After several additional days of use, I decided that SendTo Toys
wasn't exactly what I wanted, and set off in search of other programs. A short search through the results returned by a new Google query brought me to CopyFileNames
, which is an almost exact replacement for the Clipboard Tricks. CopyFileNames
is available free for personal use, or as a $10 Pro version, for commercial use, from http://www.extrabit.com/copyfilenames/
There are a couple of differences between CopyFileNames
and the Clipboard Tricks.
- Unlike Clipboard Tricks, there is no visual display, so the way to confirm that the copy succeeded is to attempt to paste the list somewhere.
- When you select a list, all file names, including the last, are followed by a newline.
- To get the fully qualified file name, you press the Shift key as you select the copy option from your context menu.
- In addition to files, CopyFileNames works for folders, including the Shift option to get fully qualified names.
- Activating the CTRL key with your selection displays the dialog box shown in the attached PNG image. When you add date and time stamps, you get a TAB delimited list with name, followed by size, then date, in a selection of standard formats.
- If you use the CTRL key to set some options, followed by another copy without activating the CTRL key, the second copy operation ignores the settings, yet they are preserved and offered again the next time you use the CTRL key.
Taking everything into account, I think this one wins hands down, especially since it puts the options right onto the main context menu, and works for files and