RE: Creating a list from Windows NT

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!)

Ruth

-----Original Message-----
From: Megan Golding
Sent: Monday, January 08, 2001 4:28 PM
To: Ruth Lundquist; TECHWR-L
Subject: RE: Creating a list from Windows NT

Ruth,

(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

Good luck!

Meg Golding
SecureWorks

> -----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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