I have a shape with many effects applied to it like shadow, stroke, color etc. I want to copy only the path of this shape and use it for different illustrator project.

Obviously I can delete all the effects and then copy paste the object but I'm looking for some other ways.

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Copy, Paste, then with the object selected, choose Clear Appearance or Reduce to Basic Appearance from the Appearance Panel menu.

Or with the object selected, click the Default style in the Graphic Styles Panel. (This is the same as choosing Reduce to Basic Appearance but its just 1 click away)

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