How to display full file path in Wndows Explorer


  1. Posts : 10
    Windows 10
       #1

    How to display full file path in Wndows Explorer


    There is a tutoral on this issue, but it doesn't solve the central problem, which is, where is the folder? I mean, which drive is it on?

    The image shown in the tutoral gives the file path as beginning with "This PC". But WHERE on this PC?

    My PC has several drives, and with Windows Explorer being increasingly dumbed down to support people who don't maintain logically arranged folder systems, life is becoming harder for the rest of us. I want to transfer individual files on Gladinet to Amazon AWS, where for cost reasons I store and share our company's 100 GB of data. But I can't transfer them if I don't know what drive they're on.

    How to display the full path, including the drive?
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 17,831
    Windows 10
       #2

    Matthew Pollock said:
    There is a tutoral on this issue, but it doesn't solve the central problem, which is, where is the folder? I mean, which drive is it on?

    The image shown in the tutoral gives the file path as beginning with "This PC". But WHERE on this PC?

    My PC has several drives, and with Windows Explorer being increasingly dumbed down to support people who don't maintain logically arranged folder systems, life is becoming harder for the rest of us. I want to transfer individual files on Gladinet to Amazon AWS, where for cost reasons I store and share our company's 100 GB of data. But I can't transfer them if I don't know what drive they're on.

    How to display the full path, including the drive?
    Hi Matthew, welcome to tenforums.com! :)

    Do you have a link to that tutorial?

    This is my title bar:

    How to display full file path in Wndows Explorer-capture.png

    EDIT:
    'This PC' is the beginning of the hierarchy, a particular drive would be the next entry.
      My Computer


  3. Posts : 5,440
    windows 10 Pro ver 21H2 build 19044.1348
       #3

    RE : Where is This PC ?

    How to display full file path in Wndows Explorer-pc.jpg
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 10
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #4
      My Computer


  5. Posts : 10
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #5

    In reply to DavidHK, OK I see the folder "This PC", but I would still like to know what drive it is on, and generally I would like file paths to indicate drives.
      My Computer


  6. Posts : 17,831
    Windows 10
       #6

    The Full Path is shown in the Title Bar and/or Address Bar, not in the Navigation Pane.

    How to display full file path in Wndows Explorer-2.png
      My Computer


  7. Posts : 10
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Ah right. Silly me, I didn't notice that. Thanks so much!
      My Computer


  8. Posts : 5,440
    windows 10 Pro ver 21H2 build 19044.1348
       #8

    RE : I would still like to know what drive it is on.

    In my case, it is Acer (C: )
      My Computer


  9. Posts : 1
    Win 10
       #9

    Edwin said:
    The Full Path is shown in the Title Bar and/or Address Bar, not in the Navigation Pane.

    How to display full file path in Wndows Explorer-2.png
    As you can see from these two print screens, windows is only showing the full path from certain folders Perhaps the locations where the full path is not displayed are some sort of virtual folder? I agree with Matthew Pollock and davidhk - this is annoying behavior.

    How to display full file path in Wndows Explorer-2016_02_15_17_52_461.png

    How to display full file path in Wndows Explorer-2016_02_15_17_53_232.png
      My Computer


  10. Posts : 13,933
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503
       #10

    This PC is a name, like Computer or My Computer. All drives derive from it, it is not on a drive nor does it reside on a drive.

    This PC
    |
    |--- C:
    |--- D:
    |--- E:
    etc.
      My Computers


 

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