Feature request #6314

Open file folder / location

Added by James Stott about 11 years ago. Updated about 6 years ago.

Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:
Easy fix?:No Copied to github as #:15606


Would it be possible to add an option to the Layer / Right click menu to open the folder of a layer that comes from a file (shp, tab, csv etc).

For files that cannot be edited directly in QGIS I often find myself navigating to the file and then opening it in other software (MapInfo, Excel / LibreOffice) or when I want to email someone a layer that I already have open. Having this ability would allow me to use QGIS to open the folder of the dataset automatically and then open the file by either dragging it to the other application or by double clicking it to launch the relevant application.

At the moment I copy the file path from the Metadata tab in layer properties (minus the filename).


#1 Updated by Pirmin Kalberer almost 11 years ago

  • Target version changed from Version 2.0.0 to Future Release - Nice to have

#2 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 6 years ago

  • Easy fix? set to No

#3 Updated by Jürgen Fischer about 6 years ago

  • Category set to Unknown

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