List your files with FileList


screenshot of FileList

If you want to know which files live where, all you need to do is open Windows Explorer and take a look. If you want a list of those files–maybe to put into a report or some other document, or to do some sort of analysis–you'll need a better answer. Opening a DOS window and running a "dir" will give you the list, but not necessarily in a format that is terribly useful to you.

FileList is a tool that may come in handy here. It's a command line tool, so there's no bells and whistles, but as often is the case in situations like this, what it lacks in nuance it more than makes up for in efficiency. Just give it the directory you're interested in and turn it loose. It generates a CSV file that you can use with Excel or any other tool that uses structured data like that. It grabs all the important info about your files, including name, extension, size, path, dates, and more. Now you've got a list you can work with.

A free download, FileList is a Windows application. It runs under Windows 2000 and later.

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One Response to “List your files with FileList”

  1. Linda says:

    I am using another tool for this, it is free, portable and not a command line tool like the described one. Here you get it:
    http://www.sttmedia.com/filelistcreator
    There are lots of design settings and you can even create file lists by using the context menu in the explorer.