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Printing File List From Dvd Data Disc

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#1 Stratomaster


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Posted 26 February 2006 - 12:02 PM

Hey, maybe I'm missing something but I want to print the file list of data I have on a dvd disk. When I open the disk and get a list of files I don't get a print option anywhere. I'm still a newbie at Windows XP home so I am still shaky on it. Thanks in advance. Cheers......Stratomaster

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Posted 26 February 2006 - 02:10 PM

I use Print Folders for making alist of folder contents.
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Posted 26 February 2006 - 02:25 PM

OK, here's a neat trick. Make a folder on your C: drive. Call it filelist or something like that. To do this, open Windows Explorer (hold down the Windows key and the E key). Click on your C: drive in the left pane. In the right pane, right-click in an empty space and select "new" from the list, then "folder" from the list that pops up. Type in the new filename. Click somewhere in the empty space to finish.

Now, you need to know the letter of the drive for your CD. It could be D: or E: or something. Next, you need to open a command window. Click on Start, then Run, then type in


and hit enter. Now you need to use a dos command to copy the list you want to print.

First, go to your new folder by typing cd and the name of your new folder. For example:

cd C:\filelist

Now, the command line should show that you are in that folder.

Next, type the letter of your drive with this command:

dir E:\>list.txt

and hit enter.

Now, type:


to leave the command prompt. Use Windows Explorer again to find the folder and you should see a text document in there which you can print. You can vary the filenames so that you can make lists of other CDs each time.

There are also programs that will print directories, many of which are shareware. Here's one:

JR Directory Print

And one I've used before is Karen's directory printer, which, like all of Karen's tools, is free. It does have limitations: don't try to print too many directories or it will fire out about a thousand pages. You need to download and install the visual basic files first if you don't already have them installed.

Karen's Directory Printer

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Posted 26 February 2006 - 04:13 PM

Many times, your burning software will allow you to pull up the contents of a CD and then print it.
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