Helpful Windows Feature

I’m sure a lot of people know this little trick already, but it’s one I discovered this week.  I found out for the first time, that you get a different set of options if you hold shift and right-click a file, than if you only right-click a file.

Here are the options from a normal right-click (I do have a few extra programs loaded).


Here are the options by doing a shift + right-click:


So there isn’t that much of a difference, but the Copy as Path option has saved me time already.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to send a short cut to a file.  Normally, I’d browse to the folder, copy that path, and then copy the file name.  Now, it’s a much faster.  Hopefully, this little tip saves someone else some time too.

  • Richard.Weiner

    There’s also a tool from Autodesk… mditab18.arx
    This app gives you a set of tabs at the top of the working area and you can rightclick on the tab to get the path, too. The beauty of this is that you are in the drawing at the time.

  • Thank you, thank you. Always wondered how that was done.