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Load a file from a different folder

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Jasper Mark
Jasper Mark on 25 Jan 2021
Commented: Titus Edelhofer on 26 Jan 2021
I am having difficulty loading a file from a different folder. The data is currently stored in a network server. I currently have a workaround by bringing the file of interest ot my matlab specific folder and using this code.
cfg = [];
[FileName] = uipickfile('.mff');
cfg.dataset = FileName;
data = ft_preprocessing(cfg);
Is there anyway to load my file of interest without having to drag it to the matlab folder. I will be working with about 1250 files and would like to save the storage on my device?

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Titus Edelhofer
Titus Edelhofer on 25 Jan 2021
Hi Jasper,
I don't know where uipickfile comes from. If you use uigetfile, you would have a second output argument you can use:
[filename,pathname] = uigetfile('*.mff');
cfg.dataset = fullfile(pathname,filename);
Titus
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Titus Edelhofer
Titus Edelhofer on 26 Jan 2021
Hi Jasper,
I'm not not sure where the problem is, reading the file or locating the file.
  • Did you try using the full path (with fullfile)?
  • Did you try simply putting the fully qualified file name (without interactive selection), something like
cfg.dataset = '\\mynetworkfolder\mymfffile.mff';
If yes to either of them, what's the error you see?
Titus

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