search: results do not display file locations...

I went thru this with Vista, don't remember what the solution was..

when search for a file by typing file name (or partial file-name (or extension)) in search field in folder window.. the results don't tell you where the files are !!!

what is the purpose of a search functionality if results don't display file-locations???

I think in Vista I was able to tell it what cols to display in results (and I think there was one that displayed locations.. why it doesn't default to this I cannot fathom, but well...;-) but don't see how to do this in Win7

thank you...


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It may just be the way you have the folder set to view the files. Mine shows a complete path if I extend the window far enough.

You also might be able to right click the file for options such as "Open file location".

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