How to create a list of all your installed applications in Windows

Windows installed application list

In this Pureinfotech how-to, you’ll learn how to create a list of all your installed applications in Windows using the Command Prompt, and export it to a text file.

There are many scenarios where you would want to do this, for example, you may want to create a list of all your applications for inventory purposes, or if you are planning to perform a clean installation of Windows and you want to know all the applications you need to reinstall, etc.

Create a list of all your installed applications

1.  Click on Start, type cmd, from the search results, right-click cmd.exe and select Run as administrator.

2.  Once in the Command Prompt, the following and press Enter:

WMIC

3.  Next, type the following and press Enter (this could take several seconds):

/output:C:\ApplicationList.txt product get name,version

Windows Command Prompt - WMIC root CLI

Then to finish type the following and press Enter:

quit

exit

The above command will create and export a list of all your installed applications in Windows to a text file with the name ApplicationList.txt (that you can change to any name you want) in the drive C.

This should work in Windows 7 as well as in Windows Vista, and in other previous versions of Windows.