Any ROM checkers that'll search folders...

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Dec 1, 2007
  1. blizeH
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    but not move and sort my files? This may sound like an odd request, but I've currently got my ROMs organised as follows:

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    Looks pretty sweet, right? Well it's not so functional unfortunately.

    I've barely played any DS games yet (still getting through GBA stuff!) so I've only played the ones I actually have legitimately, but I want to start playing the ones shown in that shot, by order of when they were released.

    Is there anyway at all I can sort of sort them by the date they were released? I'm tempted to place the rom number before each folder name, but that could be pretty time consuming [​IMG]

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    Your link only goes to a thumbnail but offline list will check and rename according to whatever you want and will only move if you tell it to.

    As for adding a number. They are somewhat arbitrary but 5 minutes on a spreadsheet and command line/batch file will do the trick.

    Something like
    dir /b/od >> c:\rom.txt
    (type dir /? for a full list of commands)
    This will put a text file called rom.txt on the c: drive root with all the names in date order (oldest first).
    You can then copy and paste this into a spreadsheet, some liberal use of the fill handle (the small square in the bottom right of the box if you were unaware: if you have a simple pattern it should keep it up (I would put at least the first 4 numbers if you are doing that, anything less will repeat it)
    eventually you will want it to read something like:
    rename "rom1.nds" "0001rom1.nds"

    This means you most likely will have to copy and paste into notepad or something and get rid of all the tabs.
     
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    Many thanks, just downloaded Offline list and it isn't showing what roms I have, just a massive list of everything? [​IMG]

    Thanks for the command line info but in all honesty, I'm not very good with things like that, so may opt for a standard manual rename [​IMG]
     
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    If I remember correctly, Rominator would not be renaming anything if not set.
    It will also show the ROM number on the left side which is sorted by the date it is released as you wanted so it should be good.
    And yes, I believe it reads folders as well.
     
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    Ah, just downloaded it, from the screenshots it looks fantastic, but unfortunately it doesn't scan subdirectories [​IMG]
     
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    The app has a "Help > Submit suggestions or bug" option.
    Hank Chill is always open for input. With his skills, a read folder option should not be that tasking. [​IMG]
     
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    Awesome, thanks - he got back to me very promptly and said it's being worked on [​IMG]
     

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