Export a directory listing

Is there a way to export an ntfs directory listing to Excel?  I am in the process of moving files around to and from directories and I really wanted to be able to export a file/directory listing to excel so that I can script the move on paper before actually performing it.

Thanks in advance,
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Hi tommoran,

You can try this

Once in CSV you can import into excel or other applications

a simple way to get the listing of a directory is to do

c:\> dir > list.txt

this will put the listing in a text file

there are some other programs that will help you out

I use Treesize.  http://www.jam-software.com/freeware/index.shtml

it has an export function right to excel..


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I often do a:

dir /l /b /s > tree.txt

same way tanelorn does it.. so I am just adding a little bit;) This way you get a nice clean text file with the full path and file name of all files in the tree.

You can even import it as text and set the delimiter to "\" and sort it all kinds of ways in Excel... you can also do a search and replace on "C:\" to something like "xcopy /e /s /t /v c:\", to turn it into a batch file that copys all of the files and folders to wherever you run it. Oh, so many things you can do!

Output example:

c:\documents and settings\profilename\application data\macromedia\flash player\macromedia.com\support\flashplayer\sys\#2ndlight.com\settings.sol
c:\documents and settings\profilename\application data\macromedia\flash player\macromedia.com\support\flashplayer\sys\#sitel.com\settings.sol
c:\documents and settings\profilename\application data\microsoft\access
c:\documents and settings\profilename\application data\microsoft\activesync
c:\documents and settings\profilename\application data\microsoft\excel
c:\documents and settings\profilename\application data\microsoft\file transfer manager
c:\documents and settings\profilename\local settings\application data\microsoft\internet explorer\msimgsiz.dat
c:\documents and settings\profilename\local settings\application data\microsoft\media player\currentdatabase_59r.wmdb
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Here's a way to do it by installing an option to print from the context menu:

tommoranAuthor Commented:
All excellent answers I just tried tanlorn's first and it gave me exactly what I was looking for.  Thanks all!
Cool, glad to see Tanelorn putting out a nice, old, tried and true simple solution. ;) Alot of people forget the easy stuff!


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