Export List of Files in an Explorer Folder

How can I export a list of files located in a file folder to excel or to a text document? Preferably excel.

Thank you,

Tom

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You must have the directory you wish to list on your hard drive(not a network share although a mapped drive may work?

Files should be displayed in the details format within the directory.

1) type cmd into the start menu to bring up a dos prompt
2) use the command (for instance)   "cd C:\Users\BobJones\Desktop\New folder" to navigate to the folder in question
3) use the command "DIR > doggy.csv" to create a file named doggy.csv in the same directory that you can open directly with excel. Nothing much looks lik it is happening but you wuill find the small file as expected.

Good Luck!

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Hello Tom,

You can simply paste the list into Excel, as follows:

1. Open Windows Explorer and select the source folder in the left pane.
2. Press Ctrl + A to select all items in the right pane.
3. Press and hold the Shift key, then right click on the selection.
4. From the context menu, choose "Copy as Path".
5. Paste the list into Excel.

Doug M. in NJ

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