Re: An Old Program

Howard Traxler

Thanks George.  I managed to find and download it.  But this DIRLIST program is working quite well for me.


On 6/7/2020 6:58 PM, George McCoy wrote:

go to the github site.  Find and click the latest release link. There's a link on that page called pathcopycopy18.0.exe and hes, the word copy is in it twice.  That's the installer you need.

Good luck,


On 6/6/2020 1:26 PM, Howard Traxler wrote:
But it seems like it should be installed before it can be used.  I unzipped the archive and looked at the folder it created.  In there was a subfolder called installer but the only file in the installer subfolder had an .iss extention; not executable.  Dont know how to install.


On 6/6/2020 5:28 AM, john s wrote:
Howard, no, you use your context key. Navigate to a directory and hit your context key and look for the pathcopy pulldown.

At 08:19 PM 6/5/2020, Howard Traxler, wrote:
Thanks Ron, but it looks pretty complicated to me.  I downloaded it and it contains hundreds of files that I don't understand.  Looks like source code in the C language.  The install program doesn't even seem to be an executable.  Do I need a C compiler to put it together? I just don't know where to start.  It seems like, in the old days, this chore was done with a simple one-line batch file. I sure am behind in this stuff.


On 6/5/2020 4:31 PM, Ron Canazzi wrote:
Hi Howard,

There is a Windows version of such a program that is far superior to the old DOS based program or perhaps Windows 98 program you are referring to.  It is free and is called Path Copy and it's address is
This program runs from the context menu and you can do a number of things with it. It copies long name, short name, long path, short path. It can copy the exact file names of all the files in a folder to clipboard and you can then paste the list into a text editor and save it anywhere you want.

This is what I use to make text delimited databases for all my music/movies/books.

On 6/5/2020 3:54 PM, Howard Traxler wrote:
Hi anyone,
Years ago, I had a program that made a text (.txt) file containing a list of the files in a given folder and put the text file in that folder.  Wonder if anyone has that little utility and could tell me where to get it and how to use it? Appreciate it. Thanks.



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