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RE: Experimental`FileBrowse

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  • Subject: [mg34973] RE: [mg34954] Experimental`FileBrowse
  • From: "DrBob" <majort at>
  • Date: Sun, 16 Jun 2002 00:24:10 -0400 (EDT)
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I tried it again and it worked.  I don't know what happened before.  It
wasn't the usual shadowing problem; I checked ??FileBrowse and found it
in the System context.

Oh, wait!  That's the problem!!

Before, I loaded the package and then used FileBrowse[].  That still
doesn't work; you have to use the qualified name, even if you've loaded
the Experimental package.

It's a little odd that System`FileBrowse exists and does nothing,

Bobby Treat

-----Original Message-----
From: David Park [mailto:djmp at] 
To: mathgroup at
Subject: [mg34973] RE: [mg34954] Experimental`FileBrowse


On my 4.1, Windows 98, Experimental`FileBrowse[] brings up the Windows file
browser. After I maneuver around and select a file, I have to "Save" it.  Of
course, I don't really want to Save anything. Then I get a message saying
the file already exist and do I want to save anyway. Of course I don't, but
I answer Yes anyway. Then it returns the file path name and, in fact,
doesn't save anything. But, the method of operation does not fill one with

David Park
djmp at

> From: DrBob [mailto:majort at]
To: mathgroup at
> On my machine, in my copy of Mathematica 4.1, Experimental`FileBrowse
> nothing.  Has it been unsupported?
> Bobby
> Dr. Bobby Treat
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