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cnewtonne 08-14-2019 12:24 PM

Display File Explorer content in item detail pane
Hi all ...

When I paste a folder path in the url address bar in UR e.g. c:\users\john, UR displays file explorer content in the editor/details pane i.e. file icons with date & size details.

However, If I create a 'document' type tree item and set its URL to the same folder path, editor/detail pane displays blank.

I also tried to use import wizard and check the box not to import files (just create a folder link). The import succeeded, but editor pane is still blank.

If I create a link in the editor and set its target to the folder path, clicking on it display fine as expected.

Is there a way to create a tree item that is, when clicked, displays the file explorer contents directly?


kinook 08-14-2019 10:23 PM

Create a Folder item and add a URL item attribute of the folder to view.

cnewtonne 08-15-2019 09:45 AM

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One of the options I listed above to import the folder link does exactly that, but the folder contents do not display.

However, I did just try again to create a folder item type and added a URL attribute to it, still. no content (see image below)

Pasting the URL into the address bar works just fine (see image below)

kinook 08-15-2019 11:13 AM

cnewtonne 08-19-2019 09:50 AM

I'll collect the diag data later this week.

cnewtonne 01-29-2020 09:09 AM

Hi ...
I'm trying to understand UR behavior regarding these three scenarios ...

1. Info item of type folder with a URL attribute set: Page does not display. Stays blank.

2. Manually copying document template and setting URL attributes: Displays 'click here to open linked document'.

3. An info item created by dragging URL from UR internal browser url box as a link: Displays web page immediately.

Often times I find myself using scenario two, but I want it to display web page just like it does in scenario 3. Why is it not? Item attributes for 2 & 3 seem identical.

Furthermore, if template 'document' is listed under templates, why is not showing in the insert sibling/child menu?

Here's a sample urd file:

Ultra Recall Professional 6.0 (x64)
Copyright 2004-2019 Kinook Software, Inc.
Registered to: ##### (1-user license)
Windows version: Windows 10 Home
Install path: C:\Program Files\UltraRecall
HRW15.DLL version
HTW21.DLL version 21,0,0,0
msptls.dll version 15.0.4420.1017
msvcr100.dll version 10.00.40219.325
PolarSpellChecker.dll version
riched20.dll version 15.0.4420.1017
SftPrintPreview_x64_U_20.dll version 2.07
TEW26.DLL version
UltraRecall.exe version
unins000.exe version
Database filename: C:\Users\###\Dropbox\FollowMe\dbox_UltraRecallDB\A ctive\fh-lab.urd
Database version: 4.0.1 [FTS]

kinook 01-29-2020 11:30 PM

The Folder template is intended for displaying contents of a local folder, not a web page URL. If you have *folder in Tools | Options | Browser | File extensions to display in internal browser view and set a Folder item's URL attribute to a local file path, the file content will be rendered in an Explorer view within UR.

The Document template is not intended to be created directly, but it used by UR when importing files. UR will assign additional attributes such as DocType, Document Size, Encoding, etc., when importing the file (these attributes are not user-creatable).

This is why it is hidden by default, although it can be shown via a registry setting.

cnewtonne 01-30-2020 10:30 AM

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Adding '*folder' works splendidly. Thanks

As for the http url, there are two ways to create a document item ...
1. Manually via creating a document item and set its url attribute.
2. Dragging from URL url box to the tree.

Method 1 does not display the url page automatically. Method 2 does. Is this by design? Is there no way to have method 1 display it automatically at all?


kinook 01-30-2020 12:06 PM

The DocType attribute is not user-creatable, and there are complications with enabling that, since it isn't obvious what the value should be for various circumstances, there are other attributes that may need to be set based on the actual content, and various other things that would be missing if done manually -- parsing of the page content for searchable text, assigning an item icon from the web site or file, etc.

You can still use Item | Open Document (Ctrl+J) to open externally in the associated application.

cnewtonne 01-30-2020 01:42 PM

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I think I found a workaround that just works!

1) I created a new info item using method 1 above i.e. dragging from UR url edit
2) Moved it to 'template' folder.
3) Now, it appears in the insert child/sibling menu
4) Update URL as per your needs.


kinook 01-30-2020 03:04 PM

Yes, I should have mentioned that for a particular document type, you can always create your own template from an imported item for that document.

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