List of file names in a folder in .txt or xls file

At work we have about 2,000 files of .rpt files ( report files ) in a folder on a server.  I want to be able to place those 2,000 filenames in a format that I can put in Excel and run lookup tables on.  Can this be done.??

Thanks
LVL 2
awehmeAsked:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

x
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Gary DewrellSenior Network AdministratorCommented:
Hi awehme,
I can tell you a low tech way that works.

from a dos prompt in the directory issue this command:  dir /B > files.txt
then load Excel and open files.txt  It will import the file names into excel.


God Bless
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
tosh9iiiCommented:
Could you elaborate a little on the "lookup tables"?

But for now see if this does any good:
http://camalotdesigns.com/software/xfl/
0
Gary DewrellSenior Network AdministratorCommented:
What I gave you simply gets the names into excel. Once you have them into excel you can do what ever other functions you want to do.  Here is a step by step article on how to use lookup tables.

http://www.glencoe.com/ps/computered/pas/article.php4?articleId=411
0
Acronis True Image 2019 just released!

Create a reliable backup. Make sure you always have dependable copies of your data so you can restore your entire system or individual files.

awehmeAuthor Commented:
Thanks guys.

gdewrell is what i was looking for

Tosh9iii....cool I didn't know that was out there
0
awehmeAuthor Commented:
Is there also a way to get the attrib's to the files.  ie. Date, time, size ??
0
awehmeAuthor Commented:
found it.  It's Just Dir > files.txt
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Storage

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.