Breadcrumbs View: How To Copy Folder Path In Windows 7

Windows Vista and Windows 7 comes with Breadcrumb view. Using this feature, it’s easier to open contents of folder you are browsing through at any level. You can click at any level in the path and open it. If you have switched from Windows XP to Windows 7 recently, you may not know what we are talking about.

Breadcrumb is introduced in Windows Vista and now carried forward in Windows 7 too. When you browse through contents of folder you can see levels. These are clickable levels which means you can click at any level and get into that folder.

Refer screen-shot below:


This is a handy feature. But sometimes, you may like to see path with the backslashes as in case of Windows XP and lower versions. Here is how you can view and copy folder path in Windows 7:

1. Right-click on the breadcrumbs folder path.


2. You can see various options including “Copy address” which is same as copying folder path, “Copy address as text”, “Edit address”, and “Delete History”. Click “Copy address” to copy folder path.

3. Paste it in required area….example:


Kiran Kumar

Hi there! Kiran Kumar is an Engineer by profession, and loves blogging primarily on Microsoft Windows operating system and also enjoys reviewing software and products. Currently, he is exploring Windows 10 and you will see a lot of articles on know-how about it. When he is not writing for TWP, he enjoys time with his Family, listens to lot of music, enjoys Biking, and occasionally plays racing games on Xbox One.

  • Yuriy

    I don’t need clickable levels! I want to select folder path using keyboard just like in Windows XP!