Print File is Windows utility, which allows you to keep watch on any directory or folder and auto print them as you copy files to it. It can be helpful if you have a lot of files to print. Computers can connect to the same directory, and files can be printed on by one. This application works with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP.
How to continuously auto print files from a folder (Windows)
You can also use a Dropbox or OneDrive folder on the watch. If you receive documents and images from multiple sources in that directory, the files will be automatically downloaded and send to print.
Features of PrintFile
- Acts as a Directory Spooler. i.e., Keeps watch on a directory and print it when a new file becomes available.
- Drag and Drop operations for batch printing of data.
- The program recognizes plain text, PostScript, Encapsulated PostScript (EPS), and binary formats.
- It is possible to select an arbitrary range of pages for the printout when printing multiple pages of PostScript files and to do n-up printing.
- PrintFile can also print postscript and EPS files created on Macintosh and UNIX systems.
How to make spool directory to auto print files from a folder
- After you install the program, go to settings. Check the option for enabling the spooler.
- Open Command Prompt and type D:PrintFile>prfile32.exe /s:d:spool*.* /b:d:/spool/bkp and hit enter key. Note I have installed this in my D drive.). Lets try to understand the options.
- prfile32.exe – This is the printfile program you installed.
- /s:d:spool*.* – /s option makes the spooling start “:” ( colon ) and path is directory which is to be watched
- /b:d:/spool/bkp – /b option makes the backup of printed file in another directory (d:/spool/bkp) as by default it will be deleted from spooled directory.
What else Print File can do :
- Text File: In case of simple text files, you can configure to ignore it entirely or change the font, wrap large files, add header and footer text, etc.
- PostScript Support: If you want an automated control, using postscript is supported. You can also make use of n-Up to combine pages.
- Convert Files: If you are ignoring text file, you can convert them into a PDF or any other format using a program which can do so. You will need to how you can make it work on the command line level.
- Create Profiles or Settings: Depending on file type, you may want to have different sorts of settings. If that is so, create multiple profiles, and choose one to auto print files.
- PostScript files can normally only be printed on PostScript printers. If a conversion program like Ghostscript is available however, PrintFile can automatically make a conversion before sending the file to the printer.
- The program can also print Encapsulated PostScript Files (EPS).
In case you have any problem check out the help file, they have more details. Download PrintFile