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Windows 7: Geeky way to open certain locations from Keyboard

02 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, Mac OS X 10.6
 
 
Geeky way to open certain locations from Keyboard

Geeky way to open certain locations from Keyboard in Windows 7

I dont know whether anyone knows this, I "discovered" it few days ago accidentally. Very short tutorial, just a geeky way to open, nothing more than that! Obviously you can easily open using your mouse as you do!

1. Press [windows key] and [R] in keyboard. type "." (single dot without quotation marks)

Like this:


2. Hit enter (or click ok).


User named folder will open. So, no clicks at all.

Now, the second one...

1. Press [windows key] and [R] in keyboard. type ".." (double dots without quotation marks)

Like this:


2. Hit enter (or click ok). This will open:


Thats it!

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02 Sep 2010   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

I think the advice is exellent and not well known by most members. Worthy of rep.
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02 Sep 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, Mac OS X 10.6
 
 

Thanks Richard. I am glad for your appreciation
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02 Sep 2010   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

A nice discovery. I, for one, was not aware of this, but then again I very rarely, if ever, use the Run command.
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02 Sep 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You can also type '..' (move up one directory level) in the address bar of explorer. ../.. (and longer combinations) works as well. Just like you'd do in a unix shell or the command prompt. Not as good as the Up button that used to be there, but better than clicking through directory buttons when trying to navigate to a parent directory when you're dealing with very long path names.
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02 Sep 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, Mac OS X 10.6
 
 

Thanks Dwarf.
Wow doddon: thats nice tip!
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02 Sep 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Good information! I did not know this and I do use the Run command. Thanks.
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02 Sep 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Works the same in good old XP.

Bye.
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02 Sep 2010   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I put that shortcut into my Rocket dock - that is also easy.


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02 Sep 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, Mac OS X 10.6
 
 

Thanks Carl.

@Crunchy: I see. That means it should work Win 95 onwards, if I am not wrong. Thanks for the addition
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