Get a sorted list of the files in Windows OneDrive.

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SweetTasha
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Get a sorted list of the files in Windows OneDrive.

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A file that one needs to share with another device at the same physical location must be stored on OneDrive. Windows imposes a total 5GB limit for the files stored in OneDrive.

I need to get a list of all the files in OneDrive sorted by file size. To get the list using Windows File Explorer, I would need numerous executions--one for each level of subfolders. :o I'm hopeful that I can get that list with a lot fewer Command Prompt executions.

Thanks for your help,
SweetTasha.
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Simon Sheppard
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Re: Get a sorted list of the files in Windows OneDrive.

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You can get to the OneDrive synchronisation folder from the %OneDrive% variable

So

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dir /s %OneDrive%
or you can use Robocopy List:

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robocopy %OneDrive% c:\null /l /njh /njs 
This assumes all the files have been synced.
SweetTasha
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Thanks Simon.I used the robocopy example.
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It works for me too thanks
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Re: Get a sorted list of the files in Windows OneDrive.

Post by edwardsjethro »

You can use Command Prompt or PowerShell to achieve this more efficiently. Here's a PowerShell command that lists all files in your OneDrive directory sorted by file size:

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Get-ChildItem -Path "$env:USERPROFILE\OneDrive" -Recurse | Where-Object {!$_.PSIsContainer} | Select-Object FullName, Length | Sort-Object Length -Descending
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