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In XP, you can also "show" the full path for select file within Wondows Explorer.  This should allow you to highlight it and copy it.  It is one of the options that you can turn on or off.  I have always had it turned on.

I would assume both Vista and 7 can do the same, but I have not tried it in Vista and I have not gotten around installing 7 yet.



On May 12, 2010, at 2:45 AM, "Conrad Harrison" <sch.tectonic(--nospam--at)> wrote:

Thanks Vish  a good Tip. Maybe I should upgrade from XP.


For XP users files and or folder names can be dragged from explorer to the DOS command prompt. The full path is copied to the command line, from there can mark and copy the text, then paste else where. Marking and copying is somewhat cumbersome.


So I generally use UltraEdit (UE) text editor as a clipboard for text. Copy path from explorer address bar and paste into UE, and back to explorer use F2 to edit file name, then copy and paste file name to UE. Then copy full path and filename from UE to elsewhere. (Using the keyboard for copying and pasting)