Opening a folder from Find list

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Opening a folder from Find list

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I am new to xplorer2. If I use Find and then open a folder in the results list - the folder opens in Windows Explorer rather than xplorer2. I had expected the folder to open in xplorer2.
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Re: Opening a folder from Find list

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to load a search result into xplorer2 press CTRL+ENTER keys or right click on the item and pick OPEN FILE LOCATION menu command
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That begs a question - is there any way to make it default to opening in X² instead of Explorer?

If not, any thoughts on perhaps making this an option for future builds?
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it would open in xplorer2 if xplorer2 was the default app for folders
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Re: Opening a folder from Find list

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nikos wrote: 2022 Sep 08, 06:09 it would open in xplorer2 if xplorer2 was the default app for folders
How can I make it the default app?
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by reinstalling and ticking the relevant option
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Nikos, that sounds risky to me.

If I change my mind and want to keep the File Explorer afterwards, are there any drawbacks to reverting.

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Re: Opening a folder from Find list

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It replaces File Explorer as the File handler with file manager duties in Windows - not the actual file explorer program itself.

You can always revert if you don't like using Xplorer² as your default handler at any time with no ill effects.
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