Here's an easy way of creating a list of drawings. I've been using this method since the days of DOS.
Create a .txt file but change the extension to .bat
Place this text inside the file:
DIR *.DWG /b >zListOfDWGs.txt
Place the file inside the file folder containing your DWG files and double click it.
A TXT file named ListOfDWGs.txt is created that contains all of your DWG files that reside in that folder.
Want to include all files instead of just DWGs?
Change *.DWG to *.*
Want to create a list of all DWGs in a root folder and all subfolders?
Add the /s switch like this:
DIR *.DWG /b/s >zListOfDWGs.txt
Place the .BAT file into the root folder where you want the list to start.
Without the /s switch, your list contains the name of the file only.
With the /s switch, the pathway is prefixed to the file name.
Notes from Cadalyst tip review R.K. McSwain: An excellent tip that works for just about any situation that you might need. Be careful when saving the initial BAT file. If you're not careful you could end up with FILE.BAT.TXT. If you surround the file name with quotes, like this "FILE.BAT", when saving, Windows should not append the TXT extension. Here's even more options for file output.