Solved How to view full list of "Folders" only not all files


SweetHeart88

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I want to view all folders that are inside each main folder on my "External Hard Drive" but can't figure out how to. Here is what I'm trying to do:
(1) I left click on the external hard drive the drive opens I see (2) folders and then I open the first folder inside the File Explorer in a new tab.
(2) Now I have (325) items. Which are each "Movies" here is how the movies look: "Title (YEAR)" and so on for each one until you reach the end which is currently at (325).

Inside each of the "Main Movie Folders" are (4) extra folders:
Folder> .actors "Inside could be random number of images based on "Movie" and amount of actors/actresses" ".jpg files"
Folder> extrafanart "Same as above"
Folder> extrathumb "Same as above"
Folder> Random Text < This needs to be changed to "Featurettes" without the double quotes "Inside this folder is only 1 file a .mp4 file" which will be renamed "Trailer".

I'm trying to find a way to see all the folders inside each main folder at once but can't figure out how to.

When I go to "File Explorer" after opening the new tab I see (325) folders I would like to be able to see the inside folders as well. I have "Check-box's" selected on the "File Explorer" so the plan is to be able to see all the folders like this:
Folder 1 "Movie Title (YEAR)"
Folder 2 ".actors"
Folder 3 "extrafanart"
Folder 4 "extrathumbs"
Folder 5 "Random Text"
Folder 6 "Movie title (YEAR)"
Folder 7 ".actors"
and repeat until all folders are shown. And Then I would "Check the Check-box's" for the "Random Text" Folders and "Rename" all them folders at once "Featurettes". And then once all that would be done I would rename all the file inside each folder the same word "Trailer.mp4". And then all is done.

File explorer would be a easy way for me to do this if possible. Or is there a free program that has a way to use "Check-box's" so I can select multiple folders at once. Basically I need to find and select multiple folders all from the "Movies" folder inside the "G" drive and then rename all the .mp4 files that will appear inside the newly renamed "Featurettes" folder. I hope this makes sense if not is there a way to do a batch file script to look for the folders inside each main movie folder and exclude the ".actors", "extrafanart" and "extrathumbs" and rename the 4th folder with random text. I really hope to find a way to to this so I don't have to do it folder by folder file by file.
 
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You can easily do this from a command prompt.

Run the command dir /ad to list only directories (folders). Use dir /ad /s to include subdirectories.

Another way to show the same information, but in a really nice, clean format is to simply issue the tree command.
 

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Here's how I would do it in PowerShell. The top line assumes the root folder is G:\Movies, so change that to whatever the root folder actually is. By that, I mean the folder that contains the 325 movies.

Also, the line that says Rename-Item doesn't actually do anything, for safety reasons. It will just show you what it would do. If you run this script and are satisfied it will do what you want, take off the -WhatIf.

Powershell:
# Get the directories inside G:\Movies
Get-ChildItem -Path "G:\Movies" -Directory -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue |
ForEach-Object {
    # Get the directories inside each folder.
    Get-ChildItem -Path $_.FullName -Directory |
    # Exclude certain folder names.
    Where-Object { $_.Name -notin @('.actors', 'extrafanart', 'extrathumbs') } |
    # Rename the folder to Featurettes.
    Rename-Item -NewName 'Featurettes' -WhatIf
}
 

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Here's how I would do it in PowerShell. The top line assumes the root folder is G:\Movies, so change that to whatever the root folder actually is. By that, I mean the folder that contains the 325 movies.

Also, the line that says Rename-Item doesn't actually do anything, for safety reasons. It will just show you what it would do. If you run this script and are satisfied it will do what you want, take off the -WhatIf.

Powershell:
# Get the directories inside G:\Movies
Get-ChildItem -Path "G:\Movies" -Directory -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue |
ForEach-Object {
    # Get the directories inside each folder.
    Get-ChildItem -Path $_.FullName -Directory |
    # Exclude certain folder names.
    Where-Object { $_.Name -notin @('.actors', 'extrafanart', 'extrathumbs') } |
    # Rename the folder to Featurettes.
    Rename-Item -NewName 'Featurettes' -WhatIf
}
This did exactly what I needed it to do. I will keep this code for later inside the notepad on my PC with some notes in case I need to do another big job with renaming the featurettes folder.
 

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Is there a way to similarly rename multiple files the same names. I now need to name each file inside the "Featurettes" folders the same name which would be "Trailer". Is there another quick way to do this.
 

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  • OS
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    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo Ideapad 1I
Powershell:
Get-ChildItem -Path "G:\Movies" -Filter 'Featurettes' -Directory -Recurse -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue |
ForEach-Object {
    Get-ChildItem -Path $_.FullName -Filter '*.mp4' | Rename-Item -NewName 'Trailer.mp4' -WhatIf
}
 

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    12th Gen Intel Core i7-1260P, 2100 MHz
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    NUC12WSBi7
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    64 GB
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    Intel Iris Xe
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    built-in Realtek HD audio
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Powershell:
Get-ChildItem -Path "G:\Movies" -Filter 'Featurettes' -Directory -Recurse -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue |
ForEach-Object {
    Get-ChildItem -Path $_.FullName -Filter '*.mp4' | Rename-Item -NewName 'Trailer.mp4' -WhatIf
}
This bit of code also did the trick thank you for the help. Now all of the "Trailer Folders" have been renamed and the ".mp4 Files" inside the folders have also been renamed. This was a big help.
 

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Awesome, glad I could help. :-)
 

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    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 [rev. 3296]
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    12th Gen Intel Core i7-1260P, 2100 MHz
    Motherboard
    NUC12WSBi7
    Memory
    64 GB
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    Intel Iris Xe
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    built-in Realtek HD audio
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    Intel Core i5-8259U CPU @ 2.30GHz
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    32 GB
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    Iris Plus 655
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    CODE 104-Key Mechanical Keyboard - Cherry MX Clear
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