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I right-click a DLL, select Properties and click on then the Details tab. As you can see in the following screenshots, long strings are clipped (...) and there does not seem to be a way to resize the window or copy the value.

How can I get the full strings from this dialog?

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See my answer here if you want to copy the information. – Karan Feb 5 '13 at 2:17
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Two ways

  1. While holding the Ctrl-key press on the + key if you have a numpad. This should resize the widths of the column so that they are all readable. OR

  2. Go to the vertical line as shown in the picture below and as you hover over it, you cursor should change to the horizontal resize cursor. Pull it to the right and a horizontal scroll bar should appear at the bottom allowing you to scroll horizontally to read the rest of the text. enter image description here

In either case, the horizontal scroll bar should appear at the bottom as shown here as an example: enter image description here

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Using method 2, you can also double-click on the vertical line to automatically resize it to fit. – Marcus Chan Feb 4 '13 at 20:54
I don't know how I missed that column resize line! And thanks for the double-click/Ctrl+Plus tricks, I did not know those. – Janik Zikovsky Feb 5 '13 at 21:38

Use this DLL from Codeproject, which restores the old XP dialog:

Windows 7 File-properties "Version" Tab Shell Extension

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Here you can copy the data easily :)

Unfortunately, it neither shows all of the same information as before nor does it support copying and pasting of any of the displayed information either.

With the handy dandy VersInfoEx Shell Extension however, that's no longer true! The VersInfoEx Shell Extension brings back the missing Version tab functionality to Windows 7!

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Oh that's fantastic, thanks for the link! Pity users have to undo MS' butchery of its own OS. – Karan Feb 5 '13 at 5:09
yeah, I've also missed this and was so happy to find this DLL. – magicandre1981 Feb 5 '13 at 19:18

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