Snap2HTML v2.14

billon on 9 Aug 2020
  • 408KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Aug 2020
  • 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.

Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
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?
  • UNC paths work again (including linking).
  • Searches returning lots of items should be a bit faster now.
  • And a few smaller fixes as usual.

9 comments on Snap2HTML  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

hamasaki 2020-06-15 03:23

Should have commented on this software before. Fantastic.


Pax 2019-04-27 15:53

Update: I installed the latest version (2.0) a few days ago: had previously been working with v1.94 (on Linux and previously on Win7). Was able to test both versions on Windows 10 only (Oct/2018 update) - my Linux laptop is being replaced.

Turns out both versions need .NET Framework. When running v2.0, it didn't notify me that .NET was missing. When I tried to access a drive, it stalled - I 'forced closed' the app.

Running v1.94 will notify you of missing .NET Framework and correctly download and install it. After I did this, v2.0 ran without problems.

On the same directory, v2.0 created a 54mb html file and was noticeably slower generating it. My browsers (Firefox and Brave) took a long while to parse and display. Built-in search was also very slow.

v1.94 (on the same directory), created a 1mb file. Much smaller. Parsed instantly on FF and Brave. Search/Filter was snappy.

Maybe this is an isolated incident. I'm on Windows (temporarily) for the first time in a few years: went through updates, tried to secure for privacy, installed a few programs, etc...

Bottom line: If v2.0 isn't working well for you, v1.94 works great.


Pax 2019-04-20 16:17

Very useful program, providing the best results of any dir2html type of app I've ever used. fyi: also WINE compatible under Linux. Have had no issues reading/writing to externally attached FAT32/NTFS drives under Linux as well as reading/writing to the system's EXT4-formatted drives.


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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