Dir /a/s is one of my favorite commands and I use it often - and it always
works as expected.
It does show me <DIR>, of course, but then it continues to list all the
files in the current folder, followed by each of the subfolders, in order,
all the way to the bottom of the folder tree - unless I press <Ctrl>+C or
the Break key to stop it. In a BIG folder, like \Windows\system32, the list
can go on for a long time and I sometimes get impatient.
I usually do this in an Administrator:Command Prompt window, but it works
the same way in a non-Admin CP. How do you use the command?
You might also be interested in this KB article:
How to add the Print Directory feature for folders in Windows XP and in
While I haven't tried it, you should be able to easily add the /a/s switches
to the PrintDir.bat batch file described there.
R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX
Microsoft Windows MVP
(Running Windows Live Mail 2008 in Vista Ultimate x64 SP1)
"ND Dad" <NoSpam@Yahoo.net> wrote in message
> Is there any software that will make a complete directory of a hard drive
> including File memory size for all files including system and hidden
> The Command Prompt DIR string that will yeald all files, hidden and
> including those that may not be fully Vista compatabile?
> I have tried DIR /a/s but still get <DIR> . or <DIR> .. for example and
> connot peal that onion back any more.
> ND Dad