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Copy filename to clipboard

I vaguely remember some kind of "Send To" context menu option that accomplished this. Cannot recall which version of Windows.

Right now, the steps I take:

  1. Right click file and go to properties
  2. Copy file location
  3. Paste file location in the target text box
  4. Copy the file name
  5. Paste file name in target text box
  6. Quote the file path if necessary

This is a pain. Is there a better way? I'd prefer not to use any third-party software.

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marked as duplicate by Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007, Moab, Journeyman Geek, Sathya Nov 30 '11 at 5:27

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

Side note: I now use Clip X so that cuts down a couple of steps. Still hope there's a better way. – Belmin Fernandez Nov 29 '11 at 13:00
Did not see that one. Although mine was limited to Windows 7 while the other person wanted a solution for Windows XP +. Based on that, I'd say keep open for other people to find. Doesn't bother me any though :-) – Belmin Fernandez Nov 29 '11 at 17:37
up vote 16 down vote accepted
  1. Shift + right-click the file.
  2. Select Copy as path.
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Way better than the solution I was expecting. Thanks for sharing! – Belmin Fernandez Nov 29 '11 at 19:16
@BeamingMel-Bin You're welcome. – John H Nov 29 '11 at 19:49

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