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.
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)
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