OS: Windows 7 / Windows 8.1 Desktop
How do you view the folder tree of files and folders after performing a search in Windows Explorer?
You want to find the location of multiple files or folders using Windows Explorer search, so you enter the search string in the text box. You get a list of results in the current window.
If you right click > "Open Folder Location," you lose all the search results because it opens in the same window.
If you right click > "Open in New Window," it opens the path to the search result location, NOT the path to the file location.
1) You cannot see the file or folder location in folder tree in the left panel.
2) If you look at the folder path in the address bar, you see a text string with Unicode characters for slashes and spaces (eg, %3A, %20, etc.). If you try to enter everything after the "Location:" in that string into another Windows Explorer address bar, it does not translate properly.
One work around is to first "Open in New Window". Then open the file in an appropriate program such as Notepad or Excel. Then click "Save As > Browse" and open a folder from the "save as" window.
But is there another way to do this that isn't so clunky? Is there an online program that will convert Unicode to text so Windows Explorer can read it? Is there another Windows option in the context menu, or the toolbar ribbon that I am not aware of?