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      WSnacmine
      AskWoody Lounger

      I have just got a 32gb usb and I will copy about 24gb of photo’s onto it. When I used to do this on a CD or DVD I would make a listing of the filenames and print it and put it inside the jewel case.
      So my questions are:
      1. How do YOU identify what files are on your usb sticks? I am looking for something external that can be used to ID the files without a computer. i.e. an 80-80 listing. Is there a product out there that provides a good way of storing the usb & listing together?

      2. what program would you use to create the list of files. All I know is that there are 18 folders, I don’t know how many actual .jpgs there are in each folder.

      Any/all comments appreciated, thanks.

      Jack

    • #1591631 Reply

      WSRolandJS
      AskWoody Plus

      There was [and probably still is] a free version and a pay-for version of PrintFolder — which has worked well for me. I bought the pay-for because it offered more control over what gets printed.

    • #1591633 Reply

      Paul T
      AskWoody MVP

      Karen’s Directoy Printer is well regarded, as are all her utilities.
      http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/karens_directory_printer.html

      cheers, Paul

    • #1591644 Reply

      bharder
      AskWoody Lounger

      Karen’s utility I’m sure is good.

      If you want a simple, old school method, one that works on any system without any add-on software, try this instead:

      Code:
      dir /w | C:TempFileList.txt

      Then print the result out using NotePad. You should be in the folder you want to print out, when you use the above “dir” command.

      • #1591661 Reply

        WSnacmine
        AskWoody Lounger

        Karen’s utility I’m sure is good.

        If you want a simple, old school method, one that works on any system without any add-on software, try this instead:

        Code:
        dir /w | C:TempFileList.txt

        Then print the result out using NotePad. You should be in the folder you want to print out, when you use the above “dir” command.

        I remember that from my DOS day and that’ss exactly what I was going to do but I thought there was a more modern way…

        I have Karens Directory printer on a disabled system and totally forgot about it and I’ll look at printfolder as another option.

        Thanks gents for the answers…jack

    • #1591662 Reply

      access-mdb
      AskWoody MVP

      You could add the /S switch if there subfolders – as you imply in #1

      Code:
      dir /w /s | C:TempFileList.txt
    • #1593287 Reply

      Lugh
      AskWoody_MVP

      2. what program would you use to create the list of files. All I know is that there are 18 folders

      Does your file manager have a ‘flat’ view? Ie one which shows one list of the files in a folder tree segment, without the sub-folders getting in the way? Paste that list into your text editor and print, or into Excel or Word if you want 2-3 columns across the page—might be a good idea with so many files.

      If your FM doesn’t have flat view, Directory Opus does—grab the trial.

      How do YOU identify what files are on your usb sticks?

      I gave up ID’ing files on individual disks a long time ago [it hasn’t been easy since 5 1/4″ floppies], since I’m usually much more interested in the “Where is…?” question than the “What’s on…?” Q.

      I/we ID our USBs by color, or a number/letter painted on with liquid paper, or colored stickers. All the content info—filenames, storage location, etc, etc—goes in an Excel workbook which has different worksheets for images, videos, games, books, music. Book or sheet can be printed whenever.

      If you have metadata with the files, the Excel approach makes that easy to store and manage also, and of course you can choose which meta fields to print for each media type.

      Another main reason I went with the above method was to avoid buying duplicate media, above is simple to check very quickly for any given title. We have thousands of files, and it’s often not clear if something was bought a decade ago, or did we only see the demo, read a review, whatever.

      Lugh.
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