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Windows 7: Show Path

09 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 Pro
Show Path

I am trying to show the path for files and folders. I did a search and found this procedure:

In Folder Options on the View Tab I set as the below Image shows.

Show Path-folderoptions.jpg

but now I have to get folders into the Classic view to actually show the path.

To change folders to Classic view

1.Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.

2.Click the General tab, and then, under Tasks, click Use Windows classic folders, and then click OK.

Show Path-folderoptions2.jpg

On the General tab I do NOT see anything call "Tasks".

So how can I set folders to "Classic view".


My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Aug 2010   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

I'll look into this more for you tonight to see what I can find. For now, you can also left click on a empty space in the address bar to see the full path.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Aug 2010   #3


just click once in the address bar, no need to change the theme

LOL seems we posted at the same time.
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09 Aug 2010   #4

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Aug 2010   #5
Hipster Doofus

Windows 7 Pro x64 -- PCLinuxOS KDE4 FullMonty 2011

Great tip guys. Wish I knew that one a couple of weeks ago.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Aug 2010   #6

64-bit Windows 10 Pro


It appears that this Folder Option only affects the full path displaying on the taskbar buttons when you have the taskbar set to show buttons instead of icons while using the Windows Classic theme now in Windows 7.

Taskbar Button - Show or Hide Folder Full Path - Vista Forums
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Aug 2010   #7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]

You can still have the path even if you don't use the classic theme in 7 by clicking the small dark arrow:

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Show Path-classic-view.jpg  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Aug 2010   #8

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

If you read the option in question you would see it is for the title bar.
Always showing the raw path in the address bar is currently not possible unless you click on the address bar.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Aug 2010   #9

Windows 7 Pro

Thanks to everyone for the responses, especially Pusspa and NoN. Those are easy and both work. Thanks again.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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