I'm having a little trouble getting used to the address bar (breadcrumb bar?) in Windows 7. Unlike Windows XP, which usually shows you the full path of the folder you are in, Windows 7 shows you "virtual paths" (or is it "breadcrumbs"?) and I haven't nearly begun to figure out all the new folders in Vista/7 versus XP, so I get lost easily.

But if you click on the icon in the Windows 7 Explorer address bar, the display switches temporarily to a "path view". I thought this was pretty neat and was unable to find this tip on HTG. There is probably a switch to make this change permanent, but I want to learn the new way, so I'm happy just to click the icon when I'm confused about where in the drive hierarchy I really am.

Posted 7 years ago