Solved How do I print a list of the documents within a directory?

November 18, 2016 at 10:16:25
Specs: Windows 7
How do I print a list of the documents within a Word 2003 directory? I want to print the document names so that I can index them for a book.

Example: Jane's Cookbook (directory name)
Apple Crisp (document name)
Brownies
Kale Salad
Waffles



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November 19, 2016 at 07:14:16
Here is a way to get your list that is relatively easy.

Assuming that you have saved the files within the "Documents" folder,

Click on "Start button"

Click on "Documents"

Click on the Folder Name that has your list of files within "Documents"

Once you get to your target folder,
at the top of the page, the Address line will show something like:
> Libraries > Documents > Mike > Word_Stuff

Click on the Address line and it should highlight and automagically change to something like: C:\Users\Mike\Documents\Mike\Word_Stuff

Copy this line using CTRL-C

Next:

Click on "Mozilla Firefox" or any other browser.

At the top of the Firefox page, in the Address box, paste the address you copied from your documents folder.

So what you are doing is, you take the line:
C:\Users\Mike\Documents\Mike\Word_Stuff
and pasting it into the Firefox address box.

When you press Enter you should get your list of files, along with their Size and date Last Modified.

You can now just print out the list from the borwser, or you can copy the list to Word or Excel and edit the file.

See how that works for you.

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/



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November 18, 2016 at 10:41:08
The technique described here involves a few steps, but I think it gets you where you want to be. There's actually 2 different methods described on that page as well as a link to a third method.

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,281...

A Google search might bring up even more methods.

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November 18, 2016 at 14:10:37
Thanks, DerbyDad03. I've read the referenced item, but. . . .What's Explorer?? Not something I'm familiar with.

Thanks for your help.


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November 18, 2016 at 15:08:55
Explorer is a utilty/application that is part of wndows operating system; at least upto and including windows-8.

When run it gives a display with column on the left and a wider one on the right. The left column will list all drives etc. in your computer.. The C: drive is where windows and applications are installed. If you click on C: drive (possibly double click) the right column will show what's on the C drive. Scroll down the right window to windows folder and click (or double click) on windows folder. Then scroll down through the alpabetical list explorer.exe. click (or double click) on that and explorer willopen into its own desktop display.

If you clck etc. on the MyComputer icon on your desktop it does much the same as explorer; shows the same info.

Another way to get explorer runnng:

Go to the

Start button (bottom left corner); in the run box type

explorer (or explorer.exe - you can use either text/command); press enter/return and explorer will run/open.

By default explorer is usually an icon (which clck on) on the windows desktop; can you see it?

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#4
November 18, 2016 at 16:33:43
The directories you mention are part of Windows Explorer. It's your file system.

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November 18, 2016 at 20:54:33
Open any folder and select the files. When you are viewing the contents of a folder, you are essentially using Windows Explorer.

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November 18, 2016 at 22:41:22
Thanks trvlrr, Derek, and DerbyDad03. I'll give it a try and will report back later.

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November 19, 2016 at 07:14:16
✔ Best Answer
Here is a way to get your list that is relatively easy.

Assuming that you have saved the files within the "Documents" folder,

Click on "Start button"

Click on "Documents"

Click on the Folder Name that has your list of files within "Documents"

Once you get to your target folder,
at the top of the page, the Address line will show something like:
> Libraries > Documents > Mike > Word_Stuff

Click on the Address line and it should highlight and automagically change to something like: C:\Users\Mike\Documents\Mike\Word_Stuff

Copy this line using CTRL-C

Next:

Click on "Mozilla Firefox" or any other browser.

At the top of the Firefox page, in the Address box, paste the address you copied from your documents folder.

So what you are doing is, you take the line:
C:\Users\Mike\Documents\Mike\Word_Stuff
and pasting it into the Firefox address box.

When you press Enter you should get your list of files, along with their Size and date Last Modified.

You can now just print out the list from the borwser, or you can copy the list to Word or Excel and edit the file.

See how that works for you.

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/


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#8
November 19, 2016 at 09:04:50
Here's another way that might be of use:

Copy into NotePad what is given between the two lines below:

====================================
:: Place this in any folder and double click it. The "fileListing.txt"
:: text file that is produced there will list all folder and file names.
:: It will show all file extensions (whether visible or not).
:: The switch /b (bare) limits the amount of information displayed.
dir *.* /b >>fileListing.txt
====================================

Save it as List files.bat

The instructions are contained above after the double colons but basically you put the bat file in the folder you want listed and double click it. You will need to edit the output a little for your particular purposes but the basic information will be there.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#9
November 20, 2016 at 11:20:21
Thanks, all, for your replies. Because I was familiar with all the terms in Mike's answer, I tried his method -- and it worked! Magic! Many thanks!

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#10
November 20, 2016 at 12:49:49
Incidentally is there not an icon on the desktop for Windows Explorer (or even simply Explorer)?

If there isn't you can create a shortcut to it (Windows Explorer or Explorer) and place that on the desktop for future use.


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#11
November 20, 2016 at 13:57:06
The file you need to make a shortcut to for Windows Explorer (now called File Explorer on Windows 10) is explorer.exe

A search will find it - it is in C:\Windows

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#12
November 20, 2016 at 14:53:37

No -- no icon for Windows Explorer on desktop -- but I can put one there for future use.

Thanks, trvlr.



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