I want to back up my file names, not my files
March 15, 2013 5:22 AM Subscribe
I need a utility or a script that will generate a text file containing the names of all the subfolders and files in the the folders I specify.
posted by snarfois to Computers & Internet (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I have automated full backups for all the important files on my computer. However, there are some folders that aren't worth backing up -- mostly music and videos that I've ripped from my own discs, copied from friends, or downloaded at some point or other. It wouldn't be a great loss if they were lost, but if so I'd like to know what I had lost so I can re-rip, buy or redownload the things I miss.
So I really just need something to generate something like a CSV file or just a easily-readable text file containing, hierarchically, all the subfolders and files in the folders I specify. I'd backup the resulting text file.
Google has failed me. Any suggestions? This is for a Windows 7 PC, but I should be able to do this from my Mac over the network if necessary.