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You have a folder opened in Windows Explorer at some given path.
You know you're going to have to navigate to that path in an app you have opened, say, to save a file into that folder. So you click on the address bar, highlight all the text, then hit Ctrl-C to copy the path to the clipboard. You know you're not going to need that folder anymore, so you close that instance of Explorer.
You then switch to the app you have opened, hit File, Save As, click on the address bar just before pasting the path you have saved to the clipboard, and with the Ctrl key pressed down with all text in the address bar highlighted, ready to be replaced, you accidentally hit both C and V at almost the same time. Only, Ctrl-C got registered first. So you've just overwritten the "good" path on the clipboard with a path you don't care about, and Ctrl-V confirms that's exactly what you just did.
So now you have to navigate back to that deeply nested path again to save the file to the correct folder. Assuming you know exactly what it was, because you had already closed Explorer...
Well...TBH this doesn't happen often enough to me to justify $35 USD for some software I'm gonna have to deploy to all the machines I use...especially since Richard below has pointed out that more recent versions of Win10 have a Win-V combination that just might do the trick...
Depending on your settings - and how much you trust Microsoft! - you might also be able to copy on one PC and paste on another.
and if you use a remote desktop, you might even share it between different users
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
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That's exactly how I somehow always end up with 25 Explorer windows opened at the same time. And the taskbar preview for them makes it impossible to find anything (another one of my first-world problems)...
Waiting for applications to shut down
Windows Explorer (playing logoff sound)
Don't know if this message is ever accurate, but if it is, I find it rather annoying that shutting down/rebooting Windows can get delayed because it's busy trying to play the logoff sound. Of all things that can go wrong...
Worse: When this happens on a machine that's been configured in Control Panel not to play any of those cutesy noises on various events. Or an RDP session that shouldn't be playing any sound whatsoever.
this happens on a machine that's been configured in Control Panel not to play any of those cutesy noises on various events.
well the, it's your own fault for changing ms default settings,
at least that's what the folks on technet always say,
and you know they must be right, they've got certs, lots of certs, and gold badges too,
anyway, unlike them I'll be kind and jump right to their eventual answer (save running sfc/scannow and posting logs all over the place.):
format all your drives (connected or not, even those in your safe may be infected) and reinstall windows. and no cheating with dvd's either whatever you need is in the ms clod.