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    'Sent To' dialog

    hey- one of the W95 PowerToys was a "Sent To Clipboard as a filename" when i would rightclip on a file. is it possible to set this up in W2k, and if so, how?

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    Re: 'Sent To' dialog

    OK, i'm thinking now. from the old 'Send To" description:
    Send To adds the following new commands to your "Send To" menu: Send To Any Folder, Send To Clipboard as Contents, Send To Clipboard as Name, and Send To Command Line.

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    Re: 'Sent To' dialog

    I don't remember that one.

    Do you need the whole path? If you just need the file name of the selected file, F2 Ctrl+C Esc (or Enter) will copy the file name to the clipboard. Not exactly a smooth combination, now that I try it. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: 'Sent To' dialog

    Many of you have discovered that when working with files in Explorer (or My Computer or Network Neighborhood), you can right-click a file and chose from a list of destinations under the "Send To" menu. For instance, right-clicking a file, you can choose to send it to a floppy disk, simply by choosing that option from the menu.

    You can add any shortcut to this list, simply by placing it in the following folder:

    Cocuments And Settings username Or Administrator SendTo

    This is a handy place to put a shortcut to notepad.exe, or a shortcut to your home directory, if you have a network. You can even place shortcuts to printers in there. Simply right-click an object (such as a printer or disk drive), or folder, and drag it to the SendTo directory, drop it, and chose "Create Shortcut Here." No reboot necessary, even!

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    Re: 'Sent To' dialog

    I thought maybe this could be done with VBScript and the Windows Script Host, but I've hit a wall. When you drag and drop a file on a VBScript, the file name is added to the arguments collection. After much trial and error, I was able to initialize the Microsoft Forms' DataObject object to use as an intermediary to the Windows Clipboard. But I can't actually seem to get the data onto the clipboard.

    Here's a complete description of the scenario in case you want to play with it.

    Part I: A script file. In a convenient place, create a new text file and rename it with a .wsf extension. (I saved mine in the Send To folder itself.) Then, in the file, paste:

    <job>
    <object id="myDO" classid="clsid:1C3B4210-F441-11CE-B9EA-00AA006B1A69"/>
    <script language="vbscript">
    Dim oArgs
    Set oArgs = WScript.Arguments
    MsgBox oArgs(0) 'For debugging, to show that you have the complete path available
    myDO.SetText oArgs(0)
    MsgBox myDO.GetText 'For debugging, to demonstrate that it's in there
    myDO.PutInClipboard 'gives a weird error!
    Set myDO = Nothing
    </script>
    </job>

    Part II: Right-click and drag to the c:documents and settingsusernameSend To folder and create a shortcut. Right-click and change the path name as follows: type wscript.exe at the beginning and //nologo at the end.

    Now you can test: right click a file name and Send To your new shortcut. Do you get a message box with the path and then this error?
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    Re: 'Sent To' dialog

    The steps I showed above allowed me to put several things in the SendTo menu very quickly.

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    Re: 'Sent To' dialog

    I think one of the things he asking for, to send the file name of the file you right-clicked to the clipboard, is harder than the others. Did you find a way?

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    Re: 'Sent To' dialog

    Na. I guess I must of missed that. Woops. Here is what you want Click Here

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    Re: 'Sent To' dialog

    thanx for all the help but i think i got this on my own. i tried to install the ".inf" for the "Send To X" and it worked this time. when i 1st got this box w/ W2k i tried to install it but it was a bust. for whatever reason it worked this time.
    i highly recommend the "Send To the Clipboard as a filename" because w/ long filenames and network drives, filenames can be challenging for a marginal typist, e.g., me.
    to give it a try, just google, er, find the old W95 Power Toys & install the "sendtox.inf".
    on the w-pg for "jsinc" it notes that this doesn't work w/ W2k but it seems to working for me.

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