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cataloguing my folders and files
I am looking for a (free) way to make a printable list of files from many folders. Hopefully W/O having to go in to each folder and also record the folder they are in.
So I can make a tracklist of my Large audio, word and pdf collection.
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cataloguing my folders and files
I am looking for a (free) way to make a printable list of files from many folders. Hopefully W/O having to go in to each folder and also record the folder they are in.
So I can make a tracklist of my Large audio, word and pdf collection.
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Make a printable list of folders and their files all at once
Easily accomplished using Automator, one of OS X's little gems that is often overlooked. Here's a post from elsewhere detailing the steps:
MacRumors Forums - View Single Post - How to print a list of files in a folder

You can also spend a buck for an app that will do it for you:
https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/18226/foldertolist
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Thanks but Automator gave me a quicktime file with only a title. The foldertodo list is good but it doesn't list the folder name and it only handles one folder at a time. I have many many files. That may be the best I can do. the other instructions for terminal were confusing for me and did not work.

Thanks for the info and time.

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Thanks but Automator gave me a quicktime file with only a title.
Huh? You should be getting a text file with a listing of the names of all the files in the folder you ran that action on, if you set this up correctly. Unless you mean you got just such a text file, but wanted something more than just the file names. If the latter, then you should probably elaborate more on what exactly you want.
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cataloguing my folders and files
I am looking for a (free) way to make a printable list of files from many folders.
You use a terminal command to list every file and folder on your hard drive, but it might run to many tens of thousands of files, and a couple hundred pages printed.

Instead you may just want to use a free utility to view ranges of folders and their contents in a list, such as:

DiskInventory X (free)
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OmniDiskSweeper (free)
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