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Author Topic: IDEA: Explorer context menu entry to convert paths between Windows and Mac  (Read 5282 times)


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This should be really easy for anyone that knows about adding a small app to Windows explorer.

I use a Mac with Windows 7 (x64) in a VM for my work, and other people here use a mix of Macs and PCs. As such, network paths get sent by email, and sometimes they're Mac and sometimes they're Windows.

I would really like to be able to right-click and copy a path, and have it automatically convert them. All this really means is replacing forward-slashes with back-slashes, and vice versa.

So if I have \\share\directory, I'd like to be able to right-click and copy as //share/directory, and vice versa.



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Maybe this NANY2012 entry Paste Like Text is a place to start. We just have to persuade Anand to add a regex replace feature :D :up:


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Doesnt mousers CH&S have fancy scripting abilities these days?
Once setup, you would select the link and use a shortcut to convert. I know, it's not exactly what you requested - but worth suggesting anyway ;-) [edit] no, it doesnt copy the path... so not suitable that way, still, a possible solution for incoming paths [/edit]

Could only find a video and a thread for sharing scripts
« Last Edit: January 17, 2012, 04:04 PM by tomos, Reason: maroon »