2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 31, 2013 11:13 AM by Narcisse2
Narcisse2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi and thanks in advance for your help.

 

I have a MBP running Mac OS X 10.7.5.

 

I frequently backup my media (music, movies, etc.) on external hard drives (about 500GB).

 

I would like to have a file that lists all the folders and subfolders on a drive.

 

I have found several threads with command lines and scripts but none of them have worked.

 

I hope someone can help me with this !

 

Thanks !


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • Espeon Level 2 Level 2 (160 points)

    The best I've found at the moment is http://www.jonn8.com/html/scripts/misc/List_Folder_Contents.html, however, it maps both files and folders, so I'm working on changing that.

     

    Edit: It seems like the following script I wrote will work; I'm not sure as it also maps the folders within an app, and sine I have a few apps, it still hasn't finished yet.

     

     

    property kFileList : {}

     

    set source_folder to "Macintosh HD" as alias

    my createList(source_folder)

     

    on createList(item_list)

              set the the_items to list folder item_list without invisibles

              set item_list to item_list as string

              repeat with i from 1 to number of items in the the_items

                        set the_item to item i of the the_items

                        set the_item to (item_list & the_item) as alias

                        set this_info to info for the_item

                        set file_name to name of this_info

                        set end of kFileList to file_name

                        if folder of this_info is true then

                                  my createList(the_item)

                        end if

              end repeat

    end createList

     

  • Narcisse2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you! this is exactly what i was looking for!