Filename Backup

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by the.collector, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. the.collector macrumors newbie

    Nov 20, 2012

    I am looking for a way to create a text-based backup of all files on my external drives. I have a "large" collection of songs, movies and other stuff which I can happily live without, hence I don't have a backup for them. I would, however, like to keep track of all the files I have in case of a hard drive failure - that is folder structure and file names. Is there any way to do this? I also connect a Windows computer to it so I guess that increases the possibilites.

  2. GGJstudios, Nov 20, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2012

    GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    1. Open a new TextEdit document and press Command-Shift-T
    2. Open your selected drive or folder in Finder.
    3. Press Command-A to select all items.
    4. Press Option-Command-right arrow to expand all folders and subfolders.
    5. Press Command-A to select all the expanded files/folders
    6. Drag the Finder contents to the TextEdit document
    7. Done

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