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Old 05-21-2016, 03:44 PM
questorfla questorfla is offline
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vbs to send contents of clipboard to File explorer

This started out as a 'what if' that came from trying to get selected text to be used as a key for regedit. I found a way to do that one but I wondered how hard it would be to use the contents of clipboard for input on other commands
Could it be sent to file explorer as a path to a file? This was a question I ran across but not sure if it would need to be tested before entering.
Such as:
If 'c:\Somedir\SomeFolder\anotherFolder\' exists then go there.
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Old 05-23-2016, 03:57 PM
jjh jjh is offline
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Hi questorfla.

You could do what you are wanting by using the following script:

' BrowseToLocationInClipboard.vbs

Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set objShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")

' Get data from clipboard into variable named: strData
strData = crt.Clipboard.Text

' Check to see if a file or folder exists with that name:
If objFSO.FileExists(strData) Then
objShell.Run "explorer /e,/select," & chr(34) & strData & chr(34)
End If

If objFSO.FolderExists(strData) Then
objShell.Run "explorer /e," & chr(34) & strData & chr(34)
End If
Does this work for you?

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