finding path to an .exe file

Posted: 02-07-2009, 11:50 PM
I am tryigng to learn Vista-64 bit. I have a shortcut on my desktop for
Excel. I want to find the .exe file for excel. RIght clicking on the
shortcut and looking at either Properties/general (which tells me where the
"SHORTCUT "is located or Properties /shortcut gives me the line "Target"
but just shows the name of the file and not its location. In XP The line
"target" would show the path. How do I find the path?

finding path to an .exe file


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Mike Torello
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Re: finding path to an .exe file
Posted: 02-08-2009, 12:11 AM
"Leo Kline" <leoka3@xemaps.com> wrote:
>I am tryigng to learn Vista-64 bit. I have a shortcut on my desktop for
>Excel. I want to find the .exe file for excel. RIght clicking on the
>shortcut and looking at either Properties/general (which tells me where the
>"SHORTCUT "is located or Properties /shortcut gives me the line "Target"
>but just shows the name of the file and not its location. In XP The line
>"target" would show the path. How do I find the path?
I am experiencing deja vu all over again.

Why are you starting a new thread about the exact same issue as your
other one??
Ramesh Srinivasan, MS-MVP
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Re: finding path to an .exe file
Posted: 02-09-2009, 12:12 PM
INFO: How Windows Installer Shortcuts Work:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/243630

Determine the target path of Windows Installer Shortcuts:
http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/de...ler-shortcuts/
(This tool does not work in Vista 64-bit)

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Regards,

Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
The Winhelponline Blog http://www.winhelponline.com/blog


"Leo Kline" <leoka3@xemaps.com> wrote in message
news:E6A8C434-A17B-434F-969F-947ECC54F37B@microsoft.com...
>I am tryigng to learn Vista-64 bit. I have a shortcut on my desktop for
>Excel. I want to find the .exe file for excel. RIght clicking on the
>shortcut and looking at either Properties/general (which tells me where
>the "SHORTCUT "is located or Properties /shortcut gives me the line
>"Target" but just shows the name of the file and not its location. In XP
>The line "target" would show the path. How do I find the path?
>

Leo Kline
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Re: finding path to an .exe file
Posted: 02-11-2009, 05:50 PM
Mine is 64 bit-so what are my choices?
"Ramesh Srinivasan, MS-MVP" <ramesh@unknownhost> wrote in message
news:ehc4l%23qiJHA.1292@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
> INFO: How Windows Installer Shortcuts Work:
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/243630
>
> Determine the target path of Windows Installer Shortcuts:
> http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/de...ler-shortcuts/
> (This tool does not work in Vista 64-bit)
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
> The Winhelponline Blog http://www.winhelponline.com/blog
>
>
> "Leo Kline" <leoka3@xemaps.com> wrote in message
> news:E6A8C434-A17B-434F-969F-947ECC54F37B@microsoft.com...
>>I am tryigng to learn Vista-64 bit. I have a shortcut on my desktop for
>>Excel. I want to find the .exe file for excel. RIght clicking on the
>>shortcut and looking at either Properties/general (which tells me where
>>the "SHORTCUT "is located or Properties /shortcut gives me the line
>>"Target" but just shows the name of the file and not its location. In XP
>>The line "target" would show the path. How do I find the path?
>>
>
>
Ramesh Srinivasan, MS-MVP
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Re: finding path to an .exe file
Posted: 02-11-2009, 06:09 PM
Open the program and then view the executable file and path via Task
Manager.

Configure Task Manager to display full path of running processes:
http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/co...ing-processes/


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Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
The Winhelponline Blog http://www.winhelponline.com/blog


"Leo Kline" <leoka3@xemaps.com> wrote in message
news:22667C05-6DD4-4DB2-849E-582946795D7A@microsoft.com...
> Mine is 64 bit-so what are my choices?
> "Ramesh Srinivasan, MS-MVP" <ramesh@unknownhost> wrote in message
> news:ehc4l%23qiJHA.1292@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
>> INFO: How Windows Installer Shortcuts Work:
>> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/243630
>>
>> Determine the target path of Windows Installer Shortcuts:
>> http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/de...ler-shortcuts/
>> (This tool does not work in Vista 64-bit)
>>
>> --
>> Regards,
>>
>> Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
>> The Winhelponline Blog http://www.winhelponline.com/blog
>>
>>
>> "Leo Kline" <leoka3@xemaps.com> wrote in message
>> news:E6A8C434-A17B-434F-969F-947ECC54F37B@microsoft.com...
>>>I am tryigng to learn Vista-64 bit. I have a shortcut on my desktop for
>>>Excel. I want to find the .exe file for excel. RIght clicking on the
>>>shortcut and looking at either Properties/general (which tells me where
>>>the "SHORTCUT "is located or Properties /shortcut gives me the line
>>>"Target" but just shows the name of the file and not its location. In XP
>>>The line "target" would show the path. How do I find the path?
>>>
>>
>>
>

Leo Kline
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Re: finding path to an .exe file
Posted: 02-12-2009, 07:01 PM
I opened Excel-then task manager, and all it showd me was the name of the
application-not the exe location
"Ramesh Srinivasan, MS-MVP" <ramesh@unknownhost> wrote in message
news:OpTigPHjJHA.4276@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> Open the program and then view the executable file and path via Task
> Manager.
>
> Configure Task Manager to display full path of running processes:
> http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/co...ing-processes/
>
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
> The Winhelponline Blog http://www.winhelponline.com/blog
>
>
> "Leo Kline" <leoka3@xemaps.com> wrote in message
> news:22667C05-6DD4-4DB2-849E-582946795D7A@microsoft.com...
>> Mine is 64 bit-so what are my choices?
>> "Ramesh Srinivasan, MS-MVP" <ramesh@unknownhost> wrote in message
>> news:ehc4l%23qiJHA.1292@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
>>> INFO: How Windows Installer Shortcuts Work:
>>> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/243630
>>>
>>> Determine the target path of Windows Installer Shortcuts:
>>> http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/de...ler-shortcuts/
>>> (This tool does not work in Vista 64-bit)
>>>
>>> --
>>> Regards,
>>>
>>> Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
>>> The Winhelponline Blog http://www.winhelponline.com/blog
>>>
>>>
>>> "Leo Kline" <leoka3@xemaps.com> wrote in message
>>> news:E6A8C434-A17B-434F-969F-947ECC54F37B@microsoft.com...
>>>>I am tryigng to learn Vista-64 bit. I have a shortcut on my desktop for
>>>>Excel. I want to find the .exe file for excel. RIght clicking on the
>>>>shortcut and looking at either Properties/general (which tells me where
>>>>the "SHORTCUT "is located or Properties /shortcut gives me the line
>>>>"Target" but just shows the name of the file and not its location. In
>>>>XP The line "target" would show the path. How do I find the path?
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>
>
Ramesh Srinivasan, MS-MVP
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Re: finding path to an .exe file
Posted: 02-13-2009, 02:57 AM
Configure Task Manager to display full path of running processes:
http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/co...ing-processes/

--
Regards,

Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
The Winhelponline Blog http://www.winhelponline.com/blog


"Leo Kline" <leoka3@xemaps.com> wrote in message
news:21E976C5-2AC0-4694-BA68-299027A808EF@microsoft.com...
>I opened Excel-then task manager, and all it showd me was the name of the
>application-not the exe location
> "Ramesh Srinivasan, MS-MVP" <ramesh@unknownhost> wrote in message
> news:OpTigPHjJHA.4276@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>> Open the program and then view the executable file and path via Task
>> Manager.
>>
>> Configure Task Manager to display full path of running processes:
>> http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/co...ing-processes/
>>
>>
>> --
>> Regards,
>>
>> Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
>> The Winhelponline Blog http://www.winhelponline.com/blog
>>
>>
>> "Leo Kline" <leoka3@xemaps.com> wrote in message
>> news:22667C05-6DD4-4DB2-849E-582946795D7A@microsoft.com...
>>> Mine is 64 bit-so what are my choices?
>>> "Ramesh Srinivasan, MS-MVP" <ramesh@unknownhost> wrote in message
>>> news:ehc4l%23qiJHA.1292@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
>>>> INFO: How Windows Installer Shortcuts Work:
>>>> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/243630
>>>>
>>>> Determine the target path of Windows Installer Shortcuts:
>>>> http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/de...ler-shortcuts/
>>>> (This tool does not work in Vista 64-bit)
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Regards,
>>>>
>>>> Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
>>>> The Winhelponline Blog http://www.winhelponline.com/blog
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> "Leo Kline" <leoka3@xemaps.com> wrote in message
>>>> news:E6A8C434-A17B-434F-969F-947ECC54F37B@microsoft.com...
>>>>>I am tryigng to learn Vista-64 bit. I have a shortcut on my desktop for
>>>>>Excel. I want to find the .exe file for excel. RIght clicking on the
>>>>>shortcut and looking at either Properties/general (which tells me
>>>>>where the "SHORTCUT "is located or Properties /shortcut gives me the
>>>>>line "Target" but just shows the name of the file and not its location.
>>>>>In XP The line "target" would show the path. How do I find the path?
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>

Leo Kline
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Re: finding path to an .exe file
Posted: 02-14-2009, 05:06 PM
THANK YOU-This works !
"Ramesh Srinivasan, MS-MVP" <ramesh@unknownhost> wrote in message
news:Ox20cbYjJHA.4372@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
> Configure Task Manager to display full path of running processes:
> http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/co...ing-processes/
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
> The Winhelponline Blog http://www.winhelponline.com/blog
>
>
> "Leo Kline" <leoka3@xemaps.com> wrote in message
> news:21E976C5-2AC0-4694-BA68-299027A808EF@microsoft.com...
>>I opened Excel-then task manager, and all it showd me was the name of
>>the application-not the exe location
>> "Ramesh Srinivasan, MS-MVP" <ramesh@unknownhost> wrote in message
>> news:OpTigPHjJHA.4276@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>>> Open the program and then view the executable file and path via Task
>>> Manager.
>>>
>>> Configure Task Manager to display full path of running processes:
>>> http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/co...ing-processes/
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> Regards,
>>>
>>> Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
>>> The Winhelponline Blog http://www.winhelponline.com/blog
>>>
>>>
>>> "Leo Kline" <leoka3@xemaps.com> wrote in message
>>> news:22667C05-6DD4-4DB2-849E-582946795D7A@microsoft.com...
>>>> Mine is 64 bit-so what are my choices?
>>>> "Ramesh Srinivasan, MS-MVP" <ramesh@unknownhost> wrote in message
>>>> news:ehc4l%23qiJHA.1292@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
>>>>> INFO: How Windows Installer Shortcuts Work:
>>>>> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/243630
>>>>>
>>>>> Determine the target path of Windows Installer Shortcuts:
>>>>> http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/de...ler-shortcuts/
>>>>> (This tool does not work in Vista 64-bit)
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>> Regards,
>>>>>
>>>>> Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
>>>>> The Winhelponline Blog http://www.winhelponline.com/blog
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> "Leo Kline" <leoka3@xemaps.com> wrote in message
>>>>> news:E6A8C434-A17B-434F-969F-947ECC54F37B@microsoft.com...
>>>>>>I am tryigng to learn Vista-64 bit. I have a shortcut on my desktop
>>>>>>for Excel. I want to find the .exe file for excel. RIght clicking on
>>>>>>the shortcut and looking at either Properties/general (which tells me
>>>>>>where the "SHORTCUT "is located or Properties /shortcut gives me the
>>>>>>line "Target" but just shows the name of the file and not its
>>>>>>location. In XP The line "target" would show the path. How do I find
>>>>>>the path?
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>
>
Ramesh Srinivasan, MS-MVP
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Re: finding path to an .exe file
Posted: 02-16-2009, 01:29 PM
You're welcome!

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Regards,

Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
The Winhelponline Blog http://www.winhelponline.com/blog


"Leo Kline" <leoka3@xemaps.com> wrote in message
news:1ADF4CC4-DDA6-4C7C-B2F9-2DDD9112A3F0@microsoft.com...
> THANK YOU-This works !
> "Ramesh Srinivasan, MS-MVP" <ramesh@unknownhost> wrote in message
> news:Ox20cbYjJHA.4372@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
>> Configure Task Manager to display full path of running processes:
>> http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/co...ing-processes/
>>
>> --
>> Regards,
>>
>> Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
>> The Winhelponline Blog http://www.winhelponline.com/blog
>>
>>
>> "Leo Kline" <leoka3@xemaps.com> wrote in message
>> news:21E976C5-2AC0-4694-BA68-299027A808EF@microsoft.com...
>>>I opened Excel-then task manager, and all it showd me was the name of
>>>the application-not the exe location
>>> "Ramesh Srinivasan, MS-MVP" <ramesh@unknownhost> wrote in message
>>> news:OpTigPHjJHA.4276@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>>>> Open the program and then view the executable file and path via Task
>>>> Manager.
>>>>
>>>> Configure Task Manager to display full path of running processes:
>>>> http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/co...ing-processes/
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Regards,
>>>>
>>>> Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
>>>> The Winhelponline Blog http://www.winhelponline.com/blog
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> "Leo Kline" <leoka3@xemaps.com> wrote in message
>>>> news:22667C05-6DD4-4DB2-849E-582946795D7A@microsoft.com...
>>>>> Mine is 64 bit-so what are my choices?
>>>>> "Ramesh Srinivasan, MS-MVP" <ramesh@unknownhost> wrote in message
>>>>> news:ehc4l%23qiJHA.1292@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
>>>>>> INFO: How Windows Installer Shortcuts Work:
>>>>>> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/243630
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Determine the target path of Windows Installer Shortcuts:
>>>>>> http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/de...ler-shortcuts/
>>>>>> (This tool does not work in Vista 64-bit)
>>>>>>
>>>>>> --
>>>>>> Regards,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
>>>>>> The Winhelponline Blog http://www.winhelponline.com/blog
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> "Leo Kline" <leoka3@xemaps.com> wrote in message
>>>>>> news:E6A8C434-A17B-434F-969F-947ECC54F37B@microsoft.com...
>>>>>>>I am tryigng to learn Vista-64 bit. I have a shortcut on my desktop
>>>>>>>for Excel. I want to find the .exe file for excel. RIght clicking on
>>>>>>>the shortcut and looking at either Properties/general (which tells
>>>>>>>me where the "SHORTCUT "is located or Properties /shortcut gives me
>>>>>>>the line "Target" but just shows the name of the file and not its
>>>>>>>location. In XP The line "target" would show the path. How do I find
>>>>>>>the path?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>

 
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