Put filenames into a text file

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Put filenames into a text file

Postby SilverFox » Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:41 pm

Every so often it would be helpful for me to put the names (not the files themselves) of the files within a folder into a text file. I do not know how to do it in windows explorer. Maybe there is a way already.
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Re: Put filenames into a text file

Postby therube » Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:36 pm

Everything (1.4.1 beta) is quite adept at finding files.
Everything gives you the ability to copy selected file names or path+names to the clipboard.
From there you can paste them where ever works for you (like a text file).

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And let's see...

BRU offers a similar capability.

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Re: Put filenames into a text file

Postby KenP » Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:41 pm

I didn't know BRU could do this :D

Another way to do this is with a batch file.

In the folder that you you want the file names of:
  • Create a new text document and name it something like "FileList.bat", you'll get a warning about changing the file extension but just accept it.
  • Edit FileList.bat (when you double click on a .bat file you execute it, to edit it choose edit from the right click menu)
    In FileList.bat type or copy/past the code bellow.
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    DIR /B > FileList.txt
  • Close FileList.bat and double click on it, a new text file called FileList.txt will be created in the same folder, this will be a list of all the files and folders in the current folder.

You can copy/paste this batch file into any folder you want the file list for.
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