Quickly and easily create folder and file lists


With Folder2List you can quickly and easily create folder and file lists. Select the data to be displayed from numerous properties and format the data with various setting options. Folder2List supports metadata such as EXIF, IPTC, ID3, video attributes or Office document properties. This allows you to clearly list, for instance, information regarding your MP3 files or photos.

The program offers a variety of options to individually adapt the appearance of the lists. With a few simple clicks you can customize font, background color, frames, etc. You can save these settings as a profile. The generated folder or file lists can be printed and exported to many different formats (XLS, Excel-XML, PDF, HTML, CSV and TXT).

With Folder2List you can:

  • print simple file lists (e.g., output file names only)
  • create file lists that contain different file properties (e.g., create MP3 lists)
  • print folder lists to display the number of files and total size
  • create file lists for the direct further processing, for example, for the import into a database
  • document CD contents
  • create detailed folder lists to visualize certain folder properties
  • export folder or file lists - a variety of different file formats are supported
  • create lists automatically using the command line mode (for example, via a script that is called time-controlled by Windows)

Key features

Use numerous properties of folders and files

When generating the data lists, you can use properties like file or folder size, date of creation or the file extension. In addition, a lot of the metadata contained in files can be used. By using metadata, you can create, for example, MP3 lists that contain artist, album, and genre. The following file attributes and metadata are supported:

File list columns
  • General data (name, length of name, path, length of path, file type, creation date, modification date, access date, file size, owner, domain name).
  • Image data (width, height, horizontal/vertical resolution, bit depth, number of pictures contained (e.g., GIF, TIFF ...)).
  • EXIF data (taken date, camera manufacturer, camera model, photographer, description, commentary, copyright, image width/height, horizontal/vertical resolution, aperture value, exposure time, ISO speed rating, focal length, focal length 35mm, max. aperture value, metering mode, subject distance, flash mode, XP-Author, XP-Comment, XP-Keywords, XP-Rating, XP-Subject, XP-Title).
  • IPTC data (country, country code, state, city, location, title, photographer, description, provider, source).
  • Audio data (artist, album, title, year, comment, track, genre, bit-rate, bpm, duration).
  • Video data (width, height, frame rate, standard, aspect ratio, audio codec, video codec, overall bitrate, video bitrate, audio bitrate, audio compression, duration, title).
  • Document data (authors, title, subject, comments, tags, last saved by, revision number, template, content created, date last saved, last printed, program name, pages, words, characters) - supports XPS files, Word files, Excel files, PowerPoint files, OpenDocument files (e.g., Microsoft Office, OpenOffice or LibreOffice).
  • Email data (transmission date, sender name, sender address, sender domain, recipient name, recipient address, recipient domain, subject).
  • EPUB data (EPUB version, author, title, keywords, publisher, contributors, identifier, language, released date, last modified date).

Export or print folder contents

With Folder2List You can list the contents of folders clearly. The generated folder or file list can be printed, for example, as simple list or in color. Furthermore, the folder content can be stored as text file, CSV file, etc., in order to import the extracted information, for example, into a database. There are several formats available for exporting the list.

Select output type
  • Output directory contents as text (saved as TXT, CSV or HTML file)
  • Export file lists to Excel (saved as XLS, Excel-XML or CSV file)
  • Save file lists as PDF file
  • Print directory and file lists
  • Copy folder and file lists in plain text format to the clipboard

Real-time preview for folder and file lists

Due to the real-time preview, the effects of all settings (such as changes of the column width, font color, and frame color) are visible immediately.

Preview file list
Export file list

Export to many different formats

With a few clicks, you can create and export detailed lists in formats such as xls, pdf, html, txt etc.
Use metadata

Use metadata

Metadata allow you to output numerous additional file information such as ID3 tag, photo shooting date, EXIF data, etc.
Sort and filter

Extensive filtering and sorting options

Folders and files can be filtered and sorted separately by many different criteria

Sort and filter files by their properties

Filter files

The extensive filtering and sorting functions are applicable to all properties that can be listed (for example, the file extension, creation date, or metadata such as image dimensions), thus enabling the exclusion of files and folders. There are two independent filters available - one for folders and one for files. For example, files can be listed or output as a list of files that have specific file properties and are stored in folders that contain a certain term in the name and have also been created in a defined period of time. An unlimited number of filter criteria can be combined - for example, it can be specified that the file size must be at least one megabyte and the photo taken date must be in the previous year.

Some Awards and Reviews

Winload Award

Winload: With Folder2List, the folder structure on your computer can be presented in a very convenient way as a table or list, and if desired even saved or printed.

FindMySoft: Specify how to create folder content lists, then print them out or export them. You can do this with the greatest of ease by using Folder2List.

Software Informer Award

Software Informer: Folder2List is an extremely useful utility to create lists of your folders, subfolders, together with all the files contained in ...

Shareware Award

Shareware: Folder2List creates and prints detailed tables of contents of hard drive folders and external drives. The Shareware not only adjusts the information content, but also the design of the lists...