Directory Printer v5.4.2

** Updated November 15th, 2018

Karen's Directory Printer v5.4.2 screenshot

No more fumbling with My Computer or Windows Explorer, wishing you could print information about all your files. Karen's Directory Printer can print the name of every file on a drive, along with the file's size, date and time of last modification, and attributes (Read-Only, Hidden, System and Archive)! And now, the list of files can be sorted by name, size, date created, date last modified, or date of last access.

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File Version Released Size Hash
Karens-Directory-Printer-v5.4.2-Setup.exe New!
Download and run to install Directory Printer v5.4.2
5.4.2 November 15, 2018 1,321,232 bytes SHA-1
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Download and run to install Directory Printer v5.4.1
5.4.1 November 4, 2018 1,322,024 bytes SHA-1
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ptdirprn-setup.exe Older Version
Download and run to install Directory Printer v5.3.3
5.3.3 November 6, 2009 1,295,704 bytes SHA-1 32B01E89ABB15951B5DE883FC7E9DCCEC6484691
ptdirprn-src.exe Older Version
Programmers Only: Download VB6 Source Code for v5.3.3
5.3.3 November 6, 2009 277,800 bytes SHA-1 3204069E08EB814FC21A36A161DACE2ADB649757
Download Visual Basic Runtime v6.0
Note: Karen's Replicator installer will automatically download and run the Visual Basic Runtime installer, if necessary.
1,044,480 bytes SHA-1 084C127D1BC95D1341E7B17804749B033AB5398E

Known Problems

Enhancements/Bugs Fixed

Version 5.4.2 [View Workboard]

  1. T88 Made more accessible by enabling tab stop on custom folder browser control. Verified to work better with screen text-to-speech readers.
  2. T85 Adjusted setup program because Run Directory Printer didn't work.

Version 5.4.1 [View Workboard]

  1. T77 Can now save File Filters and other settings on Windows 10 v1703 and hopefully other versions of Windows still sporting Microsoft's inheritable folder permissions that were preventing Karen's code from creating the "%LOCALAPPDATA\Karen's Power Tools\Directory Printer" folder.
  2. T71 Corrent "kB" to standard SI units (it's the KB on the 1024's that are wrong, but Microsoft uses KB to mean 1024 bytes, not kB).
  3. T78 Fix icon on Print dialog box.

Version 5.4 [View Workboard]

  1. T58 Can now sort file and folder names with numbers like Windows Explorer does.
    On the Other Settings tab, check the box:

    Explorer SortingClassic Sorting
    1. File1.txt
    2. File2.txt
    3. File3.txt
    4. File11.txt
    5. File22.txt
    1. File1.txt
    2. File11.txt
    3. File2.txt
    4. File22.txt
    5. File3.txt
  2. T45 Can now abbreviate file and folder sizes.
    On the Other Settings tab, select:

    • Option 1: All digits (Directory Printer classic)
      - the exact number of bytes
    • Option 2: 1 KB = 1024 B (Old School)
      - abbreviated to 3 or 4 characters
      - units KB, MB, GB, TB based on 1024 bytes per kilobyte
    • Option 3: 1 KB = 1024 B (Explorer-style in KB)
      - this is the format of the Windows 10 Explorer "Size" column
      - always in KB based on 1024 bytes per kilobyte
    • Option 4: 1 kB = 1000 B (Metric)
      - abbreviated to 3 or 4 characters
      - units KB, MB, GB, TB based on 1000 bytes per kilobyte
  3. T44 Better feedback when computing MD5, SHA-1, or other file hash values.
  4. T30 Checkbox Print Folder Footers label changed to Folder Total Footers.

Previous Versions