Automate Windows file listing by using Command Files with DDFileCatcher

Save repetition, save time automating file listing

DDFileCatcher has many settings and features to list Windows files, and can list over file properties, but once you have found an ideal configuration, you will probably want to use it repeatedly. Command files are a new feature for DDFileCatcher, which lets you run DDFileCatcher with saved settings and automate file listing, even without user intervention.

Simplify file listing tasks

To ask a colleague for a file list with several file properties and a specific output format, it is simpler to configure the command file yourself and save it on their computer. Simplify file listing tasks by reducing them to clicking on an icon or menu.

Automate file listing to keep a record of incoming documents

If you need to keep a record of a folder's contents for a project, such as document files, CAD drawings, Excel spreadsheets, databases, automate file listing to take a "snapshot" of what files were in a folder each day by saving a list of the contents of a folder or folder tree in a different file for each day.

List files from the command line using a programming or script language

Make a file list using a Command File to collect files either manually or automatically, and then pass the list to a script language for further processing, such as copying files, printing files etc.
List files from the command line using Python - example script using Python to automate file listing and perform file management tasks.
List files from the command line using MSDOS batch files - small MSDOS batch files to file management on a list of files with an MSDOS batch file.
You could also automate file listing and perform file management with other script languages, such as Ruby and PHP. If you aren't a programmer, but would like perform a file management action on file lists from DDFileCatcher, you could ask your support department or a friend if they could do it for you, and. give them a link to this page.

File listing automation using Windows Schedules Tasks

If you need to make file lists regularly you can make file listing a Windows scheduled task by adding it to the Windows Scheduled tasks.

With DDFileCatcher command files, you can automate file listing, list files from the command line and automate file listing. File listing automation is only one aspect of DDFileCatcher. It also saves file lists to Microsoft Word and Excel and has custom formats. Take a free trial and see what you think.

automate windows file listing with DDFileCatcher
  • Automate file listing to automate repetitive file listing tasks
  • Use file list automating to list file to a disk file or the Clipboard
  • Choose from over file properties to display
  • List files from the command file for file management tasks
  • Automatically save file lists for databases, to html, xml, csv, and to the Clipboard.
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