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widowsson
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App Request - Path Copy Copy

I searched the forum and found no previous/duplicate request.

Path Copy Copy is an extension for Windows Explorer (and alternative shell programs) that allows you to quickly copy to the clipboard the path of a file, folder or group of files.

It is very useful for copying a long file path and automatically formatting the result for various uses. Path Copy Copy is Windows Explorer add-on that adds a contextual menu item for use on all files and folders allowing the user to copy the path in various formats. The idea for Path Copy Copy was copied from the Ninotech "Path Copy" program which was never updated for 64-bit operating systems.

Path Copy Copy works on Windows XP or later, both 32-bit and 64-bit versions.

The web site for the software is:
https://pathcopycopy.codeplex.com/

Thank you very much. (Path Copy Copy is a very cool app.)

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Native in Windows

FYI, You can now do this natively in Windows as of Vista I believe. Although the built-in path copy feature does not have all the same options as Path Copy Copy, it is still very handy. In Windows Explorer hold <shift> and right-click the file(s)/folder(s), then select "Copy as path" from the context menu.

Cheers

It amazes me that on the internet you can be anything you want, and yet so many people still choose to be idiots.

widowsson
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Rapscallion:Thank you!

Rapscallion:

Hey, buddy, thanks for the tip! I didn't know about that.

But you're right, it's still a far cry from what Path Copy Copy can do.

Perhaps someone will take it up as a project. I would do it if I had the knowledge and skill.

Thanks!

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Outside opinion

Just an outside opinion for someone who has never used Path Copy Copy: I don't know how easy it is to make an Explorer extension portable since it has to do a lot with the registry and I don't see any indication of a tray icon that would allow for proper shutdown and therefore removal when the portable version is stopped.

Update: It seems like stuff like this has come up before. See this discussion on IcoFX and this discussion on Shell Context Menus. Though this program is useful, unless there's a standalone EXE that gets produced from it, the program cannot be made portable.

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Alternative

I got bored and made a quick .NET 4.0+ application (in portable format) for people to use in lieu of stuff like Path Copy Copy. Here it is.

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This works!!!

I understand the limitations of the explorer context menu now. darksabre76, thanks for making this! It will be very useful for me.

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No problem

It was a quick little project so it wasn't a problem. Glad it works for you. Maybe at some point I can get rid of the .NET reliance to make it a little more portable.

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