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Path=%$Downloads% not working in [left] - workaround?

 
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:10 pm    Post subject: Path=%$Downloads% not working in [left] - workaround? Reply with quote

Hello,

I am trying to get

Code:

[left]
Path=%$Downloads%
 


to work, but it doesn't.

Neither does path=%USERPROFILE%\Downloads

Is there any way to make GUIDs work in the tabs?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try
Code:
Path=::{374DE290-123F-4565-9164-39C4925E467B}
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you!

I tried it and it works *somehow*.

TC's behaviour here is a little bit odd:

First it shows the tab's path to be \\Downloads, and all the zip files are being counted as directories.

Then, if I open a zip archive and then close it again, suddenly the tab's path is shown as c:\Users\a\Downloads\ and the zip files are counted correctly as files by TC. Also the icon changes from windows zip to TC archive icon.

That behaviour is a bit odd. I am not sure if this counts as a bug or if this is intended behaviour.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

\\Downloads is a virtual folder (a Microsoft Library) - it is not handled by the file system but by Windows. Sometimes libraries can contain files files from several physical folders (\\Desktop for example).

Because of that \\Downloads is handled by Windows also when displayed in TC, and that is why archives are shown as folders (that is how Windows Explorer shows them). THere are also several restrictions of which TC-functions you can use i virtual folders/libraries

When you enter (open) and archive, TC takes over, and therefor when you go up-dir, you are taken to the physical folder where the archive is placed (c:\users\username\downloads\).

If you want to go back to \\Downloads for inside an archive, then press Alt+LeftArrow to go back.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks petermad, that's an excellent and clear explanation.
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