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Anonymous
September 26, 2004 6:59:04 PM

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I'd like to learn how to make a hard copy of list of all directories on my C
drive. I would use this to help ensure that (2) computers have the same files.

Can you advise whether this is possible?

Regards....
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anonymous reader
Anonymous
September 26, 2004 8:00:41 PM

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In news:69DA70CA-2EE4-4E72-BA89-172A160B0161@microsoft.com,
anonymous reader <anonymousreader@discussions.microsoft.com>
typed:

> I'd like to learn how to make a hard copy of list of all
> directories
> on my C drive. I would use this to help ensure that (2)
> computers
> have the same files.
>
> Can you advise whether this is possible?


Of course it's possible. Here are three ways:


1. Go to a command prompt and issue the command



dir [drive:folder] > c:\tempfilename (you can use any name and
put it in any folder you want)



Then open notepad, open tempfilename, and print it from there.





2. Go to
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q321379
and follow the instructions there.





3. Download and use any of the several freeware/shareware
utilities that can do this, such as the popular
http://www.karenware.com/powertools/ptdirprn.asp


--
Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
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Anonymous
September 26, 2004 10:08:41 PM

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anonymous reader wrote:
> I'd like to learn how to make a hard copy of list of all directories on my C
> drive. I would use this to help ensure that (2) computers have the same files.
>
> Can you advise whether this is possible?

Start | <cmd>

>cd c:\
>dir /s > alldirs.txt
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Anonymous
September 26, 2004 10:49:09 PM

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Hi,

Open a command prompt (start/run cmd), go to the folder of choice.

Run "dir> file.txt". This will create a text file of the contents of the
folder that you can open in notepad for printing or saving.

If you wish to add the contents of the subdirectories, run "dir
<drive><folder> /s> file.txt".

You may find this useful:

HOW TO: Add "Print Directory" Feature for Folders in Windows XP [Q321379]
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=321379

If you head to google.com and search on "free directory printer", you will
also find many other useful tools.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"anonymous reader" <anonymousreader@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message news:69DA70CA-2EE4-4E72-BA89-172A160B0161@microsoft.com...
> I'd like to learn how to make a hard copy of list of all directories on my
> C
> drive. I would use this to help ensure that (2) computers have the same
> files.
>
> Can you advise whether this is possible?
>
> Regards....
> --
> anonymous reader
Anonymous
September 27, 2004 10:57:04 AM

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Thanks for the quick, and knowledgeable, advice.

"anonymous reader" wrote:

> I'd like to learn how to make a hard copy of list of all directories on my C
> drive. I would use this to help ensure that (2) computers have the same files.
>
> Can you advise whether this is possible?
>
> Regards....
> --
> anonymous reader
Anonymous
September 27, 2004 10:59:02 AM

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This is better than using a $35 fee-based Microsoft answer. Thanx again.

"anonymous reader" wrote:

> I'd like to learn how to make a hard copy of list of all directories on my C
> drive. I would use this to help ensure that (2) computers have the same files.
>
> Can you advise whether this is possible?
>
> Regards....
> --
> anonymous reader
!