Create multiple folders or files at once with FileTool

Martin Brinkmann
Feb 22, 2013

It is pretty easy to create a single file or folder in the Windows operating system. Takes a couple of clicks or some shortcut wizardry but should not take longer than a couple of seconds tops. The creation becomes a nuisance pretty quickly if you do not have to create a single file or folder, but multiple ones. Imagine having to create ten, twenty, one hundred or even a thousand folders or files on your system.

The only viable option in this scenario is automation, and that is exactly what FileTool offers. The free portable program for Windows offers three core features that users can make use of:

  • Create multiple files
  • Create multiple folders
  • Lock files

The program has been designed for software authors who want to test their applications, but can be used by anyone. Especially the folder and file creation options can be helpful under certain circumstances.

create multiple folders files

The bottom half of the application window displays all configuration options for the creation of files or folders on the system it is executed on.

All you need to do is select a location you want the files or folders to be created in, the amount that you want to create, the base name, and the default size (when files are created). You can use a basic syntax to customize the names of the files as outlined in the program interface.  Select create folders if you want to create folders, otherwise leave the box unchecked to create files.

The file locking option can be useful to test how applications react when files are locked. This can be useful to test a new file unlocker, but also how your applications handle locked files that they can't write, read or delete.

FileTool is a handy portable program for Windows that may be useful under certain circumstances. The program is available as a 32-bit or 64-bit version on the author's website.


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  1. Greg Haugabook said on July 8, 2020 at 9:12 am

    I was hoping someone could help me. I have an excel list with requisition orders that I need to create separate text files for. I need the requisition number to be populated inside the file. I need to pair that with the purchase order number. I need the file to be named as the purchase order number. I hope I said that correctly. So, I have a requisition number and a purchase number. the file needs to be named as the purchase number and on the inside of the file, it needs to list the requisition number. The lists are on excel. Please break it down down as basic as possible. I have not done stuff like this in almost 20 years, but, I’m working the best I can through this pandemic. Thanks for any assistance provided.

  2. sam said on January 29, 2014 at 9:57 am

    i was looking for an application to create multiple folders at once . free and just 90kb . gonna try it now.

  3. Deepanker said on February 24, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    I don’t think I will ever create create multiple folders at once. May be some day i will use this.

  4. Karthik said on February 22, 2013 at 9:40 am

    It looks cool but I really don’t understand where it can be applied. But as you told, it might be useful under special circumstances. Thanks for mentioning @ Martin Brinkmann

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