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Directory List & Print by Infonautics GmbH Switzerland          Free and Pro Version

Directory List & Print is a software tool for Windows™ and enables listing and printing the content of any directory in a simplest way. In addition, the file lists can be formatted, filtered, saved to several file formats and also be further processed (delete/copy/move files). By copying to the clipboard the lists can be exported into other programs or opened directly in Word™ and Excel™. The Free Version (Freeware) has the basic features included, the Pro Version (Shareware) provides interesting additional features.

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MP3 example listing as HTML, PDF, Excel, XML, Text (Tabulator separated)

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Directory List & Print is a "DpI aware" application and does properly display with Windows screen scaling over 100%.

Free Version (Freeware) and Pro Version (Shareware)

    Directory selection [1. Directory]
  • Selection of directories to be listed by a tree structure.
  • Selection of directories by entering the path as a text string.
  • Drag & Drop of directories (or files) from Windows Explorer to set a new directory.
  • Direct selection of important system directories like "My Documents", "Shared Documents", "Favorites", "Temporary Files", "Application Data" etc.
  • Save own directory favorites.
    File information [2. Columns]
    row number (consecutive),
    file and directory name with or without directory path,
    file name with or without file extensions,
    date and time of last modification,
    date and time of creation,
    file size (Byte, KiloByte, MegaByte, GigaByte).
    Verification of the file type based on the file signature of the content. Display of the file type confirmed by the signature, alternatively suspected file types.
    Display of confirmed and suspected file types in plain text.
    File attributes (Archive, Read Only, Hidden, System, Compressed, Encrypted, Temporary, Sparse File, Reparse Point / Symbolic Link, Offline, Not Indexed).
    Length of file names and file paths.
    Calculated checksums for files: CRC32, MD5, SHA1.
    Owner of files and directories.
    Title of document files (PDF, MS-Office, Open-Office, Libre-Office etc.).
    Title of audio/video files (mp3,ogg,mpeg,mp4 and many more, see below).
    Title of program and version number of executables (exe,dll).
    Dimension of documents like pages, words, characters.
    Dimension of images like width, height, bit depth.
    Dimension of audio files like sampling rate, bit rate, bit rate mode.
    Dimension of video files like width, height, frame rate, bit rate.
    Format of audio/video and image files.
    Duration of audio/video files.
  • Display of WINDOWS FILE PROPERTIES (according to Windows Explorer):
    title, subtitle, subject, rating, tags, categories, comments, authors, date taken, date acquired, copyright, program name, contributing artists, album, genre, year, track, length, pages, slides, word count, content created, date last saved.
  • Display of EXIF meta tags like:
    width, height, depth, resolution DpI, format, orientation, date taken, time taken, date changed, time changed, author/artist, copyright, description (title), comment, rating, software.
  • Display of IPTC meta tags like:
    keywords, headline, caption, copyright, byline, date created, time created, country, state, city, sub-location, source, editor.
  • Display of AUDIO meta tags like:
    title, artist, album, year recorded, year released, track number, disc number, genre, composer, publisher, copyright, comment, length, beats per minute, sampling rate, bit rate, bit rate mode, bit depth, format, channels.
  • Display of VIDEO meta tags like:
    title, date encoded, year recorded, year released, length, width, height, video format, video standard, frame rate, bit rate, genre, movie name, series name, series season, director, producer, publisher, artists, subject, description, keywords, copyright, comment, rating, law rating, application software.
  • Display of DOCUMENT meta tags like:
    title, subject, keywords, categories, comments, author, pages, sheets, slides, words, characters, lines, date created, time created, date modified, time modified, modified by, revision, encryption, software, version.
    Display settings [3. Display]
  • Listing of sub-directories and/or files with recursive sub-directory listing (Run through subdirectories).
  • Sort files/directories by name in NATURAL order (like Windows Explorer).
  • Display of column titles in the first row, turn on/off.
  • Display of inter-titles (directory path), turn on/off.
  • Set directory recursion depth for subdirectories.
  • Show number and sum of size and duration of the displayed objects.
  • Display of the date in many different international formats:, dd/mm/yyyy, dd-mm-yyyy, yyyymmdd,, yyyy/mm/dd, yyyy-mm-dd, mm.dd.yyyy, mm/dd/yyyy, mm-dd-yyyy
  • Display of the time in many different international formats:
    hh:mm:ss, hh:mm, hh:mm:ss AM/PM, hh:mm AM/PM, hhmmss, hhmm
  • Display of the audio/video duration in many different formats:
    HH:MM:SS.nnn, MM:SS.nnn, SS.nnn, HH:MM:SS, MM:SS, SS
  • Sort files/directories by name in NATURAL order (like Windows Explorer).
  • Sort files/directories by name in ASCII order, ascending/descending.
  • Sort files by date/time, size, duration (A/V), ascending/descending.
  • Display a table showing only the directories without details for the contained files. The size, number of folders and number of files are displayed per single directory and cumulated over all its subdirectories. The subdirectories can be indented in the directory structure by any number of spaces. Also there can be listed directory names only without paths and other details.
    Filter for file selection [4. Filter]
  • Set filter to include or exclude certain file types, wildcards placeholder ? and * available.
  • Set filter to include or exclude files and directories by certain terms, AND and OR connectable, wildcards placeholder ? and * available.
  • Set filter to include or exclude files by date range, date created or modified.
  • Set filter to include or exclude files by attributes (Archive, Read Only, Hidden, System, Compressed, Encrypted, Temporary, Sparse File, Reparse Point / Symbolic Link, Offline, Not Indexed).
  • Set filter on audio/video/image properties (Width, Height, BitDepth, Resolution DpI, FrameRate FpS, BitRate KBpS, SamplingRate KHz, Duration in Seconds).
  • Set filter on length of filenames, eg. to analyze the file system when copying it to a new directory structure (path+filename, filename only, >, =, <).
    Output of the file list [5. Output]
  • Direct printing of the file list.
  • Export list into other programs by copying to the clipboard. The corresponding data will be organized in columns separated by tabs so that the list can be pasted directly into other programs.
  • Open the list directly in Microsoft Word™ and Excel™.
  • Output the list directly to the default printer.
  • Output the list as PDF file, the page size is adjusted automatically up to A0.
  • Output the list as HTML table, the font and colors are customizable, files and folders can be linked either absolute or relative (for WWW).
  • Output the list as comma- or tab-delimited file or CSV file.
  • Output the list as XML file, including all selected attributes.
  • Output the list to Notepad editor with column adjustment with blanks.
  • Open the list directly in Microsoft Word™ and Excel™.
  • Linking of files and directories in HTML and Excel™ for direct open by mouse click.
    Action with files [6. Action]
  • Action, further processing of the files in the file list with a preview of the intended processing.
  • Listed files can be deleted, moved to the Recycle Bin, copied and moved to another destination directory. The directory structure will be taken over in the destination directory.
  • Already existing files in the target directory can be overwritten or not.
  • Possibility to replicate the directory structure only (without copying any files).
    Program settings [Menu: Setup]
  • Automatic saving of settings when exiting the program.
  • Start program with a directory path as a parameter to show directly that directory: "C:\Program Files\DirectoryListPrint.exe" "C:\MyDirectory"
  • Integration of "Directory List & Print" in the context menu of directories to list any directory directly from within Windows Explorer with "Open in Directory List & Print".
  • Automatic set up of a program shortcut on the desktop.
  • Support for connecting and disconnecting network drives.
  • Display of HTML output with the Internet Explorer or another default browser.
  • Remember last used directory or discard it.
    Program update [Menu: Help / Check for program update]
  • Automatic updating of the program to the latest version (the connection to the Internet is established only when selecting the menu item).
    Functions built-in the file list [Search field and context menu]
  • Search: Find a string in the file list using the search modes "Search from the beginning" and "Continue searching from the current row".
  • Double-click on files and folders to open them directly.
  • Context menu: Copy selected field or row to clipboard, copy complete file list to clipboard, open the directory containing the selected object, open/start the selected object, show properties of the selected file or directory.
    Save and load configuration settings [Menu: File]
  • All current settings can be stored in one or more configuration files with the file extension ".dlp". They can be reloaded as needed to reproduce the so-saved settings.
  • Also the current settings can be reset to the basic settings.
  • Configuration files can also be loaded by drag & drop on the window of Directory List & Print.
    Control program using startup parameters [for scripting]
  • Specify a configuration file to set up immediately the appropriate settings at startup.
  • Specify a particular home directory as a starting point for generating the list.
  • Automatically create a specific output and close the program afterwards:
    clipboard, notepad, print, PDF file, HTML file, WORD file, EXCEL file, TEXT file, CSV file XML file.

All files supporting extended information like
Date/Time created, Date/Time modified, Size, File attributes, File type, File path, File name, Checksums CRC32/MD5/SHA1

Image files supporting additional information like
Image format, Image size, Bit depth, Resolution DpI, EXIF meta tags if available, IPTC meta tags if available

  • bmp, png, gif, jpg, jpeg, jpeg2000, jp2, j2k, j2c, jng, jif, jpe, tiff, tif, tga, targa, ico, pcd, pcx, cut, dds, exr, g3, hdr, lbm, koa, mng, pbm, pfm, pgm, pct, pic, pict, ppm, ras, raw, nef, nrw, dng, crw, cr2, sgi, wbmp, xbm, xpm, psd

Audio files supporting additional information
Title, Duration, Audio format, Sampling rate KHz, Bitrate Kbps, Fixed/Variable Bitrate, AUDIO meta tags if available

  • ogg, ogm, wav, mp2, mp3, wma, ra, ape, mac, flac, aiff, aifc, au, iff, paf, sd2, irca, w64, mat, pvf, xi, sds, avr, ac3, aac, dts, m4a, m4b

Video files supporting additional information
Title, Duration, Video format, Picture size, Frame rate Fps, Bitrate Kbps, VIDEO meta tags if available

  • avi, mpeg, mpg, vob, mp4, mpgv, mpv, m1v, m2v, m4v, asf, wmv, qt, mov, rm, rmvb, ifo, wtv, dvr-ms, mkv, mka, mks, divx, xvid, m2ts, m2t, mts, ts, flv, 3gp, mxf

Document files supporting additional information
Title, Extent like pages/sheets/slides and number of words/characters, DOCUMENT meta tags if available

  • pdf, doc, docx, docm, xls, xlsx, xlsm, ppt, pptx, odt, ods, odp, odg, odc, odf, odi, odm

Executable files supporting additional information
Title, Version number

  • exe, dll


System Requirements
  • Microsoft Windows™ XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10 (32bit and 64bit).
  • About 15 MB disk space.

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Some of the features in the Pro Version are not free and set inactive in the freeware version. They can be activated online by a licence for a small fee. The licence is non-expiring and valid for all future updates.

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Single (1 PC)
The software can be installed as single user licence on 1 PC. The licence refers to the name of the user. For any further PC an additional licence is required.
$ 20 Buy now at RegNow Euro 18.- Buy now at ShareIt
Business (10 PCs)
The software can be installed on up to 10 PCs within the same company. The licence refers to the name of the company.
$ 80 Buy now at RegNow Euro 72.- Buy now at ShareIt
Corporate (11+ PCs)
Within the same company the program can be installed on an unlimited number of PCs. The licence refers to the name of the company.
$ 180 Buy now at RegNow Euro 162.- Buy now at ShareIt

Directory List & Print Pro is also a very useful tool for Computer Forensics.


"This latest update is superb - I am delighted with all the extra facilities. In particular the EXIF Image Data is brilliant for my photography needs. Congratulations to you and all your colleagues on a job well done."
Mel Smethurst, Great Britain

"Hi. I never understood why it was easier to print a directory in DOS than Windows. Thank you for the slick program 'Directory List & Print'. Cheers"
Tom Mathers, Canada

"Hi, I just needed to print a list of files and couldn't make Windows 7 perform. A quick web search got me to your utility and it worked GREAT. Thanks much, you've saved me from much frustration."
Jacques Vandenbroek, USA

"Hello, I have just downloaded and used your 'Directory List and Print' which is a wonderful time saver. The application was easy to download and to use. Anybody else who has thousands of files will find this program invaluable. I have 12,000 jpegs, the filenames of which I have re-captioned, and put in numerous directories. To have done this in DOS would have been a day's work, but 'Directory List and Print' has done it within half-an-hour, so thank you for this invaluable program. I will recommend it to others whom I know."
Paul Fletcher, USA

"With your program, I just view things in time order with file types and sizes, then hit 'print!'. Simple, and very smart. Thank you for making life easier!"
Bob Taylor, USA

"Thanks VERY much for the update. Directory List & Print Pro is one of my favorite and most useful utilities. It works flawlessly and I would not want to be without it. Again, a big thank-you."
Gord MacSwain, Canada

"A great tool is getting even better. Again hats off to your team."
Kumar Nepa, India rating 5 of 5 stars Review + Quick Look Video editors review excellent review very good rating 5 of 5 stars rating 5 of 5 stars editor's pick editor's review editor's review review rating 5 of 5 stars rating 5 of 5 stars

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