File Lister

Windows 2000/XP, Windows 9x, Windows Vista/7

File Lister is an advanced-user tool for making lists of files that can be worked with in other applications, such as file comparators or batch commands. It can also be used for simply indexing files for sharing or such. It offers the following major features:

  • Full-featured, intuitive GUI
  • Regular Expression matching (or basic wildcards matching)
  • Output format customization
  • File hashing
  • Subdirectory traversal
  • Drag-and-Drop file/directory matching
  • Clipboard or file output

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26 Responses to File Lister

  1. Joan Aranda ESP says:

    Today I’ve been using your amazing tool to analyze a network folder. Unfortunately it crashed. Please find below the content of the error.log file:

    [21/03/2016 – 03:42:12.707] Could not find a part of the path ‘\\globalvault.austin.hp.com\LFP\Archive\inbound supply chain\SC technologies\EE components\2- Cables Assy’s EE Components\2- Molex Cables Assy’s\Vendor Information’. :: System.IO.DirectoryNotFoundException
    at System.IO.__Error.WinIOError(Int32 errorCode, String maybeFullPath)
    at System.IO.Directory.InternalGetFileDirectoryNames(String path, String userPathOriginal, String searchPattern, Boolean includeFiles, Boolean includeDirs, SearchOption searchOption)
    at System.IO.Directory.GetDirectories(String path, String searchPattern, SearchOption searchOption)
    at System.IO.Directory.GetDirectories(String path)
    at FileLister.frmFileLister.ListFiles(String& SearchPath, String& Dir)
    at FileLister.frmFileLister.ListFiles(String& SearchPath, String& Dir)
    at FileLister.frmFileLister.ListFiles(String& SearchPath, String& Dir)
    at FileLister.frmFileLister.ListFiles(String& SearchPath, String& Dir)
    at FileLister.frmFileLister.ListFiles(String& SearchPath, String& Dir)
    at FileLister.frmFileLister.ListFiles(String& SearchPath, String& Dir)
    at FileLister.frmFileLister.ListFiles(String& SearchPath, String& Dir)
    at FileLister.frmFileLister.StartList()

    • Joan Aranda ESP says:

      I’ve just found the root cause of this issue: the repository is damaged. I cannot even access that folder through Windows Explorer. Although it makes the error less serious, you may want to consider a better way to handle error conditions like this. Users would appreciate that the error condition is tracked and the file listing continues with the next path that is really found. Stopping the execution after this error is found makes that many, many valid files are not listed.

      • Snake USA says:

        Thanks for the report. I’m pretty sure there’s already error handling for file read errors like disk corruption or access restrictions. However, it looks like you’re listing a directory on a network share, yes? Maybe this is a special case that needs more handling. Were you hashing files?

  2. nicolette PAK says:

    Try The Long Path Tool. Awesome Software

  3. Graham AUS says:

    Hi Snake

    Just Wondering If you have managed to Sort out the ERROR Message:
    ” Unexpected err: The Specified Path, Filename, or both are too long…. must be less than 260 or 248 chars etc etc”

    Would be a great help!
    Thanks
    Graham

  4. Graham AUS says:

    Hi Snake,
    after all these years of using File Lister I have recently been getting the error Message ” Unexpected
    err: The Specified Path, Filename, or both are too long…. must be less than 260 or 248 chars etc etc

    The File and or Path that appears to cause the error is less than ( about 173 chars Name & Path )
    so checked out the error log…

    [18-02-2015 – 15:42:23.936] The specified path, file name, or both are too long. The fully qualified file name must be less than 260 characters, and the directory name must be less than 248 characters. :: System.IO.PathTooLongException
    at System.IO.Path.SafeSetStackPointerValue(Char* buffer, Int32 index, Char value)
    at System.IO.Path.NormalizePathFast(String path, Boolean fullCheck)
    at System.IO.Path.NormalizePath(String path, Boolean fullCheck)
    at System.IO.Path.GetDirectoryName(String path)
    at System.IO.Directory.InternalGetFileDirectoryNames(String path, String userPathOriginal, String searchPattern, Boolean includeFiles, Boolean includeDirs, SearchOption searchOption)
    at System.IO.Directory.GetFiles(String path, String searchPattern, SearchOption searchOption)
    at FileLister.frmFileLister.GetFiles(String& Path, String& SearchPattern)
    at FileLister.frmFileLister.ListFiles(String& SearchPath, String& Dir)
    at FileLister.frmFileLister.ListFiles(String& SearchPath, String& Dir)
    at FileLister.frmFileLister.ListFiles(String& SearchPath, String& Dir)
    at FileLister.frmFileLister.ListFiles(String& SearchPath, String& Dir)
    at FileLister.frmFileLister.ListFiles(String& SearchPath, String& Dir)
    at FileLister.frmFileLister.ListFiles(String& SearchPath, String& Dir)
    at FileLister.frmFileLister.ListFiles(String& SearchPath, String& Dir)
    at FileLister.frmFileLister.ListFiles(String& SearchPath, String& Dir)
    at FileLister.frmFileLister.ListFiles(String& SearchPath, String& Dir)
    at FileLister.frmFileLister.ListFiles(String& SearchPath, String& Dir)
    at FileLister.frmFileLister.ListFiles(String& SearchPath, String& Dir)
    at FileLister.frmFileLister.ListFiles(String& SearchPath, String& Dir)
    at FileLister.frmFileLister.ListFiles(String& SearchPath, String& Dir)
    at FileLister.frmFileLister.ListFiles(String& SearchPath, String& Dir)
    at FileLister.frmFileLister.ListFiles(String& SearchPath, String& Dir)
    at FileLister.frmFileLister.ListFiles(String& SearchPath, String& Dir)
    at FileLister.frmFileLister.ListFiles(String& SearchPath, String& Dir)
    at FileLister.frmFileLister.StartList()

    The error occurs in my Document Folder only, Seach String of “*.3gp|*.AVI|*.M?V|*.VOB|*.asf|*.divx|*.f?v|*.m?v|*.mp?|*.mpeg|*.rm|*.rmvb|*.wm?|*swf|”
    and output to file

    I Don’t have any Problems with the Video Folder’s etc

    I have plenty of memory 8GB etc and Using windows 7 Pro edition!

    Hope you can Help – Seems odd to have just starting to cause problems!

    Thanks
    Graham

    • Snake USA says:

      I am aware of an existing bug regarding filename length and have been meaning to fix it. However, that was for filenames that actually did exceed the 255 char limit. Thanks for posting the full error and stack. I hope to fix it soon.

      • Graham AUS says:

        Thanks Snake!
        What is even Stranger, I used File Lister and just Navigated through the Folders one by one and when I got to the Folder that cause the problem, It worked!! By this stage I had Deleted & Restored the Folder from my BackUp and Re-Booted (Due to some Windows Updates) and wella!!! All’s Well again! Odd!!!

        But Sadly a re test from the main folder resulted in the same Problem!

  5. Oh, Snake. The app is good, but it always says the path is too long on Win 8.1. Not usible under that OS.

    • Snake USA says:

      Unfortunately, I don’t have that OS to test it under. So, could you provide more details about the error? Exactly when does it display? What is the exact wording of the error? If you have a path that is less that 255 characters long, does it still give the error?

      If possible, I’d like to fix this and the output pattern parsing error that Dragoon mentioned.

  6. Dragoon DEU says:

    Hello Snake,

    Is there a way to sort results by filesize?

    • Snake USA says:

      Not from within File Lister itself. But if you output to a format that Excel can import, you can sort from there. I usually use \t for tab-delimited values if subsequent use in Excel is required.

      • Dragoon DEU says:

        Oh, thanks! That solution worked perfectly.

        Btw. When I used for file size MegaByte %s{MB,} or Gigabytes %{GB,} I got an syntax error. Removing the comma fixed it.
        This didn’t happened when using Auto%s{A,} or Bytes %s{B,}. Haven’t tested any of the other options file size options.

        Cheers,

  7. Dave USA says:

    fyi- there seems to be limit on the path length. Maybe next version you could increase this?

    • Snake USA says:

      there’s no max length of the path field that I could see–tested on Windows 7. plus the code says there is explicitly no max length set. what OS are you using? or any other details you can give?

      • Dave123 USA says:

        Windows 7- I’ve had it happen on a couple different machines. If i have a really long path name filelister simply crashes… I get a little winged icon saying something’s gone wrong. Cute, but not helpful. This is even before I ask it to provide the file list.

        What I do is copy the directly to someplace where the path is much shorter (same directory name) and it works. I should add that the basic path c:\a\b\c\d\e is the same for just about everthing I do, but getting a long folder name at d or e happens once in a while. (these long names are due to company standard naming protocols.

        FYI- what I’m using this for is to provide hyperlinks to files in excel… if you don’t do it that way, the links aren’t transportable, and I’m providing the excel sheet to clients to make their access to material easier. =hyperlink(“./localfolder/&”filelisteroutput”,”friendly name”)

        btw- I’m also interested in your cursor locker for a side project of my own, I have a seven monitor rig I’m doing development work on, and having the cursor wander is a pain. And I could use some application development help. Maybe you’d like to contact me privately?

        • Snake USA says:

          that’s interesting. thanks for the report, I’ll look into it.

          would be interested to know if Cursor Lock works in your seven monitor array; i’m assuming that entails some monitors arranged vertically, which i’ve never tested. although I don’t know exactly what you’re trying to do, it sounds like maybe user strict mode might helpful. this mode of Cursor Lock restricts movement to only one screen permanently.

  8. file TUR says:

    Hi,

    When will you release new version? If you release new version, please improve interface.

  9. Peter ZAF says:

    Hi Snake,

    Really nice product. Thank you.

    One issue, I’ve recently noticed that sometimes the app doesn’t actually traverse the directory tree even when the option is selected.

    I suspect this is an NTFS security issue, but cannot figure it out as I have full control over ALL the files/directories in the tree (and have selected “X” as the file attributes to list).

    Any ideas?
    Tx

  10. bodien HUN says:

    Thanks for this sofware
    I don’t know how to sort the results not by filename but by date created .
    Thanks in advance

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