Python script to export file paths of all features in mxd into text document

Discussion created by lgreene2 on Jan 7, 2011
Latest reply on Aug 24, 2012 by RyanP
Hey guys,
I'm currently running 9.3.1, but will soon be switching over to 10. I've seen how a Python shell is integrated into ArcMap now and the new arcpy.module (FYI-I'm a beginner at Python); My essential goal, given many project folders with numerous shapes/features both useful and useless, is to use a script to retrieve file paths of files used within my .mxd's and exporting that list to a text file. Ultimately I'd like to batch the process for all .mxd's within the project folder so I can single out unused data and delete, while also gathering all the data into a central GDB.

Any help? Thanks!