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Offline Maudrid

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TViXiE Directory Junction Creator
« on: January 05, 2010, 06:44:38 pm »
Hi.
I've written a little program to help with sorting movies according to genre without moving the files or making copies of them. It uses the MovieInfo.tvixie file in each folder to get the different genres of all the movies, even in sub directories.

Executable and source code is available here:

http://code.google.com/p/tvixiefolderjunctioncreator/

This is released under the GPL v3 license.

Basic Usage instructions

Introduction

This program is used in conjunction with TViXiE (www.tvixie.com)
This program only works on Windows Vista and Windows 7.

What is a directory junction

A directory junction is a "hard link" to a folder. This is similar to creating a shortcut but programs do not know that these are shortcuts and treat directory junctions like actual folders. Useful if you want the same file in many folders without making an actual copy of the file.

Basic usage instructions

* Start the program and select a folder containing the movie folders that you have already processed with TViXiE.
* Click Start.

In the selected folder the program will create two batch(.bat) files. The first is called "Genre.bat". The second is called "links.bat".

* Create a folder somewhere on your computer where you would like the genre folders to be created.
* Copy or move the two .bat files to that folder.
* Run the Genre.bat file first by double clicking it.

This will create folders for all the genres found in the movie folders.

* Next run the links.bat file.

This will create directory junctions to the folders where your movies are located inside the genre folders.

Notes

You may safely delete any directory junctions without loosing the original files.