Copy as Path - File or Folder

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How to Copy the Full Path of a File or Folder in Vista and Windows 7
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This will show you how to copy the full path of a file or folder into the clipboard as text so you can paste it where you want.
How to Copy the Full Path of a File or Folder in Vista and Windows 7

information   Information
This will show you how to copy the full path of a file or folder into the clipboard as text so you can paste it where you want.
Tip   Tip
If you would like to add or remove Copy as Path from the Context menu, then see: How to Add or Remove Copy as Path from the Vista Context Menu

EXAMPLE: The Copy as Path of a file
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[INDENT]"C:\Users\Moderator\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Shows Desktop.lnk"[/INDENT]
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METHOD ONE
From the Context Menu

1. Navigate to the file or folder you want to copy the full path of.​
2. Press and hold the Shift key, then right click on the file or folder.​
3. Click on Copy as Path. (See screenshot below)​
NOTE: This copies the full path of the file or folder into the clipboard as text.​
Copy_Path.jpg

4. Right click on where you want to copy the full path, then click Paste.​
NOTE: See the example at the top for what you will see. This can be copied into whatever will accept text from the clipboard. For example, in documents.​






METHOD TWO
From Windows Explorer Address Bar

NOTE: This method will only be good for the full path of a folder.
OPTION ONE:
1. Navigate to the folder you want to copy the full path of and open it.​
2. Right click anywhere in the Windows Explorer address bar. (See screenshot below)​
3. Click on Copy Address as Text.​
NOTE: This copies the full path of the folder into the clipboard as a text.​
Right_Click.jpg

4. Right click on where you want to copy the full path, then click Paste.​
NOTE: See the example at the top for what you will see. This can be copied into whatever will accept text from the clipboard. For example, in documents.​

OPTION TWO:
1. Navigate to the folder you want to copy the full path of and open it.​
2. Click on the folder or a empty space in the Windows Explorer address bar. (See screenshot below)​
Address_bar.jpg

3. Right click on the address bar and click on Copy. (See screenshot below)​
Address_bar2.jpg

4. Right click on where you want to copy the full path, then click on Paste.​
NOTE: See the example at the top for what you will see. This can be copied into whatever will accept text from the clipboard. For example, in documents.​

That's it,
Shawn




 
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