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Printing File Listings in Windows Explorer

by markiep / September 22, 2005 8:57 PM PDT

How do I print the list of folder/file names you can see on screen when in Windows Explorer?
I know about 'print screen' but doing Prt Scr/Paste/Print one page at a time is rather time-consuming! I'm using Windows XP (Professional) with SP2. Thanks!

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File listings print
by atcomputerservices / September 22, 2005 9:41 PM PDT

Hi... heres a good one for you and all those out there
who need to keep a list of files within certain directories..

This function can be done quite easily..

1. GO START BUTTON SELECT RUN
2. TYPE CMD THEN ENTER

HERE IT IS IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND THE FOLDER YOU ARE CURRENTLY IN this will probably be your user documents and settings folder..
If you require to list all the contents of files and folders within this directory then continue to 3.
else navigate to the follder you require to list files for .. use "CD.."<enter>" to go down a level and "CD <name of directory you want to change to>
these are simple dos navigation commands...
Now..
3. WE ARE GOING TO USE THE DIR COMMAND TO LIST THE CONTENTS OF A GIVEN DIRECTORY BUT WE WILL USE SOME SWITCHES AS FOLLOW ...take note of the spaces....

DIR/b /s > dirlist.txt

simple huh well there you go now you can have lotsa fun listing every directory under the sun.. please take note doing a listing on drive C can take a rather bit of time...
Also note the "dirlist.txt" file here can be given a name of your choice and once the listing has completed the TXT file can be found within the folder you executed the command from.

Problemo Solved...!!

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RE:
by Cursorcowboy / September 22, 2005 10:42 PM PDT
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Try this ...
by Themisive / September 22, 2005 11:01 PM PDT

Its a small programme (freeware - the best price) called Treesize, I'm not sure where you can get it, but ZDNet may know of it, if not run a Google search under Treesize.

It will list the whole of your C:\ drive in a matter of a coupole of minutes, and will also extend to show all subolders as well. You could then print out this documentation to give you an idea as to what is on the drive at that time, also you could run it on ANY other hard drive with the same results.

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Thanks Guys!
by markiep / October 6, 2005 10:17 PM PDT

I've tried each of these suggestions and cursorcowboy's is the one that does it for me. Thanks for your advice.

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