Excel/List files within folder into excel
I know I asked you this before, but it was in another job and I can't for the life of me find your answer. I need to list all the files in a folder in excel. I know it was a simple DOS command. The path to the folders is C:\Users\Francyn\Documents\Paul Work\2013-12-09 Battery\CHL_BATTERY-EDITED-SET100. In this folder is a set of subfolders with .JPG files in it. I just need to have a list of the files, with or without subfolders.
I know it was simple but I just can't find your answer to me. It was at another job, probably but I don't work there anymore.
No problem - I've linked to the original answer and copied the text to save you following the link (!)
Excel prior to version 2007 can use the FileSystemObject - which means you can use VBA to do a search for files - which could be written to then copy files to a folder. Since 2007, this very useful feature has been removed, and I've not found a suitable alternative (yet!). It would certainly be possible to run a series of searches via DOS - though POSSIBLY the quickest way would be to do a DIR listing for all jpg files - from memory, dir *.jpg /s >c:\temp\JPG_Files.text would be the style of command line to run - this would creat a text file which could then be opened in excel and "stitched" together such that you get the file name in one column and the location in another - you could then use the search function (perhaps) to get the matches?
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