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Is there a fast way to output list of files and folders in folder in Windows XP/Vista in text file? How?

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Guest [Entry]

"A little app called FileList should do the job nicely for you if you want something a little more powerful than dir /s > files.txt

From the README:

FileList is a command line utility that produces a list of files of the given
path in the CSV format, which can be imported in a spreadsheet or database.
The list includes the file name, the size, the path, the last access and change
date, etc. Supported Windows versions: Windows 200*/XP/Vista


FILELIST [/OPTION] [/FILTER pattern1;pattern2;...] [/NOHEADER]
Path [>list.csv]

/NOHEADER Leaves out the column headers from the output.

/ATTRIBUTES Includes a column with the attributes that are set for each file.

/OWNERS Adds a column that contains the owner of each file. Querying the
file owner is unfortunately a slow operation in a Windows domain,
this is why file owners are turned off by default. USing this option
will significantly slow down the generation of the list.

/AUTHORS Additionally extracts name of the author from MS Office documents.
Do not confuse the author with the owner. The owner is listed in
an extra column by default. This switch slows down the creation of
the list.

/LASTSAVEDATE Additionally extracts the last save date from MS Office documents.

/MD5 Includes a column with the MD5 checksum of each file.

/FILTER Allows to specify one or more filters, separated with semicolons.
The wildcards '*' and '?' may be used.

Using "">"" the output can be redirected to a file.

Just place FileList.exe where you want, we recommend your Windows folder.

* FileList uses the list separator that is set in the Control Panel of Windows.
* Using the extension .CSV for the output file enables you to open the file
in Excel with a double click in the Explorer.
* The Windows ""at"" command can be used to schedule the creation of lists with
FileList. The following command creates a list of all mp3 files including
their owners every monday night:
at 00:01 /EVERY:m ""C:\path\to\filelist.exe"" /OWNER /FILTER *.mp3 c:\ ^>output.txt"
Guest [Entry]

"Using PowerShell:

dir > filename

or, for recursive

dir -r > filename

If you want, *.foo files only:

dir . -r -filter *.foo > filename"