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Q: Solved: How to convert folder, subfolder and file names into text.

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A: Solved: How to convert folder, subfolder and file names into text.

There is also a /A switch that uses ASCII instead of extended characters. This let's you redirect output directly to a text file. Not quite as nice looking, but easy to automate.

Tree E:\ /A /F >"%Userprofile%\Desktop\Tree.txt"

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I have a CD with a bunch of folders with a bunch of files and subfolders with a bunch of files on it.

Does anyone know of a free utility to capture those folder and file names into something that I can manipulate (Text, Excel, Word, etc.)? I have found a couple but the ones I found only do 1 layer at a time. I would like to get all the information in a tree structure format.

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I need to split a folder containing several levels of subfolders into dvdr sizes for backup. I would like to retain not only the folder name but subfolders names.

Ex. C:\Pictures\Summer is 7gb and i would like to split it into C:\folder1\pictures\summer and C:\folder2\my pictures\summer

Any one know of a util? RAR/ZIP is an option but I would really like viewable access to the files on any disc.

The folder I need to split is quite large 70GB.

A:Split large size folder into smaller ones retaining subfolder names

Your talking about 16+ DVDs for that one file. The odds of one of them being bad is quite high.

Why not backup to an external hard drive instead?

Also, most burner software will do this for you automatically. I know Roxio will for sure. It will put as much as it can on each DVD then prompt you for a new one when that is done.

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I am trying to write a batch program the list the current directory files that end in *.dwg
into a file on my C drive.
I have used the following code:
dir *.dwg /b >C:FileListing.txt
start notepad C:FileListing.txt

This code only gives file names in the current directory.
I need to have a list of path and file names in the file FileListing.txt
Is there a way to do that without including subdirectories??

Thank you,

A:Solved: Batch file to list file names in current Folder.

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Probably it doesn't and my question is a long shot - but I recently toasted a drive, and it had many folders and files which I have little memory of. I also never used one of those nice apps that makes a list. Any help appreciated. Much obliged.


A:Does Windows save logs somewhere that shows folder names / file names?

Windows does not maintain such a log.

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Is it possible to sort a folder's contents with both File names and Sub-Folder names intermixed?
I have projects in sub-folders, and 'support' files like this:

projabc (sub-folder)
projabc.txt (file)
projabc.bat (file)

amongst other projects.
I would like all the 'projabc...' items to appear together.


A:File Explorer Sort File names With Sub-Folder names

I don't know of a way to get Windows Explorer to do it. But XPlorer2 is supposed to have that sorting mode.
Edit: scroll down to "Folders sorted" in the table.

Edit2: Here's a Tutorial how to disable auto-arrange in W8:
Windows Explorer Auto Arrange - Disable in Windows 8

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Awhile back I was organizing my picture files and accidentally pressed a few keys, which seems to have caused my file and folder names to disappear in that one folder. I can see them fine in list, icon, tile, or detail view, but in filmstrip or thumbnail view they have disappeared! I use WindowsXP. How can I unhide the file names? Thanks in advance for your help.

A:Solved: File and folder names disappeared

Hold SHIFT and switch into "Thumbnail" view.

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I don't know how I managed to make the names of my folders and files in My Documents disapper but they did. I've tried things like holding shift and switching to medium icons but it doesnt work. Any help?

A:Solved: Folder and File names hidden

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I know this must be possible, but for some reason I just can't figure it out.
I have a file path that I calculate - what I want to know is, if in that folder there exists a file with the word minutes in the name.
What I have is an application that has to keep track of the various committee and faculty meetings at the university. From the meeting dates, I create a folder. 10 days after the meeting, the committee secretary has to have posted the minutes or I need to send her a reminder. To date this has all been done manually. I want to be able to read in the files in the folder and if one of them contains the word minutes or Minutes in the name, then mark the minutes as done on my database (prefarably with the date the file was put in the folder, if that can't be done then just a Done) If a file with the word minutes or Minutes in the file name does not appear, I want to send an email to the committee secretary to remind her to post the minutes. This I know how to do via vb, and I have her email against the committee in my Access DB. How do I 'read' or put those files fron the folder into an array so that I can interrogate the name?

A:Solved: 'reading' file path and folder names in vb from Access

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When viewing My Computer in Detail Mode all the text is Black, is there a way to change the color or is there a 3rd party software out there that will aid in doing this?

Thank You all in advance for any assistance you can provide


A:How to change the text color of folder names in my computer

Read this thread all the way to the end and see if that will help
wsb font color help

If it's something you need help with just ask.


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I am trying to use Windows 7 search engine to find all files containing a specific string on their names, on a specific folder and it's subfolders. Let's say I am trying to find files containing the string "link" on their names.
Having subfolders named "linked" and "netlink", the problem is the results include all the files contained in those 2 subfolders (hundreds), which do not have the string "link" on their names, and therefore I do not want to be shown as results.
Apparently, the Windows 7 search engine compares the file's full-path instead of the unqualified file name.
Is there anything I can do to search only file names instead of full-path names?
I do not have this problem on a Vista machine...
Thanks in advance.

A:Search includes subfolder names

Try File Locator Lite (aka Agent Ransack).
FileLocator Lite - Free File Searching Utility

It's free, easy to use, works well, etc. ...

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Can anyone tell me how to copy file names in Windows Explorer as a text list so I can paste them into a Word or Excel document? I have many home video files that were named, by default, as the date & time of recording and usually contain 14 digits, e.g., 20120310145034. I want to rename them (by adding additional details) but I also want to be able to manipulate (sort or print) the list. Obviously I don't want to retype each one of the numbered files.

A:Is there a way to copy file names as text?

Hi ircool and welcome to the Forum.
Try this, right click on the file name in Win Expl and click "Properties" should open in General tab. Then just highlight the file name and press Ctrl + C. Open your chosen program and Press Ctrl + V at the curser position and the should do what you need. Of course this means doing each file separately

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I noticed today that the icons in some of my folders (not the desktop icons) look strange. The text where the file name is--some of them have blue text and others have the usual black text.

What the heck is this, and what do I need to do to fix it?

Thanks in advance.

A:File text names look weird

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I need convert/save Excel files into the ASCII comma delimited text files. It needs to be in this format in order to upload healthcare data to the CDC (NHSN).

Thank you.

A:How to convert/save an Excel file to ASCII comma delimited text file

File - Save As. Change Save as type option at the bottom...

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I have a series of lectures on mp3 that I would like to convert to text form.
Is dragonnaturally speaking the only way to do that?

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Dear Sir,

We want to convert mp3 format files into txt format. Is their is someone knows about some software that will convert these files into txt and save time.

Please tell us that software we will be thankful to you

With Regards
Mandeep Kaur

A:Convert MP3 file to text?

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Hi everyone. I have no idea what I did but for some reason, the folder and file names in my My Music folder are not showing up. I tried reseting folder settings to default but to no avail. Please help!

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I know this is the old tread, but I just googling for Low subfolders...
52 levels of subfolders named "low" in temp folder.
On my friend's computer I make two users "TheBigGuy", obviosly, with the admin privilegies, and "theSmallMujo" limited account. Now, I logon as "theSmallMujo", and from "C:\Users\theSmallMujo" folder security tab remove all permissions for "TheBigGuy", including taking ownership. Then I'm testing.
As I except "TheBigGuy" can't viewing or searching "C:\Users\theSmallMujo" folder. I don't risk with ownership.
I doubleclicked on "My Computer", then "C drive". Right Click on the "theSmallMujo" folder and "Scan using Spybot-Search&Destroy". Spybot scaned 0 files. Right Click again and "Scan selected files with Antivir". Avira scaned 0 files.
And now surprise: "Scan with Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware" do it.
Then I see
There is two backslashes: "Cookies\\Low", and I don't think that there is just 52 subfolders because Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware scaning that folders forever.
Now, is it odd or is it odd. It's nice to know that Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware can't be easy tricked with this permissions tweak, but it's meaning that permissions... Read more

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First of all, my apologies if this topic has been covered in a previous thread. I looked through various threads as well as did a "search", but did not locate one that was on point with my issue.

{I am working on a Gateway Netbook with an Intel Atom processor N270, 250GB HDD, 1G memory and running Windows Vista 32bit. I have (3) internet browsers right now: Internet Explorer, Mozilla FireFox and Google Chrome- I just downloaded FireFox/Google Chrome a couple of days ago. I am trying to figure out which browser works best for my needs but for now, I am running FireFox.}

So, here goes...

I have (4) .wma files that have people being interviewed that make up a total of approx. 6hrs of audio on them. (don't know if that info would even be relevant, but there it is anyway.

I need to, ultimately, have their words typed out in a Microsoft Word Document.

The above is the bare facts. Now...I am, obviously, needing to transcribe these audio files into a Word document (convert the .wma files into text files)

Here's what I think I know thus far...

* This is, virtually, an unobtainable task to accomplish.
* My financial situation will not allow me to purchase any software/products.
* Text files, such as Word documents, cannot be opened by Windows Media Player
* Audio files such as .wma files can ONLY be opened with Windows Media Player and NOT in Word

Here's what I wish to know...

* Is there someone out there reading this that may know of a way to do the... Read more

A:Convert .wma file to text (word doc)

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I've a question with Excel and appreciate all help given.


How do I convert an 100-row Excel 2003 Worksheet ( see attached Sample1.xls) to a text file where each column is separated by a new line (see attached Sample2.txt) ?

Thanks for your reply!

A:Convert excel to text file

I can't think of a simple single step solution but this two step process should do the trick ...

Save the Excel file as a "Text (Tab delimited) (*.txt)" file.

Open the text file in MS-Word (or other editor that allows find and replace of special characters in an entire document).

Find and replace all of the Tabs with Line Breaks.

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I need a simple way to convert text files (.txt and .doc) to JPEG. I have Printkey Pro and it does it very well. But it only does what is presently on the screen. It will not do files longer than one page. Most Graphics converter programs will not accept text files as input.

A:convert text file to jpeg

Scan it in!! Most scanner software will save in iny format you like. There are even sheet feed scanners for large jobs.

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Ive been searching the net for help with this and i just cant find what im looking for.

Im still new at excel macro's so still learning everyday.

I need help to wright a macro that will search in a folder for a file with a specific keyword that can be in the file name.

example: lets say i want to open a file that is in a folder that has "leadership" in the files name.
Because i send the file to people called "leadership.xls" and i recieve files back called "copyofleadership.xls" and different other names but there will always be leadership in the file name.

Can anyone please help me with this.


A:Excel macro to open a file in a folder with a specific keyword in the file names

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I'm using win-98, writing software in foxbase and compiling with clipper to make exe file under dos environment.

in some report, i make TEXT FILES to view reports.

I would like to export these TEXT files directly to excel, how can i do it ??


A:convert text file into excel file

If they are comma delimited files, use text-to-columns to separate the data into different columns.

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Hi There,

I am trying to convert a *.dwg file to pdf. Once the conversition is complete I am not able to search any text from the pdf that were originally from the dwg drawing file.

Used the ghostscript GUI and noticed that the fonts are missing as soon as the drawing file has been convert to postscript itself. However this does not happen if I were to convert a *.doc file.

Appreciate some assitance to keep me going on the above.


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Hi All,

I've got a problem creating long named folders or files on a Linux network share.

I can see and log in to the share without any problems, but if I try to create a folder that is longer than 8 characters, I get the following error message:
The drive that this file or folder is stored on does not allow long file names, or names containing blanks or any of the following characters: \ / : , ; * ? < > |

Also, I can not see files on the share that have long names...

I only have this problem when I use my Windows 7 machine. XP and Ubuntu work just fine.

I am using Windows 7 Professional.


A:The drive that this file or folder is stored on does not allow long file names...


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I have a list of email addresses that have either:
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
or no corelation to [email protected]

I'm looking for a macro that will take the emails with dots in them and put the first and last names into cells next to the email. The others I can do by hand. PLEASE HELP!

A:Solved: Excel Macro to convert email addresses to names

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In one particular partition of my hard drive, files and folders names are not visible. Other partition of the hard drives are all right. I formatted the system drive and re-installed the xp, but problem still exists.

A:File and folder names are not visible

Do you see "unallocated space" in the Disk Management Utility ? Right-click My Computer and select "Manage..."

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Hi all, today I received a zip file that had been created on a Mac. When I extracted the file on my Windows 7 machine, it resulted in a folder with a number of files.

Oddly, when I browse it in Windows Explorer, the folder name appears in green type, rather than black type like the rest of the folders/files in that directory. If I open the folder, all of the filenames inside are in green.

I've never run across this before. What would cause the folder/file names to appear in a different color? How do I undo it?

A:Folder and file names appear in color?

Hello Frank,

Usually when the text is green, it indicates that the files in the folder are encrypted. You would need to decrypt them using the same method/program that was used to encrypt them to return the text back to the normal black color.

Hope this helps some,

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See this screenshot? How can I make my Windows Explorer display the text names? Normally in Thumbnail view it shows the names too ...

A:How to show file/folder names

Click on the down arrow on the circled icon and select details view:

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Does anyone know how to create colored Folder/File names in XP. I have always wanted to do this and thought it was impossible until I accidentally did it by creating the Heidi folder - that now shows up blue - see pic.

Thanks for any help you can provide.



A:(ttt) Colored Folder/File Names in XP

picking up on the by accident
is it blue because it has been compressed - right click - properties at the bottom there may be a tick for compression

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This may not be the right place for this question but I couldn't find a better one. I have a lot of files with very long names such as e61888d55aa19d8a3cbe9dfd7898c1. Some are folders and sone are files. They may or may not have any data in them. Anyone know why these are generated and if they don't have any data can I safely delete them. Thanks for tha help.

A:What Are These Really Really Long Folder & File Names

Looks like HEX to me.
Where are they located? 

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does anyone know of software or similar that makes it idiot proof for generating a google shopping xml feed from a .txt file? I currently do just upload a .txt file in the merchant centre, but I am doing something different with a local business aggregator site that has specifically said they need my info in google shopping xml feed format. Having looked around I am surprised I can't quickly find a tool that would do it. You might think google would provide one, but hey ho. Any help very greatly appreciated as always. Attached is a couple of lines of what I am trying to convert. We sell books by the way. Well, comics and graphic novels to be precise. I guess it should be relatively easy to just do it manually but I can't find particularly clear information on how to do the mappings, or decent sample xml feed examples on the google merchant help pages.
many thanks,

A:Easy way / software to convert text file to google shopping xml feed

Do you have an example of the xml needed?

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This format is necessary for importing data files into HandiLedger systems.

Can anyone please give me a step-by-step explanation of how to achieve this.

A:how to convert excel data to ASCII comma delimited text file

you should be able to save as CSV - Comma Separated Value . which will produce a comma delimited file

ASCII is how a computer uses characters
so a letter
A in ASCII can be a number of different codes , depending on what the computer uses
I used to work on computers that uses octal numbers
The octal numeral system, or oct for short, is the base-8 number system, and uses the digits 0 to 7.Click to expand...

and an "A" was 101
I dont know if you are trying to change the letters and numbers into ASCII code
this maybe HEX base 16
The hexadecimal numbers are 0-9 and then use the letters A-F.Click to expand...

Here is a table of ASCII codes

if you had
cell A1 with
H and
A2 with 20

did you want to show
change the H and the 20 to an ASCII code
say HEX

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Like I said in the title. In one of my folders, (and only that particular one), all file and folder names are missing. I don't know if it's a design feature or a bug, but I really want those names back. Can it be caused by malware?

However, all other folders are fine. For example, one folder inside the Problematic one has pictures with filenames displayed.

Can anyone help me out? Thanks.
Also- on a separate matter, is there a way to remove the original virus-ridden installation of XP? She has two partitions, with her old XP on D:\ and the new XP on C:\ I was hoping to delete the 2nd partition and merge it with C:\, but I'm afraid of messing up the MBR, as the Bootloader displays both copies of XP.

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Like I said in the title. In one of my folders, (and only that particular one), all file and folder names are missing. I don't know if it's a design feature or a bug, but I really want those names back. Can it be caused by malware?

However, all other folders are fine. For example, one folder inside the Problematic one has pictures with filenames displayed.

Can anyone help me out? Thanks.
Also- on a separate matter, is there a way to remove the original virus-ridden installation of XP? my pc has two partitions, with her old XP on D:\ and the new XP on C:\ I was hoping to delete the 2nd partition and merge it with C:\, but I'm afraid of messing up the MBR, as the Bootloader displays both copies of XP.

A:In one folder, all file and folder names are gone

Katylar, To restore your file and folder names, simply hold the shift key down while opening the folder and the files names will be displayed. To turn them back off just close the folder again and reopen it while holding the shift key.


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Hello all ... does anyone know of an easy way of changing the name of a number of different files or folders at the same time? For example, I have a CD Rip (legally obtained of course!!) and the MP3 file names all are in this format: (band_name)_(album_Title)_(TrackNumber)_(Name_of_the_Track).mp3. Can I change the MP3 File names to this format: (TrackNumber) - (Name of The Track).mp3 without going in to change each file name individually? I.E., I would like to eliminate the Band & Album name from the file names, and change the underlines (_) to spaces ( ). I'd like to do the same to a number fo folder titles at once.

Is that kind of "batch" utility available?

As always, Thanks!!

A:Changing Multiple File/Folder Names

Get Mp3/Tag Studio a freeware Mp3 tag editor (although it does have a nag screen). Use the direct rename files option.

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Hi Folks,

I have a Dell Vostro running Windows Vista Ultimate. Recently the file and folder names disappeared . The only thing left in any folder is the icons. I also noticed that the 'search' facility now states that' it failed to initialize' and the system icon under control panel is not working. Apart from that the PC runs fine. I first suspected a virus or malware so i have ran Malwarebytes, Avast antivirus and Superantispyware.. Only the later picked up a few items which i removed to no avail. I have also ran a 'repair' from the Vista Disk. I have tried all combinations of holding shift, alt ..etc while toggling through the view settings and selecting different folders. I have tried customising folders and changing templates. I have tried removing the 'Hide filenames' option where I could find it. I have ran combofix just in case the registry was corrupted.

None of the above has made the slightest difference. Actually when I toggle the 'hide Filenames' option on and off I can see the icons move as if to make space for the folder/file names. This lead me to believe that perhaps the file names where there but perhaps in a colour like 'transparent' crazy as this seems . Needless to say that lead me no where. Couldn't find any option for text colour on files/folders

If anyone has experience this then please help as i have no other option than to now reformat the system and re-install Windows. This is really a last resor... Read more

A:Vista Missing File and Folder names

<<I have ran combofix just in case the registry was corrupted.>>

ComboFix...is malware tool, it is not designed to be used to attempt modification of the Windows registry.

For your information: ComboFix usage, Questions, Help - Look here - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic273628.html

I'll move this to the BC Am I Infected forum, where the more knowledgeable will try to assist you .


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Just this morning the My Documents folder on employees computer will only show the file names of documents in the folder up to documents starting with the ltter "D" all documents after that are not listed in teh folder, however the documents are on the drive becase I can access them with a "recent documents" or through the programs such as Excel in the recently used docs area. If I save a document that starts with say and "O" or "M" it does not show in the folder but the file is there as I can reopen as above.

Show Hidden files is checked and I have done a chkdsk /f as I figure is is some kind of corrupt index or file that is stopping things to be show after it, but I cannot figure out how to find the culprit.

A:My Documents Folder Only Showing Some File Names

Are you logging on as an Admin?
Try CHKDSK again.

Start | Run | CMD

cd "C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\My Documents"
md C:\Backup
xcopy *.* C:\Backup /s /h

Hope this works. I really suspect its a corrupt filesystem though.

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I hope this is the right spot for this question. If it is not please feel free to move it to the appropriate section. I have two questions for you first of all. When I first bought my computer when I went into my C: drive all by file folder names were black. Now when I go in there some of them are black some of them are blue. I was just wondering if that was normal or if there was something wrong. If there's something wrong what can I do to fix it. My computer is a Pentium 4 and I am running windows XP.

My next question is when I am doing a virus scans and ad ware scans. I keep seeing a file folder called C: uploads. I don't have a file folder with that name I go to try and find it and there is no file folder with that name. There is a whole bunch of teams in that folder and none of which I have on my computer. I'm guessing that file folder is hidden is there a way that I can make it on it so I can delete it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Question About Blue File Folder Names

I do not have an answer . But i have SOME file names that are like that, they are in blue colored font. I think it means like it is Compressed or someting.

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Accessing a folder system that starts with with:
"W:\01. Shared folder\01. Projects\etc etc"

over a network seems to fail using the FileSearch

Set fs = Application.FileSearch: countit = 0
With fs ' this is a lookfor #1
If left(could, 1) = "\" Then .LookIn = "W:\01. Shared folder\01. Projects" Else .LookIn = "W:\01. Shared folder\01. Projects\Archive"
.SearchSubFolders = True
.Filename = "-000"
If .Execute() > 0 Then
For i = 1 To .FoundFiles.Count
t = InStr(.FoundFiles(i), "\Drawings")
If t > 0 Then countfirst = Mid(.FoundFiles(i), t + 1): possibles.AddItem countfirst: countit = countit + 1:
Next i
MsgBox "There were no files found."
End If
End With

basically with ". " in the folder name it fails. I can do nothing with the folder system - it is set by people who can't program and think it is stupid to.

I have tried a trailing "\" and %20 for space and similar for the dot.

Any ideas round this.

I have succeeded with ChDir & ChDrive & Dir but to find all instances of files with the specific file identifier ("-000" say) would require a lot more programming and I may just have to do this.

Win XP, Excel 2002/3 (network or USB stick makes no difference).

A:Excel file VBA search with odd folder names???

Here's a kludge... a cumbersome, inelegant workaround.

Rather than asking the system to search for a name (that it doesn't like), you tell it to tell you all of the names it has and then you stop when you find the one that matches what you want.
In other words, rather than searching for a specific file/folder name start at W: and iterate through all the child folders. When you find one that matches the name you want, then iterate through all of it's children again until you find the one with the name matching etc down to the actual file you're looking for.

I know... awfull, time consuming terrible practice, etc but might be the only way to get what you need until you can convince them to change the folder names.

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Anyone else have this problem with long file names?
When using the folder view of list, it cuts off the file name past a certain point. I've looked around and can't find a setting that allows me to modify this setting.

In Vista and previous versions of Windows after switching to list view you could just hit refresh and the cut off file names would appear and the invisible list columns would maximize accordingly.

Just wanted to see if there was any way to resolve this before submitting it to MS.

A:Folder view - list (file names cut off)

Quote: Originally Posted by Cyphon

Anyone else have this problem with long file names?
When using the folder view of list, it cuts off the file name past a certain point. I've looked around and can't find a setting that allows me to modify this setting.

In Vista and previous versions of Windows after switching to list view you could just hit refresh and the cut off file names would appear and the invisible list columns would maximize accordingly.

Just wanted to see if there was any way to resolve this before submitting it to MS.

Maybe its because your viewing it in libraries? See if it acts the way you want it to in a normal folder.

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I have a Windows XP SP2 laptop, that has offline folder's enabled for users My documents folder. The laptop is within a corporate environment, fully MS patched, Symantec AV, all up to date and anti-Spam installed. Finally it is configured for French language, as that is where its based.
However since yesterday, they have reported that strange folder names are automatically appearing. i have cleared out these folders from the associated win3k users folder, had him re-synced, and all appeared ok yesterday. But today, these files are back again and sync now fails completely.
Has anyone any ideas what to try now?
Thanks in advance.

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I need to paste a lot of Outlook messages into folders for the sake of archiving. When I try to do this, however, the file name tends to get contracted.

For example, yesterday when I tried to paste a message called "SD06012-01 - Power Pack for Lightweight Laptop_RRIT-10-31312 - new", its name got contracted to "SD06012 -.MSG".

The information in the name that gets missing is of such nature that I cannot afford to lose.

This only seems to happen, however, when I am using my Vista Ultimate x64 based laptop. When I use an XP-based one, no such thing occurs.

Do you have any idea why this might be happening?

Thank you for your time!!! Your help will be deeply appreciated.

A:Vista contracts the file names when I paste them into a different folder

Could you go to regedit (windows key and R, type regedit)
Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System,current control set,control,file system.
Take a snapshot of that page or tell me what the value of these two keys are.
NTFS Allow Extended Character 8Dot3Rename
NTFS Disable 8dot3 Name Creation


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I am running Windows 7 and have been using Asian fonts in the titles of files for over a year with no problems. Something in the latest service pack update (which automatically updated this week) turned these all to boxes. (The Asian fonts still worked just fine in documents and on the internet, but not on file/folder names on my computer desktop and libraries.) I backed out of the entire update and everything is fine again. How do I identify which of the multitude of updates is causing the problem so that I can ditch just that portion?

A:File and Folder Names in Boxes for Asian Fonts

Latest automatic update this week had no problems and file names in Asian fonts work just fine. Please close thread as solved.

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When I turned my computer on today it seems that all of my filenames have 'disappeared' - the files are still called the same that I named them, but instead of them showing the titles, they either show the date modified or only certain details. I mainly have music on my hard drive, and now the folder looks like this:

As you can see, on the left in the folder tree, the path is showing up, the files are still there etc, but instead of the track titles, there is now only the artist and album? I have tried shift and view, tried different views, tried changing the folder view to pictures and videos etc, I have also completely scanned the drives and there doesn't seem to be any problems? Under 'folder options' I have tried showing all extensions etc, showing hidden files, different customizing of views:

Seems strange, but 'title' isn't an option for the folder view anymore? As here:

The folders now look like this:

Furthermore, the desktop now looks like this:

All the icons work, nothing has moved, but now they are all called the dates modified rather than the names, however, if i go to rename any of them i can, it shows the original name briefly, then reverts back to the dates modified names instead???

What has happened? Can anybody shed any light as to how I can fix this?


A:File Names Disappeared / Folder view changed?

Hello Jow, and welcome to Vista Forums.

You might try applying METHOD THREE in the tutorial below to reset all the folder view settings to see if that can help fix this for you.

Windows Explorer Folder View settings

Hope this helps,

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Hi everyone.

I'm having this issue on Windows XP SP3.

I've run a few searches but not turned up any useful results (though it can be hard to judge what keywords are popular to search for...)

Here is the issue.

I'm attempting to view the correct names of some Chinese files and folders on my harddrive. I have gone into Regional/Language properties, checked the box to install East Asian support, and rebooted. I have also set "Chinese (PRC)" as the language to use for non-unicode programs in the third tab of the properties dialog, and rebooted again.

Unfortunately I'm still only seeing files and foldernames with nothing but underscores, like "______.txt" and I'm not sure what else to try.

This is a fresh Windows XP custom installation. I'm NOT sure whether IME has been installed properly - the only steps I've taken are detailed above. Perhaps I need to manually download something in addition to this - and if so, could somebody point me in the correct direction?

Thanks for your help!
(By the way, I do know that the files are not infact just named _______ My previous Windows XP installation showed them with proper Chinese characters.)

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