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

This article will show you how to copy the full path of a file, folder, or a program in Windows Explorer. Here are 2 methods to do that:


Method 1: To copy the full path of files or folder 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 the target program box.

Paste the full path to a notepad

Method 2: To Copy the full path of a file, folder or program in Clipboard

You may need to know the full path to a file or directory, Copy as path is useful when the user wants 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.

Press "Windows logo key + E" to open "Windows Explorer", and then navigate to the file or folder that you want to get the full path. Once find that files or folders, click on the Home menu of Windows Explorer.

Click on Home tab

In the "Clipboard" section, click on Copy path.

Click copy path

To copy the full path of a program, here is how:

Go to the Start menu, find the program you want. Then right-click on it and select Open file location.

Open in location

When you're getting to the location of the program, holding down the Shift key while right-clicking on that program icon. Then choose Copy as path.

Copy as path

Then paste it to a Notepad or a Sticky note.

Paste the full path of a program