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Subject:RE: Creating a list from Windows NT From:Ruth Lundquist <rlundquist -at- prosarcorp -dot- com> To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Mon, 8 Jan 2001 16:32:56 -0600
Megan, Sue G. & other whirlers--
Geesh you guys are so helpful! And so quick! I really, truly appreciate the
1/2 dozen people who took time out of their days to immediately help me
(and the level of help is amazing--people offering to walk me through dos,
emailing me utilities, and responding like below. God you guys are the
best!!! To paraphrase a beer commercial, "I love you, man".) =^)
I ended up using a slick little utility called File Grabber (thanks Bill!)
From: Megan Golding
Sent: Monday, January 08, 2001 4:28 PM
To: Ruth Lundquist; TECHWR-L
Subject: RE: Creating a list from Windows NT
(I just tried an old UNIX trick and voila -- it worked)
The short answer: "dir > files.txt"
The long answer: (with details)
1. open a DOS prompt
2. change into the directory ("cd <directory>")
3. type "dir > files.txt"
4. run Excel and open "files.txt"
5. muck around in the file to get rid of the extra stuff you don't want
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ruth Lundquist [mailto:rlundquist -at- prosarcorp -dot- com]
> Sent: Monday, January 08, 2001 5:00 PM
> To: TECHWR-L
> Subject: Creating a list from Windows NT
> Gurus all,
> A quick, specific question for you:
> I use Windows NT Explorer. I have a folder that contains 700
> unique files. I would like to get a list of those files into
> Word or Excel.
> Is there a way to do this without retyping each file name
> into Word or Excel?
> Thanks for any help you can offer.
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