FileList-Logo FileList 5.1

Download links can be found at the bottom of this page.

'[rs] FileList 5.1' ('FileList' for short) is a program for converting and saving the screen display of the file system (File Manager, Explorer) into a text format that can be edited and printed. The current version is free of charge.
I developed the program for the quality management (QM) of my former employer - over 20 years ago: To list QM files (other applicable documents) and pass them on, my colleagues took screenshots of the Windows-Exlorer.
The 'FileList' export function is still missing in the Windows-Explorer.


Screenshot: FileListThe screenshot shows the 'FileList' window with the configuration editor.
Click on the picture for the screenshot in original size.

The program includes detailed instructions (general and context-sensitive help). Here is a short description of the main program function:

1. In the 'File' menu, select the entry 'New ...'
A dialog box will be displayed, where you can specify desired directories and other options. You can add as many directories to the list of 'selected folders' as you like.
If you call FileList, then this dialog will be displayed automatically. To select other functions from the main menu (for example, selecting the language), you must first close the dialog box.
2. Decide for each of these directories, whether you also want to include subdirectories (checkbox 'Include subdirectories').
3. Control file selection using 'file filters' displayed in the file-filters-list.
File filters (or 'search masks') are used with placeholders * and ?. Practically all programs use file filters in the 'SAVE AS' and 'OPEN' dialog boxes.
4. Now select the button 'Done'. The result is displayed in the program window.
5. You can either rework the result by selecting 'Change ...' from the 'File' menu. Or you can save the text file under the desired name (menu 'File', 'Save as').
6. After saving you have the option to call your standard editor, e.g. to print out the file. You can also manually load this file into an editor at a later time (for example, Word or Ecxel or an OpenOffice-Program).


In the current program version the following export formats are available:

1. html - table in browser format,
2. xml - table for EXCEL
3. csv - table, with standard list separators (defined on your system),
4. tsv - table, with tabs divided,
5. txt - filename list, without further data.
6. You can also copy data from the main window to the clipboard.


The FileList version 3.0 belonged together with FileTime to the program package '[rs] FileTools'. This connection is dissolved with the current version 5.1. '[rs] FileList' is now an independent program package.
For Windows XP only, the program package '[rs] FileTools 3.0' is still available as a download (see below).

I didn't create a setup program for the new version. You can extract the ZIP download to the usual program locations. You can also easily create links to the start menu yourself.
[rs] FileList 5.1 does not create any registry entries and therefore does not need to be uninstalled. If you no longer want to use it, you can simply delete the program package.
You can find more information and an overview of my programs on my 'App Sitemap'.

[rs] FileList has been thoroughly revised for the new program version 5.1. The file lists are no longer displayed and saved as 'rich text' (rtf), but as a table, e.g. in an xml storage format and as "ListView" in the program window.

Legal Notice

For the disclaimer, the copyright and other conditions of use the information given in the 'Legal Notice' apply (see link below!)


FileList 5.1 for Windows (zip) - without Setup

For Windows XP you can use the following download links:

FileTools-Setup for Windows XP (exe)

FileTools-Setup for Windows XP (zip)

FileTools-Paket for Windows XP (zip) - without Setup


The texts were translated from German. Please excuse mistakes in the translation if necessary.