[sylpheed:35639] Re: Attach not seeing user/system folders

Gene Goldenfeld genegold at fastmail.fm
Thu Apr 11 15:45:20 JST 2013

On Thu, 11 Apr 2013 09:29:38 +0300
Cristian Secară <liste at secarica.ro> wrote:

> În data de Wed, 10 Apr 2013 19:26:33 -0600, Gene Goldenfeld a scris:
> > Sylpheed 3.4.0 beta 3/Win 8x64, Sylpheed set to run as an
> > administrator. I'm trying to attach some files from C: \Users \Gene1
> > \AppData \Roaming \... and at Gene1 the Attach dialogue is not
> > seeing the Windows or system related folders, such as AppData,
> > Cookies, Local Settings, My Documents, etc.
> GTK+ on Windows does not display the hiddden folders, so you cannot
> see them from the GTK+ file dialog, regardless how the system is set
> to show or not the hidden folders. Don't know how this on Win8 is,
> but at least on Vista, by default, the \AppData folder is hidden.
> This does not apply to \Documents folder, though, which by default is
> visible (in Vista).
> But why do you want to use the file dialog for attaching files ?
> (instead of just drag and drop)

That would not be good news if Sylpheed (Win32) ignores hidden
folders, unlike file managers that give the option.  As for drag and
drop, I'm not clear how to use it when the file manager is open full
screen and Sylpheed open 2/3 screen. I've found it much easier and
faster to copy a file to the desktop and then attach it, than to resize


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