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Windows 7: Display Real Path in Explorer

13 Mar 2017   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Display Real Path in Explorer

I know this is an old issue, but I haven't given up.

Windows 7, not using the Classic theme or Aero, how can I force windows to show real paths in the address bar automatically rather than 'friendly paths'.

Sevenforums has always been my goto when I get stuck, I have to believe *someone* has figured out how to do this


*Not sure why this was moved as it is not something that can be done without (probably) modifying the registry or using a custom dll but oh well

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14 Mar 2017   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx

Not sure if this can be achieved without installing an external program.

I use Windows Classic Shell to achieve this

Classic Shell - Start menu and other Windows enhancements

Display Real Path in Explorer-explorer1.png

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16 Mar 2017   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I've pretty much given up.

I used to have a doc on how to do it, but it's gone, involved registry edits. If I ever find it I'll be sure to post.

Classic Shell doesn't play nice for me when I disable the Start Menu option (only using Explorer mods). Never liked the program much tbh.

Thanks though, I'm sure someone will find your response useful.
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16 Mar 2017   #4

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

It's been done in the past. Search for "no breadrcrumb" or "breadcrumb killer" (Windows 7)

You might find software that used to work but became buggy and projects have been retired.

You might want to mess about with Explorer++ and it's portable with options to replace Explorer. Personally I just pin a shortcut to taskbar and launch it from there.

Downside: Preview pane (optional) will only display at bottom.

Explorer++ - A small and fast file manager for Windows
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