Print search results in Windows Vista

Although Windows Vista search is excellent, there is one option missing in the GUI, which is to export the search results to a file. In Windows XP, we used the SysExporter tool to grab the search results and transfer it a file.

No worries though… as Windows Vista comes with a built-in shell command named Copy as Path which is hidden by default, and won’t appear unless you press the SHIFT key down when right-clicking. Using this extension you can copy the search results to the Clipboard, and then paste the contents to a Notepad document and save it.

Search Results

Simply select or highlight all the files listed in the Search results page, hold the SHIFT key down and right-click. Click Copy as Path. Now, open a Notepad document and paste the contents from the Windows clipboard (keyboard shortcut: CTRL+V) 

See also:

How to copy file or folder path to the clipboard quickly in Windows Vista

About the author

Ramesh Srinivasan founded back in 2005. He is passionate about Microsoft technologies and has a vast experience in the ITeS industry — delivering support for Microsoft's consumer products. He has been a Microsoft MVP [2003 to 2012] who contributes to various Windows support forums.