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Copy As Path does nothing

  1. #1


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64

    Copy As Path does nothing


    When I Shift Right Click on a file in Explorer and select
    Copy as Path it does nothing.

    Having searched on {f3d06e7c-1e45-4a26-847e-f9fcdee59be0} I see in RegEdit the entries for all values but these two:

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{f3d06e7c-1e45-4a26-847e-f9fcdee59be0}\InProcServer32]
    Name : (Default)
    Value : 25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,0 0,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,00,68,00,65,00,6c,00,6c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,00 ,00
    Type : REG_EXPAND_SZ

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{f3d06e7c-1e45-4a26-847e-f9fcdee59be0}\InProcServer32]
    Name : ThreadingModel
    Value : Apartment
    Type : REG_SZ

    Seems weird they would be missing.

    Edit: Instead of the stuff above I have:

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    Edit2: the one with all the data supposedly comes from 64 bit W7. I have W8.0 x64. Something is weird.

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  2. #2


    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    I am running Windows 8.1 Pro and it looks like this when exported.
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{f3d06e7c-1e45-4a26-847e-f9fcdee59be0}]
    @="Copy as Path Menu"
    "ContextMenuOptIn"=""

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{f3d06e7c-1e45-4a26-847e-f9fcdee59be0}\InProcServer32]
    @=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\
    00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,00,68,00,\
    65,00,6c,00,6c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,00,00
    "ThreadingModel"="Apartment"


    You can try to merge to see if it helps.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    You can try to merge to see if it helps.
    I'll give it a try. Thanks.
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  4. #4


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    When I do it it copies the address of the thing in question.
    Like these from Explorer & Desktop---

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    In regedit---

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    Mine is like yours but still copies the path{address}.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    When I looked in RegEdit there was an entry Edit Binary Data. When I opened that it had the hex codes. It is just weird. It worked before. I got path wrapped in double quotes. The only thing I can think of is Everything Search has a similar feature in the results list. I'm wondering if it hooked it somehow without chaining in properly. It's not that big a deal because I use Everything Search most of the time. It's just annoying to hit Paste and get either blank or whatever happens to be in the clipboard.

    Also it could be weird because this is a Laptop. My desktop machines I can't remember it not working and I had Everything Search on both of those.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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