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Hitting the Target

Monday, November 15th, 2004 by | Filed Under: File & Disk Management, Windows Explorer

Have you ever needed to get at a program’s folder? Usually, it involves opening Windows Explorer , then the Program Files folder, then sifting around through all the sub-folders until you find what you’re looking for. Heck, even then you sometimes have to sort through more sub-folder before you actually get to where you want to go.

There’s gotta be a better way, right?

Yup, there is. After all, this wouldn’t be much of a tip if I would have answered “no”!

Anyhow, to quickly get to a program’s folder, right click the program in question’s icon and select “Properties”.

Under the Shortcut Tab hit the “Find Target” button. If you’re using Windows Vista it’s called “Open File Location“.


Windows will open the folder for you.


Now you can see all the files in the Program Folder, including the main program (.exe file).

~ Steve

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