Have you ever wanted to create a list of all the files in a particular folder without having to type it by hand? A Course you have, installed of relating on image hacks or retyping the file names, use this great trick.
- Open the Command Line/Command Prompt (Need Help)
- In the Command Line change directories to the folder you want the list of files
- Once you navigate to the folder, execute the following command:
dir > FileName.txt
This command will include all the same data that you would get with
DIRcommand – File Name, Size, Modified Date, etc. If you want a more simple output use
dir /w > FileName.txt
or more flexibility use
dir /w > %USERPROFILE%\desktop\FileName.txt
The above command will create a list of the filenames and place the output on your desktop as a File named: FileName.txt. Also note you can change the file name by replacing the “FileName” with a valid file name, don’t forget the “.txt” extension.
- That it, you should have a file named “FileName.txt” with all the files and folders along with the associated metadata.