Open local folder by explorer

Open local folder by explorer

Open local folder in explorer from Chrome

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  • Open local folder by explorer
What is Open local folder by explorer?
'Open Local Folder by Explorer' is a Chrome extension capable of opening local files or folders directly in Explorer. Whether the URL starts with 'file://', or you've got a local file path that begins with 'C:\', this extension simplifies accessing your local files. The extension also provides options to open parent folders of selected files. For using this feature, registry changes and Node.js installation are necessary.
Users: 10,000+
Rating: 5.00 (3)
Version: 0.4.1 (Last updated: 2022-10-16)
Creation date: 2020-04-01
Risk impact: Low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 3
  • activeTab
  • storage
  • notifications
  • contextMenus
  • nativeMessaging
Size: 15.15K
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[function] ・Open a folder in Explorer

  • (For files) Open the parent folder in Explorer with the file selected.

[Applicable folders and files] ・Current tab (if the URL starts with file://) ・Link destination URL (if the URL starts with file://) ・Selection string (if the selection string starts with C:, \ComputerName, etc.)  The " (double quotation) at the beginning and end is ignored only when it exists at both the beginning and end.

[How to use]

  1. Install the extension
  2. Configure according to the Settings tab opened during installation ・If you need to reset, you can do it from the expansion option page
  3. Do one of the following
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User reviews
works as described, would be nice if there is an option to have the file explorer pop up automatically, at the moment it only opens in the background
by Chris Von Jutrzenka Chris Von Jutrzenka, 2023-01-10
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Risk impact

Open local folder by explorer is relatively safe to use as it requires very minimum permissions.

Risk likelihood

Open local folder by explorer has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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