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Location Profiles Dialog

The Location Profiles dialog is used optionally in Commander interface only as an alternative to Bookmark dialog. You can opt to use it in preferences.

You will see the Location Profiles dialog when you use the Open Directory/Bookmark command or after you add a bookmark using the Add to Bookmarks command.

You can use the dialog either to manage or open location profiles, or to change working directory by entering path manually.


Location Profiles are named bookmark pairs, consisting of both local and remote directories. The profiles can be hierarchically organized into folders.

The local and remote directory boxes contain initially paths to your current working directories. You can change them manually to open any directory you want. Alternatively you can select one of the profiles from list below (if any). For your convenience, when the dialog appears, the focus will be placed on box corresponding to the active file panel.

There are two bookmark lists, Session bookmarks and Shared bookmarks.

Use the buttons next to the profile list to manage your bookmarks.

Button Add create new profile from paths in directory boxes. You will be prompted for name of the profile. Select folder before creating profile to add new profile into the folder. To overwrite existing profile, select its name from drop-down list.


Button Remove removes selected profile or folder. If you remove the last profile in folder, the folder will be removed as well.

Use button Rename to rename selected profile or folder.

Use button Move to to organize profiles info folders. To create new folder, select first profile you want to add to that folder and press Move to. Then type name of the new folder. You can also insert profile into existing folder by dragging it. You cannot move folder into another folder to make it subfolder.

Use buttons Up and Down to change profile order. You can also reorder profiles by dragging them to new position. You cannot reorder folders. They are always sorter alphabetically.

Button Bookmarks switches (permanently) to “Bookmark” mode.

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