Bug report #2330
Loading missing layer (shapefile) requires changing the "Files of type" setting
|Affected QGIS version:||Regression?:||No|
|Operating System:||OS X||Easy fix?:||No|
|Pull Request or Patch supplied:||Resolution:||worksforme|
|Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:||Copied to github as #:||12390|
When a project is opened and a missing layer is recognized, at least for shapefiles, the layer id is appended to the file name, so a matching file cannot be selected. E.g., the file being searched for in the dialog will be "File of type: Site_Areas.shp|layerid=0" whereas the file name is actually "Site_Areas.shp". The appended layer information seems to be masking the file in the open file dialog requiring the user to switch to all shapefiles in order to make the file selectable.
#2 Updated by John Tull over 10 years ago
This is still a problem. I tried for a better title also.
The open file dialog populates the "Files of type" field with something like "my_shapefile.shp|layerid=0". Instead, it should only have the "my_shapefile.shp" without the layerid information. As a consequence, you have to change the "files of type" field every time you encounter a missing shapefile warning.