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Windows 7: Can't print full contents of a directory.

08 Dec 2011   #1

W7 Home Premium 32bit
Can't print full contents of a directory.

I love to keep track of directory contents by printing them out. Various reasons.

By going to a command prompt, then to the directory of choice, I can send the results of the "dir" command to "prn" with the ">" (greater than) sign.

There are all sorts of switches to affect the way the printout looks. The ones I like are /b followed by /o:gn which gives you names only, directories first.

I run into a problem when there are hidden and system files in a folder. The switch for them is /a:hs.

No matter how I present the switches, all of the above, I cannot get the dir command to print everything. I get either all of the non-h&s, or I get just the h&s.

Any way I can solve this?

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08 Dec 2011   #2
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

Hiya pal .... :)

Maybe you could try out this free software Karen's Directory Printer
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08 Dec 2011   #3

W7 Home Premium 32bit

I am not familiar with this program. But will certainly give it a try and report back to this forum.
Thank you for the tip!
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09 Dec 2011   #4

W7 Home Premium 32bit

Well written. I believe I can get this to do what I need.
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09 Dec 2011   #5

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello pscowboy,

In addition, this may work for you as well. :)

Context Menu - Add View and Print File Directory - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
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