Sound Mill X3 : User's Guide
File Entry Dialog
Entering File Paths and Web Links
Figure 1. File Entry Dialog
The File Entry Dialog (
Figure 1) allows you to enter a File Path, Web Link, or Network Link in the formats listed below.
File Entry Dialog toolbar buttons
Copy - Copies the selected text from the filename to the Windows clipboard.
Paste - Paste a filename from the Windows clipboard.
Select All - Selects all text in the filename textbox.
Reset - Resets the filename to the original text from when the dialog was opened.
Clear - Clears all text in filename textbox. Use the keyboard Delete key to delete only selected text.
Browse - Opens a folder browse dialog to select a file.
File Open - Opens the File with the app associated with the file extension type (set in Windows, may be an editor or viewer app). Example, if it is a text file, it may open in Notepad.
When OK is clicked, any illegal characters detected will force a 'Bad file path' warning. Example: an asterisk (*) is not allowed in filenames.
Methods to Copy File Path or Web Link
Windows Explorer has a
Copy Path button (Figure 2) to copy the full path of a selected file to the Windows clipbaord. Other file managers may have a similar function. From a Browser Web page, right-mouse-click on a Web link. In the resulting context menu, pick
Copy Link Location. Browser address bar - Mouse click the address bar to select the web link text, then right-mouse-click. In the resulting context menu, pick
Accepted Path and Link Syntax
Link Accepted Syntax
Local machine file paths - Must include full, absolute path
Example: C:\Audio\GetBack.mp3; or file:///C:\Audio\GetBack.mp3
Web links (URIs) - It will accept any valid Internet transfer protocol (http:// ; https:// ; mms://, etc)
Network files - Files on a local network.
Figure 2. Windows Explorer - Copy Path