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Export/report on disk contents

Export/report on disk contents

Hi. I am looking for a free app that will let me export to excel a list of all the files that are on my hard drive op folders on the drive. I want to use excel to keep a running list of the files that are in certain folers. I tried sysexporter but it does not dig into sub folders. Can you suggest an app? Thanks

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No need for a program

In command mode use dir /b /s and redirect to a text file using the >.
Something like dir *.* /b /s > contents.txt
You can put several commands in a batch file.


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Yep I agree with Kees.

Assuming this is Windows I would head over to the old DOS Dir commands.

Example, to save the contents of my Work folder to a text file I open the Command Prompt, navigate to the Work folder then use a combination of;

dir /s /p > myfile.txt
dir /b /s /p > myfile.txt

Both will create a text file in the Work folder called 'myfile.txt' and this will list all of the folders and files in those folders.

Some work may be needed to get the list workable for Excel, (eg csv or comma separated values), but the file can be exported into Excel without problem.

It's worth experimenting.


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Windows app?

Thanks. But I'd prefer a windows app.

Anyone have any suggestions?

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Re: dirrectory printer
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(NT) Great one! Thanks Kees!

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