Enhanced dialog box for folder browsing.
Updated 7 Nov 2005

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This enhancement allows the user to:

1. browse using "copy-paste"
2. create a new folder from this dialog

UIBROWSEFORFOLDER Standard Windows browse for folder dialog box.

folder = uibrowseforfolder( title_str, initial_path )

Output: folder = selected folder (empty string if dialog cancelled)
Inputs: title_str = title string (OPTIONAL)
initial_path = initial path (OPTIONAL, defaults to PWD)

Examples: folder = uibrowseforfolder - default title and initial path
folder = uibrowseforfolder('Select results folder') - default initial path
folder = uibrowseforfolder([], 'C:\Program Files') - with no title

1. using mex function browseforfolder.dll
2. credit for "C++" code goes to Armen Hakobyan code taken from "The Code Project" at:
3. converted to matlab mex file by Ohad Gal.

Cite As

Ohad Gal (2024). browseforfolder (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R13SP1
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
Windows macOS Linux
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I found out that some OS need two additional DLLs for this function to work: msvcrtd.dll and MFC42D.DLL