ms access 2013 to search video files on an entire drive and put the files info to a table

hi

is there a way on ms access 2013 to search on a entire drive for all video files (or even to explicitly declare files that have extensions: .avi, .mov, .mp4, .flv, and so on...) and then to add the files path to a table?

thanks
bill201Asked:
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gheistCommented:
windows DIR command can do it, and then you can import created text file
bill201Author Commented:
what is the exact command to search all video files ?
gheistCommented:
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bill201Author Commented:
but it's not convenient to put them in a access table, is there not any to do it with vba on access
mbizupCommented:
I'm not going to write the code for you here, but read Allen Browne's article on the subject, and try implementing and modifying the sample code if necessary to meet your needs:
http://allenbrowne.com/ser-59alt.html

The article contains code that will recursively search folders, and output the results to a table.  He includes detailed instructions on setting up the table.

Based on the parameters you supply when you call the function, it will include or not include subfolders, or limit the search to certain file names/types/etc.

He has an example showing you how to limit the search to Zip files.  In your case, you could call the function specifying the extensions for video files.

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bill201Author Commented:
thanks a lot
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