Display Path and File Name of Active Running Processes (Image) in Windows Task Manager

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Windows Task Manager is a task manager application integrated and built into Microsoft Windows operating systems. In Windows 9x, Windows Task Manager is called “Tasks”. The application provides information about computer performance and displays details about running applications, processes, network activity, logged-in users, and system services. In Windows Vista, Windows Task Manager is further enhanced with a new Services tab to view and modify currently running services, and a few new columns such as Description column to view the full name of a process. Another new column is Image Path Name that shows the path or location of the files that span the running processes in Windows Vista.

To enable and display the Image Path Name in Task Manager of Windows Vista and Windows 7, simply follow these steps:

  1. Start Windows Task Manager by pressing Ctrl + Shift + Escape key sequence, or pressing Ctrl + Alt + Del and then choose Task Manager, or right clicking on your Taskbar and select Task Manager.
  2. Click on Processes tab if you’re still not viewing it.
  3. In Windows Task Manager window, click on View menu.

    Windows Task Manager View Menu

  4. Then click on Select Columns option.
  5. In the Select Columns pop-up dialog, select (tick) the Image Path Name checkbox. You can also select Command Line to view the complete command used to run the processes or apps.
  6. Click OK when done.

In Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, or later, the tab which the additional detail columns available has been changed. The “Processes” tab now only hosts some details, and more information now available in “Details” tab. To enable and display the Image Path Name in Task Manager of Windows 8 or later, follow these steps:

  1. Start Windows Task Manager by pressing Ctrl + Shift + Escape key sequence, or pressing Ctrl + Alt + Del and then choose Task Manager, or right clicking on your Taskbar and select Task Manager, or open Win-X menu and select Task Manager.
  2. Go to Details tab.
  3. Right click on the row of column header, then select Select columns option.

    Task Manager Columns Selection

  4. In the Select Columns pop-up dialog, select (tick) the Image Path Name checkbox. You can also select Command Line (also available in Processes tab) to view the complete command used to run the processes or apps.

    Task Manger Columsn Selection

  5. Click OK when done.

You will be able to see the full path or the location of the files with filename that are called to start the list of processes in Windows Vista. Some may not have value or entry as they’re system processes.

By |2016-12-09T08:40:34+00:00December 9th, 2016|Categories: Windows|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

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