Exclamation point in a filepath causes incorrect link to be displayed in file preview

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Exclamation point in a filepath causes incorrect link to be displayed in file preview

#1 Post by satychary » 18.07.2022, 08:22

Hi Marek! First - thank you for this STELLAR program! I'm able to use it, to set up my 'ultimate' link/file/folder access system across all my content etc. locations, better than *anything* I've ever tried (for a LONG time!).

I have an issue (on my Win10 laptop) - I'd like to create a text file, eg. gothere.txt, with a link such as this:
file:///C:/Users/moi/!shared/mydir/

The idea is that when I preview gothere.txt, the link above would be clickable, and will take me there. But, the link that is clickable becomes
file:///C:/Users/moi/, ie. the ! prevents itself and the rest of the path to be included in the link, like so: https://imgur.com/gzY3XcJ

I tried escaping the ! using \, \\, etc. But nothing I tried, worked...

Is there a way to solve this?

In the worst case, I can have Explorer take me part-way, and I can double-click on the rest myself - but I thought I'd ask if I'm missing the proper way.

Cheers,
Saty

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Re: Exclamation point in a filepath causes incorrect link to be displayed in file preview

#2 Post by Forez » 18.07.2022, 15:12

I just used Shortcut entry from the New sub-menu ofthe right click menu evoked from both Desktop and when using FreeCommander from folder C:\Users\YOUR-USER-NAME\Desktop- and the result was an A-OK working file [i.e. when clicked it was opening C:\Users\moi\!shared\mydir folder in Windows Explorer]

I am using version 861 32-bit public on Windows 10 Enterprise 20H2 19042.746 x64

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Re: Exclamation point in a filepath causes incorrect link to be displayed in file preview

#3 Post by Marek » 18.07.2022, 21:47

I tried escaping the ! using \, \\, etc. But nothing I tried, worked...

Is there a way to solve this?
No workaround but I have fixed it for the next release.

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Re: Exclamation point in a filepath causes incorrect link to be displayed in file preview

#4 Post by satychary » 18.07.2022, 21:57

Thank you so much for this! I happened to have an older version, I installed the latest one after reading your reply. BUT the issue still persists - in TEXT preview mode. In the new version, .txt was set to be viewed as .rtf, THAT IS WHAT WORKS! So I went back to my older version, tried the same (set .txt to be previewed as rtf), that works in my older version too...

Summary: A file:/// link that contains a !, works properly in rtf (but not plaintext) viewing mode.

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Re: Exclamation point in a filepath causes incorrect link to be displayed in file preview

#5 Post by Marek » 18.07.2022, 22:28

I mean really next release and not the current one.
The next release will be 873 in few days.

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Re: Exclamation point in a filepath causes incorrect link to be displayed in file preview

#6 Post by Forez » 21.07.2022, 23:55

Forez wrote: 18.07.2022, 15:12 I just used
[...]
the result was an A-OK working file [i.e. when clicked it was opening C:\Users\moi\!shared\mydir folder in Windows Explorer]
[...]
Marek wrote: 18.07.2022, 21:47 [...]
No workaround but I have fixed it for the next release.
Eee...

So what was the problem? I had missed the in file preview - but still I can view this file in both View [F3] feature and through Quick View

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Re: Exclamation point in a filepath causes incorrect link to be displayed in file preview

#7 Post by satychary » 06.08.2022, 11:48

Marek wrote: 18.07.2022, 21:47
I tried escaping the ! using \, \\, etc. But nothing I tried, worked...

Is there a way to solve this?
No workaround but I have fixed it for the next release.
THANK YOU, Marek! Fantastic :)

Saty

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