How to Print a Windows Directory to a File

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But it's a method I use OFTEN. Maybe 3-4 times a week. Maybe more.

Here goes:

Watch the video to see it in action.

How to print a Windows folder contents to a file

This video shows you the easy way to print a Windows directory listing to a file.

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I “print” to a text file whose contents I then paste into Microsoft Excel (or any other spreadsheet application), manipulate a little, sort, and then save.

It's easy.

But it's certainly not intuitive!

I use this when I want to use a file list in, say, bullet points in a sales letter.

Some other reasons you may want to print a Window folder to a text file:

  1. Sometimes, technical support needs to know what's in a particular file. I hate typing out the contents of a folder. This works like a charm.
  2. I have a specific use that you may not have…I use a program that will auto-populate filenames, file descriptions, etc. in a file import process. This is the beginning of that process. Saves me at least an hour every time I use it.

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