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Try typing //Volumes/ in a browser window (I used OmniWeb, but they all should work). Pretty cool, it brings up the local filesystem so that you can navigate through it.

I don't know how useful it is, but sorta cool.
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Authored by: Anonymous on Mar 30, '01 04:40:54PM

Apparently, all of the files and folders normally hidden in the Finder will show up in this web browser trick, regardless of what 'AppleShowAllFiles' key is set to... Don't know if this means anything, just an observation...

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Authored by: Anonymous on Apr 02, '01 09:49:01AM

Hmmm. Typing /Volumes/ into the location in OmniWeb shows nothing but a header with column names of "Name, Size, ...." Doing the same in MSIE results in a error dialog box which states: "No such device or address."

So, what might you have done to set up your system to enable such navigation of the file system? Just an out-of-the-box set up doesn't offer this functionality, at least not in my case.

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didn't work in IE5
Authored by: Anonymous on Apr 02, '01 01:12:18PM

I tried this in IE 5.1PR and was taken to a particularly annoying web site (especials) that opens window after window of advertising

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Just type file:///
Authored by: sungwoo on Apr 02, '01 05:00:22PM

Just type
in the address windows, then you will get that. =)

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Authored by: robg on Apr 02, '01 09:00:52PM

Geeklog (this site's engine) snipped one of the "/" marks when posting; you need TWO "/" in front of the "Volumes" for this to work.

Sorry for the confusion!


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For I.E. 5.1
Authored by: phillipc on Nov 16, '01 11:41:04AM

use " file:// "
Which brings up a question: Anybody know of a good OS X app to stop the popup [bastard] windows from popping up all the time?

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Drag to OmniWeb
Authored by: nagani on Nov 18, '01 12:38:31AM

Drag and drop a folder or a disk to an Omniweb window, and you fly!

You can also cmd-opt drag & drop to Omniweb in the dock...

So many ways...
(Internet Explorer is nowhere to be seen for this tip.)

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