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Frequently asked questions FAQ

Directory Report's license installation is done by the Digital River company.
The following is Digital River's Customer Service page

Help file

You might not be able to open Directory Report's help file
Here is how you might correct this

  • Don’t install Directory Report to a directory that has a # in it
  • Navigate to the Directory Report installation directory
    The default location is: C:\Program Files\AMB Software\Directory Report

    Select the chm file, right click

    If there is a checkbox to unblock the file then unblock it


Many commands are found by right clicking the mouse

Printing Options

Directory Report prints all file attributes by default
This includes all regular file attributes such as size, created date, accessed date, modified date and
AVI, MP3, MSI, Version and WAV properties

It is strongly recommended that you pick which attributes you want printed or saved to a file

It is also strongly recommended that you pick the widths of the remaining attributes
since the default widths may not be wide enough

Select menu: Print / Printing options

print menu


By default, Directory Report scans all files.
You can narrow down the files scanned by filtering in or filtering out files
Select menu: Filters

Example: only scan files that have an mp3 extension

Directory Report will then only show directories with mp3 files
But you must remember that you have applied a filter,
and that the directory may have many other files of other types

So before deleting directories, please remember if you have applied a filter.
When in doubt, you can send the directory to the MS Explorer (Right click / Sendto MS-Explorer)
The MS Explorer will show all files

How do I upgrade the program?

Digital Rights Management has been switched from Softwrap to Digital River
If you want to upgrade to version 40
Then email me your email and name(first, last) you used to purchase your older version of Directory Report
Then I will email you a coupon

Saving program settings

Save all program settings to a file by selecting menu: File / Save Settings
Load all program settings from a file by selecting menu: File / Load Settings

Run Directory Report and automatically load a settings file

Create a file wdir.bat containing the line:
"C:\Program Files\AMB Software\Directory Report\wDirReport.exe" "c:\temp\wdir.txt"
This assumes you installed the program to the default location
This assumes you saved the settings file to c:\temp\wdir.txt