Snap2HTML v2.0 Updated

billon on 7 Nov 2018
  • 398KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by mmx64

Snap2HTML takes a "snapshot" of folder structures on your harddrive and saves to an HTML file. The output is a modern, application-like view that feels like a real application, similar to Explorer. The program uses a treeview with folders that you can click to view the contained files. Includes a built-in file search with wildcards and breadcrumb-style path all within a single, easily distributed file.

Directory data can also be saved as text, CSV (spreadsheet), or JSON.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Snap2HTML.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: LS - File List Generator, Directory Lister, MiTeC DirList
What's new?
  • Added export functionality to get data "out" of the HTML.
  • Export data as plain text, CSV or JSON.
  • Added support for searching with wildcards.
  • Search can be limited to current folder and/or subfolders.
  • Breadcrumb path is now clickable.
  • Current path is tracked in URL. Copy URL to link directly to that folder.
  • Opens previous folder when going back after opening a linked file.
  • Data format was tweaked to give slightly smaller output.
  • Fixed some bugs concerning filenames with odd characters.
  • Many other tweaks and fixes to improve the HTML template.

6 comments on Snap2HTML  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Midas 2018-11-09 09:00

In my experience, DotNET programs are never fully stealth unless they actively clean-up after themselves. The framework is tightly integrated with Windows and built in such a way that is bound to leak traces of program execution to various system locations...


zorro 2018-11-07 15:19

Great output, a little fancier than DirHTML, but not stealth. Creates folder \AppData\Local\RL_Vision with cryptic subfolder with "user.config" file in it. No impact when deleting the folder, but it gets created again.
Machine: Win 8.1 x64 with no additional .NET installation


webfork 2016-04-22 19:49

Excellent program. A nice interface, an easy to navigate format, and a search program all inside a single HTML. Nice.


shnbwmn 2016-04-07 14:01

No I hadn't; thank Midas. Tried it out and while it has lots of options, I still prefer Snap2HTML because of the nesting in the tree view, better visual clarity and speed of viewing. We're talking about 400k files/folders that are displayed in a single HTML, which Snap creates and displays quickly. The .htmls that DirHTML creates for much smaller directories are far larger than that of Snap's for my entire external drive.

For comparison, I created a test snapshot of my \Portable directory, where all my portable apps live, and DirHTML's output was 47Mb, nearly crashing Firefox and completely unviewable, whereas Snap's output for my entire external is around 32Mb, opens in seconds and easily navigated as if in a normal Explorer window.

I'll definitely be keeping your suggestion though, because it's useful for other types of directory snapshotting :)


Midas 2016-04-07 10:02

@shnbwmn: just curious if you ever tried DirHTML?


shnbwmn 2016-04-06 17:23

Probably the best directory lister there is in terms of aesthetic. What it misses in options, it makes up for in a nicely formatted (and fully customisable) HTML file output. I use this on my main external drive to keep snapshots of my directory structures.


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