I am trying to get a picture/screencap of all my folders, subfolders, and files in a directtory to paste into a Word file. I can't quite figure out a way to do this in Win10.

I want it to be something like:

Base Folder
├── Floder A (folder)
│   │
│   ├── Subfolder A (subfolder)
│       │
│       ├── readme.txt (readme)
│       │
│       ├── documents.docs (document)
├── Folder B(folder)
│   │
│   ├── test-script.sql (scripts)

Obviously something like this but nicer. I am open to a free component somewhere that I can adjust (like you can do with flowcharts, etc.). Is there a way to do this in Windows as I have tried the left pane of the Windows Explorer file structure?


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You can get a character-based folder/file tree to paste into a document using the following:

  1. Open Explorer to the top-level folder
  2. <Shift>+<Right-click> in the folder background and select OPen PowerShell window here
  3. Type or copy/paste the follwoing command:
    • tree /f | Out-String | Set-Clipboard
  4. Your file tree is now on the clipboard and can be pasted into any text document
  • whoa that's so much better than doing it manual
    – cdub
    Jul 19, 2022 at 7:21

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