There are tons of applications for windows that allows you to print the contents of a directory to a text file.
There’s karen’s directory printer. Its easy to use, but it requires installation. Isn’t it better if you’ll be able to print the contents of a directory without having to install anything?
Enter, the command-line. Here’s how you can do it in windows:
You will come up with a file like this:
08/19/2010 08:56 AM 78,925,456 Naruto100.avi
08/19/2010 09:37 AM 71,677,282 Naruto101.avi
08/19/2010 09:43 AM 78,955,496 Naruto102.avi
08/19/2010 09:49 AM 71,761,418 Naruto103.avi
08/19/2010 09:55 AM 78,765,556 Naruto104.avi
08/19/2010 10:01 AM 71,830,582 Naruto105.avi
08/19/2010 10:06 AM 78,968,464 Naruto106.avi
08/19/2010 10:13 AM 78,839,558 Naruto107.avi
08/19/2010 10:20 AM 78,829,924 Naruto108.avi
08/19/2010 10:26 AM 71,820,024 Naruto109.avi
08/19/2010 10:32 AM 71,726,376 Naruto110.avi
As simple as that. If you are using windows vista or windows 7. Its even more easier. Just press ‘shift’ on your keyboard then right click the directory/folder that you want to print out its contents. Then select ‘open command window here’.
A command line window will open up, with the corresponding location. And if you want that only the filenames will be printed. Just type:
dir b og>filename.txt
b and og are parameters for the dir command that omits the date when the file was created and its size. Thus producing an output like this: