I hope I'm not stepping on any toes, but I had already come up with a solution, borrowing heavily from the Favorite Folders AHK script
(which so many have come to know and love). I basically ripped off the meat of the script and passed it a couple of command-line arguments from FARR. I also tweaked it a tiny bit so that it works in Vista and 7.
You'll find 4 files in the zipped up alias pack:
The AHK script is there in case anybody would like to tweak anything/view source. The alias itself uses the exe for ease of passing command-line parameters.
Basically, unzip the files into your AliasGroups/MyCustom folder. The alias itself is set to "faf", because i find that quick and easy to type and
because "ff" kept showing "Microsoft Off
ice" results for me.
Type "faf" into FARR, and you should see the three example folders. If the last window open is an explorer window, command console, or open file dialog, the script will navigate you to the selected folder in that window. If not, it will open a new explorer window.
To add more folders, simply edit the alias from within FARR (or directly in the FarrFolders.alias file). You'll see 3 examples already included:
- Desktop | %ALIASDIR%\FarrFolders.exe %LASTHWND% %MYDESKTOP%
- Program Files | %ALIASDIR%\FarrFolders.exe %LASTHWND% %PROGRAMFILES%
- My Documents| %ALIASDIR%\FarrFolders.exe %LASTHWND% %MYDOCUMENTS%
As you can see, these take the form of:
<folder_name> | %ALIASDIR%\FarrFolders.exe %LASTHWND% <folder_path>
is the name of the folder as you'd like it to appear in your results and <folder_path>
is the full path to the folder, which can (and should) utilize the FARR virtual folder names as much as possible. Leave the rest of the line the same, obv.
mouser, I was thinking about creating a "faf" alias command to edit the list, but it seems as though if I edit the alias file externally, the list doesn't automatically update the next time I type the alias. I could get it to do so if I manually opened up the "edit alias" box and closed it again, but not otherwise. Is there a way to get it to automatically rescan the alias file and refresh the results list? I'd like to add this functionality.
Till then, enjoy! This alias has already become indispensable to me - I hope it proves useful to others.