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vistaAs you know  if you want to open the folder containing an application without knowing the full path to it, all you have to do is right-click  the shortcut icon representing the application itself (usually available in the desktop and having .lnk extension), select the shortcut tab and click the  Open File Location Tab button.  Anyway sometimes this button is not available at all. This happens when a  particular registry value data for lnkfile is missing. Let’s see how to reactivate this important feature.

  1. Click Start.
  2. In the search box, type regedit and press Enter.
  3. Locate the following registry key: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile
  4. Now, right click on the right pane, select New  String Value (REG_SZ).
  5. Name the new registry value  IsShortcut
  6. No value data is required.
  7. Reboot your computer for the change to take effect.



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One Comment to “Right click on shortcuts icons don’t show “open file location” in Vista”

  1. Umang Says:

    The sorhensect provided above looks like KDE.Windows 7 beta sorhensects, looks like GNOME.If you need an OS that will run on 512kb, go get GNU/Linux, preferably the Ubuntu flavor of the Debian distribution. You can do almost all of what “Vista” and “Windows 7″ can do, and more.


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