Kees, this may not make any sense. If not, I?ll try again.
I downloaded vbrun-setup.exe and printdir.zip from the KarenWare site. But I come to a point at which I don't know how to proceed. It is about the last step in the procedure. It is the point at which I use Folder Options to get the Edit File Type dialog box. In order to be able to type anything in, I needed to click on the New button and get the New Action dialog box. Then, per the instructions, as I read them, I type Print Directory Listing in the Acton box and printdir.bat in the "Application used to perform action" box. Then I click OK but get a message headed File Types that says the specified program could not be found. At point, I don't know what I did wrong nor do I know what to do next.
In case it's relevant, when I open the Edit File Type dialog box, it already has Print Directory typed in. But there is no Application used to perform action" box till I click the New button.
I'll give the whole scenario I want through though I hope that reading it is unnecessary.
The instructions I am referring to are at http://windowsxp.mvps.org/PrintDirectory.htm . They say to save Printdir.bat to Windows folder. When I unzipped, the stuff in the zip went into the folder at C\Documents and Settings\Owner\My Documents\unzipped/printdir . I presume that took care of saving to a Windows folder.
The instructions say to right-click Printdir.reg file and choose merge. I did this and got a Registry Editor message asking if I wanted to add the information in the printdir.reg file to the registry. I clicked "yes", and got another Registry Editor message that it was successfully entered.
The instructions say that after I do this "Printdir.bat should be there still. Now, you should see the "Print Directory" context--menu for a folder. The above is based on "Print Directory Feature for Folders".
I don?t know what is meant by ?the ?Print Directory? contact-menu?.
When I click on Print Directory Feature for Folders, I am told to go Start>Control Panel >Folder Options>File Types and click File Folder, then click Advanced, then click New, and in the action box type Print Directory Listing.
When I do that I end up looking at a window entitled "Edit File Type". In the box under Action, it reads "Print Directory". The only way I can find a way to type in anything is by clicking the New button. That produces the New Action dialog box. I type "Print Directory Listing" in the Acton box per the instructions, and "printdir.bat" in the Application to perform action box. That produces an error message headed File Types that says the specified program could not be found.
I just don't know what I did wrong or what I should do now.