Getting a List of Filenames in Vista is Easy!

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Remember what a challenge it was to generate a list of filenames of all the files in a folder on your PC? In XP, you had to go to the command prompt and type in something like DIR /B /ON *.* > filelist.txt. (That command sorts them in order). In Vista, it's so much easier. Now, all you have to do is select the files, right-click, and choose "Copy as Path." Paste the list anywhere. Of course, this does copy the entire path to the file, but Find-and-Replace can quickly take care of that. It's the little things like this that really make my day. (Thanks to AppScout for reminding me of this!)

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    kregger

    You've left off an important step: you have the hold down the Shift key when you right-click or else you won't see that menu item.

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    kregger

    You've left off an important step: you have the hold down the Shift key when you right-click or else you won't see that menu item.

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    kregger

    You've left off an important step: you have the hold down the Shift key when you right-click or else you won't see that menu item.

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    sarahintampa
    Thank you, kregger! I corrected it.

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