Allow to change the application file chooser

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Posted 6 years ago by Quentin
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Hello,

I'm working with easyphp and I can't explorer my hard drive (c:\program files\easyphp\www) with the default modern UI file chooser of windows. Permit changing application could be useful for this.

 

Sorry for my english :p

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Posted 6 years ago by Actipro Software Support - Cleveland, OH, USA
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Hi Quentin,

The file chooser (when you press Browse in Code Writer) is something Microsoft provides to us (we can't really change its functionality) and we just call it.  You should be able to get to anywhere on your hard drive with it though.  For instance, if I want to get to my Program Files folder, I click "Browse" in Code Writer to show the chooser, click "Files" at the top left and select "Computer" in the drop-down, then double-click on C: in the list and so on.


Actipro Software Support

Posted 6 years ago by Quentin
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When I choose "c:", I don't see "program files".

But I can open my files with the old default explorer, I will do like that ;)

 

Thank you

Answer - Posted 6 years ago by Actipro Software Support - Cleveland, OH, USA
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Sorry I should have tried it here before writing up the last reply.  I don't see Program Files either when I use the picker.  Unfortunately it looks like Microsoft has made that folder completely off limits to Windows 8 apps (since Windows 8 apps are sandboxed for security).  Sorry but we don't have control over that and Microsoft would need to update Windows 8 to allow access to it for apps.

I'd recommend that you install your files that you need to access into your Documents folder structure instead.  You definitely will be able to get to them then.


Actipro Software Support

The latest build of this product (v3.3.0029) was released 3 months ago, which was after the last post in this thread.

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