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Old December 7th 17, 03:14 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
Terry Pinnell[_3_]
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Default Can I select a file this way?

If I have a file's full path and name on the clipboard, how can I use
the Run box (or any other way) to get it selected (highlighted) in File
Explorer please?

Terry, East Grinstead, UK
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Old December 7th 17, 03:26 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
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Default Can I select a file this way?

On 12/7/2017 10:14 PM, Terry Pinnell wrote:
If I have a file's full path and name on the clipboard, how can I use
the Run box (or any other way) to get it selected (highlighted) in File
Explorer please?


Just paste into the address box of FIle Explorer by pressing CTRL+V?
Ctrl+C is copy.

Or you can use the mouse by right-clicking on the Run textbox, and
choose "Paste"?

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Old December 7th 17, 04:05 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
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Default Can I select a file this way?

Terry Pinnell wrote:
If I have a file's full path and name on the clipboard, how can I use
the Run box (or any other way) to get it selected (highlighted) in File
Explorer please?

Terry, East Grinstead, UK


If you put it in the run box the Default action for the file will occur,
i.e., Open. I am assuming that is not what you want. What you should do
is Windows Search

WinKey (paste filespec) *Right-Click* Open file location

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Old December 7th 17, 04:13 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
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Default Can I select a file this way?

On 07/12/2017 14:14, Terry Pinnell wrote:
If I have a file's full path and name on the clipboard, how can I use
the Run box (or any other way) to get it selected (highlighted) in File
Explorer please?

Terry, East Grinstead, UK


You need a Clipboard App from Microsoft Store. Windows 10 hasn't got
clipbrd.exe file so an APP is needed. however, Office has its own clip
file but I doubt you are using Microsoft Office because you are too
thick to use it.

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Old December 7th 17, 04:32 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
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Default Can I select a file this way?

"Mr. Man-wai Chang" wrote:

On 12/7/2017 10:14 PM, Terry Pinnell wrote:
If I have a file's full path and name on the clipboard, how can I use
the Run box (or any other way) to get it selected (highlighted) in File
Explorer please?


Just paste into the address box of FIle Explorer by pressing CTRL+V?
Ctrl+C is copy.

Or you can use the mouse by right-clicking on the Run textbox, and
choose "Paste"?


Those would open the file, not select it.

Terry, East Grinstead, UK
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Old December 7th 17, 04:39 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
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Default Can I select a file this way?

"Jonathan N. Little" wrote:

Terry Pinnell wrote:
If I have a file's full path and name on the clipboard, how can I use
the Run box (or any other way) to get it selected (highlighted) in File
Explorer please?

Terry, East Grinstead, UK


If you put it in the run box the Default action for the file will occur,
i.e., Open. I am assuming that is not what you want. What you should do
is Windows Search

WinKey (paste filespec) *Right-Click* Open file location


Thanks, that does the trick. In more detail:

WinKey Left click in Search box (unless there's a way to get text
cursor there automatically?) Ctrl+V Move mouse to top result (which
always seems in a fixed relative position) Right-click Explore

I'm trying to apply these steps in a macro script. Ideally I'd like to
do it all with keystrokes and avoid the mouse. But I reckon this will be
a good second best. Maybe a batch file could do it?

Terry, East Grinstead, UK
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Old December 7th 17, 04:44 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
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Default Can I select a file this way?

On 12/7/2017 11:32 PM, Terry Pinnell wrote:

Those would open the file, not select it.


In that case, CTRL+A will select the text.

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Old December 7th 17, 04:50 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
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Default Can I select a file this way?

"Mr. Man-wai Chang" wrote:

On 12/7/2017 11:32 PM, Terry Pinnell wrote:

Those would open the file, not select it.


In that case, CTRL+A will select the text.


Eh? I don't want to select the text. I want to do what I described:
select the file in its folder; the sort of operation I assume you, like
me, do scores or hundreds of times a day!

Terry, East Grinstead, UK
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Old December 7th 17, 05:43 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
Terry Pinnell[_3_]
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Default Can I select a file this way?

Terry Pinnell wrote:

If I have a file's full path and name on the clipboard, how can I use
the Run box (or any other way) to get it selected (highlighted) in File
Explorer please?

Terry, East Grinstead, UK


Found a very neat method from Grant Taylor in the batch newsgroup. He
suggested this old method might still work in Win 10 - and happily it
does!

Win r, Opens Run box, then type: 'Explorer /select, Ctrl+V' Enter

I found that the comma is crucial. Without it any entry displays
C:\Users\(username)terry\Documents

Terry, East Grinstead, UK
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Old December 7th 17, 06:48 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
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Default Can I select a file this way?

Terry Pinnell wrote:
WinKey Left click in Search box (unless there's a way to get text
cursor there automatically?)


WinKey then just start typing and you will see...

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Old December 7th 17, 07:42 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
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"Jonathan N. Little" wrote:

Terry Pinnell wrote:
WinKey Left click in Search box (unless there's a way to get text
cursor there automatically?)


WinKey then just start typing and you will see...


....nothing. Here anyway.

Terry, East Grinstead, UK
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Old December 7th 17, 09:30 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
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Default Can I select a file this way?

On Thu, 07 Dec 2017 18:42:10 +0000, Terry Pinnell
wrote:

"Jonathan N. Little" wrote:

Terry Pinnell wrote:
WinKey Left click in Search box (unless there's a way to get text
cursor there automatically?)


WinKey then just start typing and you will see...


...nothing. Here anyway.


For me, on 7, 8.1, and 10, I can just start typing after WinKey or after
clicking the Start orb. The search box is automatically looking for text
input. No need to explicitly select it.


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Old December 7th 17, 09:33 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
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Default Can I select a file this way?

On Thu, 07 Dec 2017 15:50:47 +0000, Terry Pinnell
wrote:

"Mr. Man-wai Chang" wrote:

On 12/7/2017 11:32 PM, Terry Pinnell wrote:

Those would open the file, not select it.


In that case, CTRL+A will select the text.


Eh? I don't want to select the text. I want to do what I described:
select the file in its folder; the sort of operation I assume you, like
me, do scores or hundreds of times a day!


If I understand correctly, for me the number would be zero. ;-)

I do deal with files, but never via the Run dialog. I use Windows
Explorer or its Win10 equivalent.

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Old December 8th 17, 01:06 AM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
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Default Can I select a file this way?

Char Jackson wrote:

On Thu, 07 Dec 2017 15:50:47 +0000, Terry Pinnell
wrote:

"Mr. Man-wai Chang" wrote:

On 12/7/2017 11:32 PM, Terry Pinnell wrote:

Those would open the file, not select it.


In that case, CTRL+A will select the text.


Eh? I don't want to select the text. I want to do what I described:
select the file in its folder; the sort of operation I assume you, like
me, do scores or hundreds of times a day!


If I understand correctly, for me the number would be zero. ;-)

I do deal with files, but never via the Run dialog. I use Windows
Explorer or its Win10 equivalent.


If I understand correctly...


I don't think you did. I wasn't suggesting that anyone but me wanted to
select a file by the method I'm seeking. Simply explaining to Mr.
Man-wai Chang that 'selecting a file in a folder' was a frequent
everyday occurrence.

Terry, East Grinstead, UK
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Old December 8th 17, 01:08 AM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
Terry Pinnell[_3_]
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Default Can I select a file this way?

Char Jackson wrote:

On Thu, 07 Dec 2017 18:42:10 +0000, Terry Pinnell
wrote:

"Jonathan N. Little" wrote:

Terry Pinnell wrote:
WinKey Left click in Search box (unless there's a way to get text
cursor there automatically?)

WinKey then just start typing and you will see...


...nothing. Here anyway.


For me, on 7, 8.1, and 10, I can just start typing after WinKey or after
clicking the Start orb. The search box is automatically looking for text
input. No need to explicitly select it.


Clearly something puzzlingly different in my case.

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Terry, East Grinstead, UK
 




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