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Windows 7: Open a new window with "full path" instead of Search Results\"Path"

09 Mar 2013   #31
AnCompUserAn

Win7 - 32
 
 

search results in Win 7, open file in new window
After search results in Win 7, Right click on file and get option Open file location, then press Shift and then click on Open file location and a new window will open with the file highlighted and the search results window will also remain intact like in Windows XP. Thanks to solution provided in

Windows 7 Annoyances: Tips, Secrets, and Solutions - David A. Karp - Google Books


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25 Mar 2014   #32
ILoveCS1point6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\newwindow]
@="Open a new window"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\newwindow\command]
@="explorer.exe /select,%1"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\newwindow]
@="Open a new window"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\newwindow\command]
@="explorer.exe /select,%1"
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26 May 2014   #33
32justin

Windows 7 professional 64bit
 
 

To copy proper address to clip board:
Hold shift left click on folder/file and select "copy as path"
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06 Oct 2014   #34
AAAow

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

I think I finally understood why I have been struggling with this problem... the disappearance of the "Open file location" entry from the context menus when I want to use it. The reason that it disappears from the context menu is because I am already at that file location! Let's back up to how I got here and why I want to do it:

1. In an explorer window I search, say for "Bank"
2. I see a folder called "Bank Accounts" so I double-click it
3. Not finding the file I want in that folder I want to back-up to one folder level higher to look there
4. Normally I go to the Address bar - but it still shows "Search results in Documents" and when I click there I see it is still filled with that long cryptic and useless search result.
5. When this happens during a search the next action is to right-click a file and do "Open file location" to get the full path in the Address bar... only that option is missing from the context menu and I start to go crazy.

The 'mistake' (if indeed I made one and not Microsoft) is in Step 2 above. I should not have double-clicked a folder in the search results. Instead I should have right-clicked it and chosen "Open folder location". That will properly populate the Address bar with the normal path and allow navigation to sibling or parent folders.
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28 Nov 2015   #35
Fuz

Windows 8.1
 
 

Hello,
sorry for the gravedigging, but I thought that using this thread better explains the situation.
I found it after having struggled a lot with the dumb windows 7/8 "innovations".
I too am insanely annoyed by the new silly search function.

Now, I've found this is a solution:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AAAow View Post
I think I finally understood why I have been struggling with this problem... the disappearance of the "Open file location" entry from the context menus when I want to use it. The reason that it disappears from the context menu is because I am already at that file location! Let's back up to how I got here and why I want to do it:

1. In an explorer window I search, say for "Bank"
2. I see a folder called "Bank Accounts" so I double-click it
3. Not finding the file I want in that folder I want to back-up to one folder level higher to look there
4. Normally I go to the Address bar - but it still shows "Search results in Documents" and when I click there I see it is still filled with that long cryptic and useless search result.
5. When this happens during a search the next action is to right-click a file and do "Open file location" to get the full path in the Address bar... only that option is missing from the context menu and I start to go crazy.

The 'mistake' (if indeed I made one and not Microsoft) is in Step 2 above. I should not have double-clicked a folder in the search results. Instead I should have right-clicked it and chosen "Open folder location". That will properly populate the Address bar with the normal path and allow navigation to sibling or parent folders.
BUT... but if it was a solution I wouldn't have posted here and unburied the thread.
So, my question is: is there a way to make the "open file location" option be the default one on the menu, and on the double click? I've already searched the registry and I've found nothing, I also have searched google for answers... still no useful results.
Is anybody able to help me? It's driving me nuts.
Thanks in advance.
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23 Jan 2016   #36
mmortal03

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fuz View Post
So, my question is: is there a way to make the "open file location" option be the default one on the menu, and on the double click? I've already searched the registry and I've found nothing, I also have searched google for answers... still no useful results.
Is anybody able to help me? It's driving me nuts.
Thanks in advance.
I thought even that was a partial workaround and didn't solve people's problem, because it didn't open the folder *itself*, but just highlighted the folder in the parent folder.
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