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List Remote Files

Automation Workshop includes the List Remote Files Action, a no-code tool for creating filtered and preformatted lists of files and directories of a remote server. The resulting file lists are very useful for batch processing of many files and folders in the subsequent Actions.

Features & highlights

  • Create a list of files and folders for a directory on a remote server.
  • Filter the file list based on file name or file type.
  • Sort the file list based on file names, extensions, path, size, or file modification timestamp.
  • Exclude files that are smaller or bigger than a certain limit.
  • Include files that are modified on a specific date range, e.g., before some date, after some date, or in between two dates.
  • Filter files based on owner, group, or permission information.

Usage examples


  • Files · List all or specific files in a remote server directory.
  • Sort · Sort file list by file name, type, path, size, or other criteria.
  • Size · Exclude files that are smaller or larger than a certain limit.
  • Exclude · Include and exclude files based on their date and time.
  • Permissions · Include and exclude files based on their permissions.
  • Advanced · Add prefixes and suffixes to filenames in the list.
  • Options · Choose to list files or folders and whether to process subfolders.


  • List Remote Files integration—Variables (manipulate data dynamically within a workflow) and Events (recorded entries that detail the activity within the system).
  • Effortlessly streamline your automation processes by visually connecting your workflow using Variable Wizard—a powerful tool to access all 1,000+ variables—system, network, Triggers, Actions, globals, web, and much more…
  • Moreover, not only utilize List Remote Files variables, but also seamlessly integrate them with a diverse array of other file and folder variables from local disks, mapped drives, network shares, and remote servers—FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, Amazon S3, and more…

Quick access

To streamline your workflow creation, you can locate the List Remote Files Action throughout the entire Automation suite's search tools—including the knowledge base, menu, and Add Action feature—using quick shortcuts like «LRF» or «LF».

Regular listing? Easy!

To create a list of files or folders on your local machine or Windows network share, check out the List Files Action.

For complete multi-server remote management (workflows, logs, etc.), use the remote tools and flexible deployment features.


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