Supported Formats

Of course, you can use the Filelist Creator to create lists of all types of files - regardless of the format of the files, you can, for example, generate lists with file names, file sizes, file dates, checksums or information about the file path, the data carrier or general file attributes.

In addition, the Filelist Creator also supports reading out of additional format-specific information from files of certain types. You can find them on this page, divided into the following categories:

In addition to the file formats that can be read out by the Filelist Creator for creating file lists, the program also supports several file formats for exporting your file list. The supported storage formats can be found in the section Export Formats.

Audio Files

The Filelist Creator can read and list audio tags and information such as artist, title, album, track, disc number, genre, year, length, comment, bit rate, sample rate and channels from the following audio file formats:

MP3MPEG Audio Layer 3
MP2MPEG Audio Layer 2
FLACFree Lossless Audio Codec
M4A, M4BMPEG-4 Audio, MPEG-4 Audio Book
AACAdvanced Audio Coding, Audio Data Transport Stream (ADTS)
AC3Dolby Digital ATSC A/52 Audio Codec 3
WAV, WAVEWaveform Audio File Format
WMAWindows Media Audio
MKAMatroska Audio
OGG, OGAOGG Vorbis Audio
OPUSOpus Audio
APEMonkey's Audio
RARealMedia Audio, RealAudio
BWFBroadcast Wave Format
SPX, SPEEXSpeex Bitstream

Video Files

For video files, the Filelist Creator can add the play length, width, height, aspect ratio, bitrate and frames per second (FPS) to your file list. The following video file formats are currently supported:

AVIAudio Video Interleave, including OpenDML Extension
MP4, M4VMPEG-4 Video
MKVMatroska Multimedia Container Video
FLV, F4VFlash Video
3GP, 3G2Third Generation Partnership Project
DIVXDivX Media Format
MOV, QTQuick Time Movie
RM, RV, RMVBRealMedia Video, RealVideo
WMVWindows Media Video


With the Filelist Creator you can list the width, the height, the aspect ratio, the horizontal and vertical resolution, the number of images contained in the image (e.g. for icons, GIFs, TIFFs or multi-page JPM files) as well as the color space and color depth (bit depth) of the following image file types:

PNGPortable Network Graphics
JPEG, JPG, JPEJoint Photographic Experts Group Image
JFIF, JIFJPEG File Interchange Format
JNGJPEG Network Graphics
MNGMultiple Image Network Graphics
GIFGraphics Interchange Format
TIFFTagged Image File Format
DIPDevice independent Bitmap
ICOWindows Icon
CURWindows Cursor
ICNSApple Icon Image
XBMX BitMap (X Window System)
XPMX PixMap (X Window System, XPM1, XMP2, XMP3)
WEBPWebP Formate VP8_ (Simple Lossy), VP8L (Simple Lossless) and VP8X (Extended)
HEIF, HEICHigh Efficiency Image File Format
AVIFAV1 Image File Format
TGATruevision TARGA Advanced Raster Graphics Adapter
DNGDigital Negative
CR2, CR3Canon Raw Images
SRF, SR2, ARWSony Raw Images
NEFNikon Electronic Format (Nikon Raw Images)
J2K, JP2, JPG2JPEG 2000 - Part 1: Core Coding System (Base Still Image Format)
JPX, JPFJPEG 2000 - Part 2: Extensions (Extended Still Image Format)
JPMJPEG 2000 - Part 6: Compound Image File Format (Compound Image Format)
PSD, PDDPhotoshop
PBMPortable Bitmap
PGMPortable GrayMap
PPMPortable PixMap
PFMPortable FloatMap
PAM, PNMPortable AnyMap

Text Files

Information about text files such as encoding, byte order mark (BOM), line break type and the number of lines, characters and words can be read out by the Filelist Creator, regardless of the extension of the text file. We therefore limit ourselves at this point to a selection of file extensions for typical text files without claiming to be exhaustive:

TXTPlain Text
CSVComma Separated Values
XMLExtensible Markup Language
JSONJavaScript Object Notation
DIFData Interchange Format
HTM, HTMLHypertext Markup Language
PHPHypertext Preprocessor
CSSCascading Style Sheet
INIInitialization File
BATBatch File
CMDCommand Prompt Batch File
SHUnix Shell Script
VBSVisual Basic Script
C, CPPC++ Source Code
CSC# Source Code
GOGO Source Code
JAVAJava Source Code
PASPascal Source Code
PYPython Source Code
RR Source Code


Information on the author, title and number of pages of the following file formats can be output in your file list.

PDFPortable Document Format
DOCXMicrosoft Word Document
ODTOpen Document Text
RTFRich Text Format
HTML, HTMHypertext Markup Language
EPUBElectronic Publication

File Attributes

General file attributes, such as information about whether a file is hidden, write-protected or has a hidden file extension (macOS only), can be added for all files to the file list regardless of their format or extension. In addition, the Filelist Creator supports the following format-specific attributes:

LNK, URLURL/Link from shortcuts
MP3, JPG, WMA, M4A, AVI, MOV, MP4, WMV, TIF, TIFF, JFIFWindows File Rating (five-star rating of media files)

Folder Information

In addition to listing files, the Filelist Creator also supports listing folders. The Filelist Creator can output information on folders such as the folder size, the number of files and/or folders contained (with or without the files and folders from subfolders), as well as the depth and the folder level.

FolderInformation about arbitrary folders and their content


Of course, the information mentioned only applies to the extent that the relevant file format and / or the operating system also supports the corresponding information. For example, the file attribute "Hidden Extension" can only be used in the macOS version of the Filelist Creator, as Windows does not recognize such a file attribute. Further examples are audio files that do not allow metadata or image files that do not allow information on resolution or color depth due to the format.

Export Formats

You can save your file list in the following file formats:

TXTText File
CSVComma Separated Values
XLSXMicrosoft Excel Spreadsheet
ODSOpen Document Spreadsheet
DIFData Interchange Format
DruckPrint via physical or PDF printers

In the settings you will furthermore find format-specific options for adapting the export to your needs. For example, it is possible to link your files in HTML format, you can adapt the encoding of text files, select the field delimiters of the CSV files, set the font, colors and borders for printing or saving as an image, and much more.