Here's how you do it:
- Open Notepad
- Download the file at this link
- Rename the file with a CMD extension.
- Now, right-click on the CMD file, and click 'Edit' to open it in Notepad.
- Change the text to the right of set target= to suit the top-level directory of your family file library.
- If you want to get links for all subdirectories, retain the /S switch (its already there), otherwise remove it.
- Now, just run the CMD. It will create a file called LinkList.html in the target directory, and it should automatically open it in Internet Explorer. Just click on a link and away you go! You should be able to open the rfa files directly from these hyperlinks.
I have set this CMD script to sort results alphabetically (that is the /O:n part of the DIR command). However, you may find the sorting a little unusual, because I think it respects the directory as well as the name.
You can now use the Find feature in Internet Explorer to quickly search for parts of filenames / family names.
You could also point this at a top-level project directory to extract links to all the RFA files in that 'job'.
If you want to know more about the DIR command, check out this link.
EDIT - if you want a GUI option, check out:Snap2HTML - Create fancy dir listings