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How to replace Windows Explorer breadcrumbs with classic full path textbox?

The button-based address bar in Windows Explorer in Windows 7 is annoying me. I want Windows Explorer to have the text-based address bar instead.

I know I can click the bar to reveal the path, but how can I make the path be displayed by default?

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marked as duplicate by Oliver Salzburg, studiohack Apr 16 '12 at 16:11

This question was marked as an exact duplicate of an existing question.

You're not doing yourself any favors in trying to revert UI changes. – Oliver Salzburg Apr 16 '12 at 14:16
@OliverSalzburg I disagree but I am not going to start an argument. – Torben Gundtofte-Bruun Apr 16 '12 at 18:49
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Figures. I always find the answer after posting, despite not finding it after a Google search and two SU site searches.

MS offers no native solution. One needs to use third-party hacks to accomplish this.

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