Disc reading program


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Roibert

I am looking for a cd/dvd disc reading program which will read all the
files and print them to a list in readable form.

Years ago, in the win95 days, there was a few programs which did that,
but I can't think what they were called now.

I am not looking for a simple disc reader, as google gives me thousands
of results and I've not seen what I want so far.
 
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John Williamson

Roibert said:
I am looking for a cd/dvd disc reading program which will read all the
files and print them to a list in readable form.

Years ago, in the win95 days, there was a few programs which did that,
but I can't think what they were called now.

I am not looking for a simple disc reader, as google gives me thousands
of results and I've not seen what I want so far.
Something like this?

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/272623

How to add the print directory feature to Windows Explorer.
 
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BobH

Something like this?

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/272623

How to add the print directory feature to Windows Explorer.
Thanks but not what I really looking for.

I wish I could remember the name of the program I used to use years ago.

What it did was read the contents of a cd, then output that list to the
actual program.

Then, say a few days later, you could open the said program and search
the contents of the cd to find what you were looking for. So you could
go to the specified cd knowing that what file or program you were
looking for is on that cd.

Like a database logging system, maybe.
 
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Stan Brown

I am looking for a cd/dvd disc reading program which will read all the
files and print them to a list in readable form.
What do you mean, "read all the files"? What do you mean, "print
them to a list"?

If you just want a list of files with their dates and sizes, the
command-line command "dir /s" is your friend.
 
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BobH

What do you mean, "read all the files"? What do you mean, "print
them to a list"?

If you just want a list of files with their dates and sizes, the
command-line command "dir /s" is your friend.
Ok, for example I have about 100 or so CD's/DVD's, and I want a certain
program or file which I am more or less sure I have somewhere.

Presently I have to get the cd's or dvd's out of the racks and look
through them until I find what I want. As you may see, this can be quite
time consuming, so I am looking for a quicker way of knowing which cd or
dvd the said program is on so I can just go straight to it.
 
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Chris S.

Roibert said:
I am looking for a cd/dvd disc reading program which will read all the
files and print them to a list in readable form.

Years ago, in the win95 days, there was a few programs which did that, but
I can't think what they were called now.

I am not looking for a simple disc reader, as google gives me thousands of
results and I've not seen what I want so far.
Is this anything like what you're looking for?

http://www.afreecodec.com/windows/media-manager-33805.html

Chris
 
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Ed Cryer

BobH said:
Ok, for example I have about 100 or so CD's/DVD's, and I want a certain
program or file which I am more or less sure I have somewhere.

Presently I have to get the cd's or dvd's out of the racks and look
through them until I find what I want. As you may see, this can be quite
time consuming, so I am looking for a quicker way of knowing which cd or
dvd the said program is on so I can just go straight to it.
How about this?
http://www.easyfreeware.com/cd_frontend-400-freeware.html

Ed
 
K

Ken Blake

I am looking for a cd/dvd disc reading program which will read all the
files and print them to a list in readable form.


Here are five ways:

1. Select all the files, press and hold the shift key, then
right-click and select Copy as path.

This copies the list of file names to the clipboard.

Paste the results into any document such as a txt or doc file & print
that.

2. Go to a command prompt and issue the command
dir [drive:folder] > c:\tempfilename (you can use any name and put it
in any folder you want)
Then open notepad, open tempfilename, and print it from there.

3. Write (for example in Notepad) a 1-line text file:
DIR %1 /O >LPT1:
Save it as "printdir.bat" in the "Send To" folder.
Then, to print list of files in any folder, right-click that folder
and select Send to | printdir.bat
To include subfolders, change the command to DIR %1 /O/S >LPT1:

4. Go to
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q321379 and
follow the instructions there.

5. Download and use any of the several freeware/shareware utilities
that can do this, such as the popular
http://www.karenware.com/powertools/ptdirprn.asp
 
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BobH

Ok, for example I have about 100 or so CD's/DVD's, and I want a certain
program or file which I am more or less sure I have somewhere.

Presently I have to get the cd's or dvd's out of the racks and look
through them until I find what I want. As you may see, this can be quite
time consuming, so I am looking for a quicker way of knowing which cd or
dvd the said program is on so I can just go straight to it.

Update:

I found what I wanted.
It is a disc catalog program called whereisit.

This the one I used years ago.
 
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Steve Hayes

I am looking for a cd/dvd disc reading program which will read all the
files and print them to a list in readable form.
Including .exe files?

Do you want them ptinted in hexadecimal or something like that?
 
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BobH

Including .exe files?

Do you want them ptinted in hexadecimal or something like that?
See my post above at 20.20 yesterday.

I found what I wanted thanks.
 
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Gordonbp

Thanks but not what I really looking for.

I wish I could remember the name of the program I used to use years ago.

What it did was read the contents of a cd, then output that list to the
actual program.

Then, say a few days later, you could open the said program and search
the contents of the cd to find what you were looking for. So you could
go to the specified cd knowing that what file or program you were
looking for is on that cd.

Like a database logging system, maybe.
I expect you used to use this:
http://www.anderssoftware.com/ocdb/index.html
I used to use it, but it and others like it seem to have had no
development since XP...
 
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pjp

I expect you used to use this:
http://www.anderssoftware.com/ocdb/index.html
I used to use it, but it and others like it seem to have had no
development since XP...
So you want a file listing of the contents of the cd?

Open a command prompt and use the "Dir" command on the drive redirecting
it's output to a file.

E.g I regularily use "dir > c:\temp\l.doc" to create a file listing the
contents of my downloads mp3 folder as I back it up onto dvd.

If you want the list to include sub-folders then use "dir/s" in the
above example.

The above creates the file "c:\temp\l.doc" which can be opened,
reformated, printed and saved using Word or Wordpad. As it's really
simply a text file you can even use Notepad for this.
 
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Gene E. Bloch

See my post above at 20.20 yesterday.

I found what I wanted thanks.
How about posting a Message ID to make it feasible to find said post?
 
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Char Jackson

How about posting a Message ID to make it feasible to find said post?
I think this was it:

Message-ID: <aLydnbnyZea4FnXNnZ2dnUVZ8qGdnZ2d@giganews.com>
 
K

Kenny Cargill

Karen's DIrectory Printer, works in Win 7.
http://www.karenware.com/powertools/ptdirprn.asp

Kenny Cargill

"Roibert" wrote in message

I am looking for a cd/dvd disc reading program which will read all the
files and print them to a list in readable form.

Years ago, in the win95 days, there was a few programs which did that,
but I can't think what they were called now.

I am not looking for a simple disc reader, as google gives me thousands
of results and I've not seen what I want so far.
 
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Gene E. Bloch

I think this was it:

Message-ID: <aLydnbnyZea4FnXNnZ2dnUVZ8qGdnZ2d@giganews.com>
Yebbut...

I was trying to give a useful idea to the OP.
 
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