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View Full DOS Path to any Folder in Windows 7

By Codrut Nistor

Posted in How-to, Windows-7

If you are used to the interface of Microsoft Windows 2000 or Windows 98 it is expected that you will never find any problem in locating any object in those operating systems as the entire DOS path is displayed in the title bar. However with the release of Microsoft Windows Vista and above operating systems this feature is disabled and no DOS path is now displayed in the title bar. Instead just the folder names are displayed there and users can easily navigate through the entire path by clicking on the desired folder available up there. From Microsoft's point of view this feature adds a great advantage to the interface of the operating system as users are now not required to remember the entire path to locate any object and they are not required to click on Back button several times to go to parent folders of any object. However many people do not know that they can still view the entire DOS path without any extra configuration or settings. As a Windows 7 user if you want to view the entire DOS path of any object (precisely a folder) you are required to follow the steps given below:

  1. Logon to Windows 7 machine.

  2. Browse through navigate and locate the desired object (folder).

  3. Once located and reached in the title bar click at the end of the folder names.

  4. As you will do so you will be displayed with the full DOS path to that particular folder.