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How to print file names
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Erik Freitag  Identity Verified
Germany
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Nov 21, 2008

Dear colleagues,

I am translating a bunch of small files (>100). I would like to have a printed list of the files (i.e. file names). In WinXP, how can I print the file names of selected files? Obviously, copy and paste doesn't do the trick, as it tries to copy the file contents rather than the file names...

Thanks in advance,
kind regards,
Erik


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Sergei Leshchinsky  Identity Verified
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use command line Nov 21, 2008

- press WinButton+R (OR click Start... > Run...)
- type "cmd" and press ENTER
- type "cd", space, and the full path (starting from from the drive letter) to the folder you need to list (see the path in the header of MyComputer window)
- type "dir>list.txt" and press ENTER
You will get file named LIST.TXT in the same folder with a list of files.

Here is a example:

You have:
c:\Documents and Settings\User>

Type:
d:\ (press ENTER)

You have:
d:\>

Type:
cd d:\library\glossaries (press ENTER) -- the full path

You are in. You have:
d:\library\glossaries>

Type:
dir>list.txt (press ENTER) -- here you may specify any output path. To do it type the full path starting from the drive letter (e.g. d:\list.txt -- the file will be in the root of D:)

Open LIST.TXT (in folder d:\library\glossaries\ ) using My Computer (it is easy ).

Repeat seven times to become an expert...

Old DOS trick.
What was your first version of Windows?
I remember 3.1.

[Редактировалось 2008-11-21 08:15 GMT]


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Erik Freitag  Identity Verified
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Thanks! Nov 21, 2008

Dear Sergei,

Thanks, the ">list.txt" part did the trick. I had though of using the shell, but I didn't know that.

I started with Win3.11, but I remember times when there was no Windows at all (used DOS and even CP/M then).

Thanks again!

Erik


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Sergei Leshchinsky  Identity Verified
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I remember DOS 4.22 Nov 21, 2008

Text processors ChiWriter and MultiEditor. Great times!

[Редактировалось 2008-11-21 08:17 GMT]


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Simon Mountifield  Identity Verified
Local time: 11:52
French to English
Print Screen Nov 21, 2008

Hi,

An alternative way that I use to print file names (when trying to keep track of lots of little files) is to use the Print Screen button.

Open Windows Explorer and then open the folder containing the files you want to print. Press Alt + Print Screen. Then paste into an empty Word document and print (you might want to play around with the screenshot before printing, such as cropping the image, enlarging, etc.).

Hope that helps,

Simon


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tectranslate ITS GmbH
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A nifty tool... Nov 21, 2008

...that can help you with this is Microsoft's free SendToX Powertoy. It was originally intended for Windows 95, but it works just great on my Windows XP computers here.

With it, you can highlight any number of files, right-click, select Send To...->Clipboard as Name and get the full paths and filenames in the clipboard, ready to paste in an application of your choice (Word, Excel, Notepad etc...)

For more info, see
http://www.geekgirls.com/windows_sendto.htm#supercharge

I also use this tool extensively when preparing Trados analyses, clean-ups etc. - usually I have the right folder open in Explorer anyway, so I always felt that having to navigate through my folder tree in Trados' Add... dialog is unnecessarily tedious. So I either copy the folder name if I'm going to process multiple files or use Send To Clipboard as Name for single files.

HTH,
Benjamin


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Makar Dolzhenkov
Belarus
Local time: 12:52
English to Russian
SnagIT! Nov 21, 2008

Try SnagIT screenshot utility - it's a breeze to save lots of filenames!
Just make a screenshot of your folder and save as text (kinda small built-in OCR)


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István Hirsch  Identity Verified
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Total Commander Nov 21, 2008

If you have Total Commander, you can print file lists easily. As far as I know, it can be downloaded charge free.

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Spiros Doikas  Identity Verified
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Software Nov 21, 2008

Try this, free demo.
http://www.print-folder-file-list.com/


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Rossana Triaca  Identity Verified
Uruguay
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Instead of using the command prompt every time... Nov 21, 2008

I find it easier to create a new text file (e.g. with notepad) and save it as a .bat; double click on it on whatever folder you need et voila.

BTW, check out "help dir" in the command prompt for several options, for example:

dir /b > list.txt

generates a simple list.


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FarkasAndras
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Thanks Nov 21, 2008

István Hirsch wrote:

If you have Total Commander, you can print file lists easily. As far as I know, it can be downloaded charge free.


That's a good one.
Total Commander is pretty awesome in general, and this is a feature I never knew about.
The Commands menu has copy names to clipboard and copy full names to clipboard.
Obviously, they copy the names/paths of the selected files.
There is a direct print command in File as well.

Note to those who still use the built-in windows file manager, if there are such people here: download TotalCMD, like, NOW. Spend half an hour getting to know the basic functions enter a world where basic operations are not an ordeal and even advanced functions are straightforward.


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amurati
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printing filenames Dec 6, 2008

is you want to have only file names
then you can use
dir /b >List.txt

but if you want the structure of the folders you can use command tree
and it produces this:

C:\temp>tree
Folder PATH listing for volume Windows Vista
Volume serial number is 0006F568 BE73:0FB3
C:\>tree temp
Folder PATH listing for volume Windows Vista
Volume serial number is 999d9-eds9e
C:\TEMP
└───test
├───01
└───02


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