It is actually required some times when you may need the full path to a specific file or folder while working on a windows operating system, you may need a full path to a folder to paste into command prompt for some reason.
Adding a folder or file path to the command is not that much easy as you will need to specific modifications to make that work with the command you typed at the command prompt.
The first utility in this category is CopyPath which is a free program which is designed as a explorer extension as it adds one of the most basic functionality of coping the full directory or application path to any file and folder.
There are different utility which will let you copy path to a file and folder very easily in windows xp and in vista this feature is integrated with in windows.
Copy Full Folder or File Path In XP
CopyPath is little freeware which solves the problem of copy path to a particular file or folder directly into your clipboard
Another free utility called ClipPath which is again a shell extension adds a entry in the right click context menu of explorer
Above utilities also work in vista, but this feature of coping the path in vista ia
Copy Full Folder or File Path In Vista
In case of window vista, in order to copy the file or folder path you just need to right click on the file or folder and keep pressing Shift key, you will see an additional entry in your context menu as Copy as Path
Select Copy as Path in the right click context menu and then you can paste the path any where you want.