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Windows 7: Open a new window with "full path" instead of Search Results\"Path"


09 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
Open a new window with "full path" instead of Search Results\"Path"

How can I make it such that in Search Results, when I open a folder in a new window (by right-clicking a file), I will be directed to a window with the "full path" displayed in the address bar, instead of Search Results\"Path" or Search Results>"Path"?


Edit: "Right-click -> open file location" will open the file location and have the full address displayed. But that doesn't solve the problem if I have more than one result that I need to go to and check.

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09 Nov 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

See if this works, from the control panel, click on Folder options > View tab > check the box that says "Display the full path in the title bar" (classic theme only)
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10 Nov 2010   #3

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
See if this works, from the control panel, click on Folder options > View tab > check the box that says "Display the full path in the title bar" (classic theme only)
Nope didn't work.
The option name says it changes title bar. The name doesn't mention anything about address bar...
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10 Nov 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1
 
 

Left click in the address bar after 'right clicking > open file location' on a file/folder, the full location is shown in the standard format then. Also, after you perform a search, changing the view from large thumbnails to 'details' will give you the full location of each file.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ravanx View Post
Nope didn't work.
The option name says it changes title bar. The name doesn't mention anything about address bar...
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10 Nov 2010   #5

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rei Tumult View Post
Left click in the address bar after 'right clicking > open file location' on a file/folder, the full location is shown in the standard format then.
Have you tried doing what you mentioned?
It doesn't work.
Yes, full location is shown in the standard format. But it's the full location of "Search Results\'Path'".

Example:
search-ms:displayname=Search%20Results%20in%20<folder searched>\<current opened folder>

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rei Tumult View Post
Also, after you perform a search, changing the view from large thumbnails to 'details' will give you the full location of each file.
Thanks for the suggestions but it doesn't really help my case since I can't exactly do a wireless transfer of information from my eyes to my computer to make my computer open a new window with the normal address displayed in the address bar.
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10 Nov 2010   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1
 
 

Actually I have, that's why I mentioned it. The only time 'Search Results > path' is present is before you right click > open file location. After that. the full path is shown there minus the 'Search Results > path'. 2 = before left click, 1 = after left click. No 'search results in sight, just the full path.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ravanx View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rei Tumult View Post
Left click in the address bar after 'right clicking > open file location' on a file/folder, the full location is shown in the standard format then.
Have you tried doing what you mentioned?
It doesn't work.
Yes, full location is shown in the standard format. But it's the full location of "Search Results\'Path'".

Example:
search-ms:displayname=Search%20Results%20in%20<folder searched>\<current opened folder>

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rei Tumult View Post
Also, after you perform a search, changing the view from large thumbnails to 'details' will give you the full location of each file.
Thanks for the suggestions but it doesn't really help my case since I can't exactly do a wireless transfer of information from my eyes to my computer to make my computer open a new window with the normal address displayed in the address bar.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Nov 2010   #7

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rei Tumult View Post
Actually I have, that's why I mentioned it. The only time 'Search Results > path' is present is before you right click > open file location. After that. the full path is shown there minus the 'Search Results > path'. 2 = before left click, 1 = after left click. No 'search results in sight, just the full path.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ravanx View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rei Tumult View Post
Left click in the address bar after 'right clicking > open file location' on a file/folder, the full location is shown in the standard format then.
Have you tried doing what you mentioned?
It doesn't work.
Yes, full location is shown in the standard format. But it's the full location of "Search Results\'Path'".

Example:
search-ms:displayname=Search%20Results%20in%20<folder searched>\<current opened folder>
Oh I apologise. I misread your post. I also realized the error in my first question.

"Open file location" will give the address in full. Yes, that's correct.

But the problem is with "Open in new window". It'll give Search Results\"Path". That's the problem.
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10 Nov 2010   #8

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1
 
 

How about this... hold down the ctrl key when you click Open Folder/File Location

It will give you a new window with the results, minus the funny windows code.
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10 Nov 2010   #9

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rei Tumult View Post
How about this... hold down the ctrl key when you click Open Folder/File Location

It will give you a new window with the results, minus the funny windows code.
Oh! Thanks. Although it's not the intended perfect solution, it's still good.

The only shortfall is that it's not very optimal for two reasons:
- I realized I could do a ctrl + double-click to open in new window, which is so much faster than ctrl + right-click + move mouse and click.
The former is much faster but gives the problem while the latter is much slower and overcomes the problem.

- I have to move my mouse a long way down the right-click-menu if the file/folder, which I am clicking, is not close to the bottom of the screen.


Is there a better solution available?
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10 Nov 2010   #10

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1
 
 

It is odd that the 'open in new window' contrasts so much to 'open file/folder location'. I did try to find settings relating to the open in new window, but personally I couldn't see anything beyond: 'search by file name' / 'search through indexes', none of which relates to this address bar issue.

Stop-gap measures like this are better than nothing :/
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ravanx View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rei Tumult View Post
How about this... hold down the ctrl key when you click Open Folder/File Location

It will give you a new window with the results, minus the funny windows code.
Oh! Thanks. Although it's not the intended perfect solution, it's still good.

The only shortfall is that it's not very optimal for two reasons:
- I realized I could do a ctrl + double-click to open in new window, which is so much faster than ctrl + right-click + move mouse and click.
The former is much faster but gives the problem while the latter is much slower and overcomes the problem.

- I have to move my mouse a long way down the right-click-menu if the file/folder, which I am clicking, is not close to the bottom of the screen.


Is there a better solution available?
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