How to open file in vim that is not in the current directory ?

I am using Windows computer.  I use telnet utility to connect to remote Linux machine and work on that machine remotely.

My embedded 'C' language project is in Linux machine.  I am using vim editor.  

Is it possible to open file in vim editor that is not in the current directory?
For example, from home directory I want to open a 'C' language file that's in any directory in the Linux File System.
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Jesse BruffettM&F-ing SorcererCommented:
vi /folder/subfolder/targetFile

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just use "vi" then specify the file path to the file you want to edit before the file name.

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Presumably you mean you want to open a file outside the current directory without exiting your vim session.

At this command prompt you can read a file from anywhere in, look at the command options to find, open a new file, split the display so you have one file on top and another file at the bottom.
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