finding target file

Posted: 02-04-2009, 08:41 PM
In the XP operating system when I wanted to find the storage locatioon of a
file I could right click on the file-click properties and show the target
location. In visa it seems that when I try the same thing the Path to the
target is not visible. How do I find the target path?

finding target file


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Mort
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Re: finding target file
Posted: 02-04-2009, 08:53 PM
On Wed, 4 Feb 2009 12:41:49 -0800, "Leo Kline" <leoka3@xemaps.com>
wrote:
>In the XP operating system when I wanted to find the storage locatioon of a
>file I could right click on the file-click properties and show the target
>location. In visa it seems that when I try the same thing the Path to the
>target is not visible. How do I find the target path?
If you are able to find it and click on it, where is the need to find
the target path?

Or do you mean "click on the shortcut"?

Because if it's the latter, nothing has changed.
Gordon
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Re: finding target file
Posted: 02-04-2009, 09:43 PM
"Leo Kline" <leoka3@xemaps.com> wrote in message
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> In the XP operating system when I wanted to find the storage locatioon of
> a file I could right click on the file-click properties and show the
> target location. In visa it seems that when I try the same thing the Path
> to the target is not visible. How do I find the target path?

Shows up here, on the General Tab of Properties....

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Re: finding target file
Posted: 02-05-2009, 04:15 PM
On Wed, 04 Feb 2009 14:53:22 -0600, Mort
<mort.a.della@invalid.invalid> wrote:
>
>If you are able to find it and click on it, where is the need to find
>the target path?
>
If you are building a .bat file it's kind of handy to have the target
path to the file you want to work with. However I've found that this
target path MAY be deceptive. Geography in Vista seems kind of
changeable. Or something. (I got new laptop about 2 weeks ago with
Vista, my first encounter with the beast).
Leo Kline
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Re: finding target file
Posted: 02-06-2009, 04:24 AM
Mort was right-, I did mean sshortcut.e.g. 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 shos
the name iof the file and not its location

"Mort" <mort.a.della@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
news:7vvjo4lb4otghmjlkn0qmb7695lcqiog7k@4ax.com...
> On Wed, 4 Feb 2009 12:41:49 -0800, "Leo Kline" <leoka3@xemaps.com>
> wrote:
>
>>In the XP operating system when I wanted to find the storage locatioon of
>>a
>>file I could right click on the file-click properties and show the target
>>location. In visa it seems that when I try the same thing the Path to the
>>target is not visible. How do I find the target path?
>
> If you are able to find it and click on it, where is the need to find
> the target path?
>
> Or do you mean "click on the shortcut"?
>
> Because if it's the latter, nothing has changed.
Mort
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Re: finding target file
Posted: 02-06-2009, 04:52 AM
On Thu, 5 Feb 2009 20:24:24 -0800, "Leo Kline" <leoka3@xemaps.com>
wrote:
>Mort was right-, I did mean sshortcut.e.g. 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 shos
>the name iof the file and not its location
That's very odd. On my system, the Target gives the compete path.

A workaround is to search for the file. Since Vista's search can be
frustrating, Google "Agent Ransack". Download it, install it, and run
it - searching for the file name.

You should get the path in the results.

>
>"Mort" <mort.a.della@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
>news:7vvjo4lb4otghmjlkn0qmb7695lcqiog7k@4ax.com.. .
>> On Wed, 4 Feb 2009 12:41:49 -0800, "Leo Kline" <leoka3@xemaps.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>>In the XP operating system when I wanted to find the storage locatioon of
>>>a
>>>file I could right click on the file-click properties and show the target
>>>location. In visa it seems that when I try the same thing the Path to the
>>>target is not visible. How do I find the target path?
>>
>> If you are able to find it and click on it, where is the need to find
>> the target path?
>>
>> Or do you mean "click on the shortcut"?
>>
>> Because if it's the latter, nothing has changed.
st
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Re: finding target file
Posted: 02-08-2009, 05:15 AM
"Leo Kline" <leoka3@xemaps.com> сообщил/сообщила в новостях следующее:
newsADE4166-EE13-4DC7-8CB8-5AF51981D332@microsoft.com...
> Mort was right-, I did mean sshortcut.e.g. 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
> shos
> the name iof the file and not its location
>
> "Mort" <mort.a.della@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
> news:7vvjo4lb4otghmjlkn0qmb7695lcqiog7k@4ax.com...
>> On Wed, 4 Feb 2009 12:41:49 -0800, "Leo Kline" <leoka3@xemaps.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>>In the XP operating system when I wanted to find the storage locatioon of
>>>a
>>>file I could right click on the file-click properties and show the target
>>>location. In visa it seems that when I try the same thing the Path to the
>>>target is not visible. How do I find the target path?
>>
>> If you are able to find it and click on it, where is the need to find
>> the target path?
>>
>> Or do you mean "click on the shortcut"?
>>
>> Because if it's the latter, nothing has changed.
>
MS Office shortcuts are not pointing to files, they contain Application GUID
for Windows Installer.

JimB
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Re: finding target file
Posted: 02-08-2009, 02:55 PM

st;1161765 Wrote:
> &quot;Leo Kline&quot; <leoka3@xemaps.com
> сообщил/сообщила в новостях следующее
> newsADE4166-EE13-4DC7-8CB8-5AF51981D332@microsoft.com..
> > Mort was right-, I did mean sshortcut.e.g. I have a shortcut on m
> deskto
> > for Excel.
> > want to find the .exe file for excel. RIght clicking on the shortcu
> an
> > looking at either Properties/general (which tells me where th
> SHORTCUT &quot
> > IS located or Properties /shortcut gives me the lin
> &quot;Target&quot; but jus
> > sho
> > the name iof the file and not its locatio
>
> > &quot;Mort&quot; <mort.a.della@invalid.invalid> wrote in messag
> > news:7vvjo4lb4otghmjlkn0qmb7695lcqiog7k@4ax.com..
> >> On Wed, 4 Feb 2009 12:41:49 -0800, &quot;Leo Kline&quot
> <leoka3@xemaps.com
> >> wrote
> >
> >>>In the XP operating system when I wanted to find the storag
> locatioon o
> >>>
> >>>file I could right click on the file-click properties and show th
> targe
> >>>location. In visa it seems that when I try the same thing the Pat
> to th
> >>>target is not visible. How do I find the target path
> >
> >> If you are able to find it and click on it, where is the need t
> fin
> >> the target path
> >
> >> Or do you mean &quot;click on the shortcut&quot;
> >
> >> Because if it's the latter, nothing has changed
>
>
> MS Office shortcuts are not pointing to files, they contain Applicatio
> GUI
> for Windows Installer
There's a Freeware Tool BTW that you can use that even can make a cop
to the clipboard of the path to the file. It's called QTTabbar. I
you're interested I'll make some more screenshots.
http://i41.tinypic.com/s3lfzs.jp

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Ramesh Srinivasan, MS-MVP
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Re: finding target file
Posted: 02-09-2009, 12:21 PM
Correct! Also:

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/

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"st" <st@sandy.localdomain> wrote in message
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> "Leo Kline" <leoka3@xemaps.com> ???????/???????? ? ???????? ?????????:
> newsADE4166-EE13-4DC7-8CB8-5AF51981D332@microsoft.com...
>> Mort was right-, I did mean sshortcut.e.g. 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
>> shos
>> the name iof the file and not its location
>>
>> "Mort" <mort.a.della@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
>> news:7vvjo4lb4otghmjlkn0qmb7695lcqiog7k@4ax.com...
>>> On Wed, 4 Feb 2009 12:41:49 -0800, "Leo Kline" <leoka3@xemaps.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>>In the XP operating system when I wanted to find the storage locatioon
>>>>of a
>>>>file I could right click on the file-click properties and show the
>>>>target
>>>>location. In visa it seems that when I try the same thing the Path to
>>>>the
>>>>target is not visible. How do I find the target path?
>>>
>>> If you are able to find it and click on it, where is the need to find
>>> the target path?
>>>
>>> Or do you mean "click on the shortcut"?
>>>
>>> Because if it's the latter, nothing has changed.
>>
>
> MS Office shortcuts are not pointing to files, they contain Application
> GUID for Windows Installer.

 
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