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Open dead shortcut as ghost folders along with some color indication

Posted: 15.07.2019, 21:08
by Forez
Every now and then I encounter a dead LNK file on my drives. But almost always I need to actually recreate that folder or just retrieve the path to a deleted / moved / lost folder. So I propose this for FreecCommander to do in such situation:

A] Open such non-existing folder

B] Show the full path to it- but mark with color [chosen by the user in settings] the non-existing part. In extreme cases it would be the whole path marked by color- when a drive letter was changed [which actually is a typical situation for me]

C] Indicate with color [chosen by the user] the lack of content in such fake folder. Or show in it a single file than would have a TXT filename named like "THIS FOLDER DOES NOT EXIST - YOU ARE 'EXPLORING' A DEAD SHORTCUT", which file after opening would show some more descriptive information - or the other way around, a file without extension would be shown that could not be opened or even selected [assuming that is possible in FC]

D] Indicate with color [chosen by user] the name of the non-existing folder on the Tab

The A and B are a must I think- while the C and D could be added later on or even not added at all


Because, why just see some pop window from which we cannot copy a selected text? Let FreeCommander help us the users deal with the (semi)dead shortcuts in a more user-friendly way, please

Re: Open dead shortcut as ghost folders along with some color indication

Posted: 06.08.2019, 18:12
by Forez
And some new idead somwehere along the lines: viewtopic.php?f=20&t=9730