I need a utility to print folder names to notepad.

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Ryan, Sep 4, 2004.

  1. Ryan

    Ryan Guest

    Just a simple way to get my folder contents (names of the folders contained)
    into a textfile I can edit and print.
    I used to have a good one but misplaced it during my last computer upgrade.
    Ryan, Sep 4, 2004
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    Duane Arnold Guest


    Dos Command Prompt

    dir *.* >> ryan.txt
    edit ryan.txt


    notepad ryan.txt

    either edit or notepad will print.

    Duane :)
    Duane Arnold, Sep 4, 2004
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    samuel Guest

    www.karenware.com or google.com
    samuel, Sep 4, 2004
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    Ryan Guest

    I'm having problems with Karen's directory printer. It crashes at the print
    command and I'm not sure if it allows saving to a text file.
    Ryan, Sep 4, 2004
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    Unk Guest

    A quick and dirty way without any new software is from a DOS shell:
    Click Start, Programs, DOS Prompt or click Start, Run. In the Run
    box, type "command.com" without the quotes and press enter.
    (WinXP, NT, 2K, type "cmd")

    Navigate your way to the directory where the files are located, and use
    the DIR command to list the directory and use switches to control output.
    /a shows ALL files (hidden, system, etc.) dir/a
    /o (letter o, not a zero) sorts them alphabetically dir/o
    /s shows subdirectories dir/s
    /b bare format: Just the long filename. dir/b
    Add the command ">list.txt" to send the output to a text file "List.txt".
    (Double ">>"'s makes the DIR command append the output to an existing text

    So if you want a list of EVERY file on the C:\Music folder sent to a text
    file that you can edit, then use the following command:
    dir c:\music /a/b/o/s>list.txt

    By 3rd party Software:
    Karen's Directory Printer

    Print Folder Pro:

    Print It:

    DirPrint by Wim Heirman:

    Directory printer
    Unk, Sep 4, 2004
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    samuel Guest

    works for me
    yes it saves to text
    Try here http://no-nonsense-software.com/freeware/
    or google.com jumbo.com majorgeeks.com
    samuel, Sep 4, 2004
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    Ryan Guest

    Thanks for these.
    I wasn't being lazy, I did do a freeware/shareware search and came up with quite
    a few but I just didn't want to make a mistake and install crapware without
    getting a little advice here.
    Ryan, Sep 4, 2004
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    Unk Guest

    You're welcome.

    Unk, Sep 4, 2004
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    Quivis Guest

    If you need this for keeping track of files and folders, you might want
    to try Cathy: http://rvas.webzdarma.cz/


    Quivis, Sep 4, 2004
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    Pennywise Guest

    |>Just a simple way to get my folder contents (names of the folders contained)
    |>into a textfile I can edit and print.
    |>I used to have a good one but misplaced it during my last computer upgrade.

    Download UltraEdit it will end up replaceing your Notepad.

    Go to advanced > Dos command and type in dir (your directory)
    and it's all done.

    Pennywise, Sep 4, 2004
  11. samuel commented courteously ...
    karenware is a good GUI way to do this but I never figured
    out a way to stop it from putting a couple of tab characters
    at the start of every line.

    I use the standby dir command.

    -- Jerry
    All Things Mopar, Sep 4, 2004
  12. FolderPrint 3.32

    If you are using XP, Win2000 or WinME, the browse feature does
    not work, but you can copy and paste the path into the the box,
    and it works just fine. I've tried Karen's Directory Print, but
    I like FolderPrint much better.
    @}-}-------Rosee, Sep 4, 2004
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    Don Guest

    You could try DDFileCatcher. You can select all the files in a folder
    and drop them onto it. Then click a button to send them to the
    Clipboard for pasting into Notepad. It will also list the folder name
    first and then the filenames underneath, show the extension, size and
    date if needed and can be launched from Microsoft Word, if you need to
    format the output more. It's at www.ddfilecatcher.com
    Don, Sep 10, 2004
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