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    Copy as Path - Add or Remove from Context Menu
    How to Add or Remove "Copy as Path" from the Vista and Windows 7 Context Menu
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    20 Apr 2008
    Copy as Path - Add or Remove from Context Menu

    How to Add or Remove "Copy as Path" from the Vista and Windows 7 Context Menu

    information   Information
    This will show you how to add or remove Copy as Path from the context menu for all users on the computer. By default, Copy as Path is added to the context menu.
    Note   Note
    To see what and how to use Copy as Path, see: How to Copy the Full Path of a File or Folder in Vista and Windows 7

    EXAMPLE: "Copy as Path" added and removed from the Context Menu
    NOTE: By default, you must press and hold Shift and right click on the file or folder to see Copy as Path.
    Copy as Path - Add or Remove from Context Menu-copyaspath_added.jpgCopy as Path - Add or Remove from Context Menu-copyaspath_removed.jpg



    METHOD ONE

    Using a REG File Download
    1. To Add "Copy as Path" to Context Menu
    A) Click on the download button below to download the file below.
    Add_Copy_as_Path_Menu.reg
    download
    B) Go to step 3.
    2. To Remove "Copy as Path" to Context Menu
    A) Click on the download button below to download the file below.
    Remove_Copy_as_Path_Menu.reg
    download
    3. Click on Save, and save the .reg file to the Desktop.

    4. Right click on the downloaded .reg file and click on Merge.

    5. Click on Run, Continue (UAC-Vista) or Yes (UAC-Windows 7), Yes, and then OK when prompted.

    6. When done, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.




    METHOD TWO

    Manually Using Registry Editor
    1. Open the Start Menu, then type regedit in the search boxand press Enter.

    2. If prompter by UAC, then click on Continue (Vista) or Yes (Windows 7).

    3. In regedit, go to: (See screenshot below)
    Code:
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\CopyAsPathMenu
    4. To Remove Copy as Path to Context Menu
    A) In the right pane, right click on (Default) and click on Modify. (See screenshot above)

    B) Clear and leave the field empty and click OK. (See screenshot below)
    Copy as Path - Add or Remove from Context Menu-removed_modify.jpg
    C) Your registry will now look like this. (See screenshot below)
    D) Go to step 6.
    5. To Add Copy as Path to Context Menu
    A) In the right pane, right click on (Default) and click on Modify. (See screenshot above)

    B) Copy and Past the value below and click OK. (See screenshot below)
    {f3d06e7c-1e45-4a26-847e-f9fcdee59be0}
    C) Your registry will now look like this. (See screenshot below step 3)
    6. Close regedit.
    That's it,
    Shawn



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    Re: Copy as Path - Add or Remove from Context Menu

    Is there a way to add "Copy as Path" permanently to the context menu so that you don't have to hold down shift in order for it to appear?

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    Re: Copy as Path - Add or Remove from Context Menu

    Hi Tim,

    None that I know of.

    Sorry,
    Shawn

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    Re: Copy as Path - Add or Remove from Context Menu

    Oh well

    It really isn't that hard to hit the shift key anyway

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    Re: Copy as Path - Add or Remove from Context Menu

    You can add it permanently on the files context menu using clip.exe

    For example In HKCR\*\Shell\ you can add the Key: CopyAsPath with value= Copy as Path for example, then from CopyAsPath key, you create a new Command Key with value: %comspec% /c echo "%1"|clip
    That should do the job (i can make a reg file if you wish).

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    Re: Copy as Path - Add or Remove from Context Menu

    Quote Originally Posted by sidney1st View Post
    You can add it permanently on the files context menu using clip.exe

    For example In HKCR\*\Shell\ you can add the Key: CopyAsPath with value= Copy as Path for example, then from CopyAsPath key, you create a new Command Key with value: %comspec% /c echo "%1"|clip
    That should do the job (i can make a reg file if you wish).
    I kinda lost here.. could you please create the reg file for us?

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