Windows 10: Open Location context menu - Add or Remove in Windows 10  

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  1.    10 Jul 2017 #10

    Thanks for your reply Brink!
    When I do a search for the “test” in a File Explorer windows and right-click the items (either files and folders) retrieved by the search, I get the “open file/folder location” in context menu cf https://i.imgur.com/PPVbpLy.png
    But if I open (double-click on) a folder retrieved by that search (in this case the fodler “test”), and right-click the items displayed, then there is no “open file/folder location” in the context menu. https://i.imgur.com/46mtdi5.png
    The path for this last window is
    search-ms:displayname=Search%20Results%20in%20MotherFolder&crumb=location:C%3A%5CUsers%5CMe%5CDesktop%5CMot herFolder\test (search for “test” in folder: C:\Users\Me\Desktop\MotherFolder\test)
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       10 Jul 2017 #11

    It wouldn't be there if that is the file's current location.

    If you had searched for a file instead of a folder, and right clicked on one of the search results, you should then see "Open file location" in the context menu.
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  3.    11 Nov 2017 #12

    Is there anyway to edit the 'Open Location' to make it open the location in a new window instead of the current window? A lot of times i find situations where a 'open location in a new window' button would make things easier.

    While I haven't been able to find a way to do this yet, I think something like this shouldn't be too complex or difficult to create if I am unable to find a way to edit existing 'Open Location' config/settings in the registry or a utility.
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       11 Nov 2017 #13

    Hello Woznet, :)

    You can press Shift + click on "Open Location" in the context menu to have it open in a new window.
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  5.    17 Feb 2018 #14

    Why was this removed from windows? Recently just discovered this option is gone but was there not too long ago.
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  6. Brink's Avatar
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       17 Feb 2018 #15

    Hello hotrippr,

    Odd, I still have it available for me by default in build 17604.
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