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Author Topic: Override default file explorer with relative path and parameters  (Read 2659 times)


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Hello everyone and happy new year!  ;D
I've been using FARR for quite a few years now but only recently have I bumped into this problem. I use all my applications set up as a portable environment so I always use relative paths whenever possible, and I have recently switched my portable file manager, so I was trying to adjust the FARR option "Override default file explorer" to point to my new file browser (XYplorer if it matters).

Thing is I was trying to open it with a few custom command line switches or parameters as you may call them but they only seem to work if I point to the EXE with a full absolute path (say "C:/path/to/my/XYplorer.exe") if I use a relative path no command line parameters, or path for that matter, seem to be passed. The XYplorer window is focused but nothing else happens, no new tabs or navigation to the desired location.
I am led to believe it is a FARR problem because if I use the same "Override default file explorer" with a relative path but nothing else after the ".exe" path it will work fine, and the same command line parameters with an absolute path work fine as well, so is this a known limitation of the current system, a bug, a problem with XYplorer, or am I simply doing something wrong?

Thanks in advance