Is there a freeware utility that would list the contents on my hard drive?
March 10, 2004 11:23 AM   Subscribe

I'm in need of a silly freeware utility that would let me make a list of folders and their contents on my hard drive. I've tried googling "directory List" + Util, but come up with lots of noise, no signal. Can someone point me to such an applet?
posted by Fupped Duck to Computers & Internet (13 answers total)
 
What operating system?
posted by fvw at 11:26 AM on March 10, 2004


Whoops, for the PC, (win2k)
posted by Fupped Duck at 11:33 AM on March 10, 2004


Tree for windows will do this. It's originally a unix app, so I'm sure there is a version out there for OS X as well.

Are you just looking to see what's there, or are you trying to clear up some space? There's some very cool windows apps to find out what's taking up space on your HD.
posted by malphigian at 11:33 AM on March 10, 2004


cd \
dir/s > silly_list.txt
posted by duckstab at 11:36 AM on March 10, 2004


To expand somewhat on duckstab's point, you've got all you need already.

Open a command line.

Change directory & drive to the root you want to start at ("C:\My Documents", or whatever).

Type: dir /s > textfile.txt

Browse to the directory, double-click on textfile.txt.

Use the various options of the dir command to fine tune (type dir -h for options.)
posted by bonehead at 11:40 AM on March 10, 2004


looking to make a simple catalog of sorts to send as an email attachment, so either txt based or html.
posted by Fupped Duck at 11:43 AM on March 10, 2004


I already know about redirecting the dir command to a text file, I was hoping to find an app that formats it so that its easier to read.
posted by Fupped Duck at 11:44 AM on March 10, 2004


tree /F c:\path\to\directory > textfile.txt
posted by mfbridges at 12:33 PM on March 10, 2004


Printfolder also does the trick...and can be installed to work on a right click...
posted by mattr at 12:52 PM on March 10, 2004


I'm just digging that duckstab had the answer to FuppedDuck's question.
posted by geekyguy at 3:02 PM on March 10, 2004


so I'm sure there is a version out there for OS X as well.

Or you could just copy and paste from the list view.
posted by milovoo at 4:00 PM on March 10, 2004


Oscar's Renamer allows you to copy a files list from the righthand pane and paste it into a text file. I have to create such lists frequently and have found this quite satisfactory for the purpose.
posted by salt at 6:52 PM on March 10, 2004


FolderPrint Plus worked well for me. I used the trial version, which has since expired, so I can't say if it's worth the $21.95, though. Lots of export formats, including pdf and html.
posted by donnagirl at 11:49 AM on March 11, 2004


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