Open Files and File Masks with AutoDialogs

Author Message
Randy 02/18/2007 06:07 pm
I'm not sure where I'm missing this, but on the third page of the tutorial there is a reference to:
1) opening documents,
2) changing file types displayed in the Open/Save dialog and
3) applying a file mask.

How do you do these things with AutoDialogs 2.3 Service Release 2?
Oleg Chernavin 02/19/2007 06:21 am
Can you tell me, which tutorial do you mean?

Best regards,
Oleg Chernavin
MP Staff
Randy 02/19/2007 03:06 pm
Yes, right click on the AutoDialogs tray icon; click on tutorial; click on next twice. On the right hand side of that page, my questions have to do with the first, fourth and fifth paragraphs.

Thank you,

Randy

> Can you tell me, which tutorial do you mean?
>
> Best regards,
> Oleg Chernavin
> MP Staff
Oleg Chernavin 02/20/2007 07:50 am
Sorry for not understanding this.

1. You will need to right-click the AutoDialogs icon in the tray and choose New. In the directory field please enter the full filename (with path) to the document you want to open frequently.

2. Do the same as in (1), but type the filetype extension with the *. before it. Examples:
*.doc
*.tmp
*.htm
etc.

3. This is the same as in (2).

Oleg.
Randy 02/20/2007 12:13 pm
This is exactly what I've done. It isn't working for me. I always get the error message "Folder path is invalid." So far, AutoDialogs is unregistered on my machine, but I would not think that would make a difference. Could there be something incorrect in my registry?

Randy


> Sorry for not understanding this.
>
> 1. You will need to right-click the AutoDialogs icon in the tray and choose New. In the directory field please enter the full filename (with path) to the document you want to open frequently.
>
> 2. Do the same as in (1), but type the filetype extension with the *. before it. Examples:
> *.doc
> *.tmp
> *.htm
> etc.
>
> 3. This is the same as in (2).
>
> Oleg.
Oleg Chernavin 02/21/2007 04:36 am
Can you post here what exactly you have typed in the Directory field of the New dialog? I would see what can be wrong and try to reproduce this.

Oleg.
Randy 02/21/2007 12:58 pm
Yes, as an example I have typed:
1. C:\Download\adsetup.exe (doesn't work)
2. C:\Download\*.exe (doesn't work)
3. C:\Download\ (works, of course. Really, the only true directory. It seems there should be an additional "mask" field where I would include "*.exe" for file type.)

Randy

> Can you post here what exactly you have typed in the Directory field of the New dialog? I would see what can be wrong and try to reproduce this.
>
> Oleg.
Oleg Chernavin 02/22/2007 07:11 am
I made the tests.

C:\Download\*.exe

It is working well. It goes to the C:\download directory and lists all EXE files.

The filename with the path doesn't work - Open/Save dialog doesn't understand this combination. But if you would create two entried in AutoDialogs:

c:\download\
adsetup.exe

Then using the sequentally would work.

Oleg.
Randy 02/22/2007 02:43 pm
Oleg,

I am happy for you that your "tests" worked so well, for you. They still do not work for me on 3 machines. Two are Windows XP machines, one is a Home version with SP2 and the other is a PRO version with SP2. My third machine is a Windows Vista Ultimate RC1, where the Open Files and File Masks do not work. I understand from what you are saying that since it works for you, it should work for me and we are done. I am disappointed that I can't get it to work for me, on three machines. The basic functionality is there, it is just these specific things that do not work for me.

If you have any other suggestions, I would be happy to try them.

Thank you,
Randy

> I made the tests.
>
> C:\Download\*.exe
>
> It is working well. It goes to the C:\download directory and lists all EXE files.
>
> The filename with the path doesn't work - Open/Save dialog doesn't understand this combination. But if you would create two entried in AutoDialogs:
>
> c:\download\
> adsetup.exe
>
> Then using the sequentally would work.
>
> Oleg.
Oleg Chernavin 02/24/2007 10:35 am
I will make tests on several other computers here to find out if some configuration stops it from working. I willlet you know what I find.

Oleg.
huntmay 08/29/2012 05:04 pm
My autodialogs is 2.6SR,it do'nt work file e.g.:
C:\Download\*.exe
and get"Error":"Folder path is invalid.".
Oleg Chernavin 08/29/2012 05:05 pm
You should separate this to two different commands. One - to go to the folder, another to select *.exe files. You may assign hotkeys to make this switch faster.

Oleg.