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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.
James Rudd wrote:
This is a very useful application for writing Novell login scripts, ZENworks Scheduler Applications (where you add a task to a policy) and batch files. Once installed right click on a file and go into setup, and tick: short name, short folder and short path. If working with NT servers it might also be useful to tick the UNC options.
Now when you are working on a login script that needs to reference an external file all you need to do is right click on that file and use copy path to get it's complete path and name, (Make sure you do this using the same mappings as the login script will create). Also if the file is on a novell share it uses the correct abbreviation of file name when you select short name/path. The Short Path is very useful when you want to reference a long named file from within a batch file without having to use inverted commas, also if you are designing a batch/login script that needs to be run under dos. The internet path option is also useful if you ever need to link to a file or open a file from within a browser.