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What's Copy Path ?


Enable GUI Scripting



Kurita Tetsuro

Script factory

Copy Path

Wnat's Copy Path ?

“Copy Path” is an application to put a path of selected file in the frontmost into the clipboard.

When Finder is active, launching “Copy Path” causes paths of selected items are put into the clipboard. When a window of an opened document is in the frontmost, the path of the document is put into the clipboard by launching “Copy Path”.

You can choose a path form from the following dialog.

This application works as a background application to access the front document. And it is recommended to launch it from some sort of a launcher utility.

For examples,


  • OS X 10.10 or later
    • Developed and tested on macOS 10.14.6
  • GUI Scripting

Enable GUI Scripting

"Copy Path" require permission to control your computer using accesibility features (GUI Scripting). When the application is launched at the first time, following dialog will be displayed.

Pressing "Open System Preferences" cause to open "System Preferences" and to add the applicaiton into the "Accessibility" list of the "Privary" tab of the "Secutiry & Privacy" pane. Turn the check box of the application on.


  • 1.1 -- 2020-04-xx
    • Added custom icon (Thanks to Tamura san).
    • Added English documents.
    • OS X 10.10 or later is required.
    • Notarized.
    • Scripting Additions URI Escape.osax is not required.
    • Added “Name Only” into choices of path form.
  • 1.0 -- 2010-10-28
    • First release