The FilelistCreator

For a wide variety of occasions, lists of files or directories are required: perhaps you need an index of some files or folders from a CD, DVD, hard drive or memory stick, maybe you would like to have an overview over your file collections, you would like to send a list to a colleague or you want to publish a file list on the Internet.

However, creating such a list can take very much time. It is tedious to list all the files and folders by hand, especially if it is about 100, 1,000 or even 100,000 files and the table should also contain additional information about the files. Certainly, another way leads through various commands in the command prompt, but very few know about this or are satisfied with the created output format.

The easiest way is therefore to use the FilelistCreator that is available for the operating systems Windows, Linux and macOS. With this tool, creating file lists is no longer a lot of effort! It is enough to drag files or folders onto the program in order to get them listed. You can decide for yourself whether you only want to list only files, only folders or both and what columns your table should contain.

Various Export Formats

Despite this simplicity, you can use many optional settings and options. You can determine which columns are used in which form in your list, you can specify how the design of the table should look like and beyond - due to the support of various export formats - you can adjust the output as you need it: as XLSX or ODS spreadsheet for Microsoft Excel, LibreOffice or OpenOffice, as HTML website, as an image in the formats PNG, JPG or BMP, a CSV file, in the Data Interchange Format (DIF), or, of course, as plain text. In addition, it is also possible to print out your file list using a physical or PDF printer.

Numerous Columns with File Information

In addition to general file and folder properties such as name, format, type, size, path, path length, folder level or number of files, also specific properties of audio files (for example, artist, title, album, track number, genre, duraction, sample rate, bit rate or channels), video files (such as width, height, duration, bit rate, FPS or ratio), images (like width, height, color depth, color space, or resolution), text files (encoding, BOM, line break type, number of lines, characters or words as well as the first characters of the file) or documents (author, title, number of pages) as well as file attributes (such as hidden, writing-protected or rating) and checksums of the files (MD5, CRC32, CRC32B, SHA1, SHA224, SHA256, SHA384, SHA512) can be listed just by checking the corresponding option in the columns list. Which of these columns in which format should be included in your file list, can be determined by yourself. You can find more information about this in the overview of all supported file formats.

The Filellist Creator is fully compatible with Unicode. This means that you can easily create lists of files that contain Unicode characters and you can use Unicode in all settings, such as in the headings of columns. Even when you save your list, all common Unicode formats and the ANSI format is supported.

Script Control of the Filelist Creator

In addition to the normal version of the Filelist Creator, which can be operated via the usual graphical user interface, we provide you with a tool with which you can create your file lists via the command line: The CL Version of the Filelist Creator. This tool allows you to automate the creation of file lists and to integrate file list creations into scripts. The CL version supports all formats and configurations that you also know from the normal version of the program.


Download the FilelistCreator for free in the download area for Windows, Linux or macOS and learn in the first steps how you can benefit from this application. Additionally, we are collecting frequently asked question about the FilelistCreator on the FAQ page for you. The FilelistCreator is portable, you can use the program directly without an installation.


You want to first see what the FilelistCreator looks like? On the screenshot page we have compiled some screenshots of the FilelistCreator for you.