How to Copy Path of File or Folder in Windows 11

This post describes steps you can take to copy path of a file or folder in Windows 11.

Windows comes with a feature that allows you to right click on a file or folder and copy its full path.

There are multiple ways one can copy paths of files and folders in Windows. When you use the Copy as path, it will copy the full path of selected files or folders wrapped in quotes to Windows clipboard.

The Copy address or Copy address as text will copy the path of the selected files or folders without wrapping in quotes to 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 path, Copy address and Copy address as text in Windows 11.

How to use copy as path, copy address or copy address as text in Windows 11

As described above, users can use 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.

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Doing that will copy the folder’s full path which and be pasted (CTRL + V) on the command prompt or use in other applications.

Alternatively, you can use the command bar menu option (ellipses) to select the Copy as path feature for a folder of file.

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Windows also allows you to copy a folder directory path by copying as address or address as text.

In File Explorer, browse to the location you want to copy, then right click in the address box, and select either Copy address or Copy address as text as highlighted below.

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Doing this will copy the path of the folder or directory you are in and save it to the clipboard. Using CTRL + V or paste will paste the path from the clipboard to where you want it.

That should do it!

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to use Copy path, Copy address and Copy address as text in Windows 11. If you find any error above or have something to share, please use the comment form below.

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