IT administrators often need to work with files on a daily basis, and it is important to be able to quickly and easily copy the file names of these files. This can be especially important when deploying software or services, as the exact file name must be known in order to ensure a successful installation. In this article, we will discuss how to quickly copy the filename in Windows.
The first step is to navigate to the folder where the file is located. Once you have located the file, you can use the mouse to select the file, or you can press and hold the “Shift” key and use the arrow keys to select the file. Once the file is selected, press the “F2” key to enter edit mode for the file. This will allow you to select the entire filename with the mouse. Simply highlight the filename with the mouse, and then press “Ctrl+C” to copy the filename to the clipboard.
If you are using Windows Explorer, you can also select the file and press the “Ctrl+C” keys to copy the file name. This will copy the name of the file and any associated file extensions to the clipboard.
If you are using the Command Prompt, the process is a bit different. To copy the file name in the Command Prompt, you will need to type “dir” followed by a space and the file name. This will display a list of files in the directory that match the file name you entered. To copy the file name, you will need to type “copy ” followed by the file name. This will copy the file name to the clipboard.
In some cases, you may not be able to select the entire filename with the mouse. In this case, you can use the keyboard to select the file name. To do this, press the “Ctrl+Shift+Left Arrow” keys to select the entire filename. Once the filename is selected, press “Ctrl+C” to copy the file name to the clipboard.
In summary, copying a filename in Windows can be done quickly and easily. The process varies slightly depending on the type of application you are using, but the basic steps remain the same. First, navigate to the file, select it, and then press the “F2” key to enter edit mode. Once in edit mode, you can either use the mouse to highlight the filename, or you can use the keyboard to select the filename. Finally, press “Ctrl+C” to copy the file name to the clipboard.