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March 13, 2008 3:26 PM   Subscribe

For example say I have a quicktime file open and I want to open the folder where the file resides...is there a program that will do this...?

...Or say I am in photoshop and I go to the open folder and I see a bunch of .jpgs and I would like to select on of these and right click it to bring me the option of "open folder where file resides"....any ideas of how I can find a software that does this?....
posted by matthelm to Computers & Internet (7 answers total)
 
This is elementary in any OS X application: command-click the title of the file in the title bar of the window to navigate anywhere along that file's path. Perhaps a similar system-wide function exists for Windows.
posted by jjg at 3:35 PM on March 13, 2008


I forgot to say that I needs this for windows...thanks
posted by matthelm at 3:40 PM on March 13, 2008


Let me rephrase this part:

Or say I am in photoshop and I go to the Open option and the Open dialog box opens with a list of .jpgs and I would like to select one of these and right click it to bring me the option of "open folder where file resides"....any ideas of how I can find a software that does this?....
posted by matthelm at 3:45 PM on March 13, 2008


"Open the folder where the files resides" in what, exactly? In Windows Explorer?

In a sense, you've already opened that folder. What do you want to do next?
posted by AmbroseChapel at 4:53 PM on March 13, 2008


i just want to have it opened in an explorer window for the database I work with has other files that I would like to access....say i opened a quicktime from a folder that contained txt files that i need to reference....then i accidently close that folder but still have the quicktime open...i just want to be able to open that folder that the quicktime resides in to quickly get back to where I was before...
posted by matthelm at 5:04 PM on March 13, 2008


From the File Open dialog, move up one folder level, right click on the folder the file is in and select Open.

Or, if that's too many clicks, save this as a .reg file and import it into your registry to add an Open Containing Folder option when you right-click on files. You can adjust the explorer.exe options as you see fit.

REGEDIT4

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\Open Containing Folder\command]
@="explorer.exe /e,/select,%1"
posted by JaredSeth at 7:51 PM on March 13, 2008


Oh and what I mean by adjusting the explorer options is really just the /e (which does a typical double-paned Explorer window). Use /n for a single-pane.

It's the bit after the comma that tells explorer where the target file is.
posted by JaredSeth at 7:57 PM on March 13, 2008


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