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Windows 7: Send path of active document, to clipboard

04 Jun 2015   #1
bawldiggle

XP/7x32 & x64/8x64/8.1x64
 
 
Send path of active document, to clipboard

Sometimes I have so many documents open (txt, pdf, png, etc) I dont know their "path".
- the WinExplorer window has been used to open a variety of file types.

I am looking for a generic tool/program that will load the clipboard with the full-path of any active document that has the focus. (of course orphans don't have a path)

My only coding experience is extensive VBA (addins for MS Applications and older AutoCad) and a bit of VBScript

I assume to either select any open document (txt, pdf, png, etc) and running (eg.) a script (or whatever) that will recognise any file type and return the full path to the clipboard.

Is there a tool/program out there in IT land that will save me another 15 years of learning a new programming language, I will be 85 by then, and my enthusiasm is waning for long range projects.

If it is possible I have tentatively looked at Python, because it looks similar to (don't cringe) VB.
It looks like MS.Net and C++ are "current" but I don't have a clue about any of them.

I would be eternally grateful for any ideas or leads


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05 Jun 2015   #2
adrienh

Windows 64
 
 

Hi,

I am also looking for a similar tool but haven't find anything so far....
If you find anything, please let me know
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06 Jun 2015   #3
Pyprohly

Windows 10, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 7 Professional, OS X El Capitan
 
 

You can drag a file from Explorer into a Command Prompt window to reveal the file's path, if thats what you're looking for, Bawldiggle.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bawldiggle View Post
If it is possible I have tentatively looked at Python, because it looks similar to (don't cringe) VB.
*Cringing*
Python and VB are at completely opposite ends of the programming language similarity spectrum.
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