How to Export Windows Folder Tree to CSV Using PowerShell

This following PowerShell command exports a folder tree from a specified directory to a CSV file.

The command will:

  • Scan the current directory and its subfolders for files and folders,
  • Create a new CSV file named FolderTree.csv,
  • List all the items found in the directory structure,
  • Display various details such as file types, file sizes, and the dates of last modification and creation for each item,
  • Show the folder path for each item,
  • Save the CSV file in the current directory.


  • PowerShell 5.1 or later

How to Run the Command

  1. Open PowerShell:
  • On Windows 10 or 11, right-click the Start button and select “Windows Terminal” or “PowerShell”.
  • On earlier versions of Windows, you can search for PowerShell in the Start menu or screen.
  1. Navigate to the desired directory by using the cd command followed by the path to the directory:
    cd "C:\Path\To\Folder"
  2. Run the following command:
    Get-ChildItem -Recurse | Select-Object Name, @{Name='Folder'; Expression={Split-Path -Parent $_.FullName}}, FullName, Extension, Length, LastWriteTime, CreationTime | Export-Csv -Path ".\FolderTree.csv" -NoTypeInformation

This command will start the process of scanning the current directory and its subfolders, and exporting the folder tree to a CSV file named FolderTree.csv in the current directory.


  • Execution Time: This command might take some time to execute if the current directory has a large number of files and subfolders. Be patient and allow the command to complete its execution.