How to Create a List of All Files on Your Computer

If you want to keep track of the files on your computer or external storage devices, this guide will provide you with a step-by-step process for creating a comprehensive list.

1. Open Windows File Explorer.
* Click the folder icon on your Taskbar.

2. Navigate to the drive you want to list the files in.
* In the File Explorer window, click the drive you want to list the files in.

3. Type “cmd” in the address bar and press Enter.
* This will open a Command Prompt window.

4. Paste the following command into the Command Prompt window and click Enter:

dir /s /b > FileList.txt

5. Let the command complete.
* It may take some time, depending on the number of files on the drive.

6. Close Command Prompt.
* Once the command is complete, close the Command Prompt window.

7. You will find a new text file named “FileList.txt” on your selected drive.
* This file will list all the files on that drive.

cmd command

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