search: results do not display file locations...

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by fargo89, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. fargo89

    fargo89 New Member

    Mar 31, 2011
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    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...
  2. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
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    Oct 16, 2009
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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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