Simple File Lister: List the file names in a Windows folder

Windows operating system provides no option whereby you can list all the file names in a specified directory. Simple File Lister is a handy and reliable utility designed to accomplish this task. It provides a few-click operation with over 200+ file attributes.

The freeware tool does the function of DIR command for Windows OS to get a list of files in a directory and save them with their attributes to user chosen .TSV, .CSV or .TXT formats.

To access the program, simply download and install it to your computer. Run the program, browse for the folder and choose the directory in ‘Target’ field. By default, the output file is saved in the preferred Target directory.

To access ‘File Attribute Option’, click ‘Template’ and uncheck the ‘Simple List’ option. Choose directory display attributes, Output extension format under the ‘Output Option’ and click on ‘OK’ to save the changes made.


Click the ‘Play’ button to initiate the scanning of files. File listing will be completed instantly, and the output file will be saved in the specified directory.

List of files

Simple File Lister features:

  • Comes with template creation, easy to load, saves frequently used settings and loads easily
  • Easy to operate (Help guide provided for assistance)
  • No admin privileges required
  •  More than one application can be made to run at same time
  • Multi-threaded processing. Fully responsive while performing a task
  • Multiple directory scanning, via ‘Send To shortcut’ option (Windows Explorer context menu)
  • Supports ‘Install’ and ‘Uninstall’ feature
  • Small footprint. Only 1.7Mb in size.
  • Supports major spreadsheet viewer (Open Office, Microsoft Excel Google Doc, etc) via TSV, CSV & other DSV output-file formats.

One has the option to select the ‘Extension’, ‘Text Qualifier’ and ‘Delimiter’ details from the ‘Output Option’, you can also add column headers to the file and ask the app to scan the subfolders as well. The operation is fast and retrieves the file list of more than 1000 files in a quick succession.

Delimiter Option

Simple File Lister is compatible with Windows 7 Operating System and even earlier such as Windows Vista and Windows XP.

DownloadSimple File Lister.

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The author Hemant Saxena is a post-graduate in bio-technology and has an immense interest in following Windows, Office and other technology developments. Quiet by nature, he is an avid Lacrosse player. Creating a System Restore Point first before installing a new software, and being careful about any third-party offers while installing freeware is recommended.