Thursday 26 October 2017

How to save paths from Search results in Windows Explorer

From time to time I want to document location(s) of some file on my system. I usually use Total Commander which has built-in functionality of copying the paths of selected files but it is possible to achieve the same in good old Windows Explorer. Once search is complete and all results are displayed, select them all with CTRL+A, hold down SHIFT key and do the right click anywhere on the selection. In the context menu which appears, find and click on Copy as path. All paths are now copied in the clipboard.

Now I can paste all paths:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 15.0\Team Tools\Performance Tools\ucrtbase.dll"
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 15.0\Common7\IDE\Remote Debugger\x86\ucrtbase.dll"
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 15.0\Team Tools\Performance Tools\x64\ucrtbase.dll"
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 15.0\Common7\IDE\Remote Debugger\x64\ucrtbase.dll"
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 15.0\Remote Tools\DiagnosticsHub\ucrtbase.dll"
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 15.0\Team Tools\DiagnosticsHub\Collector\ucrtbase.dll"

How to install Plugin Manager in Notepad++

I wanted to install a new plugin for Notepad++ via its Plugin Manager (which is plugin itself) but when I clicked on Plugins in the main menu I realized that Plugin Manager was missing. To install it, I did the following:

Go to Plugin Manager releases page and download the latest one. At the time of writing it was v1.4.9 so I downloaded file

Unpack the zip file. The content of the archive is:


Find the location of the Notepad++ installation on your machine. In my case, it was: C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++.

Copy ..\PluginManager_v1.4.9_UNI\plugins\PluginManager.dll to C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\plugins and ..\PluginManager_v1.4.9_UNI\updater\gpup.exe to C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\updater.

Restart the Notepad++. Plugin Manager now appears in the list of plugins.