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XP Run command shell extension (right-click context menu)

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by pwl2706, Jan 22, 2013.

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  1. pwl2706

    pwl2706 Thread Starter

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    Hi all

    At my old job I had a right-click context menu command in Windows XP called "Run".

    What this did was, rather than running the command prompt, it would open the "Run" dialog from the Start menu with the full path to the file or folder I right-clicked on, then I could copy that path...

    How can I change the registry or write a script that would do something similar, or even copy the path to the clipboard?

    thanks,
     
  2. meganoob

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    Have a look at your p..//z4ui and let me know if its running on an outlet source please.:)
     
  3. Macboatmaster

    Macboatmaster Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    pwl2706
    Welcome to Tech Support Guy

    If you drag and drop the file or folder into the run cmd box it will then display the path
    then of course right click and copy
    although the point of it is lost on me, it must I am sure be me that is missing it
    Of course if it is a system file - do not run it

    Alternatively please see this to add the run to the right click menu
    http://www.petri.co.il/add_command_prompt_here_shortcut_to_windows_explorer.htm

    Please see
    Method #2: Send to Toys


    last line of the options is to add run and download is below.
    I have no knowledge of the download, its relaiability or indeed effectiveness
     
  4. throoper

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    This should do what you want.
    http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/add-copy-as-path-right-click-menu-in-xp/
    The CopyPath.reg will add a menu item when you hold down the Shift key when right clicking a file.
    Click Copy as Path on the menu and it automatically copies the path to the clipboard.
     
  5. managed

    managed Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    Another way - in Windows Explorer if you go to Tools > Folder Options > View and tick the 'Display full path in the address bar' option you can simply right-click in the address bar > Copy

    This will not include the filename though.
     
  6. Macboatmaster

    Macboatmaster Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    You asked for advice on 22 Jan

    Three people made suggestions
    Would you respond please
    Thank you
     
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