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Add Windows Explorer to your Visual Studio tools menu

Posted in Visual Studio Tips and Tricks by priyangpatel on March 19, 2008

I often need to open Windows Explorer and browse to the current file, folder, or project that I am working on in Visual Studio. This tip allows you to achieve this by clicking “Windows Explorer” in the Tools menu, and is one of the most simple-yet-useful tips I know of.

To set it up, click Tools, then External Tools…, then click Add. Now enter the following data:
Title: Windows Explorer
Command: explorer.exe
Arguments: /select,”$(ItemPath)”

Leave Initial directoy blank, and click OK. Now when you click Tools, Windows Explorer, Windows Explorer will open with the current file you are editing selected.


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