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moderated Finding a File Using JAWS

Rick Miller
 

Dear Listers:

 

I currently am running the latest version of Windows and am also using the latest version of JAWS.  If you download something without designating a path, how do you go about finding out what folder your download is in?  I know that you search for something by opening up the Search box by pressing the Alt key, but although this finds the file you are looking for it doesn’t tell you what folder that file is in.

 

 

 

Rick Miller

 

 

Rick,

           If you find yourself wanting to find files, by name, and then opening the folder they're in, I strongly suggest that you download the Everything Search from voidtools.com.  It's footprint is tiny but it is so much easier to use than Windows Search if what you generally search for is files by file name (or even if you only do this occasionally, but have many you need to find).

            Once you are on the file of interest, it's folder is shown, but even easier is that you can bring up the context menu, choose Open Path, and File Explorer will open the folder with that file already selected.

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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

The purpose of education is not to validate ignorance but to overcome it.
       ~ Lawrence Krauss

Bill White
 

Hi, Rick. I agree with Brian about the convenience of Everything Search, and I have it on my machines, and use it.

 

Before I had Everything Search, here's what I did to find file location.

 

1. Perform the search to find the desired file.

2. Press SHIFT F10 to bring up the context menu.

3. Arrow up to find Open File Location, and press ENTER.

4. Once the file location is open, press JAWS key plus T to read the title bar. This will speak the folder you have currently opened, which is the file location.

 

Bill White

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From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Rick Miller
Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 6:40 PM
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Subject: Finding a File Using JAWS

 

Dear Listers:

                               

I currently am running the latest version of Windows and am also using the latest version of JAWS.  If you download something without designating a path, how do you go about finding out what folder your download is in?  I know that you search for something by opening up the Search box by pressing the Alt key, but although this finds the file you are looking for it doesn’t tell you what folder that file is in.

 

 

 

Rick Miller

 

JM Casey
 

You can also hit alt-enter on the file to open a properties dialogue box and see it’s path near the top of the window. Unfortunately if the path is too long I think it will be truncated.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Rick Miller
Sent: June 24, 2020 9:40 PM
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Subject: Finding a File Using JAWS

 

Dear Listers:

 

I currently am running the latest version of Windows and am also using the latest version of JAWS.  If you download something without designating a path, how do you go about finding out what folder your download is in?  I know that you search for something by opening up the Search box by pressing the Alt key, but although this finds the file you are looking for it doesn’t tell you what folder that file is in.

 

 

 

Rick Miller

 

Shan Noyes
 

When I am using chrome and do a download after the download has completed when chrome is in focus do a shift f6 and that puts you on the name of the downloaded file.  So because I work a lot with log analysis programs like splunk and the downloaded files are csv files then all I do is when the filename is in focus hit the space bar and the file is opened up.

 

But again that is with chrome.

 

Have a good day.

 

 

 

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Dear Listers:

 

I currently am running the latest version of Windows and am also using the latest version of JAWS.  If you download something without designating a path, how do you go about finding out what folder your download is in?  I know that you search for something by opening up the Search box by pressing the Alt key, but although this finds the file you are looking for it doesn’t tell you what folder that file is in.

 

 

 

Rick Miller

 

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Bill White
 

Hi, Shan. He's not necessarily talking about finding a file he just downloaded, although that can be the case, if, for some reason, the browser isn't saving downloaded files to the Downloads folder. It's trying to find a file on your system that has been moved to another folder, and you can't remember where it has been moved. Even then, the trick is trying to find out which folder has been opened, even if you use the trick in Chrome to which you are referring.

 

Bill White

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Sent: Thursday, June 25, 2020 6:40 AM
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Subject: Re: Finding a File Using JAWS

 

When I am using chrome and do a download after the download has completed when chrome is in focus do a shift f6 and that puts you on the name of the downloaded file.  So because I work a lot with log analysis programs like splunk and the downloaded files are csv files then all I do is when the filename is in focus hit the space bar and the file is opened up.

 

But again that is with chrome.

 

Have a good day.

 

 

 

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Dear Listers:

 

I currently am running the latest version of Windows and am also using the latest version of JAWS.  If you download something without designating a path, how do you go about finding out what folder your download is in?  I know that you search for something by opening up the Search box by pressing the Alt key, but although this finds the file you are looking for it doesn’t tell you what folder that file is in.

 

 

 

Rick Miller

 

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Shan Noyes
 

Yes, sorry about that,  I just read some of the other responses

Have a good day.

 

 

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Hi, Shan. He's not necessarily talking about finding a file he just downloaded, although that can be the case, if, for some reason, the browser isn't saving downloaded files to the Downloads folder. It's trying to find a file on your system that has been moved to another folder, and you can't remember where it has been moved. Even then, the trick is trying to find out which folder has been opened, even if you use the trick in Chrome to which you are referring.

 

Bill White

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From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Shan Noyes
Sent: Thursday, June 25, 2020 6:40 AM
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Subject: Re: Finding a File Using JAWS

 

When I am using chrome and do a download after the download has completed when chrome is in focus do a shift f6 and that puts you on the name of the downloaded file.  So because I work a lot with log analysis programs like splunk and the downloaded files are csv files then all I do is when the filename is in focus hit the space bar and the file is opened up.

 

But again that is with chrome.

 

Have a good day.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Rick Miller via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 7:40 PM
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Subject: Finding a File Using JAWS

 

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Dear Listers:

 

I currently am running the latest version of Windows and am also using the latest version of JAWS.  If you download something without designating a path, how do you go about finding out what folder your download is in?  I know that you search for something by opening up the Search box by pressing the Alt key, but although this finds the file you are looking for it doesn’t tell you what folder that file is in.

 

 

 

Rick Miller

 

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Rick Miller
 

But if you want to find out what folder that file or program is in, then what do you do?

 

 

 

Rick Miller

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Shan Noyes
Sent: Thursday, June 25, 2020 6:40 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io; jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Finding a File Using JAWS

 

When I am using chrome and do a download after the download has completed when chrome is in focus do a shift f6 and that puts you on the name of the downloaded file.  So because I work a lot with log analysis programs like splunk and the downloaded files are csv files then all I do is when the filename is in focus hit the space bar and the file is opened up.

 

But again that is with chrome.

 

Have a good day.

 

 

 

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Dear Listers:

 

I currently am running the latest version of Windows and am also using the latest version of JAWS.  If you download something without designating a path, how do you go about finding out what folder your download is in?  I know that you search for something by opening up the Search box by pressing the Alt key, but although this finds the file you are looking for it doesn’t tell you what folder that file is in.

 

 

 

Rick Miller

 

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On Thu, Jun 25, 2020 at 11:52 AM, Rick Miller wrote:
But if you want to find out what folder that file or program is in, then what do you do?
If you mean one you've just downloaded in Chrome, then use the Open Folder command for that file.

Any file, once File Explorer is open and there is focus on that file, can have its full path (which includes its name at the end) using the Copy Path command that's part of File Explorer itself.  ALT+H,CP.

As an example, this is what I get for one of my downloaded files (and it includes the double quotes):  "C:\Users\brite\Downloads\0314policyforumff.pdf"
 
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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

The purpose of education is not to validate ignorance but to overcome it.
       ~ Lawrence Krauss