Versatile Free Program for Saving or Printing a List of Your Windows Files and Folders


One of the features lacking in Windows Explorer is a way to create a list of the files in a folder. Several ways of dealing with this omission have been mentioned in previous tips. One tip showed how to get an entry in the right-click context menu for printing a list of your files and another tip told how to use the command line to make lists of files.  This time, I will describe a free program that provides even more ways to list the files on your PC.

The program is called Karen’s Directory Printer and it comes with a selection of features that are quite useful. It is configurable in a number of ways and provides a variety of options, as shown in the screenshot below. The program can be used to create a list in text format to be saved on your computer or to be printed. It  can also be used on a network. Many different file properties can be included or left out as desired. File size, date and time of last modification, and attributes are among the choices. There is a Help file as well. All in all, it is quite versatile.

Karen's Directory Printer

The download link is on this page. The program works in Windows XP, Vista, and 7. There is no 64-bit version but I have used it on 64-bit Windows 7 with no problems. Sadly, Karen Kenworthy, who developed the program, passed away last year so it is no longer supported but I know of no problems with it.

Get your own favorite tip published!  Know a neat tech tip or trick?  Then why not have it published here and receive full credit?  Click here to tell us your tip.

This tips section is maintained by Vic Laurie. Vic runs several websites with Windows how-to's, guides, and tutorials, including a site for learning about Windows and the Internet and another with Windows 7 tips.

Click here for more items like this. Better still, get Tech Tips delivered via your RSS feeder or alternatively, have the RSS feed sent as email direct to your in-box.

Please rate this article: 

Your rating: None
Average: 4.9 (9 votes)