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Windows 7: Win Explorer shortcuts

30 Nov 2013   #1
mhachoui

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Win Explorer shortcuts

Hello everyone,

I want to open a folder shortcut in its original location (not in new window, refer to attachment).
If anyone knows how to do so please advise

Thanks a lot
Mohamad




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30 Nov 2013   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Mohamad, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You should be able to just click on the folder to open it in the same window as in your screenshot.

To open the shortcut in it's original folder location, click on Properties from your screenshot, then see if it has an Open File Location button in the Shortcut tab.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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30 Nov 2013   #3
mhachoui

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks Brink for the feedback. Unfortunately, Open File Location is not shown in Shortcut tab. Pls see attachment


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30 Nov 2013   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You might see if one of the .pdf files may.
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30 Nov 2013   #5
mhachoui

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

neither the right click nor the properties of the pdfs have this option


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30 Nov 2013   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

If you go to the "Target" path displayed for the folder shortcut's properties, is the folder there?
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30 Nov 2013   #7
Hermitt43

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 w/SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mhachoui View Post
Hello everyone,

I want to open a folder shortcut in its original location (not in new window, refer to attachment).
If anyone knows how to do so please advise

Thanks a lot
Mohamad
Maybe this will help....
In windows explorer, follow the steps in the picture below to set the folders options.

Open each Folder in the Same or Own Separate New Window

Win Explorer shortcuts-clipboard.jpg


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01 Dec 2013   #8
mhachoui

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
If you go to the "Target" path displayed for the folder shortcut's properties, is the folder there?


yes brink I see the original path
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01 Dec 2013   #9
mhachoui

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hermitt43 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mhachoui View Post
Hello everyone,

I want to open a folder shortcut in its original location (not in new window, refer to attachment).
If anyone knows how to do so please advise

Thanks a lot
Mohamad
Maybe this will help....
In windows explorer, follow the steps in the picture below to set the folders options.

Open each Folder in the Same or Own Separate New Window

Attachment 295670
Thanks Hermitt43, it will just open the shotcut folder - not the original folder - in a new window
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