Many programs are available to check for spelling mistakes or wrong grammar.

Is it possible to use spell checking on folder names?


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You can do it quick and dirty using the command line. At the prompt browse to the root directory , then type

dir /b /s > output.txt 

This will output a list of all the files and directories (and subdirectories) in the folder to output.txt. Then open output.txt in Word and use Word's spell checker.

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    Nice and simple. Word of caution, clean out your temp files first. I tried it and got a bucket load of irrelevant stuff. +1 from me.
    – Joe Taylor
    Commented Apr 26, 2012 at 10:04

Could you not simply pull off a list of folder names into a text file and run a spell check on that file?

This VB code snippet will list all folder names on a computer, at the moment it writes to the screen but piping the output to a text file should get you a full list. Then simply open that list in a word processor and run a spell check.


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