FineMe, The Easiest Way To Find Program Locations from Windows Shortcuts
By on May 21st, 2008

Have you ever wondered what the shortcut you are clicking on is launching? Or just curious to know in which directory a application resides in using the shortcut?

FindMe is a nifty and small and free utility which adds itself to the context menu of a shortcut file (.lnk) files and when selected opens an explorer window of the folder containing the target of the shortcut. This context menu command (when you right click on a file) is also known as a shell extension.

find-me-screenshot

There is also a hard Windows way to find this out which would take you more than one step to follow.

To do it the harder Windows way, simply right click on the shortcut icon and select properties from the context menu.

You will see a popup window as seen in the screenshot below;

windows-shortcut-properties

Copy the location in the target text field then open Windows Explorer and copy the path there and you will be taken to the Application Folder.

Now don’t you think FindMe is more easier, so go ahead and download the useful and free utility FindMe.

Requirements: Dot Net Framework

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  • http://mp3crown.com Magie

    Interesting…By far, I’m fully counting on Windows search to find files location.

  • http://justgiblets.com Scot

    Hmm. I’m wondering why you don’t just click that button that says “Open File Location”. Does the same thing. To my mind, the cost benefit of this one file extension isn’t really worth it. I’ve go so many other shell extensions in my context menu that are much more worthwhile (like TextPad and Open Command Window Here). But that’s just IMO.

    • Keith Dsouza

      Actually Scot I am not sure that feature is available in XP, I am using Vista.

  • http://tireless.72pines.com/ tireless

    I think this is a very usesfull & must have extension.But I use another script to do this (not Requirements: Dot Net Framework)

  • http://www.deemx.com DeeMX

    I don’t know will be useful this tool for me or not. But I think that FindMe will be useful for other people.

 
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