Tedious problem


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       #1

    Tedious problem


    Windows 10 has many dumb quirks, some of which it's possible to live with, but one habit it has which I'd like to cure is that when I right click on a desktop shortcut and select 'Open file Location' instead of getting an Explorer Window open at the appropriate address I get a Search window with all the files of that particular kind in my user profile. No idea how this happened but it's rather useless - if I wanted a search of a particular kind of find then I'd make a search. I want the file location open i Explorer.
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    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1776
       #2

    This can happen if you have copied the shortcut from a set of search results. You will need to use its current annoying behaviour to find your shortcut in its list then right-click on it, select Open file/folder location and then copy the desired shortcut from its original source location to your Desktop.

    Denis
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    windows 10 home
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thanks for the tip. After I did as you suggested and it worked fine I decided to look at the file properties page to see if there is any difference between a shortcut which opens the Explorer file home and a shortcut which brings up the search results. The difference turns out to be that under the rubric 'Destination' under the Tab 'Shortcut' if the shortcut comes from a search then the file path will be enclosed in quotation marks - otherwise not. If you then remove the quotation marks the context menu item 'Open File Location' reverts to showing the folder and not the search the shortcut comes from. Extraordinary! Once you have removed the quotation marks you can no longer return to the search by putting the quotation marks in again.
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