how do u open a folder?

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    how do u open a folder?

    How do you open a folder using c++ i can open an exe file using the following but i cant workout how to open a specific folder. i.e c:\nic

    case 6: WinExec("control.exe date/time",SW_MAXIMIZE);
    break;

    would you have to change WinExec to something else or leave it as it is. i have tried WinRun even open but it says i have to declare them as variables.

    also if i put case 6: WinExec("A:\",SW_MAXIMIZE);
    break;

    it reads the a drive but dosent open it. which is very strange
    Please help

    Ta

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    I'm not sure what you mean by opening a folder, or what you want to do with an open folder, but you could look at SetCurrentDirectory() in windows.h, or chdir() in direct.h.
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    Just a thought.....when you say "open a folder" do you mean the same as say clicking on My Computer? An explorer window?

    If so try this;


    Code:
    WinExec("explorer.exe a:\\",SW_MAXIMIZE);
    Running the path as an argument to explorer.exe will open an explorer window to that dir....

    Also, dont forget the extra ' \ ' as it will class a single ' \ ' as an escape char....

    Hope it helps....

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    thanx fordy it worked cheers

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