I’m in the middle of auditing our massive SharePoint setup and I needed a way to list out in a hierarchical way the sites, sub-sites, libraries etc in an easy manor.
Remember this KISS principal? Keep It Simple Stupid.
I had a duh moment.
Remember the DOS days? Remember the tree command?
Graphically displays the folder structure of a drive or path. TREE [drive:][path] [/F] [/A] /F Display the names of the files in each folder. /A Use ASCII instead of extended characters.
Turns out you can use tree to walk the “tree” of your SP structure to help map it out. Duh.
It works like this:
Low and behold you’ll get a nice ASCII formatted list of all the folders and their children. Include the /F option and you get the contents too.
Folder PATH listing
Volume serial number is 0000-0000
If you pipe the output to a .doc extension, Word will open it in ASCII mode with nice tree like connections just like the old days.
Score 1 for the old tree command.
This is great for audits and for going over the structure. My use is for security but it could be used for anything.