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Hitting the Target

Posted By On November 15, 2004 @ 1:29 PM In File & Disk Management,Windows Explorer | Comments Disabled

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“.

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Windows will open the folder for you.

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

~ Steve

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