Quickly list all files and sub-directories of a folder or directory in Excel
Kutools for Excel
Many people may wonder why there is no direct way to get and create a list of files of a specific folder or directory in Excel. But with the Kutools for Excel’s Filename List utility, all files and sub-directories of a specific folder or directory will be listed with the file attributes in Excel.
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Click Enterprise > Import / Export > Filename List. See screenshot:
List all file names from folders in a new worksheet
1. Open the workbook that you want to create a list of files from a specific folder in a new worksheet, and then apply the Filename List utility by clicking Enterprise > Import / Export > Filename List.
2. In the Filename List dialog box, do the following operations:
(1.) Click button to select the directory which you want to list the files;
(2.) If you need to list the files in subfolders or list hidden files, please check Include files in subdirectories or Include hidden files and folders option.
(3.) Specify the file type that you want to list under the Files type section;
(4.) Select one file size unit you want to display from the File size unit section.
(5.) Checking Create hyperlinks option will create hyperlinks for each listed file.
3. After finishing the above settings, click OK to create the list. All of the files contained in the folder have been displayed with some attributes in a new worksheet. See screenshot:
Tip: The list will contain other attributes, such as file size, file type, created date and so on.
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Designed for Excel(Office) 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007 and Office 365. Free download and use for 60 days.
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To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 3 days agoI am trying to list the files off of my Samsung phone, connected as an external drive, however, it is grayed out for all files on my phone. Will it not work this way? I seem to remember using my external hard drive and doing the same thing. Thanks. Still learning about your product, but it is definitely a time saver.
To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 5 months agoHi, The tool is just awesome.
In my Scope, I am Extracting the Video/Audio file names,
I would like to know if file duration can be extracted too.
To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 6 months agohi
how can i get only folder lis
To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 3 years agoI have experiencing the same issue as Gary P. The app will not list files in folders with more than 10,000 files, even if I specify a file type
To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 3 years ago[quote name="Eleanor H"]I have experiencing the same issue as Gary P. The app will not list files in folders with more than 10,000 files, even if I specify a file type[/quote]
We will enhance it soon. :-)
To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 3 years agoThis is a cool tool but it won't list files in folders with more than 10,000 files. I have multiple folders with 100,000 PDF files I'm trying to use this tool for. Any way to change the limit?