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Old May 5th 20, 09:40 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-8
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Default want to see location where program is installed

As far as I can tell, Control Panel Programs Programs and features
displays info such as name, publisher, installed on size and version.
I do not see any path to where it is actually installed. The bottom
pane gives info such as contact data.

I wish to identify the exact path to the installed program. Is there a
way to do so within Windows? Or will it require a third party s/w to
do so and if so, recommendations?

Thanks. John.
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Old May 5th 20, 10:05 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-8
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On Tue, 5 May 2020 20:40:32 -0000 (UTC), "Yes"
wrote:

As far as I can tell, Control Panel Programs Programs and features
displays info such as name, publisher, installed on size and version.
I do not see any path to where it is actually installed. The bottom
pane gives info such as contact data.

I wish to identify the exact path to the installed program. Is there a
way to do so within Windows? Or will it require a third party s/w to
do so and if so, recommendations?


For programs that are running, Task Manager will show the path if you
enable the Command Line column.

If you need a more general tool, perhaps they have something on the Nirsoft
site. Something like this:

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/install...ages_view.html

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Old May 6th 20, 04:10 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-8
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On Tue, 5 May 2020 20:40:32 -0000 (UTC), "Yes"
wrote:

As far as I can tell, Control Panel Programs Programs and features
displays info such as name, publisher, installed on size and version.
I do not see any path to where it is actually installed. The bottom
pane gives info such as contact data.

I wish to identify the exact path to the installed program. Is there a
way to do so within Windows? Or will it require a third party s/w to
do so and if so, recommendations?

Thanks. John.


If it has an icon on the desktop, right click on the icon and click
Properties, then click Shortcut tab. The exact path is shown in
Target.
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Old May 6th 20, 06:31 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-8
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On 06/05/2020 16:43, Stephen Wolstenholme wrote:
That only works if it has a Shortcut icon on the desktop.


So how does one launch an app without a shortcut?* If by directly
clicking on the executable then clearly the user knows where the app is
located!!.


In windows 10 and I suspect previous versions as well there were
shortcuts either on the desktop or in the start button.* Either way,
Right-clicking on the whatever shortcut you get the option to Open File
Location.* this might take you the location of the link itself.* So
right-click on it again to go to the location of the App itself.

[ For babies who are crying about everything ]
https://i.imgur.com/kSFtjJN.png

People have to learn to think out of the box to get things done when
using modern technology but people on these newsgroups are so dunce that
they need to come here and cry about almost everything.

Rome wasn't built with people of that type.* It had people who were able
to solve problems.




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Old May 6th 20, 08:27 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-8
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Char Jackson wrote:

On Tue, 5 May 2020 20:40:32 -0000 (UTC), "Yes"
wrote:

As far as I can tell, Control Panel Programs Programs and

features
displays info such as name, publisher, installed on size and
version. I do not see any path to where it is actually installed.
The bottom pane gives info such as contact data.

I wish to identify the exact path to the installed program. Is
there a way to do so within Windows? Or will it require a third
party s/w to do so and if so, recommendations?


For programs that are running, Task Manager will show the path if you
enable the Command Line column.

If you need a more general tool, perhaps they have something on the
Nirsoft site. Something like this:

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/install...ages_view.html


Thanks. Nice info, but the programs I'm checking were not installed
using Windows installer. I mean, they show up in Windows Control Panel
info about installed programs but not in the Nirsoft report.

It seems to me that at one time (many years ago) one or two s/w
packages that catalogued hardware and software on your pc like SIW
provided that info. IIRC, these days SIW, if it's still around, is a
commercial product.
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Old May 6th 20, 08:52 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-8
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On Tue, 5 May 2020 20:40:32 -0000 (UTC), Yes wrote:

As far as I can tell, Control Panel Programs Programs and features
displays info such as name, publisher, installed on size and version.
I do not see any path to where it is actually installed. The bottom
pane gives info such as contact data.

I wish to identify the exact path to the installed program. Is there a
way to do so within Windows? Or will it require a third party s/w to
do so and if so, recommendations?


Do you have a start Menu? If so, right-click on a program shortcut
and select Properties. The Target box in Properties usually contains
the full path to the executable program. (I say "usually" because MS
Office programs do _not_ show the location.)

If you don't have a Start Menu and don't want one, disregard this
reply. if you do want a Windows 7-style Start Menu, download and
install a free program such as Classic Shell, and then you will. :-)

http://www.classicshell.net/

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Old May 6th 20, 09:25 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-8
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Char Jackson wrote:

On Tue, 5 May 2020 20:40:32 -0000 (UTC), "Yes"
wrote:

As far as I can tell, Control Panel Programs Programs and

features
displays info such as name, publisher, installed on size and
version. I do not see any path to where it is actually installed.
The bottom pane gives info such as contact data.

I wish to identify the exact path to the installed program. Is
there a way to do so within Windows? Or will it require a third
party s/w to do so and if so, recommendations?


For programs that are running, Task Manager will show the path if you
enable the Command Line column.

If you need a more general tool, perhaps they have something on the
Nirsoft site. Something like this:

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/install...ages_view.html


Just another note. I browsed some more at Nirsoft. The UninstallView
package seems like a better fit. It too includes the location of
installed programs and it picked up those programs installed using 3rd
party installers.
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Old May 6th 20, 10:41 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-8
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On 06/05/2020 21:25, Yes wrote:
it picked up those programs installed using 3rd
party installers.



This now proves that there are nutters like you who will use anything
crap to mess up the system.* In Windows you have to use Microsoft's
de-facto-method of doing things but idiots like you won't trust
Microsoft but still continue using Microsoft products.

Now go and **** yourself or go and get infected with Covid-19. It is
available to all idiots out there.


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Old May 6th 20, 11:16 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-8
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On Wed, 6 May 2020 18:31:07 +0100, ? Good Guy ?
wrote:

On 06/05/2020 16:43, Stephen Wolstenholme wrote:
That only works if it has a Shortcut icon on the desktop.


So how does one launch an app without a shortcut?* If by directly
clicking on the executable then clearly the user knows where the app is
located!!.


There are some icons on my desktop that are URL's. They are Internet
shortcuts rather than application shortcuts. There are a few without
the heavy shortcut arrow as well. I can't remember how I created them.

Steve

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Old May 6th 20, 11:48 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-8
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On 06/05/2020 23:16, Stephen Wolstenholme wrote:
There are some icons on my desktop that are URL's. They are Internet
shortcuts rather than application shortcuts.



So that's not the problem and the original question wasn't about them.*
No need to waste time discussing them.


There are a few without
the heavy shortcut arrow as well. I can't remember how I created them.



Heavy shortcut arrows could mean that the link is for all users on that
machine.* Me thinks so anyway.* Try creating a user on that machine and
see if the desktop of that new, clean user,* has got [almost] the same
shortcuts as the ones you are calling "Heavy Shortcut".* These links are
placed on the public folder on that machine (generally).

C:\Users\Public\Desktop

The problem the original poster had was that he used some 3rd party tool
to install an app.* God knows how this is possible because on a windows
system the standard way is to click on the exe file or msi file to
install an app but some nutters will find some unusual way of doing
things without knowing the full implications of what they are doing.*
then the mess happens and they come here crying about it without telling
us how it all happened in the first place.





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Old May 7th 20, 12:33 AM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-8
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On Wed, 6 May 2020 20:25:28 -0000 (UTC), "Yes"
wrote:

Char Jackson wrote:

On Tue, 5 May 2020 20:40:32 -0000 (UTC), "Yes"
wrote:

As far as I can tell, Control Panel Programs Programs and

features
displays info such as name, publisher, installed on size and
version. I do not see any path to where it is actually installed.
The bottom pane gives info such as contact data.

I wish to identify the exact path to the installed program. Is
there a way to do so within Windows? Or will it require a third
party s/w to do so and if so, recommendations?


For programs that are running, Task Manager will show the path if you
enable the Command Line column.

If you need a more general tool, perhaps they have something on the
Nirsoft site. Something like this:

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/install...ages_view.html


Just another note. I browsed some more at Nirsoft. The UninstallView
package seems like a better fit. It too includes the location of
installed programs and it picked up those programs installed using 3rd
party installers.


Bookmark that site, if you like. It's got a ton of tools, many of which
come in handy now and then.

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Old May 7th 20, 05:21 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-8
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😉 Good Guy 😉 wrote:

On 06/05/2020 21:25, Yes wrote:
it picked up those programs installed using 3rd
party installers.



This now proves that there are nutters like you who will use anything
crap to mess up the system.* In Windows you have to use Microsoft's
de-facto-method of doing things but idiots like you won't trust
Microsoft but still continue using Microsoft products.

Now go and **** yourself or go and get infected with Covid-19. It is
available to all idiots out there.


Knee-jerk reactionary bullying people without even asking for any
clarification. Go to anger management class.
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Old May 8th 20, 03:23 AM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-8
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On Thu, 7 May 2020 16:21:06 -0000 (UTC), Yes wrote:
? Good Guy ? wrote:
Now go and **** yourself or go and get infected with Covid-19. It is
available to all idiots out there.


Knee-jerk reactionary bullying people without even asking for any
clarification. Go to anger management class.


Congratulations -- you've given the troll just what it wanted:
attention. It's hugging itself because in its sick mind the highest
good is getting a rise out of people.

The only good response to a troll is to ignore it, hard though that
may be sometimes.

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Old May 8th 20, 05:05 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-8
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On 5/5/2020 1:40 PM, Yes wrote:
As far as I can tell, Control Panel Programs Programs and features
displays info such as name, publisher, installed on size and version.
I do not see any path to where it is actually installed. The bottom
pane gives info such as contact data.

I wish to identify the exact path to the installed program. Is there a
way to do so within Windows? Or will it require a third party s/w to
do so and if so, recommendations?



Do a Windows search on the program name. When you find it, click on
"Properties."


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