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.


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.


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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