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Windows: Export opens new Explorer Window every export

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Feb 22, 2020

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Hello,

 

I lately switched back to Windows from Mac (don't want to discuss the reasons here 😉 ) And I found something very annoying in Lightroom for Windows, which works much better on Mac.

If you selected to show the exported files in Finder/Explorer and there is already a window showing the export directory,  it will only pop up the existing window. On Windows, it opens a new Explorer window every time you export files, resultung in hundreds of explorer windows if  you are not careful.

 

This is really annoying. Is there any way to get around that?

 

Many thanks in advance.

Alex

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Correct answer by Just Shoot Me | Adobe Community Professional

Yeah in that options drop down, "After Export:" select Do Nothing.

 

But on my system, Win 10 Pro LR Classic 9.2, If I select the option to Show in Explorer and export 5-10-whatever number of images I only get ONE Win File Explorer window opening.

 

So if for some reason you "MUST" have that option checked then after you export, view the new image files in the Explorer window Close it before you do another export. Or Select All of the images you want to export and Export all of them at the same time.

 

 

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Windows: Export opens new Explorer Window every export

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Hello,

 

I lately switched back to Windows from Mac (don't want to discuss the reasons here 😉 ) And I found something very annoying in Lightroom for Windows, which works much better on Mac.

If you selected to show the exported files in Finder/Explorer and there is already a window showing the export directory,  it will only pop up the existing window. On Windows, it opens a new Explorer window every time you export files, resultung in hundreds of explorer windows if  you are not careful.

 

This is really annoying. Is there any way to get around that?

 

Many thanks in advance.

Alex

Adobe Community Professional
Correct answer by Just Shoot Me | Adobe Community Professional

Yeah in that options drop down, "After Export:" select Do Nothing.

 

But on my system, Win 10 Pro LR Classic 9.2, If I select the option to Show in Explorer and export 5-10-whatever number of images I only get ONE Win File Explorer window opening.

 

So if for some reason you "MUST" have that option checked then after you export, view the new image files in the Explorer window Close it before you do another export. Or Select All of the images you want to export and Export all of them at the same time.

 

 

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Yeah in that options drop down, "After Export:" select Do Nothing.

 

But on my system, Win 10 Pro LR Classic 9.2, If I select the option to Show in Explorer and export 5-10-whatever number of images I only get ONE Win File Explorer window opening.

 

So if for some reason you "MUST" have that option checked then after you export, view the new image files in the Explorer window Close it before you do another export. Or Select All of the images you want to export and Export all of them at the same time.

 

 

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Sorry, but you got my question wrong.

 

Of course I have that option checked to show the export files after exporting.

 

On mac, every export the finder window is re-used if it already open. The windows is just pushed to front.
If it is on another virtual desktop, it is switched to the corresponding desktop.

 

On windows, it clutters my destop with new Explorer Windows every export, so desktop switching also does not happen. Please fix that since it is a really helpful convenience functionality.

 

Kind regards,

Alex

 

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It is likely a windows vs MacOS thing. If I remember correctly, when explorer is called to open a folder, it always opens a new window. Finder upon the same command realizes it is already open and just pushes the already open window to the front. The problem is that many people prefer the first behavior in explorer vs the second and many prefer the second vs the first so unlikely anything will change.

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