If you're using Windows 10, hold down Shift on your keyboard and right-click on the file, folder, or library for which you want a link. If you're using Windows 11, simply right-click on it. Then, select “Copy as path” in the contextual menu.
From your email, click on Insert, then Pick HyperLink (or hit Control+K on your Keyboard) – From here you can Pick a file, then a folder and hit ok. Once you hit OK, the link will appear in the email. Be sure the recipient has access to the linked folder.
Share a folder, drive, or printer
- Right-click the folder or drive you want to share.
- Click Properties. ...
- Click Share this folder.
- In the appropriate fields, type the name of the share (as it appears to other computers), the maximum number of simultaneous users, and any comments that should appear beside it.
Click the Start button and then click Computer, click to open the location of the desired file, hold down the Shift key and right-click the file. Copy As Path: Click this option to paste the full file path into a document. Properties: Click this option to immediately view the full file path (location).
Tip: You can also hold Shift while you right-click any file or folder, and the right-click menu will show a secret "Copy as Path" option. After you copy-as-path, you can paste it into your email app.
Right click and drag the file into the body of your email. Shortcut menu displays. Click Create Hyperlink Here. A link to your file displays containing the full path and file name of your document.
Open Windows File Explorer and traverse to file location whose path you want to copy. Select the file or folder you prefer to copy. On the Home tab ribbon, click on Copy path button to copy the path of the selected file or folder. Now paste the path to the desired location or to a clipboard.
Press Shift + Right Click as simply click on Copy as path. Press ALT + D. As you can see in the screenshot below, as soon as you press ALT + D, the path will appear, highlighted. Right-click over the highlighted text and select copy.
Insert a hyperlink
In a message, position the cursor in the message body where you want to add a link. On the Message tab, click Hyperlink. In the Link box, type the address for the link.
You can also right-click the cell or object and then click Link on the shortcut menu, or you can press Ctrl+K. Under Link to, click Existing File or Web Page. Do one of the following: To select a file, click Current Folder, and then click the file that you want to link to.
To create a link to a file in Windows, you can go to the Properties menu and copy the Location first. Then, paste the entire file name with the file extension at the end of the location. Once done, you can copy the entire path, which will represent the file or folder you selected. That's all!
Find the file or folder whose path you'd like to copy in File Explorer. Hold down Shift on your keyboard and right-click on it. In the context menu that pops up, select “Copy As Path.”
In the explorer window, right click the mapped drive in the file tree on the left. Select Rename. While the Text is highlighted, right_click->copy. Now the path is copied (with some extra text that is easily deleted after copied to a new location.
A new “Copy as path” option will allow you to copy the physical address on disk instead of the actual file.
An absolute path always contains the root element and the complete directory list required to locate the file. For example, /home/sally/statusReport is an absolute path. All of the information needed to locate the file is contained in the path string.
Alternatively known as the pathname, the current path or path is the complete location or name of where a computer, file, device, or web page is located. Below are examples of different types of computer-related paths.
To check the path of a network drive using File Explorer, click on 'This PC' on the left panel in Explorer. Then double-click the mapped drive under 'Network Locations'. The path of the mapped network drive can be seen at the top.