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Author Topic: Can you view folders in FARR via an alias?  (Read 407 times)

jinxx

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Can you view folders in FARR via an alias?
« on: May 19, 2021, 06:45 PM »
If you type a path with a trailing backslash you can view the contents of a folder without opening explorer e.g.:
C:\users\someone\

Is there some way to view a folders contents the same way, but with an alias to a path. for example:

an example alias:
my_docs = "C:\users\someone\"

and typing the "my_docs" alias in FARR to reveal the contents of the folder in "C:\users\someone\" within the FARR window?

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Re: Can you view folders in FARR via an alias?
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2021, 03:20 AM »
Is there some way to view a folders contents the same way, but with an alias to a path.
Here are three slightly different ways. In each start with
alias name: my_docs
alias regex: ^(my_docs|my_doc|my_do|my_d)$         (Not required, but faster. Modify as you want it.)

and then choose one of these
alias result: dosearch C:\users\someone\
alias result: restartsearch C:\users\someone\
alias result: dolaunch restartsearch C:\users\someone\

How they differ:
dosearch: Immediately list folder contents in FARR results.
restartsearch: Show result "restartsearch C:\users\someone" and wait for (Enter) to list folder contents.
dolaunch restartsearch: Immediately list folder contents in FARR results and show folder path in FARR search box.

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