Time for an update ...
Thanks for the various suggestions and ideas ... for various reasons, complex, fiddly, unable to match character sets, compatibility with XP and Win10, idiot proof &c most would not be suitable.
I had hoped for a simple set of keystrokes from Explorer, but no!
The best solution that I have found is: http://www.infonautics-software.ch/directorylistprin...
which came to me from two directions including RobertoS. It works in a similar way to Explorer (probably running that underneath), allows selection of specific file info ** and exports direct to Excel - which is where I need it thus removing the need to create and open a CMD window generated .txt file.
** It allows me to select the columns I require, in whichever order I need - removing need for a later edit too. These include: Filenames, Path (not needed), Create/Edit/Access Date and Time, Size in GB, MB or kB
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Edited by MHC (Wed 07-Jun-17 10:37:56)