conceptualclarity

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I've come across software like this but I didn't pay much attention because I didn't think I needed it. Now I have a use for it.
 

Cowpipe

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I'll just get this out the way before someone else decided to be smart and suggest:

Start > Run > CMD ~ Then type the following, one line at a time, each followed by <enter>
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cd C:\Users\Admin\Documents
tree
Ok, so I'm assuming that you're looking for a replacement for Windows Explorer?

On that assumption, I'd recommend something like Explorer++
 

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I'll just get this out the way before someone else decided to be smart and suggest:

Start > Run > CMD ~ Then type the following, one line at a time, each followed by <enter>
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cd C:\Users\Admin\Documents
tree
I tried that as you set forth, and it didn't work for me. See screenshots.

Ok, so I'm assuming that you're looking for a replacement for Windows Explorer?

On that assumption, I'd recommend something like Explorer++
Actually I'm sticking with Windows Explorer. There are programs for the limited purpose of giving you those lists.
 

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Cowpipe

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I tried that as you set forth, and it didn't work for me. See screenshots
Sorry should have made it clear... The first command beginning with CD should be followed by the path to the folder you want to list the files in.

For example to list the files in your documents folder you would type:

"CD C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\My Documents" followed by enter and then "tree" ;)
 

Cowpipe

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did you type the command TREE?
My fault, I'd given a Windows 7 path as an example without an explanation of how to use it, so the change directory command wouldn't work because 1. he's on Windows XP where the path to Documents is different and 2. His username is Owner not Admin as I specified ;)

So unfortunately my fault and very sorry for the confusion @conceptualclarity !
 
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there is another program i used before that generates list of sub-folders and files in HTML format with link. forgot the name. will try to find it in my archives

don't forget to enclose the path in quotation marks in case it has spaces

CD "C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Desktop"
 

Cowpipe

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You can also pipe the output to a log file ;)

So after doing the CD command as above, instead of typing "tree" you could type:

Code:
tree > C:\log.txt
and it would save the list of files to C:\log.txt ;)

Don't forget the dir command as well, which doesn't list the files in subfolders, only lists stuff in the current directory.

eg:
Code:
dir > C:\log.txt
There are some more advanced options you can use for filtering and such, but see if you can get those working first and then let us know what's working for you and what isn't (eg: do you need to only show certain files, for example .jpg files) etc. Then we can help further :)
 

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want to know more about DIR arguments

type DIR /?, works with other CMD commands too

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Changing directory is easy, don't have to type everything. Just type the first letter of the folder and press TAB. if the target folder is deeper, backspace to the quotation mark and replace it with \ type a letter and press TAB again
 
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