opens a file explorer window from the matlab command line


Updated 22 Nov 2018

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finder(fol) opens a file explorer window at the desired folder
Based on "explorer" by Malcolm Wood, and expanded to work under Macintosh OSX

Cite As

Christopher Pedersen (2023). finder (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2018b
Compatible with R2012b and later releases
Platform Compatibility
Windows macOS Linux
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Inspired by: explorer.m: Quick access to the Windows Explorer

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Version Published Release Notes

Fixed default behaviour for folder names being matched to subfolders, to comply with expected behaviour.


Changed default behaviour: if input exists as a full path, goes to that preferentially, before seeing if it exists as a subfolder

Fixed bug : missing "fullpath" function