10 Free Tools To Save or Print a List of File and Folder Contents

6. JR Directory Printer

JR Directory Printer

JR Directory Printer is a portable 200KB executable that is able to scan your folders and sub folders and then output the resulting list by opening it directly in your default text editor such as Notepad or Notepad++. Size, date and time and attributes can be included / excluded from the list and you can put a limit of the name length or even choose to display DOS style file names. Although JR Directory Printer dates back to 2001 it still works perfectly fine on Windows 7 including 64-bit.

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7. DirLister

DirLister

Not to be confused with the other DirLister program above, this one is by Barrysoft and is a less than a 500KB portable executable with a few additional options users could find useful. These are the output types of the file to be saved because you can save to plain text, an Excel file or an HTML page and also with tab and space separated versions. There’s an option for multiple file masks if for example you want to list different types of music or image etc, and the program is able to scan down into sub folders and include hidden files in the list. The scanning is also pretty fast and a full C drive scan output to HTML file took about 5 seconds. Works on Windows XP to 7.

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8. Snap2HTML

Snap2HTML

Snap2HTML is a portable tool that is able to generate a single HTML file that lists all folders and files that you ask it to. What makes this program a bit different is the great way it creates the HTML file that looks and behaves a lot like Windows Explorer complete with an expandable tree view down the left and also a handy search option. The configuration options are few with only really tick boxes to provide hidden or system files, and the Link files tick box will make all the files into links so you can execute a file directly from the HTML document. Snap2HTML runs on all versions of Windows from 95 upwards.

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9. DriveZ

DriveZ

DriveZ is a utility with not much in the way of features or functions, but the fact it’s a small portable executable of only 44KB makes DriveZ an ideal program to have around or as an addition to a USB toolkit. DriveZ does a simple job of creating a list of file and folder names from a specified directory and then copying it to the clipboard. You can choose to include files or folders, remove file extensions or include a file name mask which the MP3 tick box will enter *.mp3 into the Mask box. The Preferences menu gives 1 option which is the useful function of adding a right click Explorer context menu entry for the program. Tested on Windows 7.

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10. PrintFolder

PrintFolder

The free version of PrintFolder is probably best described as a slightly more advanced version of the DriveZ tool above that needs to be installed. It also cannot recurse into sub directories and instead only shows the top level file and folder contents, but does have the options to include date, time and file size in the list. The Options tab gives a few formatting options such as font size and whether to include lower case names and system folders etc, and the output can be copied to the clipboard, saved to a TXT file or printed. The developer does mention a few bugs in Windows 7 on the website, but the right click context menu option seemed to work fine for us.

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