ExtraBits is a Windows utility program that adds some additional functions to the right-click menu in Windows Explorer. You can copy and paste the filename of the files or folders you've selected, for example. And you can automatically extract a compressed file.
There are a range of additional options, depending on the types and quantity of files currently displayed. Eg, if there are no compressed files then you won't see the option to extract.
Most usefully, ExtraBits can copy not just single filenames but multiple ones. Select up to 100 files or folders, and it'll copy them all. You can then paste them into, say, a word processor or text editor to create a list of files to send someone.
ExtraBits is free for non-commercial use (or $10 if you want to remove the 100-filename limit). You'll find it at http://extrabit.com/extrabits/ as a 6 MB download, which is malware-free according to VirusTotal and Web of Trust.
My thanks to Rhiannon for telling me about this useful program.
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