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Author Topic: EXISTS - IDEA: Printing your file window  (Read 4513 times)

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EXISTS - IDEA: Printing your file window
« on: July 15, 2005, 08:14:10 PM »
Ok, now I seem to remember that Apple had this in their OS -- it'd be cool if there was a way in winXP to let you print the contents of, say, your mp3 folder...
« Last Edit: July 26, 2005, 07:09:04 AM by mouser »

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Re: IDEA: Printing your file window
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2005, 08:35:17 PM »
i think you're just asking for a nice folder printer -
anyone know of a good free one?

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Re: IDEA: Printing your file window
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2005, 10:51:01 PM »
While I'm looking, here is an easy way to do it with a batch file (i.e. you run the command, then print the text file from Notepad or whatever):

set dir=<directory>
for /f %%a in ('dir "%dir%" /b') do echo %%a >> <path>\<file name>.txt

Of course, you can use a different dir command, to print file dates or whatever.
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Re: IDEA: Printing your file window
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2005, 10:55:10 PM »
Sorry, haven't tried these, but they're free...

JR Directory Printer
http://www.spadixbd....etools/JDirPrint.htm

PrintFolder:
http://no-nonsense-s...ftware.com/freeware/
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Re: IDEA: Printing your file window
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2005, 01:41:36 AM »
good finds; printfolder also has a big brother shareware version printfolder pro which looks quite powerful if its something you used alot.

btw if you want to print out mp3 listings of your files, you probably need a special program that can extract titles and authors, etc. and print those, not just a normal directory printer, but again there are some existing freeware to do that.

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Re: IDEA: Printing your file window
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2005, 12:37:09 PM »
Karen's Directory Printer works pretty good, too.
PowerDesk has that function built-in. (search Google for "pd5free.exe" for the personal edition of version 5)
Also see the topic I started at Xplorer2 forums for a pretty wild discussion towards the end about doing it with batch files. Here's what eventually shook out:
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I found this on a "Tips and Tricks" site which is quite simple and uses some of the techniques mentioned before. Still not as nice as Karen's, but useful and fast nonetheless. First make a batch file named "PrintDir" (or something even more ingenious) and stick it in C:\ (or somewhere appropriate):
@echo off
dir %1 /-p /o:gn > "%temp%\Listing"
start /w notepad /p "%temp%\Listing"
del "%temp%\Listing"
exit
Then make a new reg key:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\Print Directory\command
with the following value:
c:\printdir.bat %1\
Now you can right click on any directory and select the "Print Directory" command and it will print a list of all folder names inside. To print a list of files also add "/s" after the "dir" command in the batch file. In fact, look at the DIR help page for even more options.
« Last Edit: May 15, 2008, 11:25:00 AM by Edvard »