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File & Folder Lister is a 100% freeware that used to print directories/files information to audio/video playlist (m3u/pls), PowerBuilder resources file (pbr), text file (txt), Excel document (xls), web page (htm/html) and MS Word document (doc).

It supports to output all items under a directory and all its sub folders, customize all properties of files/folders that you want to output, even the format of date time, the unit and precision of size can be customized also.

It contains the size statistics for the selected files/folders tool also, and can output the files/folders information for the remote host via the mapped network drives.

Of course, the outputted listings may used to play music (for instance: mp3, wav, rm, and so on), backup and archive files/folders information, submit to your managers, send to your colleagues and friends, assist software development, and so on.

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QuoteSave information about your folders and files to audio/video playlist (M3U, PLS), PowerBuilder resource file (PBR), or other file format, such as TXT, HTML, XLS, and DOC

File & Folder Lister is a small software application specialized in outputting file/folder information.

Its aim is to provide a simple way for saving different details about your items and directories with the aid of audio/video playlist (M3U, PLS), PowerBuilder resource file (PBR), or other file format, such as TXT, HTML, XLS, or DOC. Plus, it offers support for mapped network drives.

Plain looks

The GUI is quite simplistic and embeds several configuration settings that you can play with. It offers quick access to the files and folders stored in your computer, so you can easily select the items that you want to include in the listing process.

Plus, you can view information about each directory, such as name, path, size, file type, as well as creation, modified or last accessed date.

Creating lists

File & Folder Lister gives you the possibility to add the content of an entire folder to the list and remove the selected items from the list or clear the entire workspace with just one click. Additionally, you can make use of filters in order to sort the results by hidden or system files, or file extensions.

Configuration settings

The main panel is clearly intuitive but not the same thing can be said about the configuration window which looks crowded.

You are offered the possibility to select the desired list type that you want to generate (e.g. playlist, PBR files), pick the saving directory, as well as alter several parameters that affect the output file, such as unit of size (e.g. bytes, kilobytes, megabytes), file path, size, type, creation date, and other details. Plus, you can make the app add only files or folders, or both of them to the list.

Bottom line

All things considered, File & Folder Lister comes packed with only a few features for helping you save information about your folders and files.
QuoteLooks simple but effective. - By Katherine Fisher@MSDA
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Release/Update Date
Features / Improvements Bug Fixes
Dec 18, 2012
  • Publish as freeware.
  • Indicates the source and destination lists clearly (not only tooltips).
  • Optimized the documentation and interface.
  • Sometimes, the interface may be not responding when adding items.
  • Cannot display the Options button fully on some systems.
Feb 26, 2007
  • Used the tree view to display/add system resources (similar to Windows Explorer).
  • Separated the listing as source listing and destination listing.
  • Added option: when add a folder to the destination listing: add all files/folders/files & folders under the selected folder and all its sub folders simultaneously.
  • Moved the 'System', 'Hidden' and 'Filter' options from the 'Options' interface to the main interface.
  • Added functions: map the network drive and disconnect the network drive, so as to display/output the items on the remote hosts.
  • Modified the trial limitation as can output 16 items once.
  • Optimized the 'Options' interface: closing the dialog box after saved options.
  • Optimized the documentation.
Sep 24, 2006
  • Improved the files list box (use List View to display).
  • Do not preview real time.
  • Supports operating files (contains Remove, Clear and Open commands).
  • Supports to directly input folder name.
  • Shows prompt if the output file does exist when saving.
  • Add size statistics tool for the selected folders and files.
  • Support adjusting the date time format.
  • Added option: delete files really after outputted listing (cautiously).
  • Support playlist (M3U, PLS and others) and PowerBuilder Resources (PBR) directly.
  • Can set which fields will be displayed.
  • Can set the unit (contains bytes, KB, MB, GB) of size for displaying items.
  • Separated all options from main interface.
  • Classified options as 'Common' and 'Output'.
  • Support inputting the separator of fields for file properties directly.
  • Added option: repeat times for the separator.
  • Made the standardization Excel files process (connect to the Excel Application to deal).
  • Added option: output path.
  • Added option: output headers.
  • Support sorting columns.
  • Only allows to run once (contains online help).
  • Closes documentation after exit program.
  • The illegal file name can not be loaded.
  • Loose duplication folder checking.
Nov 10, 2005
  • Added option: precision of size.
  • The more completed prompts for all process.
  • Supports to adjust the column widths.
  • Supports to select all, double-click or press <Enter> key to open, press <Del> to delete for the listings.
  • Supports resize and maximize the interface.
  • Improved the toolbar.
  • Supports to adjust the widths for treeview and listings.
  • Improved the register method.
  • Added the status bar.
  • Added progress prompt to the status bar.
  • Improved the interface appearance to suit the different OS interface style.
  • If have not chosen files, press <Alt+M> will show the same prompt twice.
Jun 23, 2004
  • New release.

# Operational Steps

  • Step 1: Locate the resources that you want to output in the system resources tree (left) and source listing (right top).
  • Step 2: Add the located resources from the source listing/system resources tree to the destination listing (right bottom).
  • Step 3: Set the output options (if necessary) and click the <Make> bottom to output the destination listing content to your specified file.

# The Main Interface

Used to browse resources and add them from the tree view/source listing to the destination listing, and then print current destination listing contents to a output file (xls, doc, txt, m3u, pls, pbr, htm or html) according to your output settings.

The Main Interface.

  • Filter (Top Right)
    checks Hidden/System to show the hidden/system resources, changes the filter to filter resources in the source listing. You can use the following special wildcard in the filter:
    * (asterisk) matches any group of characters. For instance, Good* matches all resource names that begin with Good.
    ? (interrogation) matches any single character. For instance, Good?? matches all 6-letter resource names that begin with Good.
    Note: The filter cannot contain one of below symbols: \ / : ;
  • System Resources (Left Treeview)
    Displays all the drives and folders (contains fixed/CD-Rom/Removable/Remote/... drives). Click the node to expand them and display their sub items in the source listing, double-click a node to add it (or its all sub items, if set this) to the destination listing.
  • Source Listing (Right Top Listbox)
    Displays the resources under current drive/folder (the selected node in the treeview), right-click to display the context menu, double-click or press <Enter> to add the selected items to the destination listing, click headers to sort data, drag-and-drop the separators to adjust the width of columns, drag-and-drop the headers to adjust the position of columns.
  • Destination Listing (Right Bottom Listbox)
    displays the added resources which will be outputted to a file, right-click to display the context menu, double-click or press <Enter> key to open/run the selected items, press <Del> key to remove the selected items from this listing, click headers to sort data, drag-and-drop the separators to adjust the width of columns, drag-and-drop the headers to adjust the position of columns.

# Options Interface

Set the output and display options at here.

Options Interface

Output options affect the output file only.
  • File Type
    Specifies the type for the output file, default: Playlist.
    Playlist: the audio/video play list, such as m3u, pls.
    PowerBuilder Resources: the resources file for Sybase PowerBuilder (for developers).
    Customize: customizes the output file completely as your wish.
  • Separator
    Specifies the separator for each column in the output file, default: {Tab}. You can select one of the built-in separators or input any string as the separator. If the delimitation for the separator is {}, it means that the string is a special separator.
    Note: this option does not affect the Excel file (*.xls).
  • Repeat ... Times
    Specifies the repeat times for the separator, scope: 0 to 9, default: 0. Note: this option does not affect the Excel file (*.xls).
  • Standard mode (full path and name)
    Specifies the standard mode for the 'Customize' output file, if this option is selected, the output listing will output as the full path and name (for instance: E:\Pictures\20050921.jpg), default: true.
  • Output headers
    Specifies whether the output file contains the headers for each column or not, default: false.
  • Delete files/folders really after outputted listing
    If this option is selected, after you outputted the destination listing, this program will delete the outputted files/folders form your drives permanently, so please use it cautiously, default: false.
    Note: we do NOT recommend you select this option, only if you want to delete your files indeed after you outputted their information. For instance: I want to delete all video music files from my hard disk, because they occupy many spaces. But I very like these music and I want to use the MP3 files to replace them. OK, once you have a requirement like this, you can use this option indeed: outputting video music information to a file -> delete these video files -> download the new MP3 music refer to the output file.
  • Output Path Specifies the default path for all the output files, you can input or choose one.
  • Note: the 'Standard mode (full path and name)' option is available only if 'File Type' is set as 'Customize'; the 'Separator', 'Repeat ... Times' and 'Output headers' options are available only if 'File Type' is set as 'Customize' and 'Standard Mode (full path and name)' option is not checked.
Common options affect display and output file both.
  • Precision Of Size
    Specifies the precision of size for each items, default: 2.
  • Unit Of Size
    Specifies the unit of size for each items, default: KB.
  • Name, Path, Size, Type, Created Date, Modified Date, Last Accessed Date
    Specifies the display/output columns for the destination listing/output file, default: true.
  • When add a folder to the destination listing: add all files/folders/files & folders under the selected folder and all its sub folders simultaneously.
    Specifies whether processing the sub resources of folders or not. Check it to process the sub items of folders when add the folders to the destination listing, you can specify the processing method: only files/folders or bath.
Other option.
  • Do not show this dialog box when perform the <Make> command.
    Default: false. When you perform <Make> command, this dialog box will be shown, so that to confirm your current settings, you can select this option if the options are set OK.
The following screenshots are some output files that created by File & Folder Lister.
File Type Preview of Output File
M3U Playlist M3U Playlist
PLS Playlist PLS Playlist
PowerBuilder Resources File PowerBuilder Resources File
Excel Workbook Excel Workbook
Text File Text File
Word Document Word Document
HTML Web Page HTML Web Page

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