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  1. Brian2535

    Brian2535 Thread Starter

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    I want to archive some correspondence files (from Windows Word ) to C.D. I would be most appreciative if somebody could tell me how to persuade Windows to print a list of the file names. My system is Windows XP - Version 5.1.2600
     
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    Thank you very much for your response to my query. However, in the interim I had found a solution to the problem:

    display list of files on screen - press Print Screen tab on keyboard - switch to Word and
    press Control Key and V key - file list appears on screen - adjust size and print
     
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    Actually it can be done in a two step process.

    From a command prompt type:

    DIR >> filename.txt

    You can sort the listing using the DIR command if you use. Type:

    DIR /?

    To get a list of switches that can be used with the DIR command.

    For example to sort by size, type:

    DIR /O:S >> filename.txt

    For sorting by date replace the S with D.

    In both examples filename.txt is whatever name you wish to give to the text file made of the directory.

    Then just open the text file and print it.

    Oh, if the files are on CD then you'll need to save the output file on your hard drive, ie:

    DIR /O:S >> C:\filename.txt
     
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    Whatever works for you. Hopefully your file list doesn't get to big. And that isn't going to work too well if you have nested Folders. Your best bet would be to use one of the two solutions provided here.

    I usually do a dir /b /s
     
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    I think I'd use the program. :)
     
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    I agree, but sometimes I like to be old fashion. There is a way to add a Context Menu to Windows so when you right click you have the option to Print a Directory listing but it is kind of lame.
     
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    Not to mention not for the faint hearted. All the CIDs and their long stings are bound to confuse most people.
     
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    Many thanks to Triple 6 - Squashman - John Will - and blaqDeaph for suggesting alternative ways of making a hard copy of a file list. My limited knowledge of computers is such that I couldn't understand a word of what you are saying - but I am obliged to you for taking the time and trouble to provide answers.
     
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    Thank you very much for pointing me in the direction of www.karenware.com - I have downloaded her file listing program - problem solved!
     
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    Glad to hear the program worked out for you. (y)

    As the originator of this thread, you can mark it Solved using the thread tools menu above your first post.
     
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