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I frequently use Shift+Right-Click and 'Copy as path' context menu.
But when pasting, it results in a quoted version of the file path e.g.

"C:\Folder\myFile.txt"

After pasting it, it is really annoying having to remove the quotes and then hyperlink it to itself. Anyone aware of an alternate method that removes the quotes and/or hyperlinks to its own location?

  • I always navigate to the directory then copy the address bar. (Pasting then creates the hyperlink automatically.) Does that not work for you? – kmote Sep 4 '13 at 22:01
  • @kmote I used a directory for simplicity in the example (bad decision on my part - just updated the question), usual case is to link to a file. Tried it and it doesn't hyperlink. This works for browsers for URLs, not for files/folders in MS Explorer. – John Sep 5 '13 at 12:22
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    I agree with you: it's a pain. One slight shortcut: Do the Copy as path, then paste the quoted path, then select the entire thing (either with or without the quotes), then Ctrl-K, Ctrl-V, Enter. This won't eliminate the quotes, but it will make the whole thing a hyperlink, it's fairly painless, and the quotes don't matter. – kmote Sep 5 '13 at 14:21
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    ctrl+k then ctrl+v definitely speeds things up. thanks! One note is that you don't have to paste or even select it first, just go to the desired location and ctrl+k, ctrl+v and enter. – John Sep 5 '13 at 14:59
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If you are in a position to install a 3rd party application I can recommend Path Copy Copy. You can customise the options that display in the right click menu within Explorer to show only the types of links you use most.

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for images, mp4's and other filetypes recognized by webbrowser you can drag the files in your browser and then from the browser drag the fileicon/adress from the browser's adres bar to onenote

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