File Names Export

File Names Export Utility

To select one directory where to export from, one can type in the name, paste it from the clipboard or select it browsing for all directories. The most convenient way however is to open Windows Explorer and to drag and drop the files for processing from there.

The options one can specify are the following:
  • Export Names with File Pattern - you can specify here if you want to export only some type of files like .txt, .pdf, .mp3, .avi etc.
  • Export from Subdirectories - check that option if you want to export all files in the selected directory
  • Export to - you can export to the default CSV file "c:\filenames.csv" or you can select different directory and filename for the CSV file
  • Export Filenames Twice - it is convenient to export the names twice if you want to edit them and keep the previous names for reference.
  • Export File Size - check that if you want the file size to be included in the exported file. The size in in bytes, but you can convert it easily in KB and any format using Excel
  • Export Date & Time - check that if you want to export the modify timestamp of the file. The format of the exported timestamp is fixed as "yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm", but you can change it easily with Excel as well
  • The column separator is usually "," or ";", the way it is defined in Regional Settings. You can check its value in Control Panel - Regional and Language Options - Customize - List Separator. If you want to, you can change it there or you can replace it in the exported CSV file with Notepad.