Copy list of files from Windows Explorer as text into an application

By Ryan Johnson, technology training coordinator

This was forwarded to me recently as a good tip. Have you ever wanted to copy a list of files from a Windows Explorer directory into another application, such as Microsoft Office or Email? This handy tip will allow you to this.

Capture(28)1. Highlight one or more files for which you’d like to know the path in Explorer.
2. Hold down the shift key, and right-click any of the highlighted files.
3. When the context menu pops up, left click on the Copy As Path entry that has magically appeared because you’re holding the shift key down.

Finally, select paste in the application you want to use and you will have a full path listing of the files from your windows directory.