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Author Topic: Karen's Directory Printer - copy content of a directory to txt file or print it  (Read 5239 times)

brotherS

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Hi,

I couldn't find such a program quickly by searching the forums, so I used Google. I installed quite a few programs to try them, and the best one I found is Karen's Directory Printer. It was mentioned on the site before*, but with different descriptions.

You can see a screenshot and a bit more info here: http://www.karenware...ertools/ptdirprn.asp

I like that it's free and quite flexible, and most features are intuitively usable. It offers Windows explorer (right-click on menu) integration and you can either print the results or save it to a .txt file.

Just wanted to let you know about this. :)


* http://www.donationc...;s+Directory+Printer
« Last Edit: January 22, 2011, 10:14 AM by brotherS »

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dir /s /b > output.txt

That does it too ;-)

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I know, but not with a pretty good GUI, ready-made formatting, and Windows explorer integration!  8)

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Karen (of Karenware) has been around forever and has some really nicely written freeware apps on her site.  Good stuff.   :Thmbsup:

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A bit off topic but that reminded me of something.

Back in the day (the 1980's), I remember reading in a magazine that it was a good idea to print a list of all the files on your computer and put them on the wall for reference. Imagine doing that today!
« Last Edit: January 22, 2011, 11:54 AM by daddydave »

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You can also subscribe to Karen newsletter as to say thanks for Karen's Directory Printer.

ther are some alternatives
File & Folder List Maker
http://www.pcpros2go...older_list_maker.php

PrintFolder
http://no-nonsense-s...ftware.com/freeware/

The Html Directory 1.0
http://camtech2000.n..._Html_Directory.html

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A bit off topic but that reminded me of something.

Back in the day (the 1980's), I remember reading in a magazine that it was a good idea to print a list of all the files on your computer and put them on the wall for reference. Imagine doing that today!

Ah yeah... the 80s... funny times. :)


ther are some alternatives

"Alternatives" is a big word for those... here's why:


File & Folder List Maker
http://www.pcpros2go...older_list_maker.php

Can't be bothered to try - it's version 1.1 only, and "Last modified: 2008-03-09"


PrintFolder
http://no-nonsense-s...ftware.com/freeware/

I read in a review that it doesn't support subfolders (also, it looks very basic).


The Html Directory 1.0
http://camtech2000.n..._Html_Directory.html

Html output *only* it seems.

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I use the DiskDirExtended plugin for Total Commander, quick and easy, but no fancy GUI  :)

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CFi ShellToys:


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But normally I use a much faster solution: Right-click the folder and click "Create FileListing Text". HALF A SECOND later File_Listing.txt has been created and saved. End of story. Now where did I get this feature from? ?!


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(Notesblok = Notepad)(Indhold = Content)
« Last Edit: January 22, 2011, 04:13 PM by Curt »

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A few more options :) :

1. getFolder (free, requires .net)
Cybernetnews review here

2. DirPrintAdv (Directory Printer is donationware)

3. Directory List & Print (Free and Pro Version

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Curt: <Now where did I get this feature from? ?!>

Maybe from here:
http://www.theelderg...e_list_generator.htm

SKA

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I posted a way to do this from your SendTo context menu:

http://renegademinds...abid/56/Default.aspx

This is basically it:

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@dir %1 /A /S > c:\dirListing.txt
@echo Opening c:\dirListing.txt in Notepad (Close notepad to delete file)
@notepad c:\dirListing.txt
@echo Deleting c:\dirListing.txt
@del c:\dirListing.txt
@pause

Instructions are at the link above.

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Curt: <Now where did I get this feature from? ?!>

Maybe from here:
http://www.theelderg...e_list_generator.htm

SKA

It sure is the same.  :up:

But I didn't get it from that page, because mine has a "_" and a different location (not "C/WINDOWS/filelisting.bat", so where is it?), so someone has altered it for me.

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Curt: <Now where did I get this feature from? ?!>

Maybe from here:
http://www.theelderg...e_list_generator.htm

SKA

I think I like that better -- Need to go back and read again -- back to work...

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[deleted] I read the wrong column
« Last Edit: January 23, 2011, 08:28 AM by Curt »

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You might want to cross-reference the thread Goodness! Is there NO Win utility to do "DIR /S/B C:\ZZZ\*.JPG > RESULT.TXT"?, specifically mouser's post LS - File List Generator (for Windows).  As LS is under 50k I've attached it below.

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But normally I use a much faster solution: Right-click the folder and click "Create FileListing Text". HALF A SECOND later File_Listing.txt has been created and saved. End of story. Now where did I get this feature from? ?!

Possibly here?

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 :)
« Last Edit: January 24, 2011, 02:50 AM by 40hz »

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Wow - Karen's Directory Printer is still around and working on the latest OS's? Cool. I am using other means currently but this one got me through many times in the past.   :)

Thanks!

Jim