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How do you add folders on the left side of the Open Folder interface? In one of my previous versions of the installation I had a couple different folders I frequently used in that part of the interface. Now I can't figure out how I got them there.

Using the standard Windows Folder icon to open a file (or File -> Open, or Ctrl-O). The window that pops up has on the left side "Home", "Desktop", and "Documents" as shortcuts to click on. There's space for more shortcuts and in a previous installation I actually had two more shortcuts to locations I used frequently. How do you add folders to that shortcut list?

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Do you refer to View > Files, or something completely else? Be more specific, please. I have SQLd opened right now (like any other day) and quickly run through a few less used options but can't figure out what you mean.

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Using the standard Windows Folder icon to open a file. The window that pops up has on the left side "Home", "Desktop", and "Documents" as shortcuts to click on. There's space for more shortcuts and in a previous installation I actually had two more shortcuts to locations I used frequently. How do you add folders to that shortcut list? –  JustAGuy Jun 27 at 13:33
    
I see. This is so called PlacesBar, on file dialog. Unfortunately, Java applications like SQLDeveloper use their own definition for places, so general rules for PlacesBar as Windows understand it doesn't apply here. I don't even know, if Java version is somehow easily editable but the question is related more to Java, than SQLdeveloper itself. Try to google for something like java placesbar, but brief try didn't reveal anything relevant. –  Ren Jun 30 at 8:19
    
Thanks for trying to help, I do appreciate it. The question is not about Java, it's about the design and use of the Oracle SQL Developer application itself. When I have a problem with a feature or the User Interface of MS Excel I don't go to a C++ forum (or whatever language/tool MS Excel is created from) for an answer. Maybe I posted this question in the wrong place? –  JustAGuy Jul 21 at 15:46
    
I understand but I am not aware that SQL Developer supports editing placesbar, thus you're actually hacking the app, in which case you shouldn't be surprised there's no ready-to-serve answer. Anyway, try to ask in Oracle SQL Developer community, I'm pretty sure someone asked that question before. community.oracle.com/community/database/developer-tools/… –  Ren Jul 23 at 9:31
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Turns out that if you open a certain folder often enough that it will add a shortcut to that location above the "Home", "Desktop", and "Documents" icons.

I still don't know if there's an option somewhere to manually add frequently opened locations to the File Open (Ctrl-O) dialogue window or what if you wanted to edit which shortcuts you have available there in a case where maybe you have multiple folders you open files from often. Sounds like a quality of life improvement opportunity for the developers of the software.

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