Redirected TREE /F Command Does Not Work in Windows 95 GUI

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Issuing a redirected MS-DOS TREE /F command at a command prompt within the Windows 95 graphical user interface results in incomplete output. This behavior occurs in both windowed and full-screen MS-DOS sessions.


To work around this behavior, issue the redirected TREE /F command after restarting the computer in MS-DOS mode, or after booting the computer to a command prompt.

To restart the computer in MS-DOS mode, click the Start button, click Shut Down, click "Restart the computer in MS-DOS mode," and then click Yes.

To boot the computer to a command prompt, restart the computer. When you see the "Starting Windows 95" message, press the F8 key, and then choose Command Prompt Only from the Startup menu.

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The TREE command is used to display the structure of a folder. The /F switch displays the names of the files in each folder. The following examples demonstrate the use of the TREE command with redirection:

To display the files in all the folders on drive C one screen at a time, use the following command:
   tree c:\ /f | more
To print the list of files displayed using the previous example, use the following command:
   tree c:\ /f > prn
NOTE: The TREE command ( is an MS-DOS command. is not installed by Windows 95, but is available on the Windows 95 CD-ROM or from online services. For information about installing the old MS-DOS tools included with Windows 95, please see the following article:
147831 How to Install Old MS-DOS Tools in Windows 95


Article ID: 149483 - Last Review: October 26, 2013 - Revision: 2.0
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  • Microsoft Windows 95

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