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Windows 8.1 - pasting file path to navigate to

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no-sweat    2

Hi.

 

In Windows 8 (and Windows 7 I believe), I was able to hit the start button, paste a file path from my clipboard, and hit enter. The folder would then open in windows explorer.. it was great and made navigating to the path so quick and easy.

 

In Windows 8.1, I can hit the start button but pasting does nothing :( Instead I have to bring up the menu on the right side, hit Search, THEN paste it.

 

Did I configure something wrong to make this happen or did Microsoft just change this feature? Any tips how to get it back?

 

I guess I could add the address toolbar to my taskbar but I'd rather have the old way back, it's still easier!

 

Thanks!

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Eric    1,515

Hit Windows-R and paste the path into the run box. (I just tried pasting a path into Win 8 Start screen's search and it worked fine. Use Win-F to bring up File search.)

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notchinese    311

Or Win + Q automatically searches everything, and file paths work

 

Or Win + E to open My Computer

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Dot Matrix    7,162

Win+S to open search, CTRL+V to paste.

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nub    181

You could also hit any key, backspace, and then paste

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no-sweat    2

Thanks guys, Win+Q is the winner. Win+R is a good backup.

 

And, backspacing the metro search is the backup backup    :D

 

Thanks again

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