Issue 27327 - File Open dialog does not support directory shortcuts.
Summary: File Open dialog does not support directory shortcuts.
Alias: None
Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1.1
Hardware: All Windows 2000
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: AOO Later
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2004-04-01 17:40 UTC by umbrook0
Modified: 2017-05-20 11:29 UTC (History)
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Description umbrook0 2004-04-01 17:40:01 UTC
I have a shortcut in My Documents directory, but if I select it via the quickstarter, it loads the lnk file into Writer instead of going
to the directory.

To Reproduce:
1. Go to your "My Documents" folder on Windows 2000.
2. Create a shortcut to some directory.
3. Double click on the QuickStarter icon in the system tray.
4. Double click on your shortcut.

Actual Results:
The ASCII import dialog comes up.  If you hit okay, it loads the link file into

Expected Results:
The quickstarter switches to the desired directory.

Additional Notes:
I realise that the quick starter doesn't use a standard file dialog, but it
should handle directory links.

For example, I want to have shortcuts to different network directories inside My
Documents, specifically to make it easier to get to my network files via the
Comment 1 thorsten.martens 2004-04-14 10:10:26 UTC
TM->HRO: As talked about.... please have a look.
Comment 2 hennes.rohling 2004-04-19 11:13:59 UTC
If you use the default system file dialog with OOo you should be able to open
LNK files. Currently the internal file open dialog does not support that feature
because LNK files are not a file system supported feature (like softlinks on
UNIX) but a Windows Explorer proprietary file format.

Though this can be fixed by a file dialog backend supporting Windows shell
hirarchie and data file formats.
Comment 3 hennes.rohling 2004-04-22 16:35:55 UTC
Changed misleading title.
Comment 4 hennes.rohling 2004-05-24 17:53:03 UTC
Target set.
Comment 5 phil_ 2008-01-09 09:59:23 UTC
This seems to be resolved, at least I cannot reproduce this with rel. 2.3.1 on
Win XP pro.
However, similar behavior occurs when trying to open a document via a link from
the command line - see
Comment 6 kai.sommerfeld 2009-10-19 15:31:48 UTC
mav: Something for you?
Comment 7 Marcus 2017-05-20 11:29:40 UTC
Reset assigne to the default "".