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The File Browser is generally used to read and write files. You can also use it to manage the entire file system and it also allows the internal structure of a .blend file to be browsed.

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How to create a Folder/File Dialog?

So I need to allow the user of my script to choose a directory that contains images, and then run my script on each image. I already have my script made here. I looked at this question already, but ...
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Where did my file Save to?

I'm using the Blender Video Editor. I finished, rendered it, and went to open the file, but I do not know where my file saved to! I want it to be saved as a video file and I would like to know where ...
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How to re-link missing blender files

I have multiple characters linked to a blender file, but i moved the original character files and now blender is sating they're missing. Is it possible to get blender to find the missing blender ...
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bpy/file browser: get selected file names

Is there a way in bpy to get a list of all selected files from the file browser? I have this code, but it is only for the active file selection: ...
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How can i open a file select dialog via python to add an image sequence into VSE?

The main goal is to load a sequence into the VSE and read the metadata of each image. Reading the metadata works fine but the fileselect_add returns me only one file. Please help me to add a sequence ...
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How can I get the full path of the selected file from the file explorer?

I have tried in several ways and the only one that worked for me was through a modal that extends from ImportHelper, however I would like to do everything from the ...
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How to make the file manager default to sorting by modification date?

I often want to find files which I've modified recently, so I'd like to set the file manager to sort by modification date automatically. Is this possible?
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Trouble file StringProperty subtype FILE_PATH

I have a StringProperty(subtype="FILE_PATH) and I am trying to make it so the user selects a folder and then a file is saved out to the location, but the filepath ...
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Export File Dialog in Blender 2.80

How can I get bring up a popup file browser in Blender 2.80 invoked by a button click in my addon, to define the name and location of a file to be exported? In Blender 2.7x, I did this via the ...
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Popup Dialog StringProperty File Icons Do Nothing

The dialog above is created with the code below. When I click on the file icon (see red arrow), nothing happens. Is there a proper way to get these to just work or at least point to a custom operator ...
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How do I get blender to stop creating so many files?

I have a problem naming files. I tend to name them crazy things because I don't feel like naming them properly when in a hurry. Anyways, I am very used to photoshop, and just about every other ...
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How to use the File Browser's (with ImportHelper) execute function?

I now have the file browser, and I've found out how to load the texture into the node but not from the file browser. I have to type the file path in manually, and I had to put it in a different class ...
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How use spaces instead of underscores in file names?

I'm referring to this "feature" https://developer.blender.org/T45900 It was not happening before, but it is now, and it is messing up the structure of some folders I previously created. Is there a ...
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How can I add a panel to the properties area of the file browser?

I would like to wrap my properties inside collapsible panels when using the ExportHelper or ImportHelper class but I can not ...
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Using data from dialog box to create image strip with Python script

I have been instructed to create a universal algorithm in Blender that prompts the user for file selection from a dialog box, takes those images (given they are the acceptable formats), add them to a ...
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What does Save As Render do to the image when saving it?

So you render your image in cycles, and then go to save it, then in the bottom left corner is options, and both ticked are save as copy and save as render, and I'm wondering what "save as render" does?...
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Patch for Non-ASCII Characters

My OS (WIN7) uses non ASCII characters in the file system. Doesn't have to, but does. I know in general it's not a great idea, but some of my directories have names which use these characters. ...
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How do you change the default directory for saving/opening files?

When saving my projects the default directory sometimes opens to C:\ but I have my blender projects saved in my ...
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how to mark as one asset an object with separated parts?

Can someone help me please? I want to add one of my model to the blender's new asset browser (blender 3.0.0), but the model is made from multiple parts. For example i have a katana that has a blade ...
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Getting to a file easily/quickly in blender's file browser

I have become used to the convenience of the following when searching for and opening a file in Windows (7) Start typing the name of the file into an edit box and have files beginning with the same ...
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Some fonts are not showing up

I am trying to use a font called DIN Medium, which is a Postscript font, in Blender. However, when I browse, I cannot see the font listed in the folder: Are my eyes failing me, or are some font ...
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How to have color in your blend file preview

So I am suffering from a TREMENDOUS amount of Blender files! I currently have about 1000 on my machine and organizing these in certain folders helps a little but it does not really solve the issue. I ...
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How to get the file path from the open file operator?

I have the following code to create a file browser: ...
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Asset Browser - How to make a "current file" (append) asset mesh become part of the "custom default" (windows library folder)?

Blender can store assets in a custom folder in your PC using the "Custom / default" path set into File system paths in user Preferences. This library can contain all your assets available ...
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Globbing FILE_TYPE StringProperty

In a recent question a user asks about setting relative / absolute paths from a subtype='DIR_PATH' string property. Made me recall, (actually thought I had asked ...
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Blender always adds a .blend extension to my image, and can't be opened

I saved my project as .png, then as .jpeg but Blender always adds a .blend extension on it. I saved it in its own folder and in my documents. Regardless Blender opens showing me an empty gray screen. ...
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bpy.path.abspath is appears to be messing up

I am working on an addon and I have a StringProperty that is a File_Path, you select the file and it reads the xml at the location. These string property's automatically use relative paths, so my code ...
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Is it possible to recover deleted files in the file browser?

I just spent a month rendering an animation, and in the process of importing all the images into the sequencer, I accidentally deleted all of them. Oops. I still have Blender open; is it possible to ...
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Linking external data back to the blender file after moving [duplicate]

I want a friend to render my 6400 frame short film I made on blender... And it has a lot of image textures for materials... I have all the images, music, and pretty much everything that is in the ...
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Built-In Python Templates to Blender 3.2

Could anyone help me make sense of the import file template that Blender 3.2 gives for Python scripting? It seems a lot of this code is unnecessary for the function of opening a dialog box and ...
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Blender 2.82 Crashes often. What should I do?

I am getting crashes with Blender 2.82 multiple times a day. I cannot pin point a specific action. For example it crashed a few minutes ago while attempting to save an image file. Is there some ...
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blender file viewer takes very long to load files and folders

Blender file viewer takes longer to load than usual, Also the file viewer is not letting choose geometry options, For whatever reason. Have checked other websites and such, The problem for all of them ...
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Using Python to prompt a user for file selection from a dialog box and append to image strip in VSE [duplicate]

I am a decently experienced coder and am familiar with Python but am fairly new to Blender and its API. I am able to accomplish my goals manually using the Blender interface but I now must advance to ...
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The OS shows rendered files as TextEdit Documents instead of PNGs [duplicate]

Using the new 2.90 version, I made a simple animation using some cloths sims and rendered it out in PNG images. When I check the images inside my file browser (Both the Blender file browser and the ...
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UI, how to add a file browser to a panel [duplicate]

The link below by poor is very relevant. This is also related: How can i open a file select dialog via python to add an image sequence into VSE? The best source I have found in 4 days of search is: ...
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