|18 Jan 2010||#1|
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Searching for files with Windows 7 file explorer
I have been frustrated by the way the Windows 7 search results 'Folder' information is displayed.
I often sort search results by the Folder field but with the new way of displaying the information my sorts are not nearly as useful to me as they once were.
Previous versions of Windows displayed search results as follows:
C:\Path\More Path\Final Dir\
Windows 7 displays the results like this:
Final Dir (C:\Path\More Path)
Just looking at the results is annoying to me. The root drive labels do not all line up. For instance, results appear like this:
Folder 1 (C:\Users\blah\)
Another Folder (C:\Users\blah\)
Is there any way to switch back to the classic/legacy way of displaying this information? If not, has anyone else been frustrated with this? How have you coped?
I was thinking about running a File Explorer through Virtual XP as a standalone app (I forget the proper term for setting it up that to run from the start menu). I don't like the idea of doing that though because I would like my solution to work on every Windows 7 box that I use, not just the ones I have configured.
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|18 Jan 2010||#6|
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Why I would like a text address bar...
See the attached .jpg.
The first is what 7 File Explorer shows by default. The second is a text path.
It wouldn't matter all that much but more often than not the default path does not fit and I end up path which is cut-off at the front, illustrated at the bottom of the .jpg.
When my path is cut-off like that I can not glance at the address bar and have a quick feel for "where" I am at.
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