I have many external hard drives (Firewire mostly) that have archived video projects and files. I need to make a text file that shows all files and their paths on each external hard disk making a different text file for each external disk. The purpose is to be able to search these text files without the external hard disks being mounted. These text files hopefully will show which external disk has the searched file and the path it takes on the disk. I have found one terminal command line but it doesn't work for me. This is it: ls -R | grep ":$" | sed -e 's/:$//' -e 's/[^-][^/]*//--/g' -e 's/^/ /' -e 's/-/|/' This was supposed to make the list in Terminal which could be copy/pasted into a text doc for searching but it doesn't work for me. Is it possible to inventory an external hard drive? Suggestions??