Windows 10: How to display full file path in Wndows Explorer Solved

  1.    04 Feb 2016 #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?
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  2.    04 Feb 2016 #2

    Matthew Pollock said: View Post
    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:

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    EDIT:
    'This PC' is the beginning of the hierarchy, a particular drive would be the next entry.
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  3. davidhk's Avatar
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       04 Feb 2016 #3

    RE : Where is This PC ?

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  5.    04 Feb 2016 #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.
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  6.    04 Feb 2016 #6

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

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  7.    04 Feb 2016 #7

    Ah right. Silly me, I didn't notice that. Thanks so much!
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  8. davidhk's Avatar
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       04 Feb 2016 #8

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

    In my case, it is Acer (C: )
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  9.    15 Feb 2016 #9

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

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    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.

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  10. Ztruker's Avatar
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       16 Feb 2016 #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.
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