Solved Windows 7 search does not show paths

August 6, 2013 at 00:37:37
Specs: Windows 7 Pro, 4GB
The windows 7 Pro search function returns filenames but no paths. So, if you have forgotten the path Search is useless.

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#1
August 6, 2013 at 00:40:18
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That would be a limitation if it were true. However you can, from the context menu:

1. Open file location, or

2. Display the file properties.

Both of these tell you the full path to the file.


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#2
August 6, 2013 at 01:11:12
Thanks. I overlooked properties but it is one file at a time compared with a screen full in XP. I withdraw the word "useless".

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#3
August 6, 2013 at 01:18:22
Actually, having checked the search results on my computer, it's even easier than that. On my computer there is a column, at the right-hand side, headed "Folder". If that doesn't exist on your PC, right-click any of the column headings and click on "Folder"; you'll notice that there is a huge amount of additional information that you can choose to display.

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#4
August 6, 2013 at 01:31:10
Unable to find a column or reference to"folder'.
Are you searching from "Start" or "Explorer"?

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#5
August 6, 2013 at 02:59:27
From "Start". I didn't know you could search from Explorer.

Edit: But I am getting enough results that it displays in an Explorer window.

message edited by ijack


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#6
August 6, 2013 at 16:03:00
Microsoft dumbs down the default global settings. For instance, not showing file extensions for common file types. This causes you to see multiple files that appear to have the same name.

You can make any change global by choosing the selection to make all folders that way. I paraphrased that.


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#7
August 6, 2013 at 17:14:14
Thanks to all I am set up now and I agree Othehill, those extensions are a must

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