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    Default How can I do this? - Computer question....

    Hey guys,
    I'm heading to e family Thanksgiving party tomarrow and my mom asked me if I could setup a Karaoke system for the party. No problem, got the music along with CDG files, software to run it, a projector and some mics.

    The problem is I have over 15GB worth of music and I'd like to make a list i can stick in a 3 ring binder and people can pick their songs that way.

    My question is..... Is their any way I can take the list of file names (song titles) and export it to excel or word or something so I can print them out?

    Thanks!
    Adam

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    Go into the folder they're all stored.

    Right click in the white space of the folder background and choose sort by name. This should put them alphabetically in the folder.

    Go to folder views, set it to list. They should now appear as a list.

    Go to select all, click this to select the entire list.

    Right click with the mouse over any selected item and click copy.

    Open word then click paste.

    You should now have an alphabetical list you can print out.

    PS this is for Vista. If you're using XP its exactly the same apart from some of the options may be hidden away on the folder options tab.

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    Sounds like a job for Metadataminer


    Using the MS Word method would usually just place the files themselves in a Word Document.

    Here are a few more links to software that will do what you want at variious prices.
    Last edited by soforene; 11-26-2008 at 08:40. Reason: Mo Linkage added

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    dir /a /s >c:\filename.txt

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    Thanks guys!
    Yeah, I tried word. It does copy the whole file, so that won't work.

    I'm pretty sure I can figure out how to do this for free but I'm not sure yet...


    Quote Originally Posted by p1t8ull View Post
    dir /a /s >c:\filename.txt
    Could you please put this in step by step instructions?? This may work if I knew how to do it.
    Thanks!
    Adam

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    Good old DOS.

    You need to open a DOS window and type the commands in.

    START > RUN > Type "cmd" to open a DOS Window.
    Navigate to the directory you want to catalogue.
    e.g. if your files are in e:\music then type:
    e: (to switch to the e: drive)
    cd /music (to Change Directory to the music folder)
    dir /a /s >c:\filename.txt (This will give a directory (dir) of all files (/a) including subdirectories (/s) from this point in the file system ( which will be e:/music cus you moved there) downwards and redirect the results (>) to a file called filename.txt in the root of your c drive (c:\filename.txt)
    Then you can import it into Excel, Word etc and bugger about with it to your hearts content.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 300EVIL View Post
    Thanks guys!
    Yeah, I tried word. It does copy the whole file, so that won't work.
    Yeah Sorry Adam, never tried making the actual paste. You're right, it tries to copy the file as well as the data in there.

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    Thanks Guys!
    With your help I was able to find this....

    http://www.brothersoft.com/listmaker-download-525.html

    And this....

    http://www.freedownloadscenter.com/U...e_Renamer.html

    Both did exactly what I needed.
    Thanks Again!
    Adam

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