How to Get Text Listing of a Folder’s Contents

by Barbara J. Feldman on April 15, 2008

If you’ve ever wanted to print a text listing of files in a Windows folder, this week’s tip is for you. First, create a simple batch file (you can put it in your Windows folder) called filelisting.bat with a single line in it (without the quotes): “dir /a /b /-p /o:gen >filelisting.txt”. Then modify the Folder context menu so that your batch file displays whenever you right-click on a folder in Explorer. For complete instructions, read The Elder Geek.

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Feldman, Barbara. "How to Get Text Listing of a Folder’s Contents." Surfnetkids. Feldman Publishing. 15 Apr. 2008. Web. 23 Oct. 2014. <http://www.surfnetkids.com/tech/303/how-to-get-text-listing-of-a-folders-contents/ >.