How to Link to a File or Folder in Windows 11/10

Sometimes you may need to link to a file or folder on Windows 11/10 PC. If so, you can follow this article to know how to get the hyperlink or path of a specific folder or file in Windows 11 or Windows 10 PC. Suppose you want to mention some files in a text document created in Notepad. There are two ways to do this.

  • First, you can enter the file navigation path like this: drive D > folder name > file name.
  • Second, you can follow this guide to get the link within moments. Here we have explained three different methods, and you can follow any of them to do so.

How to Link to a File or Folder in Windows 11/10

To link to a file or folder in Windows 11/10, you have the following ways:

  1. From the context menu
  2. Using Properties
  3. Use of network access

1]From the context menu

This is probably the easiest way to get the link of a file or folder. However, this option is only available in Windows 11. So, if you are using Windows 11 and want to copy the file path or link, you can find an option in the context menu. To find out more, right click on the file or folder and choose the Copy as path option.

Then you can paste the file path or link wherever you want.

2]Using properties

If you are using Windows 10 or any other older version, which does not have the Copy as path option in the right click context menu, you can follow this method. It’s one of the most common, and it’s been around for a long time.

You need to right click on the file and select the Properties option. Then copy the Location to the clipboard and paste it somewhere.

How to Link to a File or Folder in Windows 11/10

Then copy the entire file with the file extension and paste it at the end of the file location. For example, if the path is C:UsersusernameDesktop and the file name is my-file.docx, the full path will look like this:

C:UsersDesktopmy-file.docx

After that, you can copy the whole path and paste it wherever you want.

3]Using network access

This is a different type of method, but it works smoothly on any version of Windows. Whether you are using Windows 11, Windows 10 or any other, you can follow this guide to copy the file or folder path.

To start, you need to right-click on the file or folder and select the Give access to > Specific people.

How to Link to a File or Folder in Windows 11/10

However, if you are using Windows 11, you must click on the Show more options to find the Give access to menu.

Once the Network access window is open, click the To share button. If it asks you to enable network discovery, you don’t need to. Instead, click the to cancel button.

Then you can find a window like this:

How to Link to a File or Folder in Windows 11/10

You can click on the Copy button to copy the file link to your clipboard.

How do I link to a folder in Windows?

To create a link to a folder in Windows 11 or Windows 10, you can follow the aforementioned guide. There are three different methods you can follow to create or get the path or link to a folder or file. The easiest way is to use the Copy as path option in the right-click context menu.

How do I link to a file in Windows?

To create a link to a file in Windows, you can access the Properties menu and copy the Location first. Then paste the full filename with file extension at the end of the location. Once done, you can copy the full path, which will represent the file or folder you selected.

That’s all! I hope this guide has helped.

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How to Link to a File or Folder in Windows 11/10

Harry D. Gonzalez