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Author Topic: idea: open folder context menu item  (Read 2801 times)

justice

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idea: open folder context menu item
« on: July 16, 2007, 01:55:58 PM »
I'd love to see a context menu item "open folder" on any regular file. The idea is to quickly browse to the folder where the file resides in from any application that acknowledges the context menu. For example I could quickly browse from the opera browser's file transfer dialogue or from within winrar, open and save dialogues etc. The possibilities are endless.

Opera used to have it as an option (was not meant to but you can still enable it manually) but i'd like to see it available across many applications.

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Re: idea: open folder context menu item
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2007, 02:13:02 PM »
I'm pretty sure there are programs that do this.
Still, it isn't that hard.

Take this ahk script:
splitpath,1,,OutDir

run,explorer %OutDir%
Save it anywhere and add an entry in the send to menu with a shortcut to it.

There's a way to add the context menu as you mentioned, but i can't add that entry for all the filetypes at once, you'd have to add an entry for each filetype (which makes no sense).

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Re: idea: open folder context menu item
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2007, 02:33:31 PM »
 :Thmbsup:Excellent :Thmbsup: can't believe its that easy if you got the knowledge.  :-*

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Re: idea: open folder context menu item
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2007, 02:41:08 PM »
You could use something like Fast Explorer to edit context menu. It works fine for me.

Or you can wait for Mouser's "Context menu commander" :D
« Last Edit: July 16, 2007, 02:46:59 PM by ak_ »

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Re: idea: open folder context menu item
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2007, 09:47:53 PM »
Also a one-line batch file will do it:

explorer /e,%~p1

Put the batch file anywhere, put a shortcut to to it in the SendTo
folder (have the shortcut Open Minimized and rename it for
appearances).

Right click a file, use the Send To menu to click on your shortcut and
an explorer window will appear.