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Author Topic: Request - file path collector program  (Read 540 times)

ydl767

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Request - file path collector program
« on: November 30, 2020, 05:18 PM »
I have need of a program that can collect file paths selected by the user by right clicking on files and sending it to a program. The user right clicks the file, and it's path is appended to a text file specified by the program. The program would be even more useful and easier to use if it's shortcut could be placed in the sendTo folder so that right clicking and sending the file to the proposed program's shortcut copies it's full path to the text file. Another possible way to implement the program might be to use a floating window where the user drops the file and it's path is copied to the text file.

The purpose of this program is collect file paths across multiple directories so those files can be processed with other programs or a script using the text file containing the file paths. I'm not sure anything like that already exists or if it's even possible to make such a program.

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Re: Request - file path collector program
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2020, 07:40 AM »
I should be able to whip that together.  :Thmbsup:

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Re: Request - file path collector program
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2020, 08:18 AM »
Here ya go. Just run the tpc.exe. An always ontop window will show. Browse to the file you want to use to save the paths. If the file doesn't exist, it'll be created then just drag and drop files or folders onto the dialog.

https://filedn.com/l...Bk4O2YliWIkY/tpc.zip

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Re: Request - file path collector program
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2020, 08:56 AM »
Here ya go. Just run the tpc.exe. An always ontop window will show. Browse to the file you want to use to save the paths. If the file doesn't exist, it'll be created then just drag and drop files or folders onto the dialog.

https://filedn.com/l...Bk4O2YliWIkY/tpc.zip

Nice work. Like the icon, program name, always on top feature, and that the default write file is displayed. Works with a shortcut too.  :)

Very useful as it is. Some additional features you may want to consider would be:
  • visual feedback that the path was copied (e.g., filename, not full path is displayed briefly or just a indication that file/dir was copied)
  • drag and drop the write file in addition to browsing to it
  • button to open the write file in the default text editor
  • display the number of entries in the current write file
  • clear the current write file
  • ability to change the write file name in the Save File bar
  • resize window and save position
« Last Edit: December 03, 2020, 09:03 AM by ydl767 »

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Re: Request - file path collector program
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2020, 09:46 AM »

Nice work. Like the icon, program name, always on top feature, and that the default write file is displayed. Works with a shortcut too.  :)

Very useful as it is. Some additional features you may want to consider would be:
  • visual feedback that the path was copied (e.g., filename, not full path is displayed briefly or just a indication that file/dir was copied)
  • drag and drop the write file in addition to browsing to it
  • button to open the write file in the default text editor
  • display the number of entries in the current write file
  • clear the current write file
  • ability to change the write file name in the Save File bar
  • resize window and save position


Thanks! I should be able to add those, but it'll a day or so. I just threw that first version together quickly this morning before work.  8)