Tired of typing pathnames? Use CopyPathShellExtension
to grab the full pathname from Windows Explorer and then paste it wherever
you need it. I frequently find that programs want the name of a file which
is already sitting directly in front of me anyway in Explorer. This
works great for Open/Save dialogs which don't (yet) accept drag-and-drop.
This program installs a shell extension which pops up a selectable context
menu item. The concept is illustrated below:
Run the Setup.exe that you downloaded. Note that the Setup
junk consumes 95% of the archive's bloat. Once installed, nuke the
Setup junk. The good thing about the setup is that you can easily
uninstall it using Add/Remove Programs.
1.0 - May 11, 1998 - Initial release.
Where I come from, a piece of code that didn't take longer than a month
to do should be freeware, and not milk-the-public-ware. So free it
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What platforms does it run on?
A. Windows 95, 98; Windows NT 4.0. It will also likely
work with Windows 2000.
Q. Do I have to pay for CopyPathShellExtension?
A. No, it is free!
Q. Who wrote it?
A. Mike Gleason of NcFTP Software.
Q. Is their official support for it?
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