Topic "Cannot open a local folder by right click and select 'open'"

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cindycc

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Hello~

Recently I reinstalled my laptop and installed the newest version winscp, I found I can't open a folder to explorer window. Before that, when i right click on a folder, and choose 'open', an explorer window will pop up for this folder. But now the 'open' option is not selectable.

Does anyone know why is that..?


Thanks in advance!!
Cindy
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martin
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Since 5.2, WinSCP uses its internal context menu for local files by default, instead of system menu:
http://winscp.net/tracker/show_bug.cgi?id=163

WinSCP command Open does not work for directories.
So access system Open command, use System Menu command in WinSCP internal context menu (the last entry).
martin
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Forgot to mention that you can open directory in Windows Explorer using Open > Go To > Explore Directory or Ctrl+Alt+E shortcut (in Commander interface only, obviously).
cindy

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Thanks a lot! I understand how to use it now! Very Happy
HoldOffHunger

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Downgrade to WinSCP 5.17 and this problem disappears entirely. Thanks! (Make sure to disable updating when you install.)
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HoldOffHunger wrote:
Downgrade to WinSCP 5.17 and this problem disappears entirely. Thanks! (Make sure to disable updating when you install.)

There's no problem. It's just a different default.
You can always opt to Use system context menu by default in preferences:
http://winscp.net/eng/docs/ui_pref_panels_local

Or use the Open > Go To > Explore Directory command as mentioned above.

Never use old versions of WinSCP!
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