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# Open up a specific folder? How?

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Ok well im very newbish to autoit, all i konw how to do is the Run( "whatever.exe" ) command, how can i open up a folder, not a file? I want to do this cuz theres a folder i use often but its really deep in the computer and i hate having to search for it.

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

$someFolder = "C:\somewhere\really\deep\in\the\computer" Run('explorer.exe "' &$someFolder & '"')

Run('explorer.exe /select, "C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\My Documents"')

Edited by CyberSlug

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go0b3r,

I am not sure just what you want, but this will open a folder and make it the current folder:

FileChangeDir("C:\more\and more\even more")

I think that might be what you are looking for.

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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

try this

Run("C:\Windows\EXPLORER.EXE" & " " & "C:\Program Files\")

edit replace "C:\Program Files\" with the path of the folder you wish to open.

Edited by pecloe

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as a script to open a folder

$initial_dir = @ProgramFilesDir & "\AutoIt3\Examples\My-Stuff\Test-Files"$var = FileSelectFolder("Choose a folder.", "", 1, $initial_dir) lots of choices here... 8) #### Share this post ##### Link to post ##### Share on other sites #6 · Posted (edited) $folder = YOURFILEORFOLDERGOESHERE
$var = FileGetShortName($var)
Run(@Comspec & " /c start " & \$var, '', @SW_HIDE)

that's just how i'd go about it

~cdkid

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