Selecting/Browsing to find a file

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    Selecting/Browsing to find a file

    I have a program that requires the user to enter the entire directory and filename of a file in order to get information from it. It can be located anywhere on the harddrive.

    So I was wondering if/how to make this an easier process for the user rather than having to type in x:\folder\folder2\folder3\filename.txt in the program.

    Is there a way to allow the user to browse through folders to find a file, or just any process to make this more simple maybe? The only way I can think of is creating a GUI but I really have little to zero experience with that in C.

    Any help is appreciated.

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    I believe these are called shells. You don't need a gui to make directory navigation simpler, take DOS for example. You could implement a shell program if you really wanted that took commands to switch or list directories based on what relative root the user was in. This would make for the simplest "browsing" without a gui.

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