Using Shift Keys and Right-Click to Copy a File Path
Here’s how you can copy any file path quickly and easily for any use (remember this method copies a file onto your clipboard):
Hold down the Shift key, right-click the file or folder you want. This will reveal a new “Copy as Path” option that wasn’t there before. Choose this option and now you can paste the info wherever you’d like!
I know, I know, why would you ever want to copy a file path? But just hear me out. There are many useful applications for file paths.
For example, you may want to share with someone how to browse and find common locations for an applications or programs that you use a lot on your shared or individual computers.
You can also mark the spot of a local file found using an Internet Browser, this can be used to upload pictures or information boxes to documents, emails, or social media sites.
At Stapley Accounting we also use file paths a lot when we are having some problems with one of our programs and we need to call the company for technical support. A lot of the time the tech support will set up a way to share our computer screen so they can be hands on as they help even if they can’t be physically there. Giving the tech support a file path will help him find the application or program quickly and easily without a lot of searching through our documents and file folders.
You can also find your folder path easier using the advanced search option in File Explorer.
Simply clock on the search bar in the upper right-hand corner of your file explorer. Once you’ve clicked on the search bar, another tool will be added to your toolbox on the top of your file explorer labeled: Search Tools. Click the word “search” on the toolbar and a box of listed options will reveal itself. There are many different things you can do with this super amazing search engine, but for this specific purpose you want to click on the option called “other properties”. This will give you the options to search by folder path, name, tags, and file extension. Choose the folder path option. The word “folderpath:” will appear in your search box in the upper-right hand corner. Simply ender in your copied path and it will find it in a flash!
And that’s just scraping the surface when it comes to file paths! Happy clicking!