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MUSIC - STREAMING sites & pages
MUSIC - PLAYER SOFTWARE - sites & pages
It seems that 'web directories' are dying out. Google and Yahoo closed theirs down around 2014. Then around 2017, the directory from which the Google and Yahoo web-directories were spawned --- the DMOZ "Open Directory Project" closed down.
It seems that it is just not feasible for a team of people to keep up with all the sites that are going dead and the new sites that appear.
About a year after the dmoz.org site closed down, it appears that a new web-directory site --- curlie.org --- arose from the ashes of 'dmoz.org'. It remains to be seen how long that web-directory lasts.
Following are a few links related to 'web directory' sites.
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AN ADDED NOTE --- ON FINDING AUDIO FILES:
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Blog Post dated August 30, 2005 at secretweaponlabs.com :
Voyeur Heaven: finding interesting video, sound and image files in unprotected directories
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We've all got a little voyeurism in us. That's why the recent article, Clearing Google Search History to Maintain Your Privacy
sent my visitor counts off the charts :) .
In this article, I'm going to show you how to create search queries that will list the contents of unprotected directories on the internet. You'll be able to play the music files, watch the videos, look at photos and more. I have to say, it's really addicting.
First of all, I want to say that I got the idea for this from reading this article
and this article
It's similar but I've improved on it a bit to make it more accurate so you don't have to wade through so many unrelated search listings.
First of all, what's an unprotected web directory? It's one that does not have an "index" file created for it --- index.htm, index.html, index.php or some other more rarely used file types. If you try to access a non-password controlled directory that does not have an index file, the system will build a listing of files that are within the directory. If you get that, you can then click on the files and run them with a viewer or player or even download them.
I have to say I have not had this much fun with Google for a while! It's just plain crazy seeing what people have stashed away in their web sites. (Please, don't steal copyrighted music. I'm really against that. You can buy it for a buck a song anyway.) I think the absolute most fun you can have with this is to watch the movies you run across. I watched a hilarious British TV commercial, some interesting home videos, and some, well, you know, very interesting other types of videos.
So let's get to the nitty gritty details. We need to construct a Google search query that searches for and recognizes these system built directory pages.
The words "Index of /" are common to these pages, and they end up in the "title" of the page. Unfortunately, Google sees the slash is a "stop word" so we cannot search for that. But, the problem is that without the slash there are all sorts of other pages that have the words "Index of" that are regular web pages. So, we need to find something else that is common. Within the page there are the headings of "name," "last modified," "size" and "description," followed by the word "Parent Directory." The combination of these words in the page body, and the "Index of" in the title should provide a pretty clean search, especially when we use the -inurl operator to exclude regular web pages that might have the same wording in them. (If all this has you confused, please read the Google Tutor Google Search Manual while referencing the sample queries below.)
So, for starters here is a query that will give you a search results page of unprotected directories:
-inurl(html|htm|php) intitle:"index of" +"last modified" +"parent directory" +description +size
But, this is kind of boring. Too many unknown program files, text files, web pages etc. Let's narrow it down. You can narrow it down by looking for something in the name of a file in the list, or by the file type, or both.
For example, this query tries to find any types of files about Jennifer Lopez. Within the directories I found music, image and movie files.
-inurl(html|htm|php) intitle:"index of" +"last modified" +"parent directory" +description +size +"jennifer lopez"
Let's say that we wanted to find any movie files in WMV or AVI format:
-inurl:(htm|html|php) intitle:"index of" +"last modified" +"parent directory" +description +size +(wmv|avi)
Or audio files in WMA or MP3 format:
-inurl:(htm|html|php) intitle:"index of" +"last modified" +"parent directory" +description +size +(wma|mp3)
Or images in JPG or GIF format:
-inurl:(htm|html|php) intitle:"index of" +"last modified" +"parent directory" +description +size +(jpg|gif)
You can get more specific by specifying both the file types and a search word to hopefully find in the name. For example, the following will attempt to find the infamous Paris Hilton video tape:
-inurl:(htm|html|php) intitle:"index of" +"last modified" +"parent directory" +description +size +(wmv|avi) "paris hilton"
Or, you can even take a guess at the file name someone might call it:
-inurl:(htm|html|php) intitle:"index of" +"last modified" +"parent directory" +description +size +("paris_hilton.wmv"|"paris_hilton.avi")
So there you go. You can combine various search terms and experiment with this. As you've seen, this is not an exact science. The directory pages you bring up may have many or even all files which are unrelated to what you are looking for. But, it does make some good hits very often.
I find the most fun searching for movies with an interesting or provocative search term and seeing what comes up. The samples in this article are rather safe and boring, but I'm sure you all have some good ideas of what to try and search for. Do me a favor and post a comment with some interesting queries you've had success with, or crazy files that you've found (as long as nothing private is given out).
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Here are examples similar to those above, but on one line,
(Some of this syntax is not recognized by other search engines,
Here is an example of how to look for FOUR different AUDIO file types:
If you get stuck trying to remember some music to look for,
Here is an example of how to look for FIVE different MOVIE file types:
Here is an example of how to look for FIVE different STILL PICTURE file types: