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How to Copy the Full Path of Files, Folders or Program in Windows PC

This article will show you how to copy the full path of a file, folder, or a program in Windows PC. Here provides 2 methods to copy full path of files, folders, and program.


Method 1: To Copy Full Path in Address Bar of Windows Explorer

Step 1: Open the Windows Explorer, then navigate to the file or folder you want to get its full path.

navigate to the directory of that file or folder

Step 2: Once find it, simply right-click on the Address bar and select Copy address as text.

copy address as text

Step 3: Then you can copy its file path to a notepad, then paste that path into target program box.

past the full path to a notepad

Method 2: To Copy Full Path in Clipboard

You may need to know the full path to a file or directory, Copy as Path is useful when user want to know the full path or actual location of a file, folder, or program which located deep inside a tree of directories or network file share.

Step 1: Open Windows Explorer, and then navigate to the file or folder you want to get its full path. Once find that files or folders, click on the Home menu of Windows Explorer

Click on Home tab

Step 2: In the Clipboard section, click on Copy Path.

Click copy path

Here’s an example of copy full path of a program:

Step 1: Go to Windows 10 root directory to find the program you want. Right-click and select Open in Location.

Open in location

Step 2: Once find it, hold down the Shift key, and right-click on that program icon. Then choose Copy as Path from context menu.

Copy as path

Step 3: Then copy full path to a Notepad, then past to a target box when needed it.