How to make XYplorer the file manager for Open Path or Open Folder in other apps?

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Tony
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How to make XYplorer the file manager for Open Path or Open Folder in other apps?

Post by Tony » 27 Feb 2020 08:20

How to make XYplorer the file manager for Open Path or Open Folder options in other apps? I already set XYPlorer to be the default file manager.

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Re: How to make XYplorer the file manager for Open Path or Open Folder in other apps?

Post by RalphM » 27 Feb 2020 09:07

Hi Tony and welcome to the forum.

What you try to achieve is unfortunately not possible AFAIK.
The open file and folder dialogues along with the save ones are independent of the setting for the default file manager.
These have been made to look similar to the standard Win Explorer but are actually separate programs/dialogues and thus not replaceable by XY.
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Re: How to make XYplorer the file manager for Open Path or Open Folder in other apps?

Post by Tony » 27 Feb 2020 18:55

So what I understood this is a limitation in XYplorer.

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Re: How to make XYplorer the file manager for Open Path or Open Folder in other apps?

Post by admin » 27 Feb 2020 19:25

Replacing the standard system open file dialog would require some heavy registry hacking if at all possible. I never heard of anyone doing this successfully. I'd say forget it.
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Re: How to make XYplorer the file manager for Open Path or Open Folder in other apps?

Post by Tony » 27 Feb 2020 19:42

Maybe you misunderstood my question.

For example, in uTorrent there's an option for their Open in folder option where instead of opening the folder in File Explorer, I want it open in XYplorer. I use another file manager and in any app that has an option to go to that folder, it opens using the other file manager.

There are no file dialogs involved.

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Post by admin » 27 Feb 2020 20:09

Okay, I'll look into this later.
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Post by admin » 04 Mar 2020 10:08

Yep.
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Post by webmaster » 06 Mar 2020 10:05

I too came here to ask this question. I noticed it was possible to have this done with Directory Opus... I like Xyplorer more but this is kind of a big feature.

Sharex is stifled and so are many other apps. I didn't realize how often I "open path" or "open folder" from other apps. now, when I do it, NOTHING even happens. just a waste of a click. i think because i have my options set for XYplorer to be default... that's why.

Just to be clear, 100%... this is not possible or can ever expect to have this integrated?

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Post by admin » 06 Mar 2020 11:37

It seems to be a bit tricky but I definitely plan to have a shot at it.
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Re: How to make XYplorer the file manager for Open Path or Open Folder in other apps?

Post by Tony » 27 Jun 2020 21:18

Any updates on this feature? Has it been implemented?

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Re: How to make XYplorer the file manager for Open Path or Open Folder in other apps?

Post by admin » 01 Jul 2020 10:30

No. No big features are added before the 64-bit edition is completed.
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