Easy way to gather the names of all files or folders that are in one place?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by BeyondMountains, Nov 25, 2008.

  1. BeyondMountains macrumors 6502

    Jan 11, 2008
    For example:
    I have a music folder
    in the music folder are about 200 or so Artist folders:

    looks like this

    Music -> The beatles, Pink Floyd, The Killers ..etc

    Is there a way (without manually typing or copy/paste each one)

    to get all the names of each folder in text ?
  2. nep61 macrumors 6502

    May 17, 2007

    I'm on a Mac... I just opened my iTunes music folder,
    highlighted ALL the folders,
    hit Apple C (copy),
    opened up MS Word to a NEW document,
    and hit Apple V (paste),
    and I got a list of the artists.... Interestingly enough, they were in REVERSE alphabetical order...

    Give it a shot !

    PS. I am running OS 10.4.11 on an older Mac here at work, not sure if this method will hold true if you're on 10.5.x
  3. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601


    Sep 16, 2007
    Northeastern Ohio
    I just went to my Music Folder and hit the :apple:-A to select all and then :apple:-C to copy them. I check the clipboard and it's all there listed alphabetically. Strange thing is when I go to paste it, TextEdit crashes and Word just brings up all the Artists in blocks and unrecognizable characters :confused:. I'm running Leopard 10.5.5. But I have way more than 200 in there so that might be my problem ;). LOL.

    Oh I just pasted it into Stickies and worked fine :confused:. After being pasted into Stickies first, I then copied it all again to the clipboard and pasted back into TextEdit and Word with no problems. Go figure LOL.
  4. BeyondMountains thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 11, 2008

    thank you this worked well :)

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