How to Print a List of Music Files on a Computer

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How to Print a List of Music Files on a Computer
Helping Windows users manage their music libraries. (ear buds image by Allyson Ricketts from

As computer users store an increasing number of media files onto their computers, it becomes challenging to know not only where all the music files are, but even how many music files are stored on the computer. This article will guide you through a step by step process that can be used when working on a PC loaded with Microsoft Windows.

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    Open the "Search" tool from the Windows menu. If you do not know where the "Search" tool is, select "Start" located in the lower left hand corner of your screen. A menu will open up above the "Start" button. The "Search" tool will be labelled "Search."

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    Select "Pictures, Music, and Video" as the file types to search in the dialogue box that opens.

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    Select "Music" from the next dialogue box. This selection will tell your computer to search only for music files. Most music files use specific extensions, such as ".mp3" that are stored on your computer.

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    Click the "Start Search" or "Search" button located on the bottom right hand side of the dialogue box. This will begin the search function. Depending on the number of files you have stored, this process could take several minutes.

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    View the results in list form. If the results are not in a list format after the search is complete, click "View" at the top of the toolbar of the search window, and choose "List" from the drop-down menu.

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    Copy the list in the search results window. Highlight the list of your music files. Click with your mouse on any file name then press the "Control" and "A" keys simultaneously. This will highlight the entire list of your music files. Once the list is highlighted, press the "Control" and "C" keys to copy the entire list.

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    Open Word, Excel, Notebook or any application that you have that can receive pasted information and from which it can be printed. Type Control + V to paste the list of your music files.

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    Print out your list to your desired printer.

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