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There is no direct method to print a listing of files or directories from Microsoft Windows File Manager.
To work around this limitation, you can print the list of files using a batch file. Or, if the file list is short enough, you can press the ALT+PRINT SCREEN key combination to copy the active File Manager window, paste the information into Microsoft Windows Paintbrush, and then print the bitmap from Paintbrush.
If you are using Windows 3.0 or 3.0a, you can print the list of files from MS-DOS Executive (MSDOS.EXE).
Printing from a Batch FileYou can print a directory listing in Windows by creating an MS-DOS batch file with the following steps:
Printing from MS-DOS ExecutiveMicrosoft Windows MS-DOS Executive is included with Windows versions 3.0 and 3.0a but not later versions. If you upgraded from Windows 3.0, you may still have the MS-DOS Executive file (MSDOS.EXE) in your Windows program directory.
MS-DOS Executive is the operating shell for earlier versions of Windows. MS- DOS Executive can print directory listings that include all the files in that directory plus a listing of all subdirectories in that directory. The only directory MSDOS.EXE cannot print is the root directory.
To use MSDOS.EXE for printing directories:
Printing to a PostScript PrinterIf you are using a PostScript printer, follow the procedure below to print a directory.