tinman_72

Paste a specific file to current folder.

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I have been teaching myself AutoIt scripting for a while now and everytime I come up with a project I am amazed at what I am able to accomplish with it. However, I seem to have run into a brick wall.

I have a template Excel file that I would like to be able paste into any explorer window without having to navigate to the template to start the copy. I figured the easiest way to accomplish this would be to have a script that copies the template source path to the clipboard, then I can just CTRL-V and the file will copy.

The only AutoIt command that I can find for manipulating the clipboard is ClipPut, but that only enters text into it. Is there a way to manipulate the clipboard as previously described? Or is there a simpler way whether it involves AutoIt or not?

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Welcome to AutoIt and the forum!

Why not just use FileCopy?


My UDFs and Tutorials:

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UDFs:
Active Directory (NEW 2017-04-18 - Version 1.4.8.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
OutlookEX (NEW 2017-02-27 - Version 1.3.1.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
ExcelChart (2015-04-01 - Version 0.4.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts
Excel - Example Scripts - Wiki
Word - Wiki
PowerPoint (2015-06-06 - Version 0.0.5.0) - Download - General Help & Support

Tutorials:
ADO - Wiki

 

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@tinman_72, welcome to AutoIt and to the forum.

i second @water, except that you need your script to determine the path displayed in Windows Explorer before you can call FileCopy.

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FileCopy works great. I didn't realize that the title of the window is the path so it actually made the script very short.

Thanks guys.

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