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How to find selected file name and path in windows explorer

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Hi there,

I have a few download folders and they contains hundreds of downloaded files. So i need to cut each file and make a new folder there and paste my file inside that folder. This is the steps to automate;

1. If i select a file in win explorer and right click it, then i need a context menu option there. ("Move file into      folder")

2. If i select the context menu item, then 

 2 a. Find the name of the selected file

 2 b. Cut the file and create a new folder there.

 2 c. Rename the folder with the filename(i.e. if file name is "Winrar_setup_32_Bit.exe", then the folder name should be "Winrar".

 2 d. Paste the file inside the folder. 

For this task, i know;

1. how to create a folder

2. how to cut n number of letters from file name with StringLeft()

And i don't know;

1. how to make a context menu entry for my script.

2. how to get the selected file name

3. how to rename the folder

4. how to cut and paste the selected file.

Edited by kcvinu

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UDF Link Viewer   --- A tool to visit the links of some most important UDFs 

 Includer_2  ----- A tool to type the #include statement automatically 

 Digits To Date  ----- date from 3 integer values

PrintList ----- prints arrays into console for testing.

 Alert  ------ An alternative for MsgBox 

 MousePosition ------- A simple tooltip display of mouse position

GRM Helper -------- A littile tool to help writing code with GUIRegisterMsg function

Access_UDF  -------- An UDF for working with access database files. (.*accdb only)

 

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Hi 

jdelaney, Thank you for the quick reply. But i have edited the question. So i request you to read the question once again please.

My Contributions

UDF Link Viewer   --- A tool to visit the links of some most important UDFs 

 Includer_2  ----- A tool to type the #include statement automatically 

 Digits To Date  ----- date from 3 integer values

PrintList ----- prints arrays into console for testing.

 Alert  ------ An alternative for MsgBox 

 MousePosition ------- A simple tooltip display of mouse position

GRM Helper -------- A littile tool to help writing code with GUIRegisterMsg function

Access_UDF  -------- An UDF for working with access database files. (.*accdb only)

 

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And i don't know;

1. how to make a context menu entry for my script.

2. how to get the selected file name

3. how to rename the folder

4. how to cut and paste the selected file.

 

1.  Don't, that's poor form, relying on a context menu not being interrupted by another app.

2.  Use _FileListToArray(), work out the extensions you want to list

3.  DirMove()/FileMove() will allow you to rename a folder/file

4.  DirMove()/FileMove() will allow you to move a folder/file (and rename it)

 

No more "Don't know how's now" :) (10's of thousands of examples of all)

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First you will need to register a context menu to right click with something like this

 

;--------------------------------------
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\mv]
@="Move to dedicated folder"


[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\mv\command]
@="pathto\\my.exe %1"
;-------------------------------------------
1. then in the begining of your script $CmdLine[1] will be the full path of the file name you want to control

 

]If $cmdline[0] > 0 Then
$file2move=$CmdLine[1]
EndIf

2. compile the script to "my.exe" place it in "pathto=the location it will be"

3. test it out :)

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Hi 

SmOke_N, Thank you. Let me try.. :)

My Contributions

UDF Link Viewer   --- A tool to visit the links of some most important UDFs 

 Includer_2  ----- A tool to type the #include statement automatically 

 Digits To Date  ----- date from 3 integer values

PrintList ----- prints arrays into console for testing.

 Alert  ------ An alternative for MsgBox 

 MousePosition ------- A simple tooltip display of mouse position

GRM Helper -------- A littile tool to help writing code with GUIRegisterMsg function

Access_UDF  -------- An UDF for working with access database files. (.*accdb only)

 

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Hi 

Deye, Thank you. Let me try... :)

My Contributions

UDF Link Viewer   --- A tool to visit the links of some most important UDFs 

 Includer_2  ----- A tool to type the #include statement automatically 

 Digits To Date  ----- date from 3 integer values

PrintList ----- prints arrays into console for testing.

 Alert  ------ An alternative for MsgBox 

 MousePosition ------- A simple tooltip display of mouse position

GRM Helper -------- A littile tool to help writing code with GUIRegisterMsg function

Access_UDF  -------- An UDF for working with access database files. (.*accdb only)

 

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