How to Copy the Path of a File or Folder in Windows 10

You can copy a file or folder path in three diverse ways in Windows 10. Let’s see what those unique methods are.

Copy File or Folder Path in Windows 10

Method #1

  1. Select the item.
  1. On Ribbon’s “Home” tab, you will see the “Copy path” option. Hit it.

The selected item path is copied to the Clipboard.

Note: remember, the copied path contains double quotes on both sides.

Alternatively, you can use this keyboard shortcut key method. After you’ve selected the item, press the following keys one by one – Alt, H, C, P.

Method #2

  1. Press the “Shift” key and right-click on the item.
  1. In the context menu, you will see the “Copy as path” option, which you can find between the “Pin to Start” and “Send to.” Hit it.

The selected item path is copied to the Clipboard.

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

Method #3

This method is for the folder only.

  1. Open the folder.
  1. Right-click on the address bar of File Explorer.
  1. In the context menu, you will see the “Copy address” and “Copy address as text” option. Select the one you prefer.

The selected folder path is copied to the Clipboard.

Note: Keep in mind that the copied path doesn’t contain double quotes.