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  1. Brink Win User

    Copy Path in File Explorer in Windows 10


    How to: Copy Path in File Explorer in Windows 10

    How to Copy Path in File Explorer in Windows 10


    Copy path or Copy as path will copy the full path of selected items (files and folders) wrapped in quotes to the Clipboard so you can paste the full path(s) of the item(s) where you like.

    Copy address or Copy address as text will copy the full path of selected items (files and folders) without quotes to the Clipboard so you can paste the full path(s) of the item(s) where you like.

    This tutorial will show you how to copy the full path of files and folders in File Explorer to paste where you like in Windows 10.


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: Copy Full Path of Folder using Keyboard Shortcuts
    • Option Two: Copy Full Path of Folder from File Explorer Address Bar
    • Option Three: Copy Full Path of Files and Folders from Context Menu
    • Option Four: Copy Full Path of Files and Folders from File Explorer Ribbon




    OPTION ONE [/i] Copy Full Path of Folder using Keyboard Shortcuts
    1. While in File Explorer (Win+E), press the Alt+D or Ctrl+L keys to show the full path of the current folder location in the address bar. (see screenshot below)

    2. Press the Ctrl+C keys to copy the full path without quotes to the Clipboard.

    3. You can now paste (Ctrl+V) the full path where you like.


    Copy Path in File Explorer in Windows 10 [​IMG]






    OPTION TWO [/i] Copy Full Path of Folder from File Explorer Address Bar
    1. While in File Explorer (Win+E), right click or press and hold on the address bar. (see screenshot below)

    2. Click/tap on Copy address or Copy address as text to copy the full path without quotes to the Clipboard.

    3. You can now paste (Ctrl+V) the full path where you like.


    Copy Path in File Explorer in Windows 10 [​IMG]






    OPTION THREE [/i] Copy Full Path of Files and Folders from Context Menu
    1. While in File Explorer (Win+E) or on your desktop (Win+D), select the file(s) and/or folder(s) you want to copy the full path of. (see screenshot below)

    2. Press and hold the Shift key, right click on the selected file(s) and/or folder(s), release the Shift key, and click/tap on Copy as path to copy the full path(s) each wrapped in quotes to the Clipboard.

    3. You can now paste (Ctrl+V) the full path(s) where you like.


    Copy Path in File Explorer in Windows 10 [​IMG]






    OPTION FOUR [/i] Copy Full Path of Files and Folders from File Explorer Ribbon
    1. While in File Explorer (Win+E), select the file(s) and/or folder(s) you want to copy the full path of. (see screenshot below)

    2. Click/tap on the Home tab, and click/tap on Copy path in the ribbon to copy the full path(s) each wrapped in quotes to the Clipboard.

    3. You can now Paste (Ctrl+V) the full path(s) where you like.


    Copy Path in File Explorer in Windows 10 [​IMG]


    That's it,
    Shawn


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    Brink, Jun 17, 2018
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  2. Ahhzz Win User

    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
    Ahhzz, Oct 27, 2019
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  3. xylomn Win User
    Java, interaction with windows explorer

    I'm in the middle of coding a small project which involves needing an integrated file explorer similar to that of windows explorer.

    As java doesn't contain this feature in its libraries i'm coding it from scratch and its almost done bar one thing....

    I need to be able to drag file(s) from windows explorer into the file viewer I have made so the files can be copied...

    What I don't know how to do is construct an appropriate listener to detect when files are 'dropped' onto the file explorer window so i can read their paths.

    Any ideas?
     
    xylomn, Oct 27, 2019
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  4. temp02 Win User

    Copy Path in File Explorer in Windows 10

    Java.nio.file - Copying files

    You can't copy a folder, thats why it generates an exception (you are trying to copy a folder using a copy file function).
    You probably need to list all the files inside that folder and copy one by one
     
    temp02, Oct 27, 2019
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  5. slozomby Win User
    Recent File List

    Remove-ItemProperty -Path "Registry::HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    \Applets\Paint\Recent File List" -name file1

    Remove-ItemProperty -Path "Registry::HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    \Applets\Paint\Recent File List" -name file2
    Remove-ItemProperty -Path "Registry::HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    \Applets\Paint\Recent File List" -name file3
    Remove-ItemProperty -Path "Registry::HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    \Applets\Paint\Recent File List" -name file4
    Remove-ItemProperty -Path "Registry::HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    \Applets\Paint\Recent File List" -name file5
    Remove-ItemProperty -Path "Registry::HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    \Applets\Paint\Recent File List" -name file6
    Remove-ItemProperty -Path "Registry::HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    \Applets\Paint\Recent File List" -name file7
    Remove-ItemProperty -Path "Registry::HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    \Applets\Paint\Recent File List" -name file8
    Remove-ItemProperty -Path "Registry::HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    \Applets\Paint\Recent File List" -name file9
    ...

    you get the idea. ( too lazy to put it in a for loop and test it.

    or just open regedit and remove all the fileX from that key.
     
    slozomby, Oct 27, 2019
    #5
  6. Wozzer Win User
    Java.nio.file - Copying files

    Issue was the above, so thanks temp02.
     
    Wozzer, Oct 27, 2019
    #6
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