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Make a text file of all files in a folder

It is not often that one is faced with the task of creating a list of all the files in a folder. But when one does, it is usually with a sense of great urgency, especially if the number of files in the folder are on the heavier side of fifty, or even hundred. In such a situation, you may opt for a Print Screen, but that would be a very clumsy affair. Well, you could laboriously type the names of all the files. But that you don’t have to, if you have a computer. Just follow these steps.

1. Put your files in a folder with a simple name like “myfiles” or “thefiles” and copy the folder to c drive.
2. Open a command prompt, preferably as Admin (Start -> Run -> cmd Enter)
2. Navigate (cd) to the directory whose files you want to list. In this case, the “myfiles” folder in c drive.
3. Enter dir > output_file_name (e.g., dir > C:\dir.txt) and press Enter. The list of all the files in your folder will be saved as a text file called “dir.txt” in the c drive.

That’s all.

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