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Windows 7: jump to a folder

24 Mar 2014   #1
sbrady

win 7 64bit
 
 
jump to a folder

I do television production for a living. I get files from many servers all day long and edit them. Some folders I need to get to are buried in a tree of 3-5 (or more) folders. Is there a way that I can jump right into a folder without having to click down the tree.

so for example here is the folder structure.
Folder1 - Folder2 - Folder3 - Folder4 - Folder5.

Is there a way when I am in an application and need to open a file in folder5, that I can jump right to folder5 with having to click through all the other 4 folders? Hmmmm……..I hope so but I can't figure it out.


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24 Mar 2014   #2
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

There's 2 different issues. File Open and Save Dialogs and Explorer Windows. For filling in say a file open dialog without copy/paste I wrote PastePath. The last Explorer Window that had the focus(was the active window) PastePath will remember the path. Put the mouse pointer in the open dialog or any input that will accept paste from clipboard, and hit the hotkey. The path will be pasted in.

For remembering open folder windows and reopening them I wrote FolderCache. You hit the hotkey and the list pops up.

I have a few others on my page. For those using Explorer to work most require the setting Show Full Path in Title Bar in Folder Settings.

The downloads are free for you to use at your own risk. Please read the included Readme.txt rather than asking questions here.

Explorer is a funny thing. There are so many aspects to opening folder windows. I think I wrote at least 1/2 dozen such utilities and I still don't have all the functionality I want.
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24 Mar 2014   #3
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Brady, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If these are fixed locations that you go to often, then you could add links to them in Favorites in the navigation pane to make it easier to select and open them.

Favorites - Links - Add or Remove in Navigation Pane

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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25 Mar 2014   #4
sbrady

win 7 64bit
 
 

brink, thanks for your help. If I tell you I am a Mac user and am being forced to use a PC at work will you kick me in the nuts. That is what I got when I went to the AutoIT forum for help and all they did was kick me in the nuts relentlessly. I'm not stupid, I just do not work on a PC and am NOT familiar with how to do certain things. I tried adding the folder to the Favorite bar off to the left side. It does not work. It seems my audio editing application Nuendo 5.5 (64bit) does NOT see anything I put in the favorites bar.

I have written several scripts in AutoIT and it works. I taught myself Applescript and now I am re-coding things over to AutoIT to automate my daily dose of clicking through folders.

Some one else offered some code that will copy the folder path. To me…..thats code for I have a PC virus for you that will bring you machine to its knees. So I am skeptical to download that freebie. I guess my next plan would be to go to a Nuendo forum and inquire there about how to jump to a folder.

Thanks for any help.
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25 Mar 2014   #5
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sbrady View Post
Some one else offered some code that will copy the folder path. To me…..thats code for I have a PC virus for you that will bring you machine to its knees. So I am skeptical to download that freebie.
Just to inform you: MilesAhead who suggested you his small tool in post #2 is a highly respected and valued senior member of the Seven Forums, known for his helpful attitude, coding skills and tools apps. That Developer badge under his avatar doesn't come easy, it really have to be earned.

Everything made by MilesAhead is absolutely sure totally safe and will not "bring your machine to its knees".

Kari
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25 Mar 2014   #6
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

If the programs do not use the Windows Dialogs that have Favorites then it may be simpler to get to the file, then drag and drop that file on the program. That is if the program supports drag and drop.

To avoid clicking through a chain of folders one can use search. Then just drag the result onto the program's window. Or if the program doesn't support drag and drop, you can right click the file then use Open With.. once the association is set up between that file type and that program then you can just double click the file to bring it up in the associated program.

If I'm not close maybe you can post a screen shot.
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25 Mar 2014   #7
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sbrady View Post
Some one else offered some code that will copy the folder path. To me…..thats code for I have a PC virus for you that will bring you machine to its knees. So I am skeptical to download that freebie.
Just to inform you: MilesAhead who suggested you his small tool in post #2 is a highly respected and valued senior member of the Seven Forums, known for his helpful attitude, coding skills and tools apps. That Developer badge under his avatar doesn't come easy, it really have to be earned.

Everything made by MilesAhead is absolutely sure totally safe and will not "bring your machine to its knees".

Kari
Am I allowed to Rep these kinds of posts? heh heh heh

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25 Mar 2014   #8
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Miles, I got my kick for posting that publicly. No further actions, especially rep needed .
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25 Mar 2014   #9
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Miles, I got my kick for posting that publicly. No further actions, especially rep needed .
I have to admit it improved my day. Thanks for the kind words.
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