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    A FOLDER ONLY LIST MAKING TOOL ?

    I have several large external hard drives loaded with folders of music, movies etc. I need to clean house as I probably have lots of duplicate
    folders. I want to be able to print a list of folders only, using a program like Listmaker. I cannot seem to get Listmaker to do this.
    Is there any other program that I can use to print a list of all folders only in a hard drive?
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    Thanks for the reply jdc ; apparently, some configuration of DOS is required. Haven't dealt with DOS in many years. Wouldn't know how to begin....
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    All you need to do is open a Command Prompt window and enter the proper command:

    Code:
    dir /b /ad > FolderList.txt
    This will put a list of sub-folders into a Folders.txt file in the selected folder.

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    When I bring up the CMD I get C:WINDOWS\system32 . When I add your command nothing happens.
    It just reverts back to C:WINDOWS\system32.
    Actually, I don't want the list in the folders, I just want the folder titles to be able to print.

    Gotta take wife to dentist. will chk back later. Thanks much ..............
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    Chances are, you do not want a list of the folders under the C:\Windows\System32 folder.

    Note: You may want to delete the FolderList.txt files from C:\Windows\System32, assuming that one was actually created. DO NOT delete anything else from that folder.

    To add a method to get a Command Prompt window for a folder from Windows (File) Explorer, the following links show how to do that. Note that you may have to also change the default Open PowerShell window to Open Command Prompt window:

    https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-t...ght-click-menu

    https://www.thewindowsclub.com/resto...ere-windows-10

    https://www.itechtics.com/open-command-window-folder/

    https://www.lifewire.com/open-comman...folder-5185505

    The alternative is to use the cd command to change to the main folder that you want to get the sub-folders for.

    Code:
    cd \
    cd Users\{your user name}\Documents\{your subfolder name 1}\{your subfolder name 2}
    To change to a different drive:

    Code:
    D:
    Where D is the drive letter you want to change to.

    https://www.howtogeek.com/659411/how...on-windows-10/

    https://www.techwalla.com/articles/h...-prompt-window

    https://www.digitalcitizen.life/comm...asic-commands/

    When the dir command is run, you will not see any output. That is re-directed to a FolderList.txt file in the main folder that you are getting the list of sub-folders for, so to open that file, use the following command after the dir command:

    Code:
    notepad FolderList.txt

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    Thanks much jdc. I will work on that.

    Merry Christmas to you and all............
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    Wondering if any of the "duplicate file finder" apps would help out?

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    That might help as well . Thanks S R J..............
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