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Windows 7: Adding 'open in new window' to search results, & opening in new window

16 Feb 2012   #1

Windows7 64
 
 
Adding 'open in new window' to search results, & opening in new window

Whenever I search in Windows 7, I want to have the ability to open found folders in a new window. If I r-click, that option is not there. Is there a way to add this to Windows 7?

Also: When I go to 'open file location', the file's folder opens in the same window - highly annoying. In Vista, it opens in a new window. Anyway to change this behvior in Windows 7 to act like Vista, so the file opens in a new window?

Thanks!


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16 Feb 2012   #2

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assume this option was there on your windows 7 earlier? did you make any changes to your computer recently?
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16 Feb 2012   #3

Windows7 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by koolkat77 View Post
assume this option was there on your windows 7 earlier?
No it wasn't.
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17 Feb 2012   #4

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Have you tried setting the Folder Options to open folders in new window? It's in Folder Options under the Tools tab.
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21 Feb 2012   #5

Windows7 64
 
 

No - if I set that pref, each folder will open in it's own window - dont want to do that...
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22 Feb 2012   #6

Windows7 64
 
 

Ok, my bad, partially.

When search results for folders appear, the 'Open In New Window' is there - it's up at the top, didnt see it, my mistake.

So this is partially solved.

But I am still looking for a resolution to the other part - for files. The 'open file location', opens the file's folder in the same window - I am looking to get the file to open in a new window. Vista has this behavior. And Vista is NOT set to open folders in new window in the Folder Options.

Any way to do this?

Thanks!
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22 Oct 2012   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

So it can't be done in 7?

edit: found it: hold control when clicking "open file location"
Open a new window with "full path" instead of Search Results\"Path"
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