I don’t believe there is any built in Windows way of doing this (and it’s less likely than ever that we’ll get one, since Windows is nudging users away from the notion of organising things neatly in folders themselves). There are freeware utilities for it though.
I guess I’ll stick with what I’m doing, as it works, and isn’t too awfully complex.
I agree with Mangetout that Microsoft is moving away from common sense and into odd directions. I’m old enough to like the native file structure, and I dislike (and distrust) libraries and albums and crap.
Is “libraries and albums and crap” to do with Windows 8?
Because (and please correct my ignorance here) I thought that in Windows 7 the presentation may look like libraries and albums and crap, but the underlying structure is still the same, and you can make it look like a file folder by changing the View.
So what am I missing (if it’s a Windows 8 phenomenon then that’s what I’m missing)?
I realize this is probably not much use to the OP since he’s obviously in Windows, but someone may find this useful: in linux if you select files (or subfiles) in a folder, ctrl-c, open text editor and paste in there, it will paste the paths of the files. (This is in Mint, haven’t checked in other distros)
Shit if I can remember this. Betty’s tools. Or something like that. I have ‘print directory listing’ in my right-click menu. It’s a very simple thing from … someone. Someone much more helpful than I. Hold on…
ETA: I’m not as much of an idiot as I thought (though mostly). It’s Karen’s power tools. Don’t think she’s updated thihngs in ages, but follow this link: