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Good question, but believe or not it is very common. I have at least 1 person a week ask me how to find the path to a file. Here's some examples:When using myob accounting software you can backup your work into one file and transfer it to another computer, but it always opens as a backup and is not quite right.. You have to pay extra to use your myob files on more than one computer. Well this isn't entirely true because if you find the right file which is stored in C:Documents and SettingsmitzMy DocumentsMyob16datamyobblamy stuff, copy it and paste it to the same place on the new computer with myob installed, thats it...But you need to know the path to the file to copy it, and then it must be replaced in exactly the same path on the new computer.Same with when you want to backup all the email folders you have created with Outlook Express...You can simply copy these folders but they have to be placed in exactly the same place for it to work. So again you will need the path to put them back. Especially if it is a hidden path, which this one is. If you have the path to where the folders are you can simply paste this path into the address bar and you will be taken there. No need to find where you are going and no need to show hidden files. Also remember the Windows movie maker transfer we did? Same thing. You had to know where to put the files into the right spot or they would not work.