Not all path's but most paths on Windows can actually be written in the historically original / instead of \.

For example C:\Users\a\Desktop can be written as C:/Users/a/Desktop/

The problem is Windows Explorer doesn't display this by default - ever.

Is there a feasible Windows Explorer that does this or alternative with maybe autohotkey to achieve this functionality?

  • You want AHK to change the path when you click it at the top in windows explorer?
    – Cody G
    Oct 11, 2018 at 21:15
  • @CodyG. no when you press ctrl+L
    – William
    Oct 11, 2018 at 21:16
  • @CodyG yes that could also work.
    – William
    Dec 27, 2020 at 2:08
  • Wow this is old, but you could (in AHK) 1. F4, to select the link, 2. ctrl + c to get the link, 3. modify clipboard (via ahk) to replace ` with /`
    – Cody G
    Dec 27, 2020 at 5:36

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Have you tried SIGMA?

With it you can use the forward slash /

... among other features.

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