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Send to Clipboard

My business partner finally retired his XP machine and got a new Dell Vostro 230. As you can imagine, there has been a steady stream of “What happened to…” queries coming out of his office as he makes the transition to Windows 7 Professional.

The other day he asked where to find Send To Clipboard, an add-in for Windows Explorer in Windows XP that allowed him to copy the path to a folder or file to the Clipboard, so that he can then paste it in a document or message.

Not necessary, I told him.

  • To copy the path to the current folder:
    In Windows Explorer, right-click the address bar and choose Copy Address As Text.
  • To copy the complete path to a file, including the folder path and file name:
    In Windows Explorer, hold down the Shift key, right-click the file name, and choose Copy As Path.

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In this example, choosing Copy Address As Text places the following text on the Clipboard: C:UsersCarlDocumentsOneNote NotebooksWork Notebook

Btw, if you’re pining for other Send To features that are not included with Windows 7, check out a nifty utility called Send To Toys from Gabriele Ponti.