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Windows 7: Folder Levels - selecting folders

08 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7
Folder Levels - selecting folders


Sorry if this is in wrong place but none of others seem to match either...!

Wierd problem...

I'm browsing for a folder to select - for example in Dreamweaver I set a folder as the root folder for a site... so click the Browse... button

If I navigate in to:
D:\My Sites\Site A

and click Select, the selected folder ends up being D:\My Sites, ignoring the sub level I was in.

To set it as D:\My Sites\Site A, I need to navigate to D:\My Sites\Site A\Sub Folder and hit select...

Now it sets the folder as D:\My Sites\Site A

So it's like it's always stepping back one folder.

Happens elsewhere when this Select Folder option is used - Dreamweaver just an example.

Any ideas?!


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08 Nov 2009   #2


Are you quite sure you're in the target folder at the point where you think you've selected it, as opposed to being in the parent folder and only highlighting the intended destination folder?

Notepad example:
- I want to save a text file in D:\ABC\XYZ.
- I type up my masterpiece in Notepad and click File | Save As...
- I double-click the D:\ABC folder. I'm now "in it", and I can see the XYZ folder in there.
- I have to double-click XYZ in order to "be in there" at the point where I save the file. Otherwise, if I'm in ABC with the XYZ folder highlighted, the file will end up in D:\ABC.

The fact that the folder is highlighted is ignored for the purposes of that particular dialog box. However, that same dialog (in comctl32.dll) is used by a whole bunch of apps, so they'll all behave the same way.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7

Yup, definately "IN" the directory rather than just looking at it from above :)

Made a 'sequence' with attached images

a) Within folder D:\Local PHP\www\Dot Dev I - Z
b) Once hit submit, the Local Root folder is only D:\Local PHP\www\
c) So now go within folder D:\Local PHP\www\Dot Dev I - Z\Mannifestlive which itself is within D:\Local PHP\www\Dot Dev I - Z
d) After submit, now, we see the Local Root folder is only D:\Local PHP\www\Dot Dev I - Z

Hope that's clear! It's very odd...

Ive just noticed, if you look at image A - at the bottom, it STILL says "select: www", not the folder we're in (Dot Dev I - Z)... so it's not updating as you go into the folder.

If I then go into a sub folder of this, and then back up again to Dot Dev I - Z, select now says "select: Dot Dev I - Z".

So it's like it's not refreshing as I navigate up/in...


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