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How to insert current Excel file location in a cell of Excel?

When we need to insert current Excel file location in a cell, most of us will search the path of the file and enter the location into a cell manual which is a troublesome. This article will introduce you three methods to quickly show or insert current Excel workbook's location or file path in a cell in Excel.

arrow blue right bubble Insert Current Excel file location with Document Location command

In Excel, we can display the current Excel file's full path with using Document Location command. However, this command is not in Ribbon. We can add this command into Quick Access Toolbar with following steps:

  • Step 1: Click File >> Option in Excel 2010/2013, or Office button >> Excel Option in Excel 2007;
  • Step 2: In the Excel Option dialog box, click the Quick Access Toolbar button. See screenshot.
  • Step 3: In the drop down list of Choose command from section, select the All Command;
  • Step 4: Find out Document Location item and select it;
  • Step 5: Click Add button;
  • Step 6: Click OK button.

Then the Document Location command is added into Quick Access Toolbar. See screenshot.

It displays the current workbook's saving path in the Document Location box. We can copy the path and paste it in any cell.

arrow blue right bubble Insert current Excel file location in a cell with a formula

If you are familiar with Excel formulas, you can get the current Excel file's location in a cell directly with entering a formula =LEFT(CELL("filename"),FIND("[",CELL("filename"),1)-1). See screenshot:

arrow blue right bubble Insert Current Excel file location in a cell with Kutools for Excel

Kutools for Excel's Copy Full Path tool can easily copy current workbook's full path with only one click. The coped path is stored in clipboard, and you can paste it anywhere.

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Step 1: Click the Kutools > Workbook Tools > Copy Full Path. See screenshot.


Step 2: Paste the copied path in any cell.

For more detail information about Copy Full Path, please go to Copy Full Path.

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