Thursday, April 17, 2014

A script that opens the deep video folder

If your digital camera or camcorder use MTS format, it is a PIA to open the folder of MTS files:


You may make a shortcut to this folder, but, if you are like me who uses lots of external USB storage devices, the "G" changes all the time from D to H.

Here is a better solution:

Right click on your desktop, New, Text Document, name it as OpenV.bat. Then right click on this file, Edit, copy and paste the following line (single line):

for %%d in (d e f g h) do if exist %%d:\PRIVATE\AVCHD\BDMV\STREAM explorer %%d:\PRIVATE\AVCHD\BDMV\STREAM

and save the file.

From now on, once you inserted the SD card from your camera, simply double click on the OpenV.bat file and it'll open the video folder for you:

You may download this OpenV.bat here. You may unzip it to anywhere in your computer and then create a shortcut on your desktop.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Sean,

    I read your tweaks quite a while. This tweak can be enhanced. You don't need to bother to search for PRIVATE\AVCHD\BDMV\STREAM, you can just place an empty folder, dummy file or whatever to identify a flash drive letter. But there's a better solution with a best (and free as a beer) sync soft I know. Search for a 'freefilesync'. What may interest you is that it can automatically start when you plug your flash memory, and the chosen script can be started basing on a volume name(!). What's of my interest, and I highly recommend is that it can archive files on a target drive, if a source file was deleted or changed. The archive can be a subfolder with a date name, or a file with added suffix. Please see it yourself and don't mind ugly interface.