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delcacho
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« on: March 18, 2010, 06:30:51 AM »

I wish this was part of the operating system, so here it goes.

When using the explorer in Windows Vista and a file is selected, right click and in the context menu have an option to copy the file path to the clipboard. I suck at Win32 coding. Any takers?
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« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2010, 07:29:43 AM »

There are utilities to do this.  I know because I have "Copy Path to Clipboard" on my context menu, but I don't remember where I got it.

Google "Copy Path to Clipboard", you'll get a list.
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« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2010, 09:31:27 AM »

@delcacho: If you get xplorer², then you will not only be able to do what you are wanting in your post, but you will get what is arguably the best file manager on the planet and which can do heaps of stuff you never dreamed of or did not realise you needed until you tried it (e.g., powerful batch file renaming, single panes or dual horizontal or vertical panes, robust copy/move functions, synchronised "mirror" scrolling, and much, much more. It also replaces the OS' Windows Explorer.
xplorer² has a "Lite" version (free) and a Pro (paid for) version. I'd recommend that you try the Lite first then go for the Pro, as, in my experience, it is extremely good value. I have been a happy user of this product - in its earlier and current incarnations - for several years. It must have saved me heaps of time and trouble over the years and it has become an indispensable tool for me.

xplorer¬≤ can be found at www.zabkat.com     Thmbsup
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« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2010, 10:17:00 AM »

Thanks guys for the suggestions. I will try out xplorer.
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« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2010, 02:12:26 AM »

@delcacho: this is built-in for Vista, just press the Shift key when you're right-clicking on the file.

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To easily copy the full path to a file, including it's file name in Vista, locate the file using Windows Explorer or Search for the file, then hold the Shift key and Right click on the file name.

In the Right click context menu select Copy as Path.


Source: http://www.watchingthenet...ath-as-text-in-vista.html
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