Copy List of Files to a Text List ?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Martin Knight, Jan 4, 2004.

  1. Is there a quick way to copy about 50 files (MP3) and convert them to text.

    I'd like to send a list to someone of all the files in a folder without
    having to type them all out. I was hoping to CTRL A, CTRL C and CTRL V as
    text. Probably not possible but would be nice if such a thing existed.

    Martin Knight, Jan 4, 2004
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  2. Martin Knight

    Unk Guest

    Open a CMD (or DOS) prompt, navigate your way to the folder where the MP3
    files are stored and type the following:

    dir *.mp3 >list.txt
    Unk, Jan 4, 2004
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  3. Martin Knight

    Unk Guest

    Here's more info.

    A quick and dirty way without any new software is from a DOS shell:
    Click Start, Programs, DOS Prompt or click Start, Run. In the Run
    box, type "" without the quotes and press enter.

    Navigate your way to the directory where the files are located, and use
    the DIR command to list the directory and use switches to control output.
    /a shows ALL files (hidden, system, etc.) dir/a
    /o (letter o, not a zero) sorts them alphabetically dir/o
    /s shows subdirectories dir/s
    /b bare format: Just the long filename, no size, etc. dir/b
    Add the command ">list.txt" to send the output to a text file "List.txt".
    (Double ">>"'s makes the DIR command append the output to an existing text

    So if you want a list of EVERY file on the C:\Music folder sent to a text
    file that you can edit, then use the following command:
    dir c:\music /a/b/o/s>list.txt

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    Unk, Jan 4, 2004
  4. Is there a quick way to copy about 50 files (MP3)
    Assuming your are using Windows of some sort, you can go to the
    directory in a command prompt and type the following -

    dir *.mp3 > mp3list.txt | notepad mp3list.txt
    Michael J. Apollyon, Jan 4, 2004
  5. Martin Knight


    Jan 2, 2008
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    info from microsoft.public.word.newusers
    konmaan, Jan 2, 2008
  6. Martin Knight


    Sep 10, 2011
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    Your looking for CopyFilenames at

    Once you install you'll get an added option in your menu when you right click anywhere in a folder.

    so get a folder with your 50 mp3's in said folder. Select them all and right click. You'll see the option to copy all file names in the menu.

    Enjoy! :yell:
    ptristan88, Sep 10, 2011
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