Date: Wed, 3 Mar 2004 22:08:30 +0100
Reply-To: Lex Jansen <spam@LEXJANSEN.COM>
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From: Lex Jansen <spam@LEXJANSEN.COM>
Subject: Re: Kludge of the day
You might want to take a look at:
for the free Ninitech Pathcopy utility.
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:
- Short Name:File/folder name converted to 8.3 characters
- Long Name:File/folder name
- Short Folder:Parent folder name converted to 8.3 characters
- Long Folder:Parent folder name
- Short Path:Full path name converted to 8.3 characters
- Long Path:Full path name
- Short UNC Path:Full UNC path name converted to 8.3 characters (only
enabled in network environment)
- Long UNC Path:Full UNC path name (only enabled in network environment)
- Internet Path:Full UNC path name converted to Internet path (only enabled
in network environment)
- Setup...Create your own copy methods for copying the path names.
It's a great utility.
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"Nat Wooding" <Nathaniel_Wooding@DOM.COM> wrote in message
> For a while, I have been wishing that I could copy long Windows filenames
> (and paths) so that I could paste them into my SAS programs that need to
> read them. Our Help Desk has offered me one solution and I have found a
> Kludge One: If one creates a shortcut to the file and opens the properties
> and clicks on the tab that shows the file path, that path may be copied
> then pasted at the desired location. Of course, you will probably need to
> delete the shortcut. This will even work on NT if the shortcut is created
> in the file where the desired file resides (as opposed to placing the
> shortcut on the desktop which is a no-no for those who lack NT
> administrator privileges).
> Kludge two: If you have the SAS import product, you may tell SAS that you
> want to import a file and, when you browse, find, and click on the file,
> the name appears in a window. This window may be highlighted and copied.
> This kludge involves about as many steps but you do not have to delete the
> Nat Wooding