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Program list maker

Create a list of all the programs on your computer with this helpful tool.

Directory Lister Pro captures directory information and creates easy-to-read lists. While cluttered in spots, the results certainly gave us a dense, but usable picture of our file collection.

The program's bland, white interface didn't feel intuitive and we had to consult the Help file and its concise definitions of the program's commands and search options. However, we were soon zipping through the onscreen file tree to check which folders we wanted scanned. We were able to create directories of these folders based on search parameters we set ourselves. These parameters, housed in several tabs of options ranging from listing file types like MP3 or Word docs, to looking for specific keywords, required us to go back to the Help file occasionally to make sure we weren't creating a statistical mess. These tabs also allowed us to choose the output file type with a few clicks, which was probably the simplest part of the entire program. One interesting feature was the capability to e-mail the directory using a smart Outlook-style program. No matter how they were saved or mailed, the results were a cluttered collection of columns and file names which could have been spaced out better, but were ultimately legible with a little studying.

Directory Lister Pro has a 30-day trial. The program leaves folders after uninstall. We recommend this program for people who need a snapshot of their files.

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