Open Folder (script step reference)

By May 1, 2017 May 22nd, 2019 Online Help, Troi File Plug-in
Troi File Plug-in for FileMaker Pro

Open Folder

Opens a folder in the Finder (on Mac OS) or in Windows Explorer.

SyntaxScript step badge

Open Folder [ Select ; Result (error) ; folderPath ]


Select entire contentsreplaces the entire contents of a field with the result. If not checked the result replaces the currently selected portion of the field
Result (error)an error code
FolderPaththe path to the folder to be opened

Returned Result

Data type returned

Error code


The returned result is an error code. An error always starts with 2 dollars, followed by the error code. You should always check for errors. Returned error codes can be:

0no errorThe file was revealed in the Finder or Explorer
$$-35nsVolErrNo such volume (Wrong disk name or not mounted)
$$-43fnfErrFolder not found
$$-50paramErrParameter error

Other errors may be returned.

Originated in

Troi File Plug-in 9.0


FileMaker Pro 16 to 18


You can use FileMaker styled paths, like “filewin:/C:/MyFiles/datafolder/”.


Open Folder [ Select ; $ErrorCode ; "C:\MyFiles" ]

This will make the folder visible in a Windows Explorer window.

Example 2

We assume that in your FileMaker file the following fields are defined:

  gErrorCode		Global, number
  gFolderPath		Global, text

gFolderPath should contain the path to the folder that you want to open, for example “D:\Data\My Folder” (Windows) or “Mac HD:Data:My Folder” (Mac). In a script add the following script step:

Open Folder [ Select ; $ErrorCode ;  gFolderPath ]

This will show the folder specified by gFolderPath in the Finder or Explorer.

Related script stepsScript step badge

Launch File
Reveal File
Reveal Folder

Related functionsFunction badge


Related topics

Troi File Plug-in online help (overview)

Online Help Page for Troi File Plug-in for 14 to 18 –> Open Folder (filep7312) 2019-0522 16:27:42