EFU Browser

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EFU Browser

Post by NotNull » Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:41 pm

A long time ago (september 2017) I wrote something for browsing EFU files (a bit similar to Explorer, but without the folder tree).
I had more plans for it, but my time is limited.
So it's time to "dump" it in it's current state. Now someone else can tinker with it :)

  • Put Everything.exe in an empty folder.
  • Extract "Install EFU Browser.cmd" and "Uninstall EFU Browser.cmd" to that same folder
  • Double-click "Install EFU Browser.cmd"
  • Done

  • Double click some .EFU file
    EFU Browser will open
  • Click a foldername in the Name column or Path column to go to that folder.
    (Keyboard warriors: ENTER on a folder enters that folder; CTRL-ENTER goes to it's parentfolder)
  • That is about it. Just see for yourself to get an impression.
Demo EFU browser.gif
- If you have already have enabled Menu:Tools > Options > General > EFU file association in your regular Everything, you can leave that enabled. The EFU browser file association is 'stronger'.
- No guarantees that it will work properly.
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Re: EFU Browser

Post by void » Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:35 pm

Tested and it works.

Neat, I never would have thought this would have been possible with Everything.
Thanks for sharing.

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Re: EFU Browser

Post by NotNull » Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:34 pm

All possible thanks to the extreme configurability of Everything (and some duct tape, and a swiss army knife ;)).

What amazed me most in playing with this is that nested functions could be used in commands: $parent($parent(%1)) would give the grandparent of %1 !. Didn't use it in the end, but was a nice discovery.

BTW: this is why I suggested showing the current EFU file in the title bar

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