ClipboardPath sticks full pathname on clipboard

runs on Windows
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Sometimes you just have to know where a particular file is. Whether you're looking for a document or trying to tell somebody else where to find an image, the path to a file uniquely identifies an item on your machine. You can use Windows Explorer to drill down through the directory structure of your hard drive and find that file, but then it's tricky to tell anybody else where you found it. And heaven help you if you need to access that location via a Command window. There's got to be an easier way to take that information and use it.

ClipboardPath is a tool of one use, but it fulfills that requirement well. Once it's installed on your machine, all you need to do to capture a file's full path is to browse to that file, right click on it, and select "Copy Path to Clipboard." Once it's there, it behaves like any other clipboard entry. Paste it into Notepad; stick it in a Command window; paste it into a document; just go nuts. And for a real thrill, hold down the [Ctrl] key while you're grabbing a mapped network path, and it will convert that mapped address into a UNC path (the kind that looks like \\server\share\file….) instead.

You can grab a copy of ClipboardPath for free. It's a Windows application.

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