How to Print a Folder Listing in Windows


This article describes how to print a listing of files or folders using Windows Explorer or My Computer.

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To print a listing of files or folders, you can copy an image of a My Computer or Windows Explorer window to the Clipboard, paste it into an image editing or word processing program, and then print the image.

To create and print an image of a listing of files or folders using Microsoft Paint, follow these steps:

  1. In My Computer or Windows Explorer, open the folder you want to print, and then press ALT+PRINT SCREEN to copy an image of the active window to the Clipboard.
  2. Click Start, point to Programs, point to Accessories, and then click Paint.
  3. On the Edit menu, click Paste, and then click Yes to display the image.
  4. On the File menu, click Print.
NOTE: If there are more files or folders than can be displayed in the My Computer or Windows Explorer window (in other words, you must scroll to see all the files or folders), you must scroll to view these files, and then repeat steps 1-4.

For additional information about how to print a list of the contents of a folder, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

ARTICLE-ID: 196158
TITLE : How to Create a Text File List of the Contents of a Folder

Article ID: 196628 - Last Review: Jan 23, 2007 - Revision: 1