The Explorer plug-in is installed by default with EmEditor Professional. This plug-in displays the folder tree and allows you to open a file from the folder tree.
To use the Explorer plug-in: click the Explorer plug-in button on the Plug-ins bar. Or on the Tools menu, point to Plug-ins, and then click Explorer. The Explorer custom bar will appear. Find and click a file to open from the folder tree, and the file will be opened with EmEditor.
Explorer Plug-in Tutorial Video
The Explorer plug-in makes it easy to navigate the file systems and allows you to do many operations against files. Initially, all of the files on the Desktop are displayed as a tree. You can explore the tree by expanding folders. You can click on a file to open it with EmEditor. If you want to open a file as read-only, or with another encoding, right-click on the file, and click Open as Read-Only or Open with Encoding.
You can direct a folder to be the root folder. For instance, suppose you are working on a project that is below a folder called "OutlineText". Right-click "OutlineText", and select "Make this Root". Then you will see only the files in this folder. Click "Desktop as Root" to restore the original Desktop. If you want to exclude certain file types, you can display the Exclude Filter. To do this, right-click anywhere in the tree, click View, and then click Exclude Filter. You can specify unwanted file types by using a star mark before the extension. For instance, if you don't want to display .bmp and .aps files, you would type *.bmp; and *.aps.
If you want to display only certain file types, you can display the Include Filter. To do this, right-click anywhere in the tree, click View, and then click Include Filter. You can specify the file types you want to display the same way as in the Exclude Filter. You can also specify whether or not to display hidden files and the Desktop files. By default, single-clicking on a file opens that file. If you want double-clicking to open files, right-click the Explorer button, select Properties, and clear the "Single-click to open an item" check box.
Explorer plug-in Tips
- Press the F6 key or ESC key to set the keyboard focus back to the editor.
- To enter the path directly, use the Path drop-down list.
- To display only certain file types, set the filter in the Filter drop-down list. Wild cards (*, ?) can be used. To separate multiple file specifications, use a semicolon (;).
- Right-click on the list to view hidden files, refresh, or clear the Path and Filter history.
- Single-click opens an item by default. You can change this behavior from the plug-in properties.
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