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Compiling a List of Files to Create a Load File

To create a load file, you will need a list of files to include, and if applicable, the folders that they reside in. If you don't have this information in a list, you can easily create one.

Windows

1. Right Click on the Root Folder, select "Open Command Window Here"
(If your PC does not have this option, download the plugin at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=211471)
(In  Windows 7, you may need to hold the CTRL key or something to get this option)

2. A command window will appear. On the Command Line, type the following:  dir /b /s /a-d >>list.txt

3. This will create a text file called “list.txt” in the root folder, that contains all the path information for each file and folder within the root folder that looks like this:

list.text-1.jpg

4. Open "list.txt" in a text editor and do a Find and Replace to remove the extra pathing information, and you'll have a list of all the files in the folder, and their subfolder pathing, if necessary.

5. Use this list to create a load file for your documents. Click here for information on how to create a simple load file.

Mac

1. Open the utility, Terminal

2. Type "find" (be sure to include the space) then drag the folder you want a list from.

3. Terminal will give you a list of all the file names and pathing information for the folder, that you can copy and paste into a text editor to get in the format needed for your load file.

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