How do I open a Windows Explorer window via Eclipse?
Author: Deron Eriksson
Description: This tutorial describes how to open a Windows Explorer window using an external tool in Eclipse.
Tutorial created using: Windows XP || JDK 1.5.0_09 || Eclipse Web Tools Platform 1.5.1

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After creating the External Tool configuration shown above, select a file or directory in the Navigator view.

select file or folder in Navigator view

Then, select the external tool that we created.

select 'Open In Explorer Window' external tool configuration

This opens a Windows Explorer window to the corresponding path in the file system.

Windows Explorer opens in selected location
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