abdul
Raheman M. Abdul earned 50 total points
ID: 40516887
Adding to Zindel1,
you can output the result to a file by adding the following at the end of Zindel1's code
| out-file c:\temp\result.txt

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