How can I copy a file's path to the clipboard from Windows 7's Explorer?



Copying a file’s path to the clipboard in Windows 7 can be helpful when you need to use a file’s location in an application that only supports copy and paste. In this article, we will discuss how to copy a file’s path to the clipboard in Windows 7.

To copy a file’s path to the clipboard, you need to first open Windows Explorer. To do this, click on the Windows icon in the lower left hand corner of the screen and then select “Computer”. Alternatively, you can use the keyboard shortcut Windows key + E.

Once Windows Explorer is open, navigate to the file whose path you would like to copy. Once you have located the file, right-click on it and select “Copy” from the context menu. This will copy the file’s path to the clipboard.

You can then paste the file’s path wherever you need it. To paste the path, right-click on the destination location and select “Paste” from the context menu.

It is important to note that when you copy a file’s path to the clipboard, the path is not always correctly formatted. For example, if the file is located on a network drive, the path may not be correctly formatted. To ensure that the path is correctly formatted for pasting, you can open the file’s properties in Windows Explorer. To do this, right-click on the file and select “Properties” from the context menu.

Once the file’s properties window is open, select the “General” tab. At the bottom of the window, you will see the file’s path. If the file is located on a network drive, the path should be formatted correctly. Copy the path by selecting it and pressing Ctrl + C. This will copy the file’s path to the clipboard and it should be correctly formatted for pasting.

Alternatively, there are several third-party utilities available that can copy a file’s path to the clipboard. These utilities are often easier to use than the method described above and can be found for free on the internet.

In conclusion, copying a file’s path to the clipboard in Windows 7 is a simple process. All you need to do is open Windows Explorer, locate the file, right-click on it and select “Copy” from the context menu. You can then paste the file’s path wherever you need it. If the file is located on a network drive, you can ensure that the path is correctly formatted by opening the file’s properties in Windows Explorer. Alternatively, you can use one of the many third-party utilities available to copy a file’s path to the clipboard.

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