Imagine that there is deep in the Windows directory structure a file your are interested in, and you need the full pathname, with or without the filename?

Until recently Windows did not offer any help at all. With Windows 7 (I never touched Vista) there is a way to get the full path: shift-right-clicking on a file or folder offers an option "Copy as path". Rather awkward for something I need that often.

There is a little freeware tool available, called ClipboardPath, which solves the problem. A simple installation procedure and the tool is ready for use. You can download the tool from:

After installing it the Windows context menu for a file or folder in Windows Explorer (or any Open File dialog) offers this:


GetPath (last edited 2012-12-23 15:21:00 by KaiJaeger)