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Author Topic: IDEA: copy explorer window folder path to save dialog by drag and drop  (Read 3874 times)

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I've just opened a save dialog. The path is in System, so I have a lot of clicking to do to get it where I want to save the file.

Usually I've got some C:\Stuff\Stuff\Stuff\Stuff\Stuff explorer window open, where I want to save the stuff.

Going there in the save dialog can be done by copying the path from the Explorer window "Address" field.
I want to alt/ctrl/Win-drag the title of the explorer window and drop in on the save dialog, which then would go to the path (just enter it in the file name field by copypaste and press enter).

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Re: IDEA: copy explorer window folder path to save dialog by drag and drop
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2006, 10:51:08 AM »
although this isn't directly for what you are asking, do yourself a favor and go read our review of dialog extenders:


working with the save/load dialogs can be made infinitely more pleasing with these tools.

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Re: IDEA: copy explorer window folder path to save dialog by drag and drop
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2006, 11:09:35 AM »
Not sure if this is what you are looking for (I may have msiunderstood your request) but check out http://home.worldonl...reeutil.htm#pathcopy

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Re: IDEA: copy explorer window folder path to save dialog by drag and drop
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2006, 11:17:43 AM »
copypath is a very nice extension, but it sounds like he is an explorer/drag+drop centric person like myself and what he wants is to be able to drag directories from an explorer window to the open/save dialog to jump to that folder in the dialog.  it's actually a good idea for a feature to add to these dialog extender tools.

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Re: IDEA: copy explorer window folder path to save dialog by drag and drop
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2006, 01:06:52 PM »
Actually if you put a fully qualified address in the filename it will save the file where you want without any navigation - so CopyPath to set a detination in advance does the job quite nicely (if that is what you want). I must say though that for regular use folders something like PS Hot Folders is much more convenient.

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