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Windows 7: How can I create a list of files contained in a child folder

17 Jun 2015   #1

XP Pro (x86) | 7 HP (x86) & (x64) | 7 Pro (x64)
How can I create a list of files contained in a child folder

I want to create a list of all files in a child folder.
There are about 300 files of various file types in the folder
- would it be possible to create such a list in cmd.exe window

If so how would I do that ?
- in the past I have dabbled with commands to release stubborn drives but that is the extent of my experience.

I think I need to CHDIR to the target folder but I dont know how to then create a complete list of files in the cmd window
- I am a little out of practice writing script to create a new TXT file with the list of files.
- Wiki - List of DOS commands looks promising so I thought cmd.exe might be easier and quicker than script

Thank you :)

My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jun 2015   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Russell,

You might see if the context menu below may work for you for this. :)

Context Menu - Add View and Print File Directory
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jun 2015   #3

XP Pro (x86) | 7 HP (x86) & (x64) | 7 Pro (x64)

Hi Shawn :)
You are a life saver. What other tricks have you got up your sleeve?!

About 10 years ago I spent about a week learning how to write a recursive loop.
- it was a lot of fun at the time but it nearly did my head in -- I survived and it worked

Your help, as always, is very much appreciated :)
Russell (the-bald-won)
My System SpecsSystem Spec

17 Jun 2015   #4

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

I'm glad it was able to help mate. :)
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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