How to Copy Multiple Files/Folder Names to Notepad file in bulk

By Sidharth | Ideas

I just wanted to send the list of file names which were in my folder to a friend but as the file list was massive – I was not able to write down the name of the file everytime on my notepad file.

For this reason I had to search the whole Internet for a easy method to copy all the file names easily. But there were methods like using cmd from run and creating a text file of all items in the directory, opening Excel and then browsing to the folder. Surely, this isn’t tough but here is another simple solution with much more advanced option for copying names very easily which I assume can help you as well.


I tested many different application for copying files/folders easily but this has been the most easiest one which is just 275kb in size. This freeware utility is called as File name converter which converts files/folders names into editable text making it easier for copying in a notepad file.

It has easy-to-use highlight, drag, and drop window makes copying any number of folders or files a lot more easier. The File Name Converter will generate a column of text strings, ready for copying into Microsoft Word,notepad file or any other word processor software.

Here are the benefits of this simple Utility :

  • copying File names into Excel
  • copying File names into Word
  • copying File names into any text editor
  • creating .INF files
  • creating installers
  • creating logs of Files
  • creating list of songs
  • creating a text file to store the full path names

Though this isn’t freeware but you can download a demo 10 days valid version which works same as the full version and copies all the filesnames onto notepad πŸ™‚

Download File name converter and Copier

About the Author

Hi, I am Sidharth. Full-time blogger. Editor of Blogote. And a self-proclaimed geek!

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(22) comments

Mark January 3, 2011

Along with reveal codes and the table function, this is more proof that WordPerfect is superior to Word. This function has been available for several generations.

beth November 16, 2010

Thank you thank you thank you! This was driving me batty. Could not find another solution that worked.

Thank you

laris beganovic October 30, 2010

Thnk you, very helpfull!!

faran August 18, 2010

simple and simply awsome, nice work

Probal DasGupta August 2, 2010

Thanks for the FILENAME CONVERTER. Keep up the good work.

Grover April 11, 2010

Just what the doctor ordered…

zafan January 19, 2010

thanks very much friend…
this information very very useful for me…
god bless you pal!!!
thanks a lot

Jamie January 14, 2010

Fantastic stuff, you’ve saved me a lot of time! Thank you!

Q January 13, 2010

It doesn’t work on UTF-8 Filenames Chinese and other 32-bit Foreign Names

Khurram December 13, 2009

thnx alot πŸ™‚

Bhupendra September 16, 2009

Exactly what I’ve been looking for. Wonderful.

Jo September 6, 2009

Thanks majju! That is a seriously nice trick. Very useful.

tom August 19, 2009

absolutely brilliant tip… saved so much time and effort

Dinesh July 28, 2009

thanks majju
You are GREAT !!
Keep it up

Simon July 10, 2009

Appreciate this so very much…. thanks…. Really….!!

qwerty July 1, 2009

open notepad++ (free download)

1.hit ctrl+f replace tab
3.type the extension name in the “find what” box
4.leave ” replace with” blank
5.hit replace all


cheyoru May 28, 2009

Thanks majju!!!! Quick question, is there a way to delete the extensions at the end of the file name (i.e .doc, .exe, .xls)? That would be awesome! Thanks!

Dan April 12, 2009

HOLY CRAP! As you, ive spent a while browsing (About a friggin hour now.) and this just did what I wanted in about 6 seconds, but that includes me copying and pasting the names. Ugh its about time. Thanks so much for sharing!

majju February 16, 2009

create a bat file in the folder u want list
for eg: if u want to take the list of a folder called
test than go to the folder test and inside the folder test create a bat files called test
Than in the bat file type dir /b >list.txt and save than double click. It will automatically generate the name..

Note: To create a bat file
1. Click Start
2. Click Run
3. Type: notepad and press enter.
After that in the notepad u write what ever u want to write in the bat files.. to generate automatic list type dir /b >list.txt
4.Go to File, Click Save as And save it as test.bat
5. Thats done so double click the bat file..


John February 5, 2009

Thank you very much!

stratosg August 3, 2008

check this out sid πŸ˜‰

Mayur August 2, 2008

wow this is a amazing utility πŸ˜€

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