Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Get the exact program name and path

20 May 2014   #1
ArealPerson

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Get the exact program name and path

Windows 7 File associations Issue.

I have a file-type that is associated to some executable somewhere on the hard drive.
When I dbl-click, it runs that program.

PROBLEM:
Windows7 only provides a string description in the type field that has nothing to do with where the program is located, and what its actual file-name is.

QUESTION:

How can I find the exact file location and file name that is being executed when I dbl-click an icon ?

Thanks.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
20 May 2014   #2
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

You can either hover over the icon for the path, or you can right click on it and choose "Properties". On the "Shortcut" tab you'll see "Target" with a text box beside it. The text box contains your path and file name.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 May 2014   #3
msgerbs

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

It sounds like you have an MSI-based shortcut. This are installed as part of Microsoft Installer packages. The shortcuts don't actually point to executables but to Microsoft Installer IDs that tell it what to do, usually check to be sure the program is up to date, or run some run-time configuration. The Office pack uses these, for example.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

Reply

 Get the exact program name and path




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
the folder path '?program files' contains an invalid character
hello everyone from this forum, every time i install/uninstall a program which uses the windows installer (example: microsoft visual basic 2008 express edition), i get this error message: https://my.mixtape.moe/uzryre.PNG any fixes?
General Discussion
Internal Error: Failed to get path of 64-bit Program Files directory.
I have been getting the above error on every 64-bit software I try to install, I also looked at the keys in the registry for CurrentVersion and there is nothing there, which worries me. Is there a way to fix this without reinstalling windows?
Software
How to know exact name of ram?
Hi, I am looking for stores (Like eBay or Amazon or Sears ect)-(Any tech place that isn't a third party like memory4less or buysamsungparts) I think I have a Samsung PC3-10600 DDR3-1333MHz M471B5273DH0-CH9 1.5v but I'm not sure. Is there any way to find a cheap, 4gb, 1 stick of ram? My budget is...
Hardware & Devices
Find the actual program path of a shortcut in Win 7 Pro
Hello, I am on Win 7 pro, and it is a totally new system for me and it does nothing like XP or previous OS. Anyway, you used to be able to right click a shortcut icon and see the path to the actual program, now the only path the icon shows is the path to the shortcut, duh. I know where the...
General Discussion
Change default program Install path
TrendMicro Titanium Maximum Security 3 user ( Tried their on line chat dropped 3 times different days, Agh ) Wants to install directly to SSD C: drive, want to install on 1TB HD ( Partioned to D: E: F:) want on D: with all other programs. Does not offer an option to install anywhere, just...
Software


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 00:22.
Twitter Facebook Google+