Software recommendation: file list output to save more customizable

File directory list output or print, commonly used Windows internal commands or commands with Excel skills to achieve. However, all these methods are troublesome to operate, especially when it comes to list personalization, which requires the use of different parameters and high technical requirements. In fact, with a portable software Directory List & Print, you can not only generate and print file directory listings very easily, but also meet various advanced filtering requirements for files and list items.

After downloading and unzipping the Directory List & Print zip file, run the EXE program directly to enter the main interface. First click on the “1 Directory” tab, select the folder you want to work with in the tree file list, and add the folder to the Favorites list on the right. You can also use the Path button to manually enter the path of the folder you want to add (Figure 1).

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Next, click on the “2 Columns” tab, and after selecting the file property items from the list on the left, click on the triangle button in the middle to add the items to the right pane as valid items for the file list output. For example, here we select only the file name and the number of bytes occupied by the file (Figure 2).

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Then define some special requirements for the list display. By clicking on the “3 Display” tab and using the Show items checkbox, you can choose whether each directory selected in the previous directory settings will appear in the file list; whether it will contain all files in the lower subfolders; whether to remove the type, i.e. the file extension, from the file list (Figure 3).

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If you have more requirements for the range of files, you can set further filtering conditions through the “4 Filter” tab. For example, set file name filter by condition, filter by file date or file attributes, etc. Once the filtering criteria are set, click the “5. Create / update file list” button to generate a list of files that meet the criteria in the bottom pane (Figure 4).

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However, the above list is only in the form of display. To output the list as a file or print it out with a printer, click on the Output tab and under this page select Print to Printer, or output to common formats such as PDF, HTML, DOC, XLS, XML, TXT and CSV. In addition, they can also be saved to the clipboard for more programs to utilize (Figure 5).

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Tip: The free version restricts some of the features, but it is basically enough for general use.

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