How to print a folder file list from Windows Explorer

It’s often useful to print the names of all the files in a folder, but this capability is not built into Windows by default.

Some third party file managers offer this function and there are some specialist utilities that will do the job as well.

But what most people don’t realize is that you can set up Windows to do the job without having to use other utilities. In this article I’ll show you how.

This technique makes use of the fact that good old DOS can print a folder file listing. All you do is use a DIR command and redirect the listing to your printer rather than your screen.

Don’t panic! I’m not going to ask you to run DOS from the command windows. There is an easier way.

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