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I need to create a list of files that is in a certain folder, and then outputting it in a .txt file and put it on my desktop. Is this possible with CMD and if so, how can I do this?

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit

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Powershell is not an option for you? –  squillman Mar 25 '11 at 18:38
    
I never used Powershell before. –  kb67 Mar 25 '11 at 18:40

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dir/a/b/s path\to\folder > Desktop\files.txt

(Remove /a if you don't want to list "hidden" files.)

Alternatively,

tree/f > Desktop\files.txt
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Thank you. tree/f is a shortcut to it? –  kb67 Mar 25 '11 at 18:47
    
@kb67: No, tree is a different program - it lists files in a pseudo-graphical tree view. (tree lists only directories, tree/f includes files.) –  grawity Mar 25 '11 at 18:49
    
Which one would you prefer? :) –  kb67 Mar 25 '11 at 18:50
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@kb67: It depends on which format you want the list to be. Just run tree and dir/a/b/s and compare. –  grawity Mar 25 '11 at 18:51
    
How do I specify the directory with tree –  kb67 Mar 25 '11 at 18:55

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