Text 2 Folders v1.1.6

webfork on 26 Aug 2016
  • 922KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Feb 2015
  • Suggested by guinness

Text 2 Folders creates folders based on list written in a text file. This contrasts the normal method for creating multiple folders, which is clicking "New Folder" repeatedly and then renaming the individual folders. Just create text document in Windows Notepad or other text program and save it, then run the program to generate folders. Separate folder names by putting them on a separate lines in the text file. For example a text file with the following text:


... will create the directories Documents, Pictures, Music, and Video.

Runs on:Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Text2Folders.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: CreateDir
What's new?
  • Fixed: Trailing tabs caused folder creation failures.

10 comments on Text 2 Folders  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

jaden 2012-08-02 18:04

@granny Are you sure FreeCommander can do this? I know it can create nested folders separated with a slash, but how can it create peer folders? FreeCommander XE supports | to separate folders like TotalCommander, but plain FreeCommander doesn't.


abacusFanboi 2012-05-30 10:24

Occasionally, i use a procedure that ends up time consuming anyway:
1. search for desired file search app (usually, regex in filelocator lite).
2. select filenames in results.
3. "export" those filenames to clipboard.
4. paste into batch file, with appropriate text find&replace

and manual edits to create batch commands.
5. run batch


temp171 2012-05-28 00:23

press F7
write "folder1|folder2|folder3|folder4|folder5|folder6|folder7" .... etc


Erkhyan 2012-03-27 14:57

I know, but that’s several steps more (open editor, prefix, close editor, rename file, run file). This program is for the lazy and/or the none-too-savvy, not for the experienced user.


USB_Kx 2012-03-27 12:12

Notepad2 can be used to prefix lines with an "MD"


Erkhyan 2012-03-27 07:15

Good luck prefacing 100+lines with "MD" without having to use another program though…


RDSchaefer 2012-03-26 17:19

Have none of ever heard of batch files??? Since you've already got the text file, change the extension from .TXT to .CMD and preface each line with "MD " like this:

MD Documents
MD Pictures
MD Music
MD Video

Then just run it.


Mike 2010-06-15 19:47


granny 2010-05-24 08:31

FreeCommander can do this, but if you aren't lucky enough to use a file manager with the built-in feature, this little app is the next-best thing.
Great find!

webfork 2010-05-21 20:19

Such a simple thing it seems unnecessary but then I went looking for a program that does something similar and couldn't find one.

Great time saver.

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