Saturday, August 18, 2007

Path Copy

Thanks to Gernot for suggesting this great tool the other day.
Ninotech Path Copy
What it does is soo simple but it really helps. I've just been using it for a couple of days and can hardly imagine myself living without it.
Well, no, not that bad, I do still have a life (he said while posting to his tech-blog on a weekend ... nudge, nudge). Yes I do.

Anyway, here's what PathCopy does:
Ninotech Path Copy is a shell extension for Windows 95, 98, NT4, 2000, and XP that enables to copy the path of a file or directory to the Clipboard. You can then paste the path in to your document, e-mail, etc. You copy the path of a file or directory by right-clicking it in the Windows Explorer and choosing Copy Path from the context menu. The context menu then offers nine standard ways of copying the path, in addition to the user defined copying methods that you create yourself:

and you can pick whether you want to shortname or longname of the file, or the full path, or the full network path (UNC), ... Great.

Thanks, Gernot.


m3 - Martin Leyrer said...

That's why I use freeCommander. In there you get "Copy the full path and file name into the clipboard", "Copy file names into the clipboard" and "Copy the full path of the current window into the clipboard".

And all that with the additional bonus of a Norton Commander Interface. :)

Roman said...

Martin, thanks for the pointer, though I personally think that overcoming the nortoncommander style userinterface was one of the greatest IT achievements of the last decade

m3 - Martin Leyrer said...

I beg to differ! ;)