full path of a document

June 9, 2009 at 02:34:32
Specs: Windows XP
I go to folder options, view tab, Display the full path in title bar, but the full path of the document is not displayed in explorer.
I get Windows XP home sp3

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June 9, 2009 at 04:17:01
What isn't showing? And, what is showing?


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June 9, 2009 at 04:38:05
It's showing the standard view of the explorer,
but not the full path of a selected document. In other computer with Windows XP prof. sp3 I do not have this problem.

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June 9, 2009 at 05:23:32
You'll need to be more specific.


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June 9, 2009 at 08:31:21
I Try to explain better

My Documents -> Views -> Tools -> Folder options -> View ->

I notice that the option Display the fullpath into the address bar is checked

I click Apply to All Folders -> Yes -> ok

Nothing happens, the full path of a file does not appear


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June 9, 2009 at 15:56:11
Shall I ask again? What is showing and what isn't showing???


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June 9, 2009 at 22:39:13
no it doesn't on My Documents (I'm using XP home SP3). If you go to a subfolder then it will show. Or you have to navigate there manually through explorer:

C:\Documents and Settings\username\my documents

The only thing I can think of is to delete all reference to my documents and have another, virtual "My Documents" on the root of C: (permissions notwithstanding)

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June 11, 2009 at 12:22:58
What do you expect to see? When you set Explorer to display the full path, it is displayed in the Explorer window titlebar (and address bar, if it's visible), not on the file itself. Maybe you're looking for the full path in the wrong place?


"no it doesn't on My Documents (I'm using XP home SP3). If you go to a subfolder then it will show"

Are you saying that the full path appears on other folders except My Documents? If so, just don't worry about it. That's expected behavior. The "My Documents" folder is supposed to be abstracted from the file system. And if you know the username of the current user, you know the full path to My Documents anyway.

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June 11, 2009 at 13:00:30
Further proof on an XP Pro machine...

I have a folder called Workshop on my Desktop. If I open this folder, the title bar says:

C:\Documents and Settings\My Name\Desktop\Workshop

I also have a My Documents folder on my Desktop which I happen to know is actually stored on a network drive somewhere deep in the bowels of our corporate Data Center in some far off city.

If I open My Documents the title bar says:

My Documents

while its actually path in Properties is something like \\DFRGTYC\My Name\MY DOCUMENTS

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June 11, 2009 at 14:45:32
Proof of what? That's proof that, as I said, the My Documents folder is treated specially and you shouldn't expect to see its path in Explorer because Windows doesn't work that way. The "My Documents" folder can exist in any location. Regardless of the location, it is still a special folder and behaves differently from other, non-special folders.

Read this: Windows Special Folders

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June 11, 2009 at 19:15:08
@ lowhanginghoney

Before you respond, perhaps you should look at the username above the post you are responding to.

You just might find that you are arguing with someone who is supporting you.

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June 12, 2009 at 08:33:57
Haha, you're right DerbyDad. That does put your post in a different light. Sorry about that :)

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