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    This should be easy. How can I generate a simple text list of the file names for every file in a folder using Windows Explorer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Willsey View Post
    This should be easy. How can I generate a simple text list of the file names for every file in a folder using Windows Explorer?
    Don't think there is an easy built in option, other than using a DOS batch file. But there are several free utilities that can do this. I use Karen's Directory Printer.

    Chris

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    Great utility, Chris! It's exactly what I was looking for.
    Let's hear it for Karen's Power Tools!
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    OR, the real easy way:

    start / run and type in:
    cmd /c "dir c:\directory\subdir > dir.txt & notepad dir.txt"
    hit enter

    Which will open a directory listing of c:\directory\subdir in notepad.
    You can also use the /o parameters on dir to sort by name, size, date or whatever and the /b option to just get a list of file names.

    DOS lives!

    Jock

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    Agreed! And, of course, BATch files...
    BATcher

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    If you are interested in printing the list rather than saving to a file, i recommend TreeSizeFree. They have a free and a paid version. You can right click any folder to execute TreeSizeFree. TreeSizeFree then allows you to print the directory to a printer. It is very flexible, has tons of options, and most important FREE.

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