E-Filing: Copying and pasting file name and path

Eric Updated by Eric

A part of uploading files electronically where users often get stuck is finding the path for the file they want to upload. Payroll System makes it very simple by automatically copying the file name and path to your clipboard when the file is selected, like this:

 If you use your clipboard for any other function before uploading your file, simply re-copy the "File Name and Path" again by following the steps above.

  1. Open Payroll System.
  2. Open the e-file module to Step 3. See Opening the 1099 e-file module.
  3. Click on the file and paste it anywhere you like (typically the IRS FIRE System website).
If it did not paste into your document, you will have to navigate to your file.

What if I'd like to also use my clipboard for copying my government password?

If you use your clipboard for any other function before uploading your file on the government website, afterwards, simply copy the "File Name and Path" once again by following the steps above.

Alternatively, you could paste your “File Name and Path” into a Wordpad, Word or another word processor document, to have “on standby”.  Then when you arrive at government System’s upload webpage, after clicking “Browse” (or “Choose File”, depending on your Browser), you can Copy the “File Name and Path” from your document, and then Paste it into the File Name field.

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