search > right click > open file location (or folder)

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by CBoom, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. CBoom

    CBoom Guest

    I want to search for a file and when I find it, I want to be able to right
    click and select open file location
    so a explorer window will open and I can see where the file is located...

    this used to exist in xp search..

    any ideas?

    thnx
     
    CBoom, Feb 18, 2009
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  2. CBoom

    housetrained Guest

    hit windows key (2nd left bottom row) type your file name right click the
    name - 2nd bottom is find location
     
    housetrained, Feb 18, 2009
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  3. CBoom

    Tyro Guest

    Use Windows Key + F. Enter your file name parameter in the search box. In
    the list of returned matching files, right click the file you want and click
    "Open file location".

    Tyro
     
    Tyro, Feb 18, 2009
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  4. CBoom

    CBoom Guest

    I know the method of how to search, the entry in the right click no longer
    exists

    --
    For tips, tricks and tutorials visit my blog below:
    http://computerboom.blogspot.com

     
    CBoom, Feb 18, 2009
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  5. CBoom

    CBoom Guest

    I know the method of how to search, the entry in the right click no longer
    exists

    --
    For tips, tricks and tutorials visit my blog below:
    http://computerboom.blogspot.com

     
    CBoom, Feb 18, 2009
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  6. CBoom

    Tyro Guest

    It exists in the right click menu in my copy of Vista Ultimate SP1. It's
    also there if I click Start, enter a file name in the search box, and right
    click on the file presented.

    Tyro


     
    Tyro, Feb 18, 2009
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  7. CBoom

    CBoom Guest

    Thank you Tyro, yes I know, but for some reason in my Vista SP1 it doesn't
    exist...

    that's why I posted here.. perhaps someone would know the solution
     
    CBoom, Feb 18, 2009
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  8. It exists in my Vista (Home Premium). Did you lose it? Or did you never
    have it?

    See if this site (found via Google) can help you:

    http://www.techoddity.com/tweaks

    It's under Registry Tweaks, Open File Location Context Menu Item Removal
    (Windows Vista).

    I looked at all four registry files on that site; they make sense to me.
    That's a joke: these stupid GUIDs don't make sense! What I really mean is
    that they look like what I was expecting.

    I disabled (by changing its value) one of the keys in the registry that
    refers to {37ea3a21-7493-4208-a011-7f9ea79ce9f5}, which I got from the
    files on that site, and it disabled the context menu item. I reenabled it
    and the context item returned.

    BTW, if the above doesn't get you to where you want to go, let me know.
    There are a total of nine relevant keys in my registry, and I don't know
    which one(s) might be missing or corrupt on your machine.

    I also discovered why I couldn't initially find it on my own in the
    registry: it's called "Open Containing Folder Menu" and (silly me) I
    searched for "Open File Location".

    My two books on Vista were no help at all in this problem. This didn't
    surprise me: it's consistent with how helpful they have always been.

    HTH
     
    Gene E. Bloch, Feb 19, 2009
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