We all occasionally or often need to copy the name of a file. Windows does not have a dedicated option for this, and the way most of us do this is by clicking on the option to change the file name from the context menu, and then using the CTRL + C key combination to copy the file name. The program that we will present to you makes this job much easier.
CopyFilenames is a free program for Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10, and 11 that will allow you to copy file names faster and easier.
How Does CopyFilenames Work?
When you install CopyFilenames in the context menu you will get two new options, Copy Filename and Copy Filename and Delete. As their name suggests, the first option will copy the file name, while the second option will copy the file name and then delete that file. It is important to note that in addition to the file name, its extension will also be copied.
If you’re using Windows 11, don’t be confused that you won’t see these options in the context menu. Namely, they will be placed in the Show more options section. When you click this option, Copy Filename and Copy Filename and Delete options will appear.
Another feature of CopyFilenames is the ability to copy the file address as well. To do this, hold down the SHIFT button before clicking Copy Filename or Copy Filename and Delete and you can also set Windows 11 to display the full context menu on right-click.
When you copy a filename using CopyFilenames, another option, Paste Filename, will appear in the context menu. This option will allow you to paste the copied file name to another file. Keep in mind that since you copy the file extension in addition to the file name, if you paste that name onto a file that has a different extension, the extension will change, which may cause the file to stop working.
Another option that CopyFilenames includes is the ability to hold down the CRTL button while copying. In this case, a new menu will open in which you can choose to copy the file size, the date it was created, put the file name in single or double quotes, and a few other options.
CopyFilenames Adds an Option That Should Be a Part of the Windows
CopyFilenames is an excellent program and we sincerely believe that the functionality it brings should be an integral part of Windows. If you often need to copy file names, this is the right program for you. We didn’t encounter any problems or bugs while using it, so CopyFilenames gets our recommendation.
Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 and 11