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How to add the Print Directory feature for folders in Windows XP, in Windows Vista, in Windows 7


How to add the Print Directory feature for folders in Windows XP, in Windows
Vista, in Windows 7

This article describes how to add the Print Directory feature for folders in Windows XP, in Windows Vista, or in Windows 7. After you follow two steps:

  1. Fix it for me
      Click Run in the File Download dialog box, and follow the steps in the Fix
      it wizard:

    Notes:

    • This wizard may be in English only. However, the automatic fix also
      works for other language versions of Windows.
    • If you are not using the computer that has the problem, save the Fix
      it solution to a flash drive or a CD and then run it on the computer that
      has the problem. To fix this problem automatically, click the Fix it button or
      link.
  2. Let me fix it myself
    • Windows XP
      • Step 1: Create the Printdir.bat file. To do this, follow these steps
        1. Click Start, click Run, type notepad, and then click OK.
        2. Paste the following text into Notepad:
          @echo off
          dir %1 /-p /o:gn > “%temp%\Listing”
          start /w notepad /p “%temp%\Listing”
          del “%temp%\Listing”
          exit
        3. On the File menu, click Exit, and then click Yes to save the changes.
        4. In the Save As dialog box, type the following text in the File name box, and then clickSave:
          %windir%\Printdir.bat
      • Step 2: Create a new action for file folders
        1. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Folder Options.Or, click Start, point to Settings, click Control Panel, and then double-click Folder Options.
        2. On the File Types tab, click File Folder.
        3. Click Advanced, and then click New.
        4. In the Action box, type Print Directory Listing.
        5. In the Application used to perform action box, type printdir.bat.
        6. Click OK.
        7. Click OK two times, and then click Close.
      • Step 3: Edit the registry. To resolve this issue, follow these steps:
        1. Click Start, click Run, type Regedit and then click OK.
        2. Locate the following registry subkey:
          HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell
        3. Click the value named Default.
        4. On the Edit menu, click Modify.
        5. In the Value data box, type none.
        6. Click OK.
        7. Exit Registry Editor.

    • Windows Vista and Windows 7
      • Step 1: Create the Printdir.bat file. To do this, follow these steps
        1. Click Start, click Run, type notepad, and then click OK.
        2. Paste the following text into Notepad:
          @echo off
          dir %1 /-p /o:gn > “%temp%\Listing”
          start /w notepad /p “%temp%\Listing”
          del “%temp%\Listing”
          exit
        3. On the File menu, click Exit, and then click Yes to save the changes.
        4. In the Save As dialog box, type the following text in the File name box, and then clickSave:

          %windir%\Printdir.bat

          Note If you receive a dialog box that says you don’t have permission to save in this location, you can save the file to the desktop. Next, you click Start, clickRun, type %windir%, and then click OK. Then, you can copy the file from the desktop to the location.

      • Step2:
        1. Click Start, click Run, type Notepad, and then click OK.
        2. Type the following commands in Notepad.
        3.  

          Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
          
          [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Shell]
          @="none"
          
          [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Shell\Print_Directory_Listing]
          @="Print Directory Listing"
          
          [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\Print_Directory_Listing\command]
          @="Printdir.bat \"%1\""
          
          [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SOFTWARE\Classes\Directory]
          "BrowserFlags"=dword:00000008
          
          [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SOFTWARE\Classes\Directory\shell\Print_Directory_Listing]
          @="Print Directory Listing"
          
          [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SOFTWARE\Classes\Directory\shell\Print_Directory_Listing\command]
          @="Printdir.bat \"%1\""
          
          [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\AttachmentExecute\{0002DF01-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]
          @=""
          
          [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SOFTWARE\Classes\Directory]
          "EditFlags"="000001d2

           

          On the File menu, click Save As.

        4. In the Save in list, click Desktop.
        5. In the File name box, type PrintDirectoryListing.reg, click All Files in the Save as type list, and then click Save.
        6. In the desktop, double-click the LoggingOn.reg file to add the registry keys to the Windows registry.
        7. Click OK in the message box.

 

For Further information click on: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/321379


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  1. 13 April 2011 at 00:36

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