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Copy Location Shell Extension

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This shell extension adds the ability to copy file and folder names from the Windows Explorer to the clipboard.

Updated software page and download links here

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Introduction

This shell extension adds the ability to copy file and folder names from the Windows Explorer window to the clipboard. Simply select the file(s) whose name you want to copy, right-click and select "Copy File Path" or "Copy File Name" from the context menu. Then paste to any editor.

Copy File Path - copies the entire path to the file.
Copy File Name - copies only the file name without the folder.

This utility is inspired by Michael Dunn's article The Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing Shell Extensions. Thanks Michael!

 

Setup

  1. Unzip CopyLocation.zip to the folder where you want to install the utility (e.g., C:\Winnt).
  2. Go to the installation folder and double-click on Install.bat.
  3. If you wish, you can delete Install.bat.

Install.bat registers CopyLocation.dll in the system.

Alternatively you can:

  1. Copy CopyLocation.dll to the installation folder (e.g., C:\Winnt).
  2. From the Start Menu select Run...
  3. Type "regsvr32.exe C:\Winnt\CopyLocation.dll" and press OK (specify the exact installation folder)

Install using Run... command

To uninstall the shell extension:

  1. From the Start Menu select Run...
  2. Type "regsvr32.exe /u C:\Winnt\CopyLocation.dll" and press OK (specify the exact installation folder)
  3. Delete CopyLocation.dll from the installation folder.

 

Possible problems

This shell extension has been tested on Windows 98 and on NT 4.0 with Internet Explorer 5.0. I don't know how it will function under other operating systems. Please write to me if you encounter any problems.

 

Contacting me

Bug reports, requests, features? my website is here.
Go to my website for latest updates about this utility and other tools I made.

 

License

This article, along with any associated source code and files, is licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

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