Another new, useful feature in Windows 8 is the “Copy Path” option in the home tab of the explorer ribbon.
In versions of Windows till 7, it is possible to copy the folder path of a file, either from the address bar or from the properties of the file. But, you can’t copy the location of the actual file. This has been addressed in Windows 8 and it is a feature that should have appeared long ago!
The copy path option, as the name implies, copies the location of the actual file. This comes in handy if you want to email someone a network file location, rather than the folder that has the file. Sometimes the folder contains a number of files and you end up sending the file name as well in the email.
In Windows 8, life is easy. Whether it is a local or remote file location, you can select the file and click on “copy path”.
This will help anyone working in an organization to point other staff to file/doc locations. A welcome feature indeed!