How to Copy Windows 10 Folder or File Path

Here are the four distinct methods you can use to copy a file or folder path in Windows 10.

Method #1

Select the item.

Select “Copy path” from the “Home” tab of the ribbon.

That’s all. The selected item path is copied to the Clipboard.

Alternately, you can select an item and then press all of the following keys sequentially – Alt, H, C, P.

Note: Remember that the copied path contains double quotes on both sides.

Method #2

While holding the Shift key, right-click on the item.

The “Copy as path” option can be found in the context menu, between “Pin to Start” and “Send to.” Click on it.

The selected item path is copied to the Clipboard.

Note: The copied path contains double quotes on both sides.

Method #3

This method only applies to the folder.

Open the folder.

Right-click on the address bar in File Explorer.

You will find the “Copy address” and “Copy address as text” options in the context menu. Select the one you prefer.

The selected folder path is copied to the Clipboard.

Alternatively, you can press Ctrl + L or Alt + D or click the File Explorer address bar and then press Ctrl + C.

The selected folder path is copied to the Clipboard.

Method #4

Open the Run by pressing Windows + R.

Drag a file or folder into it.

You can now see the path. Without or with quotes, copy it and it’ll be on the Clipboard.

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