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Old 16th November 2005   #1
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Exporting folder contents to Excel

Hi all,
I was wondering what would be the best way list a folders content to an Excel spreadsheet. Anyone know of any freeware that might do this?
Thanks for the help.

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Open a cmd window (start -> run -> cmd & OK)

Dir /b c:\somefolder > c:\dir-list.txt

Open c:\dir-list.txt in Excel

Note that if you want subdirectory contents

Dir /b /s c:\somefolder > c:\long-dir-list.txt

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Select the required attributes, save it to file and then parse it back into Excel, if you want each to be in a unique column.

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Good freeware

I came across a neat little utility called Cathy. It's tiny & will list all the files in a folder/sub folder. You can just copy & paste straight into a spreadsheet, db or word processor. The URL for download is...

Then follow the links...
Freeware > System Utilities > Disk Cataloging

I find it very useful indeed

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