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Full File / Folder Location

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by pom15595, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. pom15595

    pom15595 Flightless Bird

    In windows explorer is there an easy way to display (and be able to copy and
    paste) the full location / path of a server file or folder that I have mapped?

    I have a number of server folders mapped, eg T:/ may be mapped to
    \\server\timdocuments\

    Sometimes I want to send people links to this location, however in the
    address window of explorer it only gives T:/[file name etc] whereas (because
    others don't have the same mappings) what I am looking for is
    \\server\timdocuments\[file name]. Also this makes it easier to create
    hyperlinks.

    I use both XP and vista, so if possible I would like to know how to do this
    for both.

    Many thanks
     
  2. duke

    duke Flightless Bird

    On Apr 9, 12:30 am, pom15595 <pom15...@discussions.microsoft.com>
    wrote:
    > In windows explorer is there an easy way to display (and be able to copy and
    > paste) the full location / path of a server file or folder that I have mapped?
    >
    > I have a number of server folders mapped, eg T:/   may be mapped to
    > \\server\timdocuments\
    >
    > Sometimes I want to send people links to this location, however in the
    > address window of explorer it only gives T:/[file name etc] whereas (because
    > others don't have the same mappings) what I am looking for is
    > \\server\timdocuments\[file name].  Also this makes it easier to create
    > hyperlinks.
    >
    > I use both XP and vista, so if possible I would like to know how to do this
    > for both.
    >
    > Many thanks


    What is displayed if you go thru "My Network Places" ?

    Duke
     
  3. Barry Schwarz

    Barry Schwarz Flightless Bird

    Open Windows Explorer, click Tools on the Menu bar, click Folder
    Options on the drop down menu, and click the view tab. Under Files
    and Folders, set the check mark for the fifth item "Display full path
    in the address bar". Click Apply to All Folders, click Yes on the
    resulting pop-up, and click OK.

    To copy a path, click in the Address bar to highlight the text and
    press Control-C. Paste wherever you want using normal paste
    procedures for the destination.

    You can also drag the mouse pointer to select only a portion of the
    path.

    On Thu, 8 Apr 2010 23:30:01 -0700, pom15595
    <pom15595@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    >In windows explorer is there an easy way to display (and be able to copy and
    >paste) the full location / path of a server file or folder that I have mapped?
    >
    >I have a number of server folders mapped, eg T:/ may be mapped to
    >\\server\timdocuments\
    >
    >Sometimes I want to send people links to this location, however in the
    >address window of explorer it only gives T:/[file name etc] whereas (because
    >others don't have the same mappings) what I am looking for is
    >\\server\timdocuments\[file name]. Also this makes it easier to create
    >hyperlinks.
    >
    >I use both XP and vista, so if possible I would like to know how to do this
    >for both.
    >
    >Many thanks


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  4. duke

    duke Flightless Bird

    On Apr 9, 6:22 am, Barry Schwarz <schwa...@dqel.com> wrote:
    > Open Windows Explorer, click Tools on the Menu bar, click Folder
    > Options on the drop down menu, and click the view tab.  Under Files
    > and Folders, set the check mark for the fifth item "Display full path
    > in the address bar".  Click Apply to All Folders, click Yes on the
    > resulting pop-up, and click OK.
    >
    > To copy a path, click in the Address bar to highlight the text and
    > press Control-C.  Paste wherever you want using normal paste
    > procedures for the destination.
    >
    > You can also drag the mouse pointer to select only a portion of the
    > path.
    >
    > On Thu, 8 Apr 2010 23:30:01 -0700, pom15595
    >
    >
    >
    > <pom15...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    > >In windows explorer is there an easy way to display (and be able to copyand
    > >paste) the full location / path of a server file or folder that I have mapped?

    >
    > >I have a number of server folders mapped, eg T:/   may be mapped to
    > >\\server\timdocuments\

    >
    > >Sometimes I want to send people links to this location, however in the
    > >address window of explorer it only gives T:/[file name etc] whereas (because
    > >others don't have the same mappings) what I am looking for is
    > >\\server\timdocuments\[file name].  Also this makes it easier to create
    > >hyperlinks.

    >
    > >I use both XP and vista, so if possible I would like to know how to do this
    > >for both.

    >
    > >Many thanks

    >
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    > Remove del for email



    The OP is aware of how to display the address bar. His problem is that
    the Mapped Drive Letter appears in the address bar when using Mapped
    Drives which could vary from one computer to another on the network
    depending on which letters are selected at the time the network drive
    is mapped. His problem would be solved if he simply quit using the
    mapped drives and loaded the address bar thru "My Network Places".

    This is the only way that I know of displaying the full path name of
    network drives in the
    Windows Explorer Address Bar in the format : \\server\network
    drive\folder\subfolder\ etc etc.

    If there is another way, I would, as would he welcome any suggestions.

    Duke
     
  5. Olórin

    Olórin Flightless Bird

    "pom15595" <pom15595@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:6926FEA3-18A9-43AD-AB59-A5FA79ED8A5E@microsoft.com...
    > In windows explorer is there an easy way to display (and be able to copy
    > and
    > paste) the full location / path of a server file or folder that I have
    > mapped?
    >
    > I have a number of server folders mapped, eg T:/ may be mapped to
    > \\server\timdocuments\
    >
    > Sometimes I want to send people links to this location, however in the
    > address window of explorer it only gives T:/[file name etc] whereas
    > (because
    > others don't have the same mappings) what I am looking for is
    > \\server\timdocuments\[file name]. Also this makes it easier to create
    > hyperlinks.
    >
    > I use both XP and vista, so if possible I would like to know how to do
    > this
    > for both.
    >
    > Many thanks


    For copying (not displaying) you might want to take a look at Ninotech's
    Path Copy:
    http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/OS-Enhancements/Ninotech-Path-Copy.shtml
     
  6. pom15595

    pom15595 Flightless Bird

    Duke

    You correctly summarise my problem - I can use network places route (and I
    do sometimes) however I hoped there was a faster route to this.

    The copypath program suggested by Olórin is okay - however I was hoping to
    avoid loading any 3rd party / unknown software onto my machine.

    I am still interested in any suggestions.

    Thanks

    Pom

    "duke" wrote:

    > On Apr 9, 6:22 am, Barry Schwarz <schwa...@dqel.com> wrote:
    > > Open Windows Explorer, click Tools on the Menu bar, click Folder
    > > Options on the drop down menu, and click the view tab. Under Files
    > > and Folders, set the check mark for the fifth item "Display full path
    > > in the address bar". Click Apply to All Folders, click Yes on the
    > > resulting pop-up, and click OK.
    > >
    > > To copy a path, click in the Address bar to highlight the text and
    > > press Control-C. Paste wherever you want using normal paste
    > > procedures for the destination.
    > >
    > > You can also drag the mouse pointer to select only a portion of the
    > > path.
    > >
    > > On Thu, 8 Apr 2010 23:30:01 -0700, pom15595
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > <pom15...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    > > >In windows explorer is there an easy way to display (and be able to copy and
    > > >paste) the full location / path of a server file or folder that I have mapped?

    > >
    > > >I have a number of server folders mapped, eg T:/ may be mapped to
    > > >\\server\timdocuments\

    > >
    > > >Sometimes I want to send people links to this location, however in the
    > > >address window of explorer it only gives T:/[file name etc] whereas (because
    > > >others don't have the same mappings) what I am looking for is
    > > >\\server\timdocuments\[file name]. Also this makes it easier to create
    > > >hyperlinks.

    > >
    > > >I use both XP and vista, so if possible I would like to know how to do this
    > > >for both.

    > >
    > > >Many thanks

    > >
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    > > Remove del for email

    >
    >
    > The OP is aware of how to display the address bar. His problem is that
    > the Mapped Drive Letter appears in the address bar when using Mapped
    > Drives which could vary from one computer to another on the network
    > depending on which letters are selected at the time the network drive
    > is mapped. His problem would be solved if he simply quit using the
    > mapped drives and loaded the address bar thru "My Network Places".
    >
    > This is the only way that I know of displaying the full path name of
    > network drives in the
    > Windows Explorer Address Bar in the format : \\server\network
    > drive\folder\subfolder\ etc etc.
    >
    > If there is another way, I would, as would he welcome any suggestions.
    >
    > Duke
    > .
    >
     

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