This post describes the steps you can take to copy the path of a file or folder in Windows 11.
Windows has a feature that allows you to right-click on a file or folder and copy its entire path.
There are multiple ways to copy paths of files and folders in Windows. When you use the Copy as a path, it will copy the full path of selected files or folders wrapped in quotes to the Windows clipboard.
The Copy address or Copy address as the text will copy the path of the selected files or folders without wrapping in quotes to the Windows clipboard. With copied items in the clipboard, you can then use the CTRL + V keyboard shortcut to paste the full path of the selected items.
Below is how to use Copy as a path, Copy the address and Copy the address as text in Windows 11.
How to use the Copy as a path, copy the address or copy the address as text in Windows 11
As described above, users can use the Windows copy feature to copy the full path of files and folders.
Below is how to do that.
To do that, press the Windows key + E shortcut on your keyboard to launch Windows File Explorer.
Browse to the folder or file you want to copy its path, then right-click on it and select Copy as path as highlighted below.
Doing that will copy the folder’s full path and be pasted (CTRL + V) on the command prompt or used in other applications.
Alternatively, you can use the command bar menu option (ellipses) to select the Copy as path feature for a file folder.
Windows also allow you to copy a folder directory path by copying an address or address as text.
In File Explorer, browse to the location you want to copy, right-click in the address box, and select either Copy address or Copy address as text as highlighted below.
Doing this will copy the path of the folder or directory you are in and save it to the clipboard. Then, CTRL + V or paste will paste the path from the clipboard to where you want it.
That should do it!
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