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I want to get the full path to SnippingTool.exe in Win10 (I need it in Total Commander).
I looked in TaskManager and its says the path is: C:\Windows\System32\SnippingTool.exe The program can be found in WindowsExplorer at that 'location'.

However, when I open that folder in Total Commander 8 I cannot find the program. Also take a look what happens if I enter this command at command prompt:

C:\>"C:\Windows\System32\SnippingTool.exe"
'"C:\Windows\System32\SnippingTool.exe"' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.
C:\>

Update:
More oddities:

I made shortcut on Desktop from WinExplorer. If works. I made a copy of the shortcut and the copy doesn't work:

"The item SnippingTool.exe that this shortcut refers to has been changed or moved, so this shortcu will no longer work properly. Do you want to delete this shortcut? [Yes] [No]"

Smells like 'virtualisation'. Right?

  • can you find it with windows explorer? – Máté Juhász Oct 15 '15 at 7:57
  • @MátéJuhász-please see update – thelight Oct 15 '15 at 8:01
  • Can you use Snipping Tool? It appears to not exist on your system... – h0ch5tr4355 Oct 15 '15 at 8:04
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    Is your question "how to create a shortcut" or "how to fix the issue of not being able to run it using command prompt", or "not being able to find it in Total Commander"? – Insane Oct 15 '15 at 8:04
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    @Insane-We don't know which is the problem... yet. Anyway, 2 and 3 does not apply because other program are running from command prompt and Total Commander can find other files. – thelight Oct 15 '15 at 8:10
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I think you are using 32-bit TotalCommander on a 64-bit Windows. I have no problem finding the SnippingTool with my TC (64-bit) on my 64-bit Windows 10. 32-bit software (including TC if you use the 32-bit version) gets no access to the real system32 folder. It will be re-directed to syswow64 instead.
This is not Windows 10 specific. 64-bit Windows is designed to work this way. It happens on 64-bti Vista, WIn7 and Win8 too.

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