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Re: Re: Browsing for a Directory

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  • Subject: [mg89874] Re: [mg89850] Re: Browsing for a Directory
  • From: John Fultz <jfultz at>
  • Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2008 02:49:06 -0400 (EDT)
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SystemDialogInput[] is actually the direct replacement for the old 
Experimental`FileBrowse[].  FileNameSetter is useful inside of a user interface, 
but if you're running a program that's scripting actions rather than allowing 
the user to drive the actions, then you'll probably want SystemDialogInput[].

John Fultz
jfultz at
User Interface Group
Wolfram Research, Inc.

On Sun, 22 Jun 2008 03:26:00 -0400 (EDT), David Park wrote:
> Many thanks for asking that question! I was still using the old
> Experimental`FileBrowse[].
> I think you can use the following form to obtain a directory location:
> FileNameSetter[Dynamic[folder], "Directory"]
> Then you can you can combine this with a filename as follows:
> newfilename = folder <> "Example1.nb"
> --
> David Park
> djmpark at
> "Laszlo Sturmann" <lschara at> wrote in message
> news:g3ihq3$fe8$1 at
>> Hi all,
>> Is there a similar function to
>> FileNameSetter[Dynamic[f]]
>> with which I can browse and select a directory instead of a file and put
>> it into a variable?
>> Thanks,
>> Laszlo

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