David Wardle, Editor / Informer Technologies, Inc. / December 13, 2012
The following applications will let you create lists with the contents of folders and drives and export these lists to various file formats. Displaying the exported data in tree view mode is also supported by all of these programs.
These programs can help you with what you're intending to do:
File Tree Printer serves as an effective software which can be used to export directory or CD/DVD listings to a text file. The file created can be displayed, edited and printed using other programs. The software allows the user to have control over the output format which can be either list view or tree view.
It provides you with a complete set of tools to help you manage your disk space easily. Features include folder size, duplicates finder, graphical charts, file distribution statistics and reports,biggest files, network support, snapshots, file management, printing of file listing, compress into ZIP file, Unicode support, exports to Excel, html, xml and text files, compare of snapshots, etc.
TreeSize Professional is a powerful disk space analyzer that helps you manage the space of your hard drives. It lets you clearly view which folders and files take the most of the disk space, regardless of their type (format) or of their location on the drive. It detects and analyzes even files hidden underneath many subfolders.
Print Directory is a program that allows to list or print directory structures easily. It is totally customizable, the user has total control and can specify what columns are to be listed or printed. Select filenames only or include file size, date, time, path, extension, attributes, date and time of access, MP3 ID3 tags, etc.
It has been designed to provide a cataloging tool to keep our files, folders, and disks well organized. From the Main Window, we can catalogue our files, folders and disks by adding them from anywhere within our computer, including drivers and any external or/and removable device. We are allowed to manage them, add comments, categories, sort the files by location, category, export/import, etc.
Directory List & Print Pro is a software for Windows and enables listing and printing the content of any directory in a simplest way. By copying to the clipboard the lists can be exported into other programs or opened in Word and Excel.
SysExporter is an amazing and unique software. Finding software of this type is just like a challenge. I can say that it is just like a hacking tool because it can extract all the text from virtually any window. Even it can also read and display all the information from the hidden windows. Presently it can read and display text from almost all types of windows.