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    Copying list of files in Windows Explorer

    This seems like it should be an easy thing to do (don't all things Windows SHOULD do?) but the solution is evading me. I want to copy a list of all the files in a directory, as listed in Windows Explorer, and paste it into ANY kind of document, be it Notepad, Word, e-mail, whatever. When I highlight a series of files and right-click, the Copy... selection is available. But when I open any word processor, there is no Paste... option available.
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    Re: Copying list of files in Windows Explorer

    Go to http://www.karenware.com/powertools/powertools.asp and down load <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> "Directory Printer". You will be able to print ot a printer and/or a file. This will do what you want.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Copying list of files in Windows Explorer

    Shoot -

    Thanks, Dave - I didn't think Windows was up to the task by itself, but I was hoping to find a 'secret' solution so I could look like a genius here at work. (Like that might help.) I'll take a look, although this wasn't really for me - I have Powerdesk (formerly Mijenix, bought out by Ontrack) which does a lot of things like that - but most of the people in my office are rather timid Windows users and don't want to try anything new that isn't strictly 'company policy'. Too bad - they miss out on most of the fun. I'll give it a shot, though - thanks!
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    Re: Copying list of files in Windows Explorer

    Hi Don,
    It is possible. Try this
    Go to DOS, the BIG Black Screen! Move into the directory you wish to list. Type the following:
    Dir > List.txt.
    This will list your directory to a text file called List. Back to Windows and open the file List in Word. Clean out the unwanted text not forgetting the vertical block delete.

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    Re: Copying list of files in Windows Explorer

    Hi Dave
    Tried your Karenware, Magic. Must better the my boring old DOS screen. Just for the record if anyone tries the DOS version, the tilde character ~ may have to be entered in the DOS screen with the Alt + 126 key combination. This may be required for changing into the required directory if the Directory name is truncated.

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    Re: Copying list of files in Windows Explorer

    FYI ... PowerDesk 4.0 is an excellent file manager and replacement for Explorer. I have used it joyfully with 95, 98, 98SE, Me and XP Pro. It's FREE! The Pro version is cheap. It is so powerful and versatile ... and it has received rave reviews from ZD and many others.

    Mark

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    Re: Copying list of files in Windows Explorer

    Dave,
    I haven't tried Karen's Freeware for this particular situation (didn't know where she went after Windows Magazine) but there is another Freeware program called TreePrint available here: http://www.zdnet.com/downloads/stories/inf...5,77597,00.html
    that does the job very well.
    Doc


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