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Windows 7: Windows 7 Pro 32bit "Search" - if you can call it that.

20 Mar 2010   #1

W7 Pro x86
Windows 7 Pro 32bit "Search" - if you can call it that.

Okay so .. call me old-fashioned but .. when I use something called a "search" ... I sort of expect to be told where my search results are located..

Am I missing something here, or is this so-called search really giving me every tiny, unneccessary, blatantly obvious, and USELESS piece of information, EXCEPT where I can find the file(s) I was looking for?
Its even more striking with, say, audio files, where I can see the bitrate, artist, album title, ...... give it a RATING!! but am still no wiser as to where I might actually FIND the file.

So is there a workaround, modification, tweak, ... to change this silly limitation?
(Other than right clicking every search result and checking its properties, or "open file location", of course).

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20 Mar 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64

wahnsinn, welcome to the forums.

Did you try clicking on View and change it to Details so it will show more info?
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21 Mar 2010   #3

W7 Pro x86

aw, that even works.. I feel silly for ranting now

Thanks stormy13!
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21 Mar 2010   #4
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello wahnsinn, welcome to Seven Forums!

We all rant from time to time; at least you found a solution.
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21 Mar 2010   #5

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

Could also right click on the file you wanted and select "Open file location"
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 Windows 7 Pro 32bit "Search" - if you can call it that.

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