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    Jake
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    How to print file directory?

    This might be a real newbie question, but is there any way to simply print your file directory listing in Explorer so you could, say, stick the printed file list in a real, live manilla folder to document what computer files are associated with what paper files? Seems like it was easy in the old days of DOS....thanks in advance if anyone knows how to do this.

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    Re: How to print file directory?

    I can't give you a direct answer; but I can tell you it is possible to do what you want -- and a great many other things -- using a program called PowerDesk. http://www.mijenix.com. I've been using it since I got frustrated with the Windows Explorer in Win95.

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    Re: How to print file directory?

    To print your file list, open it in Explorer, position it on the page, use Alt & Print Screen. Then, open a word processor, ie Word, and PAste it in a new document (control V) This should do it. It might be fairly small print, but it's there. You may have to repeat this for each level of the file list, but it's worth it!!

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    Re: How to print file directory?

    Download Power Toys from Microsoft (I'm sorry I can't find the URL). It will put several items on the context menu (the right click menu). One of them is "Sendto clipboard as Name". You can select multiple files, right click & use sendto to copy all the file names to the clipboard. Then paste into any word processer & print.

    There is also a more versatile utility called file grab which you can find in the downloads of www.zdnet.com Again, I'm sorry I didn't keep URLs back when I got this stuff (about 5 years ago).

    Hope this helps.

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    Re: How to print file directory?

    The directory print utility is probably the best Windows type solution. The other solution is to use GOD (Good Old DOS). eg:

    DIRPRT.BAT
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    IF EXIST c:temp.prn DEL c:temp.prn
    DIR %1 /s /o:gne >c:temp.prn
    copy c:temp.prn lpt1:
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    This batch procedure should be stored in a directory in PATH.

    Then, eg. DIRPRT "c:my documents" or DIRPRT c: etc.

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    Re: How to print file directory?

    c:>dir > prn

    as long as you have a local printer
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    Re: How to print file directory?

    I looked for this for a long time. PC Mag (1 Sept 98, p 285) gave a quick way to do this by right-clicking in Windows Explorer. Here's my notes on how to do this (I wanted to edit the file before printing so it would all fit on one page)

    "To automate creating .txt files for printing directories:

    In Windows Explorer -- View -- Options -- File Types -- File Folder -- Edit -- New
    Box 1 - type: MakeDirFile
    Box 2 - type: command.com /c dir /ogn /s /l >c:aaDirFile.txt (this will create a text file)
    (you can copy/paste this line as spaces are critical)
    [use >prn to print straight to your local printer]


    Then do the same for 'Drive' (this will enable procedure for all drives)

    OK or Close all the way out; close, then open Explorer


    To use:
    Right click on desired folder - or drive
    Select MakeDirFile option
    Find DirFile.txt in Aa and Rename (as next use of this facility will OVERWRITE previous file)

    DirFile.txt can be printed directly from Notepad

    Then use File/Print (save all files needed, then open files and print all at once)

    Alternatively, open file in Notepad, Select All, Copy, Paste into a document in Word and edit to suit page space available."
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    Re: How to print file directory?

    Thanks, that's a great tip. Do you happen to know what "ogn" is?

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    Re: How to print file directory?

    Great tip. 4 things/questions tho:

    On the My Documents folder, I did not get the MakeDirFile command. Did get it on a few others.

    You said to create this with the "File Folder" item. Do you know what the plain old "Folder" item is for?

    I never understood those "escape" sequences like > so I literally did what you said - pasted the line as is. When I couldn't find the file (I changed the folder for the output to c:windowsdesktop), I began to wonder so I changed > to the actual "greater than" sign > and it worked.

    But now that that worked, you could also add another > (ending up with >>). That is/was the DOS (and UNIX before that) way of appending to a file if it exists. Then you have all of your listings in 1 place and don't have to worry about overwriting. Delete the file when it gets too big or unwieldy.

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    Re: How to print file directory?

    /ogn =
    directory Order
    Group directors first
    sort by Name

    You can see all the DIR, or almost any other DOS commands, options by opening a DOS window and typing the command followed by "/?", eg. "DIR /?"

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    Re: How to print file directory?

    Similar to the Drive and File Folder in the Options, look for My Documents.... it worked for me this way!
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    Re: How to print file directory?

    Thks - didn't realize that "My Documents" was a separate item - thought it was a File Folder.

    BTW: Still would appreciate any light on the diff between "File Folder" and "Folder".

    Fred

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    Re: How to print file directory?

    Thank you very much. You never finish learning.

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    Re: How to print file directory?

    Theres an easy way if you have Outlook. (not Express)
    In Outlook you need to bring up the Outlook Bar if you dont have it showing already. Click on the Other Shortcuts button. You should have several icons - My Computer, My Documents, Favourites. Click on any one of these and your entire folder list from Windows Explorer should be listed. Now just clik on the folder you want. Also click on View/Folder List to show the files within that folder. Then print.

    Gennif

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    Re: How to print file directory?

    Sorry to come in here late, but there is another utility that users should know called ZTREE which quickly permits the process in question. See:

    http://www.ztree.com/

    ZTREE is a total rewrite of the original San Luis Obispo XTREE program for WIN 95/98.

    It it, it is trivial to select a group of files and print the information about the files to a named text file which can be opened in any text editor.

    The 'glory' of ZTREE is the 'global' display. If you have ever 'lost' a file but know roughly when it was last saved, you can display all the files on your hard disk (subject to any file specification) chronologically, page down to the time in question, and find out where the pesky file has landed! I would not be without it!

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