capture list of files in a folder in Windows Explorer to email



I'm trying to copy a long list of the files that are contained in a folder in Windows
Explorer into an email message. Is there another way than using the command prompt? Is
there a way to add this feature to the right-click context menu perhaps - would be very
helpful. TIA
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How to create a text file list of the contents of a folder
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Last Review:January 23, 2007
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How to Create a File List at a Command Prompt
How to Print a File List in Outlook
SUMMARY
This article describes how to create or print a list of files in a folder at a command
prompt or in Microsoft Outlook. This procedure may be useful when you view or print a
list of the contents in a folder.
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To create a text file that contains a list of the contents in a folder, use one of the
following methods.
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How to Create a File List at a Command Prompt
1.Click Start, point to Programs, and then click MS-DOS Prompt (or Command Prompt in
Windows NT).
2.At a command prompt, locate the drive that contains the folder whose contents you want
to list. For example, if you want to create a text file that contains a list of the
contents of a folder on drive C, type the following command at a command prompt, and
then press ENTER:
c:
3.At a command prompt, locate the folder whose contents you want to list. For example,
if you want to create a text file that contains a list of the contents in the Windows
folder on drive C, type the following commands at a command prompt, and press ENTER
after you type each command:
cd\
cd windows
4.Type the following command at a command prompt, and then press ENTER, where filename
is the name of the text file that you are creating:
dir > filename.txt
For example, if you want to create a file named Windowsfolderlist.txt, type the
following command at a command prompt, and then press ENTER:
dir > windowsfolderlist.txt
NOTE: The text file that you create is located in the folder that you are in when you
follow these steps. In the earlier example, the Windowsfolderlist.txt file is located in
the Windows folder.
5.Use a text editor, such as Notepad, to view or print this file.
NOTE: You cannot export or print a list of the files that are contained in a folder in
Windows Explorer.
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