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How to quickly insert file path into Excel?

If there are numerous files or folders in your computer, and you want to use an Excel worksheet next time, but it is difficult for you to find the specified excel file you need. In this situation, you can copy the full path of the specified excel file and paste it to any other places you can quickly find. How to copy full path of the current file?

Insert full path of the current file with Document Location

Insert full path of the current file with formula

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Quickly insert file name and file path or other information into cell, header or footer in Excel

Sometimes, we may need to inserting current Excel file (workbook) name, the file saving path and worksheet name in a cell, header or footer in Excel, generally, we handle it by uesing formulas. However, how can you solve it if you forget the formulas for inserting workbook information? Here the Insert Workbook Information utility can help you insert any workbook information into cell, header, footer as you need without complex formula . Click for 60 days free trial!
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With this way, you can display the file path of the current file in your toolbar, and then copy it when you need it. Please do as follows:

1. Go to File, and click Options from the left pane.

2. In the Excel Options dialog box:

  • Click Quick Access Toolbar option;
  • Then choose All Commands from the Choose commands from drop down list;
  • And select Document Location, then click Add > > button, the Document Location has been added to the right pane. See screenshot:

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3. Click OK. And the full path of the current file will display on the left of the ribbon. See screenshot:

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3. Then you can copy it to the place you need.


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Also you can copy the full path of the current file with the following formula:

Copy the formula and paste into an empty cell:

=LEFT(CELL("filename"),FIND("[",CELL("filename"),1)-1)

And the path of the current file will display. See screenshot:
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arrow blue right bubble Quickly insert file path or other workbook informations with Kutools for Excel

With above methods are not easy and quick enough, if you have installed Kutools for Excel, you can find there is a utility called Insert Workbook Information which can insert worksheet name/workbook name /workbook path/user name/current date and time...

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After free installing Kutools for Excel, please do as below:

1. Click at a cell or a range, and click Kutools Plus> Workbook > Insert Workbook Information. See screenshot:
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2. Then in the popping dialog, check Workbook path and Range options, see screenshot:
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Tip: If you want to insert the file information into header or footer, you can check Header or Footer option, and then specify put the information at left or right or center.

3. Click Ok. Then the workbook information you check has been inserted.

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arrow blue right bubble Quickly copy the file path and name with one click by Kutools for Excel

If you want to copy the current file path and name to a cell or other workbook or application such as Word, you can use Kutools for Excel’s Copy Full Path.

After free installing Kutools for Excel, please do as below:

After free installing Kutools for Excel, just need to click Kutools Plus> Workbook > Copy Full Path. See screenshot: doc insert path 2

Then you can paste it in anywhere as you need by press Ctrl + V keys.

Paste in a cell of workbook
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Paste in Word document
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    Zachary · 1 years ago
    Hello, if I have excel file but only with one tab, what will be the formula? Obviously "[" will not be there because its only one tab in the file. Thanks!
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    Rebecca · 5 years ago
    How to add filepath to excel
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    Michelle · 5 years ago
    Instructions to add filepath to Excel documents