xplorer² has a great search engine but this task is just too complex for a file manager. What needs to be done is:
This search is easily dealt with a windows script written in VBS language. We can take the recursive script we saw earlier as a starting point, which examines all files under a folder hierarchy. We check file types using either the Type or Extension column to see if they are music or pictures. Instead of printing folder names, I put them in a text file called REPORT.TXT. Here is the complete script:
REM FINDCDART.VBS: scan music folders and print those without "album art" Set oFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject") set oFile = oFSO.CreateTextFile("report.txt", True) ' examine all folders starting from where we are located Set oShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell") call listdir(oShell.CurrentDirectory) oFile.Close oShell.Run "report.txt" Sub listDir(what) Set oDir = oFSO.GetFolder(what) bHasMP3 = false bHasJPG = false ' there isn't an easy way to do wildcards, so just check file types For Each f in oDir.Files strType = lcase(f.Type) if Instr(strType, "audio") > 0 OR Instr(strType, "sound") > 0 then bHasMP3 = true ' image files don't have convenient types for detection, check extension strExt = oFSO.GetExtensionName(lcase(f.name)) if strExt="jpg" OR strExt="gif" OR strExt="png" OR strExt="jpeg" OR strExt="bmp" then bHasJPG = true if bHasJPG AND bHasMP3 then exit for Next if bHasMP3 AND NOT bHasJPG then ' we must find album art for this one! oFile.WriteLine(what) end if ' recursively enter subfolders For Each f in oDir.subfolders call listdir(what & "\" & f.name) Next end sub
You can download this script and place it in your My Music folder and execute it. In the end you will see a list of music folders without pictures. Try to get your head round it too, it isn't that hard!