Print Folders And Subfolders – How To Print Directory List

How To Print Folders And Folder Tree?

Printing Folders – What Makes It Difficult?

Usually, it is easy to print several folders that are visible on the screen by taking a screenshot and using an image editing application. You can also use the screen capture application itself to print the image. Unfortunately, if you need to print the entire folder tree and it contains tens or hundreds or more sub-folders the task becomes quite hard.

I will provide several solutions that will help you to print the folder tree.

Print Folders By Taking A Screenshot

As I already mentioned, it is easy to use Windows Explorer to take a screenshot of the folder tree. You can use the screen capture tools that are built-in in Windows to capture and print the desired region. Try also the “Prt Scr” button to capture the entire screen and you can paste it in your favorite image editing application simply by pressing CTRL+V. You should crop the captured image as it includes the entire screen. If the folders that you want to print can not fit on the screen, you can make multiple captures and print them on separate pages.

Printing Folders Explorer

Print Folder Tree

Above is an example where very long paths take too much horizontal space and such an approach may not always be convenient.

Printing Folders From Command Line

There is also the possibility to print the folders from a command line using the DIR command. From the above example you can list the Unicode folder using the command below:

dir /s /AD unicode

In order to do this press WIN+R (RUN) and type CMD in the edit-box.

The dir command lists all files and folders in the current folder. Use the /S flag as it denotes that all sub-folders of the specified folder should be listed. Set the /AD flag to denote that only the FOLDERS should be listed without the file names that are contained inside. The command lists the folders, but the output is not very readable. Furthermore, the UNICODE folder names are not listed properly and question marks are printed instead, which is very strange to me. In the screenshot example above it is visible that those test folders include some non-Latin letters for test purposes. So if you need to print non-Latin file names this may not be a proper solution for you.

Print Folder Command Line

Command Line Print Folder

You can extend the same command to print the content of the folder and all its sub-folders to a text file instead of listing them in the console:

dir /s /AD unicode > FoldersList.txt

Execute the modified command and the results will be saved in a file named FoldersList.txt which is stored in the same folder. The file is in text format hence you can load it in Notepad or Word in order to print it.

Print Folders From Command Line Using The “Tree” Command

Another much better solution for printing the folders is to use the Tree command. Modify the command as follows:

tree unicode > FoldersList.txt /A /F

Tree Command OutputAs a result, the list is much better and the folder structure is easy to understand. Similarly to the last command that we used, the Unicode symbols are replaced with question marks. That is a real mystery to me as Windows should be able to handle those. I will dig this deeper and post an update regarding the problem. If you have a clue, please post it in the comments.

Print Folders With Folder Size

Folder Size is a very powerful tool that can list all folder and file sizes on your computer or network. Printing folders and files is the least that it can do for you. It will handle all the issues that we have faced in the other methods that I described. Folder Size is available for free, but printing folders and files is available only in the licensed version. You can use the free version to visualize the distribution of your disk space and remove unused large files. Use the beautiful charts and the folders and file lists that are sorted by size to easily spot the space hogs.

Print Folders

Print Folders Using Folder Size

While Folder Size is a great free utility we will focus on its folder printing capabilities.

Step By Step Instructions For Printing Folders

  1. Use the scan buttons or file menu in order to scan the desired folder or drive. The tool can scan network locations and external drives too.
  2. Right-click the desired folder and click “Expand All Subfolders”. There are filtering options and an option to remove a folder from the tree. Therefore you can adjust the results in order to print only the data that you need.
  3. Click File->Print Folder Tree
  4. This will display the Print Preview window where you can apply modifications to how the printed folders will look like. Here is the preview window itself:

    Print Folders

    Print Folders Using Folder Size

  5. If the folder tree is too large the folders list will not fit on a single page horizontally. Therefore the application will automatically expand the print area for you and will distribute it over several pages horizontally. There is an option to limit the print area to one horizontal page too.
  6. Tweak the options and set things the way you like them. Finally, you can store the result as PPV (Preview File), PDF File, multi-page TIFF file or print it on paper using the print buttons.

Print Folders – Export to CSV, XLS or TXT File

Folder Size provides robust features for printing the contents of a folder, but if you need to provide extra formatting or apply special changes to the list, the best thing to do is to export the results. You can then edit them in external applications like Microsoft Excel or your favorite text editing application.

There are multiple export options in Folder Size. It can export both folders and files or a mix of both. Exporting the charts as an image is also available.

Use “Export As…” to export all the data that is listed in the application. This includes both files and folders. If you do not need the list of files, you can disable it in settings prior to running a scan. You can limit the depth of the scan to certain level if necessary.

“Export Details View…” will export the list on the right side of the application. It includes all the files and folders in the currently selected folder from the tree view on the left side. You can configure the details to list “Largest file”, “Largest folders”, “Largest files and folders”, oldest and newest files and folders, and the items with the longest paths.

Folders List and Files List Filtering

Folders List and Files List Filtering

The combinations and possibilities are endless if combined with the filtering features which include filtering by folder or file name, sizes, dates, attributes, and every other property that a file or folder has.

Print Folders – Save Folders List

Another feature of Folder Size that may come handy for you is the fact that it can save all the scanned data in an internal project file. The project files are very compact and internally compressed and can hold information for millions of files without occupying too much disk space. As the file and folder structures are changing constantly, if you can not print the current state immediately you can do it on a later date by storing the snapshot of the current state of the drive, in a project file. You can remove folders and files from the tree or apply filtering options before running a scan. Therefore, the stored project file will contain only the files and folders that you need.

You can use the project files to catalog the file and folder structure or to monitor changes to the file system. The project file contains also information about the file and folder sizes, which makes it easy to spot rapidly-growing folders.

Final Thoughts

Above all Folder Size is free and you can download it to check if it will suit your needs. You can use it to find and list all file and folder sizes. Even more, if you do not want to pay for the premium features like printing or network scan, it will do a very good job and help eliminate unused large files. The features included in the free version are sufficient in order to organize the disk space.

Did you discover an easier way to print folder trees or file lists? Message me in the comments section below – I will be glad to hear your solutions.

Find Duplicate Files

Fastest Duplicate Finder – FDFF 5.5.0.2

Fast Duplicate File Finder has proven to be the fastest duplicate finder on the market. As we provide a free version, it is used by millions of users. They have used and tested it for more than a decade. Therefore it is a reliable bug-free tool that has proven itself over the years and is the number one choice of many professionals.

Although there is not much to improve we are always trying to squeeze up as much as possible and improve the performance further. This release improves performance and fixes a minor annoyance. There was an issue where the progress-bar was displaying “100%” for a very long time. This is not something that had to do with the quality of the scan or results. It was only a display problem, but some users thought that the application was stuck especially when scanning large drives.

Fastest Duplicate File Finder

Fastest Duplicate Finder

Fastest Duplicate File Finder – Scan Methods

  1. 100% Equal Files – This is the best mode for a proper duplicate scan. While it is not the fastest of all the supported modes, it is the one that guarantees to list true duplicates. Many tools on the market may perform faster as they use CRC checksums. Such tools produce incorrect results and may lead to permanent loss of data. For example, the CRC or checksum of the file that many such tools are using may identify completely different files as duplicates.
  2. Similar Files – This mode can find similar documents. It is very precise, as a result, it is the slowest of all. In short, you should use it on a smaller subset of files. This is mode can find similar excel, word, txt, pdf, archive and other documents. It can not find similar photos or similar audio files. This article: Which Duplicate File Finder To Choose? explains why we have developed dedicated tools for those tasks.
  3. Similar File Names – this is a fast scan mode that can find similar or duplicate file names. For example, it is useful if you want to find files that are named like: “My Essay (1).doc”, “My Essay March.doc”, “My Essay 2019.txt” and so on. A tutorial for the above two modes is available here: Find Similar Files and Similar File Names
  4. File Size – searching for duplicates by file size is not a reliable method. However, in many cases, it can be helpful. It is extremely fast and you can use it for very large drives. If the files are large the chance for two files to be different and to have exactly the same size gets very low. In conclusion, for large files it is acceptable to use it. As always we do recommend that you review the results prior to removing any files.

Fastest Duplicate File Finder – Tutorial

If you are new to the tool take a look at this tutorial: How To Find Duplicate Files?

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Fast Duplicate File Finder 5.4.0.1 – Autocheck Shorter/Longer file names

Fast Duplicate File Finder 64 Bit Version

MindGems Duplicate File Finder New Auto-Check Features

Fast Duplicate File Finder is recognized as the the fastest and the most reliable duplicate finder on the market. Any tool that claims faster performance compares MD5, CRC, size, dates, names or other unreliable properties which may lead to incorrect results and loss of valuable data.

Fast Duplicate File Finder (FDFF) performs real byte-to-byte comparison and guarantees that the identified files are 100% duplicates. If a tool finds more duplicates than FDFF that is not a sign of better performance – it is a sign of poor detection algorithm and one should really check the results provided by such tools deeper with a proper DIFF tool or a HEX editor.

Download: Duplicate File Finder

New Auto-Check Features

The auto-check feature in the duplicate file finder is redesigned and includes options to auto-check files with shorter or longer file names. This is really handy in cases of files with prefixes or sufixes like Copy (X) of or Filename Copy (x).ext. The tool can now mark automatically the files based on the file name length. It is possible to keep the file with the shortest name or the one with the longest.

As the list of auto-check options grows larger and larger we have now grouped them in a drop-down list. It includes:

  • Smaller File Sizes
  • Bigger File Sizes
  • Older File Dates
  • Newer File Dates
  • Shorter File Names
  • Longer File Names

More auto-check options will be added as needed.

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Duplicate File Finder

This version also includes a fix for a crash that was caused if a damaged DNG file was previewed. A fix for “Protect system files and folders” option is applied. In some cases if the option was enabled certain sub-folders in the “USERS” folder were not included in the scan.

A list of all the new features can be found on the Duplicate File Finder’s What’s new page.

Do you have suggestions? Do you miss a feature? Let us know in the comments below. We will be glad to hear from you!

Find Duplicate HEIC, HEIF, HEVC images – VSDIF 7.5.0.1

Find Similar Heic, Heif, Hevc images

Find similar and duplicate .heic, .heif hevc images

Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder 7.5.0.1 Provides Support For .HEIC, .HEIF HEVC Encoded ImagesVisual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder provides support for the High Efficiency Image File Format  – .heic and .heif images. These image formats are supported via external codec. First of all, you have to install the heic codec prior to running the latest version. There are many HEIC codecs freely available on the Internet – just search for “heic codec”. Installing one on your system is all you need to do in order to enable the support for HEIC files. We have tested the “CopyTrans” heic codec with VSDIF and it is working properly. The performance of HEIC file comparison depends on the installed codec, therefore, a stable and fast implementation is a MUST. This new feature is available in the PRO and CORPORATE versions of VSDIF.

How To Find Duplicate HEIC, HEIF, HEVC Photos

The process of finding duplicate heic photos does not require any special settings bedsides the heic codec. Just add the folders that should be scanned and the duplicate photo finder tool will do the rest automatically. You can compare heic file with jpg or any other image file that is supported by the tool. A detailed tutorial on how to find duplicate photos is available on our web site. Here are some of the supported image format:

  • JPEG Bitmap (*.jpg;*.jpeg;*.jpe)
  • Compuserve Bitmap (*.gif)
  • Portable Network Graphics (*.png)
  • TIFF Bitmap (*.tif;*.tiff;*.fax;*.g3n;*.g3f)
  • JPEG2000 Files (*.jp2)
  • JPEG2000 Code Stream (*.j2k;*.jpc;*.j2c)
  • Targa (*.tga;*.targa;*.vda;*.icb;*.vst;*.pix)
  • Paintbrush (*.pcx)
  • Windows Bitmap (*.bmp;*.dib;*.rle)
  • Windows Metafile (*.wmf)
  • Enhanced Windows Metafile (*.emf)
  • Windows Icon (*.ico)
  • Windows Cursor (*.cur)
  • Wireless Bitmap (*.wbmp)
  • Portable Pixmap (*.pxm;*.ppm)
  • Adobe Photoshop (*.psd)
  • Camera RAW (*.crw; *.cr2; *.nef; *.raw; *.pef; *.raf; *.x3f; *.bay; *.orf; *.srf; *.mrw; *.dcr; *.sr2; *.dng; *.erf; *.mef; *.arw) (only in Pro and Corporate versions)
  • DICOM Images (*.dcm) (only in Corporate version)
  • HDPhoto Images (*.hdp; *.wdp; *.jxr) (only in Pro and Corporate versions)
  • WebP Images (*.webp) (only in Pro and Corporate versions)
  • HEIC Images (*.heic) (requires external WIC codec) (only in Pro and Corporate versions)

 

High-Efficiency Image File Format

High-Efficiency Image File Format (HEIF) is a file format for individual images and image sequences. It was developed by the Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) and is defined by MPEG-H Part 12 (ISO/IEC 23008-12). The MPEG group claims that twice as much information can be stored in a HEIF image as in a JPEG image of the same size, resulting in a better quality image.

The HEIF specification also defines the means of storing High-Efficiency Video Codec (HEVC)-encoded intra-images and HEVC-encoded image sequences in which inter prediction is applied in a constrained manner.

HEIF files are compatible with the ISO Base Media File Format (ISOBMFF, ISO/IEC 14496-12). They can also include other media streams, such as timed text and audio.

HEIF image files are stored with filename extensions .heif or .heic.

Find Similar HEIC, HEIF HEVC Photos

You can download the latest version demo here: Duplicate Image Finder or use the link in your registration email to download the update for free if you already own a license for any of the 7.x.x.x releases.

Please comment below if you miss a feature or you have a suggestion for improvement. We value our customers and we will be glad to hear from you!

Easy Web Gallery Builder 2.1.0.1 – Improved Performance

Easy Web Gallery Builder creates web gallery for local and web viewing. It saves the hassle of converting the images, resizing them and generating thumbnails. EWGB provides multiple high-quality scaling algorithms that will match even the highest demands. It supports all popular image formats and in addition to that it can process 300+ RAW image file formats.

Faster Image Resize And Thumbnail Generation

This version provides optimizations for thumbnail generation and faster image resize. It also adds a fix for the “Long Image Description” which was missing in the slideshow gallery mode.

Easy Web Gallery Builder is a highly customizable professional gallery building tool. A free version with some small limitations is available for personal use: Photo Gallery Builder

Create Thumbnail Galleries

Create Image Thumbnails And Add Watermarks

An example of the web galleries that Easy Web Gallery Builder creates can be found here: Web Photo Galleries

Tutorials on How to Create Web Galleries are also available.

Please comment below if you miss a feature or you have a suggestion for improvement. We value our customers and we will be glad to hear from you!

Find Duplicate And Similar Songs – Audio Dedupe 4.3.0.1

Find Similar Music

Find Similar MP3 – Audio Dedupe 64 Bit

Audio Dedupe 4.3.0.1 –  Find Similar Songs

Audio Dedupe is the best tool for finding similar and duplicate songs. It can compare audio files even if they are stored in different audio formats. This is a task that no standard duplicate finder can achieve. If the songs have titles and artists the tool can search those for similarities too. Find what is new in this release below.

Fast Save, Load and Export

Fast is actually not very proper description for this optimization as it can be hundreds of times faster on large projects. The code is completely redesigned and provides lighting fast performance. It can load, save or export hundreds of thousands of results in seconds.

Option “Match full path” in Advanced Auto-Check

This option makes it possible to exclude folder names that contain certain characters or words in the name. In past version there was an option to match only file names.

Duplicates and scanned files count

Duplicates and scanned files count are displayed above the results grid.

Download: Find Similar Songs

Find Similar MP3

Find Similar Songs

All improvements in this release can be found on the Duplicate MP3 Finder’s What’s new page

Do you have suggestions? Do you miss a feature? Let us know in the comments below. We will be glad to hear from you!

Find Similar WebP

Find Similar And Duplicate WebP Images – VS Duplicate Image Finder 7.2.0.1

Find Similar And Duplicate WebP Images

Find Similar And Duplicate WebP Images

Find duplicate WebP images – VSDIF 7.2.0.1

The latest version of Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder provides support for the WebP image format. Google announced it as a new open standard for lossy compressed true-color graphics on the web. Current WebP implementation supports both lossy and lossless compression including alpha (transparency) channel. (Find more information on the WebP image format below)

The corrupt DNG images issue

We received complaints from our users who use Adobe Lightroom and DNG files. They reported that VSDIF may crash on preview and/or scan of damaged DNG files. Our research on the topic fond many forum posts regarding DNG files and Adobe Lightroom – Google for “dng+files+lightroom+corrupt”
We have not investigated those in detail. If you have experienced issues with DNG files you should check those posts. Also, make sure to check the version of Adobe Lightroom that you are using. We have not analyzed those in details nor we claim that a relation between the damaged DNG files and Lightroom exists. According to the search results, such a possibility can not be excluded. The latest version of VSDIF can not load the DNG files as they are corrupt, but it will not crash.

We have already provided a pre-release fix for the above issue to all our customers. It is included in this new version too.

Find Similar Photos

WebP – A new image format for the Web

Here is a quote from Google:

” WebP is a modern image format that provides superior lossless and lossy compression for images on the web. Using WebP, webmasters and web developers can create smaller, richer images that make the web faster.”

Announced in 2010 the format aimed to produce smaller files of similar image quality to the popular JPEG scheme. Later Google announced WebP support for animation. They added support for ICC profile, XMP metadata, and tiling (compositing very large images from maximum 16384×16384 tiles) too. Google began to experiment with lossless compression and support for transparency (alpha channel) in both lossless and lossy modes; support has been enabled by default in libwebp 0.2.0 (16 August 2012). According to Google’s tests a conversion from PNG to WebP results in a 45% reduction in file size when using PNGs found on the Internet. A 28% reduction in size was achieved when compared to PNGs that are re-compressed with pngcrush or PNGOUT.

WebP Support

Google Chrome, Firefox, Edge, the Opera browser, and other tools and software libraries support natively WebP. Developers have also added support to a variety of image editing tools.

Folder Size 4.2.0.0 – Buttery-Smooth Pie and Bar Charts – View Folder Sizes Better

List Files Inside System Volumt Information, Backup Folders and System Folders

Folder Size – Free Disk Size Analysis

As already announced, the latest version of Folder Size is no longer using Adobe Flash for its charts as it is an outdated technology and a potential security hole. The new charts introduced in version 4.0.0.0 were good, but we took a step further to make them GREAT.

Improved Chart Performance and Hardware Acceleration – Smoother Graphics and Fonts

The new release enables hardware acceleration for the charts which dramatically improves performance. The new charts will run at least three times faster and possibly even more depending on the hardware configuration – the video card installed in the system. The quoted “3 times higher” performance should be easily achieved even with a basic onboard graphics card. No changes are required on the user end in order to enable the hardware acceleration – installing the new version is sufficient to make it work.

Pie Chart of Folder Sizes

Pie Chart of Folder Sizes

Besides the performance optimizations the charts now look smoother which includes both graphics and text. There is a better anti-aliasing (Cleartype) algorithm that eliminates any jagged edges.

Colors are replaced with softer, yet pleasing alternatives that are easy on the eyes.

Some small bug fixes not worth mentioning in details are also available in this release. A list of all the new features and fixes can be found on the What’s new page of Folder Size

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Free File Tree Size Information

Free File Tree Size Information

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Folder Size 4.1.0.0 Available For Download

List Files Inside System Volumt Information, Backup Folders and System Folders

Folder Size – Free Disk Size Analysis

Folder Size 4.1.0.0 – Easy Disk Cleanup Tool

The latest version of Folder Size is oriented towards performance and stability. Due to the many new features in version 4.0.0.0 and the many operating systems that Folder Size supports there were issues in certain software configurations. This release provides a lot of fixes and optimizations related to the charts and scan results. Although those issues are not present on all operating systems, installing this update is highly recommended.

A list of all the new features can be found on the What’s new page of Folder Size

Free File Tree Size Information

Free File Tree Size Information

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Folder Size 4.0.0.0 64 Bit – Scans Larger Drives Faster And Provides New Charts

Folder Size Supports Native 64 Bit Operating systems

Folder Size 64 Bit

Freeware Folder Size 4.0.0.0 Provides Native 64 Bit OS Support And Removes Adobe Flash Requirement

Folder Size Native 64 Bit Operating Systems Support

Folder Size was already running under 64 Bit operating systems, but that had some limitations as it was a 32 Bit application. Under Windows, 32 Bit applications are limited to use 2 gigabytes of memory and though Folder Size is extremely optimized in terms of memory usage and performance that could cause a problem when scanning volumes that contain many small files. The used memory does not depend on the size of the scanned location, but on the quantity of files and folders that it contains. The 64 Bit version not only removes this limitation completely (the tool will use all the available memory on the system), but will also run faster because of the native 64 bit instructions used.

Folder Size No Longer Uses Adobe Flash Charts

While the charts in Folder Size were beautiful they used Adobe Flash. It was popular in the past and was available on almost every computer, but it has always been a potential security hole and was avoided by the majority of the system administrators and advanced users. As Folder Size is used on server systems many system administrators had to use it without the charting due to the missing Adobe Flash on the system or scan the server over the network which is much slower. As we believe that security is a serious topic we have removed the Adobe Flash usage completely. The new charts look almost identical to the old ones and maybe even better. Let us know your opinion in the comments.

Free File Tree Size Information

Folder Sizes

Folder Size Handles Long Paths And File Names Better Than Windows Explorer

Many users do not realize that Windows has a limit of 260 characters per path including the file name and use huge names for their folders. This often is true for photo and music and other personal folders and use names like – “Photos from December 2015 – Our great vacation with Dharma and Greg and their lovely children and uncle Steve at the sunny coasts of Puerto Rico”. Of course such folder structure will cause only problems in Windows as even Windows Explorer will not properly manage paths longer than 260 characters. We have enabled Folder Size to scan and list such folders properly with few minor exceptions. Icons for very long paths can not be displayed as the Windows system does not support that and such files can not be located in Windows Explorer as it does not support them too, but the paths, files and their sizes will be properly listed inside Folder Size.

There are some extra minor improvements and fixes in this release.

A list of all the new features can be found on the What’s new page of Folder Size

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