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Directory Lister Pro

By KRKsoft Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Oct 8, 2009

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.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.22

  • + Added Microsoft Excel as an output option.
  • * Zip archives are now also shown in the left tree when 'Treat archives as directories' option is selected.
  • * Added support for ZIP64 archives.
  • * Date fields can now show dates since year 1601 and not only since 1970.
  • * Directory Lister uses now SQLite database internally so it is possible to list more than 500,000 files also with HTML, text and CSV outputs (and not only with Database output).
  • + Added option to filter directories by their total size or just the size of the directory itself.
  • + Added option to filter directories by file count or total file count.
  • + Added option to display (VBR) text in Audio Bit Rate column if Variable Bit Rate is detected.
  • + Added option to prefix file number with zeros.
  • * Speeded up reading folder selection on startup.
  • * Enable text tree also for directories not sorted by name.
  • + Added .m2ts to the list of recognized extensions.
  • + Added option to show milliseconds in file times.
  • + Added option to treat directory links (symbolic links and junction points) as directories.
  • + Added option to group folders at a specified level.
  • + Added displaying of the currently loaded configuration in the application title bar and option to save it.
  • * Link shortcut overlays are now displayed in the tree when "Use real folder icons" option is selected.
  • * Directories tree has now more space between icons.
  • * Recognize also older ID3v2 standards (ID3v2.2.0,ID3v2.3.0).
  • + Added option to save HTML Styles into the Quick HTML Style menu.
  • + Subfolders can be created in Application Data folder to show quick configurations in submenus.
  • * Included the unrar.dll as a static library so it doesn't crash on Windows 8.
  • + Added format specifiers for files, directories and date in the title line.
  • + Added option to append records to existing table in database output.
  • + Added additional option for hiding empty parent directories.
  • * Folder links (reparse points, junction points, symlinks) are not treated as folders to prevent endless folder loops.
  • * Hide empty directories option now works with tree display.
  • + Added Open Document Format properties (.odt, .ods, .odp, .odg, .odf).

General

Release June 4, 2017
Date Added June 4, 2017
Version 2.22

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 10, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 16,645
Downloads Last Week 4
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Developer's Description

Directory Lister Pro allows you to create and then save, print or send via e-mail listings of files from selected directories on hard disks, CD-ROMs, DVD-ROMs, floppy, USB storages and network shares. Listing can be in HTML, text or Microsoft Excel and CSV format or saved directly into a database. You can print standard file information like file name, extension, type, owner and attributes as well as executable file information (EXE, DLL, OCX) like file version, description, company. Also multimedia properties (MP3, AVI, WAV, JPEG, GIF, BMP, MP4, MXF) like track, title, artist, album, genre, video format, bits per pixel, frames per second, audio format, bits per channel can be listed. Another set of columns you can print is for Microsoft Office files (DOC, XLS, PPT) so you can see document title, author, keywords. without opening these files one after another. For each file it is also possible to obtain its CRC32, MD5, SHA-1, SHA-256, SHA-512 or Whirlpool hash number so you can verify the file has not been modified. Extensive number of options allows you to completely customize the visual look of the output, so you can change sorting, column order, display format, create links to files and change HTML styles. You can limit the files you list by applying a filter for filename, date, size or attributes. Directory Lister Pro can also be integrated into the context menu of Windows Explorer so you don't even need to open the application to generate listings. Command line interface is supported for automated listings that can be run from Windows Task Scheduler.