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Old 04-14-2011, 05:57 PM
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Anyone know how to copy and print the names of files in a folder? I have a number of files that I want to e-mail but don't know which ones the other party wants and I would like to send him a list so he could tell me what he wants. There is a large number and I don't want to type them all.
I tried screen print and paste but that's not really what I am looking for.

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Old 04-14-2011, 07:26 PM
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If you have Windows 7 you can use the Snipping Tool in Accessories. It allows you to select the area of the screen you want to save or email. If there is more than one page, save the consecutive pages to files and then insert them into an email and send it.
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Old 04-14-2011, 07:48 PM
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I just simply drag and drop individual files or highlighted multiples from my file manager to my Outlook email message and viola! I don't know though if that would work with all email clients or operating systems.
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Depends on your operating system. Try this.

Open the folder that holds all the files you want to send the names. Go to "view" my guess is now it shows "icons" change it to list or titles. Then copy the list, it will not copy the files, and you can send just the list.

If that does not work, go to tools, folder options, view, and see if you have a list only option there.
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Old 04-15-2011, 06:51 AM
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Zcaveman: Thanks for that. I did not know Win 7 had that. I have been using Screenhunter 5.

As far as getting a list here is a suggestion that I have used. I am doing this on Win 7, so things may vary slightly in others MS versions.
The goal is to use the DIR command in the shell window (what would you expect from a Linux guy). You will be able to take a directory listing and output that listing to a file and attach the file to email. At a high level:
Open command shell window
cd to directory where files are
DIR > emaillist.txt
Now attach the file emaillist.txt to an email.
If you wish to list all of the files in that directory AND all subdirectories simply change the command to DIR /S > emaillist.txt

You may be all set with these instructions as is. If not and you would like more detail let me know.

Here is an example of the DIR /S method used on my golf cart picture directory:

Directory of C:\Users\ajbrown\Pictures\Golf Carts

04/15/2011 07:46 AM <DIR> .
04/15/2011 07:46 AM <DIR> ..
04/07/2011 09:38 AM <DIR> Battery Info
04/06/2011 09:56 AM <DIR> Club Car
03/10/2011 02:54 PM <DIR> Club Car Project
10/11/2010 12:19 PM <DIR> Par Car Wiring
1 File(s) 0 bytes

Directory of C:\Users\ajbrown\Pictures\Golf Carts\Battery Info

04/07/2011 09:38 AM <DIR> .
04/07/2011 09:38 AM <DIR> ..
04/06/2011 09:21 AM 62,557 batterylifecycle.jpg
04/07/2011 09:38 AM 39,373 batterylifecycle2.jpg
2 File(s) 101,930 bytes

Directory of C:\Users\ajbrown\Pictures\Golf Carts\Club Car

04/06/2011 09:56 AM <DIR> .
04/06/2011 09:56 AM <DIR> ..
02/15/2010 08:43 AM 121,588 8battbodyfront_small.jpg
02/15/2010 08:37 AM 121,640 8batteriesBody_small.jpg
02/15/2010 08:35 AM 187,683 8batteries_small.jpg
02/09/2010 06:56 AM 182,486 batterytest8-6v.jpg
<list snipped by Alan>

Last edited by ajbrown; 04-15-2011 at 06:58 AM. Reason: corrected file name
Old 04-15-2011, 07:34 AM
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Or you can download and install a freeware program such as PrintFolder 1.3 available at No Nonsense Software.
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I think the easiest way is to use the print screen command. Just open the file, and when the screen shows what you want to sopy, hit 'print screen'. That will copy the screen into you clipboard, when just paste into the email. Viola!
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