Copy Path Shell Extension CodeUnit 06 OCT 2009

Senior software engineer (well, that’s what his website says) Ralph Arvesen provides a pretty nifty little Windows shell extension (that’s an application that hooks into the operating system) in the form of Copy Path, a simple application that attaches itself to Window’s native right-click context menu handler and displays the file path for any file or folder right-clicked upon.

Once installed, on right-click of a file or folder, you will see a menu option reading Copy Path. Expanding its sub menu you will now find clickable menu items for the relevant file path, folder name, file name and UNC variants of the aforementioned, as well as an Options item that allows you to customize Copy Path’s behaviour. Clicking on any of the file information items automatically copies that string to the clipboard, meaning you can now simply copy and paste the file address without having to do any address bar manipulations as you might have had to before.

Nifty.

You can get more information surrounding Copy Path as well as a download for it here: http://bit.ly/QoRrk

Copy Path Screenshot

Related link: http://blogs.vertigosoftware.com/ralph/archive/2006/09/28/Copy_Path_Shell_Extension.aspx

Update: It seems as if the author has taken his original page offline. So to simplify matters, here is an alternative download link to use: Download Copy Path 1.1

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  • it looks like the author redid his blog site and the link is now broken. i’m looking around on the internet to find an alternate download – if you have the setup file i’d love to get a copy . . .

  • it looks like the author redid his blog site and the link is now broken. i’m looking around on the internet to find an alternate download – if you have the setup file i’d love to get a copy . . .

  • Luckily I still had the installer floating around on my flashdrive, so for you Will, it is now sitting happily on a download link appended to the bottom of the original post.

  • Luckily I still had the installer floating around on my flashdrive, so for you Will, it is now sitting happily on a download link appended to the bottom of the original post.

  • Your website always gives me a lift for the day. Keep it coming!

  • Your website always gives me a lift for the day. Keep it coming!

  • Um, ‘k spambot.
    .-= Craig´s last blog ..FIFA, Snoek and Keyboard Wizardry =-.

  • Um, ‘k spambot.
    .-= Craig´s last blog ..FIFA, Snoek and Keyboard Wizardry =-.