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Windows 7: Help Me Locate A Program

09 Jan 2011   #1
MourningStar

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Help Me Locate A Program

I have a program pinned to the taskbar and I need to locate where on my computer the program files reside. However, in the past when I have unpinned a program the icon vanishes. Right-cliking on it does not give me the usual 'open file location' dialogue and inputting the name into the Start > search field gives no results. However, the program does work so I know it's 'somewhere'.

thnx,


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09 Jan 2011   #2
Imperfect1

 
 

First look to see if it's in your C:\Programs folders, both for 32 bit and 64 bit, depending on what's running on your system?
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09 Jan 2011   #3
scrooge

win 7 ( 64 bit)
 
 

you should be able to just right click on the program and then click properties . then click shortcut..

scrooge
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09 Jan 2011   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

There should be a shortcut in All Programs on which you can right click to find the location. If it is a system program, it might also be in the system32 folder.
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09 Jan 2011   #5
MourningStar

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

did I mention I did a right-clik AND a search?

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09 Jan 2011   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MourningStar View Post
did I mention I did a right-clik AND a search?

What is that supposed to mean?
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09 Jan 2011   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Imperfect1 View Post
How bout this:
MISSING FILES SCAN TO FIND MISSING FILES
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
How is that? Can you explain how you do that.
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10 Jan 2011   #8
MourningStar

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MourningStar View Post
did I mention I did a right-clik AND a search?

What is that supposed to mean?
It means I had already performed the actions suggested and said as much in the initial post.
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10 Jan 2011   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Picture 1 - If you can find the program folder in Start > All Programs, click on the program folder. That will show the program on which you right click and click on Properties.

Picture 2 - shows where you see the program location (in the picture is the example of the Deskpins program)


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10 Jan 2011   #10
rap33042

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

All you have to do is hold the shift key while right-clicking the pinned shortcut.
Be sure the program is not running at the time.
This will bring up the full context menu.
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