How to make copy of files names on ext. driv

December 17, 2010 at 12:39:48
Specs: Windows XP Pro, 1320.02 Gigabytes Usable
I have a large external drive with a number of movies and various pictures that I would like to have a typed copy of the file names to refer to w/o connecting the drive, each time. Any help appreciated. Happy Holidays!!!

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December 17, 2010 at 13:16:59
Go to a command prompt and type Dir Drive:\folder >C:\DirList.txt

This will produce a text file in C: that can then be printed.

You will have to do this for each folder if there are multiple folders.


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December 18, 2010 at 02:21:38
As stated by StuartS the DIR command can be used to produce a list of files. You can use the /s option to do a whole partition. You may also use an extension to separate the files by type. You may not want to print all the files. My drive has several hundred thousand files.

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