Looking for a free program that reports on each folder in system and user path variables

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I'm looking for a free program that reports on each folder in system and user path variables whether the folder exists or not.

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SAbboushiAsked:
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NVITEnd-user supportCommented:
Would you please clarify with an example of the kind of output you'd like?
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SAbboushiAuthor Commented:
For each entry in the path variables, does the directory exist or not:

c:\abc      yes
c:\def      no
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NVITEnd-user supportCommented:
Here is a verified vbscript solution you can use.

- Make a PathDirExists.vbs file of this code
' Verify if folders in the PATH environment variable exist.
' Results are saved in file %TEMP%\PathDirExists.txt

Set objShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")

Const ForAppending = 8
Dim outputArray
Dim FName
FName = objShell.ExpandEnvironmentStrings("%TEMP%") & "\PathDirExists.txt"

Set objTextFile = objFSO.OpenTextFile (FName, ForAppending, True)

'Process system PATH Env Variable
objTextFile.WriteLine("System PATH Variable=============================")
inputText = objShell.Environment("PROCESS").Item("PATH")
DoesDirExistInPath inputText

'Process user PATH Env Variable
objTextFile.WriteLine("User PATH Variable=============================")
inputText = objShell.Environment("USER").Item("PATH")
DoesDirExistInPath inputText

objTextFile.Close

Sub DoesDirExistInPath(Dir)
outputArray = split(inputText,";")

For each Dir in outputArray
	If objFSO.FolderExists(Dir) Then
		objTextFile.WriteLine("Yes=" & Dir)
	Else
		objTextFile.WriteLine("No=" & Dir)
	End If
Next
End Sub

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- Open a CMD prompt
- Type cscript /nologo PathDirExists.vbs
- Result file PathDirExists.txt is in %temp% folder
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SAbboushiAuthor Commented:
Perfect!  Any chance you can get the script to open the .txt file automatically using default editor?

Either way, thanks!
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NVITEnd-user supportCommented:
> ...get the script to open the .txt file automatically using default editor
Insteat of running cscript /nologo PathDirExists.vbs above, make a .bat file of this code:
cscript /nologo PathDirExists.vbs
if exist "%TEMP%\PathDirExists.txt" start "title" "%TEMP%\PathDirExists.txt"

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Run the .bat in a CMD window.
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SAbboushiAuthor Commented:
Thanks much!
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NVITEnd-user supportCommented:
You're welcome. Have a nice day/night.
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