To copy files from the clipboard to your computer using Python, you can use the
pyperclip module to access the clipboard contents and the
shutil module to copy the file to a destination directory. Here’s an example:
import pyperclip import shutil # Get the file path from the clipboard file_path = pyperclip.paste() # Replace 'destination_directory_path' with the path to the directory where you want to copy the file destination_directory_path = 'path/to/destination/directory' # Copy the file from the clipboard to the destination directory shutil.copy(file_path, destination_directory_path)
In the above code, we first import the
shutil modules. We then use the
pyperclip.paste method to get the file path from the clipboard and store it in the
We specify the path to the directory where we want to copy the file (
destination_directory_path). We use the
shutil.copy method to copy the file from the clipboard to the destination directory. This method preserves the original file’s metadata, including its creation and modification times, and copies the file’s contents to a new file in the destination directory.
Note that the file path on the clipboard must be a valid path to a file on your computer, and you must have permission to read that file. If the clipboard contents are not a valid file path or if you do not have permission to read the file, the
shutil.copy method will raise an exception.
Also note that this code assumes that the file on the clipboard is a single file. If the clipboard contents contain multiple files or a directory, you will need to modify the code accordingly to handle those cases.