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I'd like to add buttons to the toolbar for single click creation of a text
file and single click creation of a zip file. What should the Command be?
You can create a small batch file that copies some blank txt or zip file into
the current folder. There isn't however a way to select that new file and
enter renaming mode for it.
You could also use the "%random%" tag so you can copy many files to the same
folder if you want to.
copy c:\txtfile.txt txtfile_%random%.txt
Not sure how you can make it to copy it to the folder you are in though.
%1 can be used for the current directory.
Perfect. Thanks for the replies.
For those that are interested, the text file batch file is as follows (my
template file is in C:\Template):
copy C:\Temp\Textfile.txt %1\Textfile-%RANDOM%.txt
I'm trying to do something similar, I tested the command that (jimbo1962)
posted but didn't work:
copy C:\txtfile.txt %1\txt-%random%.txt
Can somebody please help?
This is my setup, is there anything wrong with it?
note that %RANDOM% must be in uppercase.
You have to have the command line IN A BATCH FILE, and the toolbar button must
call that batch file
It's working now, the file is created in the same place, how can I create it
in the current folder (a folder on desktop or D or E) for example.
To create it in the folder currently displayed in the Explorer pane:
copy C:\Textfile.txt .\Textfile-%RANDOM%.txt
i.e. use .\ to specify "current directory"
True.. that works if I have the bat file on the current folder, but what I
want is to call that bat file form the classic shell tool bar in any folder
without the bat inside..
I think I have something wrong still?
OK. Step by step.
Create a directory C:\Program Files\Classic Shell\BATCH
Move your blank text file to this directory. I will assume the file name is
Create a batch file in this directory. I will assume the file name is
"action.bat". The content of the batch file should be:
copy C:\Program Files\Classic Shell\BATCH\Textfile.txt .\Textfile-%RANDOM%.txt
Create a new button on the Classic Shell Explorer toolbar. The command for
this button should be:
C:\Program Files\Classic Shell\BATCH\action.bat %1
I had to put the path in the batch file in quotes, to make it work for me (on Windows 8 Enterprise):
copy "C:\Program Files\Classic Shell\BATCH\Textfile.txt" .\Textfile-%RANDOM%.txt
Perfect, thanks for reply, its exactly what I need.