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The file "Che" has no extension, is a shortcut, and is in the same dir as the script.

I would like a copy on the Desktop. I receive no error messages and the code continues after the statement. I even searched to see if the shortcut copy ended up somewhere else.... not the case.

FileCopy("Che","C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop",0)

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I wrote this little script to see what the actual dos filename was:

if $CmdLine[0]<>0 then
$name = FileGetShortName ( $CmdLine[1]) 
msgbox(1,"Short Name",$name ,40)
ClipPut ( $name  )
      msgbox(1,"Short Name","Drag and Drop a file here to show small name",10)

It shows you the filename in the msgbox, and copies it to the clipboard with the full dos path as well.

Comes in handy.

edit... works great after you compile it. :whistle:

Edited by scriptkitty

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Certain extensions are always hidden by Windows because of the presence of a REG_SZ entry named NeverShowExt

If you want to always show LNK file extensions, then delte NeverShowExt from


You can also use AlwaysShowExt registry value. Note that both registry settings overrride whether you have chosen to to "hide extensions for known file types" via Folder Options in the control panel.

P.S. Nice util, scriptkitty :whistle:

Here's a related program:

; Put compiled version in the Send To menu
;   and it copies long path(s) to clipboard

If $CmdLine[0] > 0 Then
  $tmp = ""
  For $i = 1 to $CmdLine[0]
    $tmp = $tmp & $CmdLine[$i] & @CRLF
  ClipPut( StringTrimRight($tmp,2) )
Edited by CyberSlug
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