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Tree

Published: April 17, 2012

Updated: April 17, 2012

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Vista, Windows XP

Displays the directory structure of a path or of the disk in a drive graphically.

For examples of how to use this command, see Examples.

Syntax
tree [<Drive>:][<Path>] [/f] [/a]
Parameters

 

Parameter Description

<Drive>:

Specifies the drive that contains the disk for which you want to display the directory structure.

<Path>

Specifies the directory for which you want to display the directory structure.

/f

Displays the names of the files in each directory.

/a

Specifies that treeis to use text characters instead of graphic characters to show the lines that link subdirectories.

/?

Displays help at the command prompt.

Remarks

The structure displayed by tree depends upon the parameters that you specify at the command prompt. If you do not specify a drive or path, tree displays the tree structure beginning with the current directory of the current drive.

Examples

To display the names of all the subdirectories on the disk in your current drive, type:

tree \

To display, one screen at a time, the files in all the directories on drive C, type:

tree c:\ /f | more 

To print a list of all the directories on drive C, type:

tree c:\ /f  prn