To access a file, there are several solutions. File Explorer, Windows Search, and the Run command window are three ways to navigate to the full path of a file.
Method 1 of 3: Using the Windows search module
Step 1. Press ⊞ Win + S keys
Use the keyboard shortcut ⊞ Win + S to open the Windows search bar.
Step 2. Enter the name of the file
Type the name of the file to bring up a list of possible solutions to your search.
Step 3. Right click
Place the cursor on the desired file name, then right-click for a pop-up window to appear.
Step 4. Select Open file location
Press on Open file location to display the searched file.
Step 5. Use the path
In the window that is open, click in the white part of the field that shows the path to your file. This field is located between the icons above and the list of documents below. By clicking this way, you display the full path to your file.
- To make a copy of the path, use the Ctrl + C key combination.
- Use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + V to paste the path where you want it.
Method 2/3: Using File Explorer
Step 1. Perform the key combination ⊞ Win + E
Press the ⊞ Win + E keys on your keyboard to open the file explorer.
- You will often find the touch Windows at the bottom left, not far from the space bar.
Step 2. Navigate to the file
Navigate through your computer's file tree until you find your file. The steps to access a file vary depending on its location. You may have to double-click on a drive, then repeat this action on one or more folders to end up seeing your file.
Step 3. Right click
Point the cursor on your file, then right click to bring up a contextual menu.
Step 4. Select Properties
Click on the option Properties which is located at the bottom of the displayed menu.
Step 5. Find the location of the file
In the new window you can see in the tab General after Site the full path to access your file.
- Select the path by clicking at the start or end of it, then stretch your selection so that the entire path is highlighted. Then press Ctrl + C to copy it.
- Use the Ctrl + V key combination to paste the path where you want to register it.
Method 3 of 3: Using the Run command window
Step 1. Find the file
Navigate to the folder that contains your file. If you put the folder on the Office on your computer, position yourself on the Office.
Step 2. Press ⊞ Win + R keys
Use the key combination ⊞ Win + R to open the command window Execute.
Step 3. Drag the folder
Select the folder containing your document, hold down the mouse, then drag the folder onto the command window Execute. Release the pressure on the cursor once the folder is properly superimposed on the command window Execute. Before carrying out this operation, check that the control To open from the command window Execute is empty.
Step 4. View the path
After releasing the cursor, you can see that the full path of your folder is entered in the field To open from the command window Execute.
- Double-click to select the path, then press Ctrl + C to copy it.
- Use the Ctrl + V shortcut keys to paste the path where you want it.