Main menu - Folder - Make folder/file list ...
Activating the menu item "Folder → Make folder/file list ..." opens the dialog "Make folder list".
The folder/file list contains all selected items. They are saved in a text file according to the defined settings.
The "Make folder list" dialog contains the tabs
the information bar
and the buttons
The content displayed under "Selected item(s)" differs according to the number of items to be listed:
- One item to be listed
If only one file (or folder) is selected, the name of the file (or folder) is displayed under "Selected item(s)".
- Several items to be listed
If several files (and/or folders) are selected, the number of files (and/or folders) is displayed under "Selected item(s)".
The folder from where the items are to be listed is displayed under "from".
Include files and folders in sub folders
This option is active only, if folders containing sub folders are selected.
If this option is checked, not only items (files and folders) selected are listed, but also items from their sub folders in all levels.
Include only files of this type:
- Input field "Include only files of this type"
The content of the input field "Include only files of this type" allows to limit (filter) the number of items selected in the active panel of the FreeCommander main window. This reduces the number of items to be listed. Wildcards and regular expressions are accepted in the input field. As soon as a filter is entered and the tab "Files" or the button "Run" are activated, the contents of the information bar ...files ...folders is refreshed.
After activating the button a selection list is shown, with the last inputs (filters) in this field and the text "<RegExp>:" (to enter regular expressions). Clicking a row in this selection list overwrites the contents of the input field with the contents of the clicked row.
After activating the button a selection list with filters (defined under the menu item "Folder → Filter → Set filter") is shown. Selecting a filter overwrites the contents of the input field with "<Filter>:" + "contents of the filter".
- Input field Output file
The input field "Output file" initially holds the folder from the active panel with the file FileList.txt.
After activating the button or the F4 key, the "Browse for folder" the Windows dialog "Open" is shown. Confirming the changes overwrites folder and file in the input field.
- Option: New File
If this option is checked, the file defined in the input file is created, containing the file/folder list.
- Option: Append to file
If this option is checked, the file/folder list is appended to the file defined in the input file.
The selection field "Use profiles" offers the following possibilities to influence the layout of the file/folder list to be saved:
- Default_Profile (TAB separated fields)
This profile saves the folder list fields separated by tab to the output file.
- Default_Profile (fixed length fields)
This profile saves the folder list fields with fixed length to the output file.
The tab "Files" lists all files and folders to be listed with their paths.
Quick filter bar
The quick filter provides the possibility to decrease the number of files to be listed (it is not applied to folders).
- Input field
The input field "Quick filter" allows to define a filter. (Example: ".bmp; .png; a*.htm")
As soon as the focus is on this field and the first character is typed, the quick filter is activated and the button behind the input field is switched from to .
After activating the button a selection list is shown, with the last inputs (filters) in this field. Clicking the button activates the highlighted filter.
Clicking activates the quick filter, changes the button to and refreshes the contents of the information bar ...files ...folders.
Clicking deactivates it and switches the button back to .
Under the tab "Settings" further settings for the creating process of the file/folder list can be defined.
Auto close for successful operation
If this option is checked, the "Make folder list" dialog is closed automatically, as soon as the list file is saved successfully.
Auto close for canceled operation
If this option is checked, the "Make folder list" dialog is closed automatically, after the process was canceled.
This selection box allows to chose from 7 different timestamp formats.
Load method for symbolic folder links
See chapter symbolic links.
In the "Make folder list" dialog the information bar (lowest window line) "...files ...folders" shows the information how many files and folders are to be listed. On opening the dialog the bar is invisible. Whenever the tab "Files" or the button "Run" are activated, the files and folders to be listed are loaded and their number is calculated and shown. The number of files and folders shown in the information bar can be different from the number shown under "Selected item(s)". The differences may result from:
- The input field "Include only files of this type" contains a filter
- Under "Selected item(s)" all selected files and folders are counted.
In the information bar all sub folders and all files in selected folders and their sub folders are counted additionally.
Clicking this option checks it and suspends the list process. Clicking it again unchecks the option and continues the list process.
After activating the button the list process for all items to be listed is started.
If the list file to be created already exists in the target folder a dialog with the question "Overwrite the file?" is shown. Confirming with "Yes" starts the list process. After the successful completion of the list, the existing list file is overwritten.
After activating the list process the "Make folder list" dialog shows the following modifications:
The tab "Settings" is invisible. The button "Run" is deactivated.
After activating the button (during the list process) the request "Do you really want to cancel the operation?" is shown. After confirming the request, the "Make folder list" dialog is closed. No list file is created
The list progress is visualized as follows:
- The message "x%" is shown in the title bar.
- A progress bar is shown below the item list.
Activating the button , cancels the list process and closes the "Make folder list" dialog.