Using "Copy as Path" command to copy file or folder path to the clipboard in Vista
In Windows XP and earlier Operating Systems, we used a third-party shell extension to quickly copy the file or folder Path to Clipboard. Whereas, the Copy as Path context menu option is a built-in option in Windows Vista. This article tells you how to use the feature.
Copy Path shell extension
The Copy as Path context menu option is included as a built-in option in Windows Vista. To copy the file or folder path to the clipboard, press the SHIFT key down, and right-click on a file or folder. Click Copy as Path option in the context menu. The object's (file or folder) full path is now copied to the Clipboard.