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Windows how to view only files within subfolders?

Discussion in 'Software' started by sotu1, 3 Jan 2014.

  1. sotu1

    sotu1 Ex-Modder

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    Hi guys,

    So turns out Apple has made a bit of a mess of all my photos and I want to manually sort them out.

    I have thousands of photos in different folders and I wanted to sift through them all to tidy them up.

    My question is:

    Is there a way to view only the files within a collection of folders, all at once??

    Either in Windows or Apple iOS

    Cheers!
     
  2. wolfticket

    wolfticket Downwind from the bloodhounds

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    The search function in Windows (or iOS I'd imagine) should do that unless I'm missing something.

    Simply search *.* ( or kind:=picture in Windows for just pictures) within the photos folder.
     
  3. sotu1

    sotu1 Ex-Modder

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    hmm good thinking. Am worried I'll miss out random files though :S
     
  4. RinSewand

    RinSewand New Member

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    Do you want them to stay in the folders? If not I'd be tempted by a bit of batch file / powershell action to move them all in to one root folder.
     
  5. Daedelus

    Daedelus New Member

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    I'm not entirely sure what you are trying to do but if, say, you have a directory called "photos" which itself contains folders of photos, you can list them all with a simple dir command:

    dir *.jpg /s /b

    you can send the results to a txt file:

    dir *.jpg /s /b > c:\photos.txt
     
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  6. alecamused

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    Open a terminal window (command + space, type terminal).
    Create a target directory (mkdir </path/to/target> )
    Navigate to the top level directory you want to search through (cd </path/of/directory/>)
    Type "find . -type f -exec mv {} </path/to/target> \;"

    (recursively finds every regular file and moves it to your target directory)
     

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