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Can I list all installed apps by date?

by ORfrank / May 16, 2010 7:56 AM PDT

I'm trying to trouble shoot Photoshop 6 which has started crashing frequently as of a couple of weeks ago after being completely stable for a year or more, so I'm looking for apps installed in the last couple of months.

Thanks

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Rough but might be possible.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 16, 2010 8:02 AM PDT

Let's try the command line for this.

Step 1. CD \

Ok, I'm at the top of the drive.

Step 2. DIR *.EXE /s/a/TC > mylist.txt

Step 3. Exit the command line.

Step 4. Import mylist.txt to a spreadsheet and sort by the date.

Rough but possible.
Bob

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Rough but might be possible
by ORfrank / May 16, 2010 9:29 AM PDT

It doesn't work. CMD can't get beyond the "*.exe", it yields some Volume info and "Directory of C:\" and "File not found".

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Paste exactly what you typed here.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 16, 2010 11:17 AM PDT

It's only the DIR command. The first command most learn. If you never used it, start simple with DIR then start adding more.
Bob

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Rough but might be possible by ORfrank
by ORfrank / May 16, 2010 12:01 PM PDT

That's exactly what I did: after trying the whole string, I then typed only "Dir" at the C prompt, then, when that brought up a normal list, I typed "Dir *.exe" only, and that bombed.

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Dir *.EXE
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 16, 2010 12:14 PM PDT

You didn't tell what message it gave so I can't tell if it was a syntax error or file not found. File not found would be proper in most folders.
Bob

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Picture of a DIR.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 16, 2010 12:17 PM PDT
In reply to: Dir *.EXE
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http://s175.photobucket.com/albums/w146/rproffitt2000/?actio
by ORfrank / May 16, 2010 12:58 PM PDT
In reply to: Picture of a DIR.

The top 3 lines of that link are what I got, but then it said "file not found", as I reported earlier. That stopped me dead. And I did type in the spaces as shown. I got the same thing for *.exe alone after the C prompt, so that's where the problem must be.

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Re: dir

The /s tells dir to search through subdirectories also. And subdirectories of the root folder, that's the whole disk. I'm rather sure you've got a lot of exe's there. So you must be doing something wrong.

Maybe find a program to do it for you if the command prompt is too difficult. Search for Karens directory printer or so.

Kees

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Picture please.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 17, 2010 4:19 AM PDT

I shared what I did with a picture. Show my yours.

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Picture please and previous message
by ORfrank / May 17, 2010 6:56 AM PDT
In reply to: Picture please.

DIR is not "too difficult", when I ran it without the "*.exe" it worked fine and showed me the C: directory. When I put in the "*.exe" I got the result that I noted in a previous message, that is, NO file list, the message was "no files found". Yes, my program files are on the C: drive.

As to "Picture Please", what do you mean? A screen capture of the CMD screen with the full message? Please be specific.

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Yes, PICTURES.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 17, 2010 7:06 AM PDT

I shared so you could see all the / (slash) commands. It appears you got the dir part but since I can't see it, I can't see what you missed.
Bob

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Yes, PICTURES.
by ORfrank / May 17, 2010 7:47 AM PDT
In reply to: Yes, PICTURES.

I did a screen capture of the CMD screen, which is as I described it, but don't see any way to post it as a "picture". I'm missing something here.

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Look at how I did this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 17, 2010 10:42 AM PDT
In reply to: Yes, PICTURES.

I used photobucket. Since text is not working I moved to screen images.
Bob

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TiP:
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 17, 2010 10:43 AM PDT
In reply to: Yes, PICTURES.

When the forum bottoms out like this, reply to your top post.

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