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Hi all,

I am trying to open a specific path in my pc with this command


But this will open the folder in a new explorer window. I just want the folder to open in the current explorer window. How to do it ? Please help. Thanks in advance. 

Side note : Actually, i am using QTTabbar in my Windows Explorer so it has a tabbed feature.  If the folder opened in current window, it will displayed in a new tab. But now, it is opening in a new explorer window.

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Use the Autoit Window Info Tool to catch the control-ID you need to put your path information in.


AFAIK shellexecute() will always open an additional Windows Explorer window.


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i actually don't know how QTTabbar works. but in a normal explorer u could set ur old window as parent to a new instance and set the pos/size to the old... like

#include <WinAPI.au3>
    #include <WinAPISysWin.au3>
    $newpath = @ScriptDir
    Global $hMigration, $hExplHolder, $hExplorer, $sStartDir = "C:\"
If WinExists ( "[CLASS:CabinetWClass]","" ) Then
    $hExplHolder = WinGetHandle ( "[CLASS:CabinetWClass]","" )
    Local $pos = WinGetPos ( $hExplHolder,"" )
    MsgBox ( 48,"error","no window exist" )

Func _createexp ($hwnd,$newpath,$w,$h)
$sStartDir = $newpath
Run('C:\Windows\explorer.exe /n, "' & $sStartDir & '"',"",@SW_HIDE)
$hExplorer2 = WinGetHandle("[CLASS:CabinetWClass]")
WinSetState($hExplorer2, "", @SW_HIDE)
WinMove($hExplorer2, "", -8, -30, $W, $H)
_WinAPI_SetParent($hExplorer2, $hExplHolder)
WinSetState($hExplorer2, "", @SW_SHOW)

you just have to care when you want to resize it (btw i think there is an option to force size of parent) or if you have more then 1 instances of it because always the last is selected... but you could write the handle down.

was just first idea - maybe i get another soon :) 


tried to install QTTabbar but i have to read something about it first i guess :frantics:


else u could try it with controlsend or something


there is no way to do this without a new instance i guess, but im not sure :P


Edited by Aelc

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