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Explorer-extension in context-menu

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I want a feature in context-menu of filename:

If I click on a filename I want the option: copy full filename to clipboard:

So if I'm in the directory c:\a\b\c and the filename is d.txt, this option would copy "c:\a\b\c\d.txt" to clipboard.

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michi
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by:vitiris
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one thing you could do is download the following:

http://www.geocities.com/vitiris99/ctc.zip

extract the file "Copy To Clipboard.exe" and put in your "Send To" folder in c:\Documents & Settings\username\SendTo    - note that username is the username you are logged in as

Then, when you right click on a filename or folder and choose Send To...  then choose Copy To Clipboard - it copies to your clipboard.
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by:witty
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the file isn't there and it's not exactly what I'm looking for (but if there's no other solution ...)

thx
michi
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by:vitiris
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Another thing (to put it in your right-click without having to choose Send To...):

download the following:

http://www.geocities.com/vitiris99/ctc.zip

extract the file "Copy To Clipboard.exe" and put in your c:\windows\  directory

Then, in your registry add the following key (add keys as necessary)

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\*\shell\Send To Clipboard\Command

In the Default value for Command, put the following:
"c:\Windows\Copy To Clipboard.exe" "%1"

this way, when you right click on a file, you'll see "Send To Clipboard".

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by:vitiris
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sorry - geocities is a piece of crap...Go Here:

http://www.geocities.com/vitiris99/

then click on ctc.zip to download it


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by:vitiris
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Without downloading the DOS exe file, the only way I found is a script that opens up internet explorer application (hidden), then copies the text through IE scripting, but I figured having to open IE application each time you do this is crappy.
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by:witty
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ok - but the url is not valid!

thx
michi
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by:vitiris
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pitiful - sorry (geocities cut me off since I downloaded too much stuff this month) , download from here:

http://www.loria.fr/~szathmar/off/projects/C/CopyTextToClipboard/download/CopyTextToClipboard.zip

all you need from this zip file is the ctc.exe file.  (to follow the instructions above, you'll have to rename it to Copy To Clipboard.exe
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by:witty
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ok - I read the docu for this program - are you sure, the FULL PATH including the FILENAME is copied?

thx
michi
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by:vitiris
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yes - positive
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I don't have this key "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\*\shell" in my xp-registry!!!
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sorry, you just need to add a key for "shell" - you should have HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\*
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by:witty
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hey - that really works :-)

thx
michi
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cool - i couldn't figure out how not to show the dos prompt window when it runs - I thought there was a way to keep it minimized, but oh well.
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