One of the things I enjoyed about the Macintosh OS was that you could print the contents of a folder.* This was handy when I was editing a series of images or uploading files to a web site.

Unfortunately, Windows doesn’t have an obvious way of doing this. However, you can do it easily via the command prompt.

Simply open the command prompt and type:

dir [drive:folder] > c:\tempfilename

Pay attention to the command prompt, because chances are it’s going to place you right into your user directory, rather than the root directory:


Mischief managed!

*Or at least it used to. The latest version I’ve worked with (OSX 10.6) doesn’t feature this. I haven’t worked with any new versions, so I don’t know if they’ve added that capability back in.

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