You can also use the following shortcut for a single file: Copy File Name To Clipboard > Paste To Clipboard To merge multiple files — Computer Oct 4, 2023 — If you want to take a look at what's already inside each of the file, use the Copy or Copy All To... from the context menu. How to combine multiple text files into one in Windows The following two techniques are useful in the Windows world if you want to combine files from one or more folders, one file at a time. The first is more for Windows Vista/2012 and the second for Windows 7/8. How to merge a text file with the default name of the folder If you are having an issue with the default name of a text file, it's very easy to fix it with this trick. First, make sure that you have read the following warning and then proceed at a basic level: This trick will work best if the files you are merging are all the same type (or all of the same kind) of file. In other words, if you are merging an .AHK file, you have to make sure that the other files in your folder are not already named the same way. If you are merging a .CSH file, you must make sure that the new file does not already start or end with a period. Note: If using Windows Vista, then ensure that the file type is set to Text, Unicode (Windows XP) or Plain Text (Windows 98) in the properties of the file. How to combine multiple text files into one in Windows To combine the files from a batch tool or a Windows command prompt, you can combine them like this: Copy All To Clipboard > Paste. Make a note on the original filename for later use (copy). If you are combining multiple files in a batch tool or a Windows command prompt, copy all the files in a folder, one by one. Make a note on the original filename. Do one thing while the files are copied. Let's assume you are copying the files from “C:\test1” into “C:\test2”. Make you note that the new file can also be named “C:\test3”. You can also use the “paste” command in Windows to create a new file. For example: “New text file C:test.txt”. But, in that case, you need to ensure that “test” is not empty, otherwise it's not merged into “test”.