Get a List of Files or Directories in Windows Explorer

Ever wanted to get a list of files or directories in Windows Explorer?  It’s very easy in Windows Vista, and there’s no need to install other programs. Just follow these steps:

  1. Select all the folders or files you want to get a list of.

    Select Files or Directories

  2. Hold the Shift key on your keyboard, and bring up the context menu by right-clicking on the selected folders or files.
  3. Click on “Copy as Path.”

    Click on Copy as Path

  4. After doing this, you should have a list of the folders or files in the clipboard, and it’s just a matter of pasting the list into Notepad or any text editor. The example below is a list of the files shown in the figures above.

    The List of Files in a Folder

This tip is very handy if you want to print a list of files or folders. By the way, the folder can also contain a mix of files and folders, and this still works.

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Tags: How To, Tips, Vista, Windows

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