Those days are gone, but the memories of how easy it was back then still cross my mind. Enter a not-so-new Mac utility which creates a list of files from a folder. Hocus locus and abracadabra. A list of files.
List From A Folder Of Files
Without question we’ve all run into this problem before. We have a bunch of files in a folder and would like to see a list of what’s there.
That’s easier said than done on a Mac unless you’re using the clever little app called FolderToList.
All it does is take a folder full of files from your Mac, and, with a click, or a drag and drop, turn the file names into a list.
Here’s the real beauty of using FolderToList. It doesn’t really care much where the folders are located.
If you have a folder of files, fine. If you have a DVD full of files, fine. It will catalog the names into a list. That works for a USB stick or any folder on your Mac.
Take a look.
As far as bells and whistles go, there’s not much more to worry about or even a learning curve to fear.
Drag your folder of files onto FolderToList and a list of the file names pops up. Folders can be expanded or not, expanded by x-number of levels, and FolderToList can display only files, or only folders, or only both, but you can add numbers and even display hidden files.
If there’s an easier and less expensive way to get a list of file names from a folder I haven’t run into it yet.