why cant i paste the directory in photoshop batch window

New Here ,
Jul 30, 2022 Jul 30, 2022

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For the love of all that is convenient and normal as of 2000 why is Photoshop CC 2015 making me manually find a directory with mouse clicks from a root folder? Some of my files are deep in subfolders, and this is just a very painful way to navigate Windows Expolorer. Please explain why I can't simply paste the directory like any other program written after 2000? 

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There's even an inconsistency in this behavior in the same dialog window:
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Please tell me there is some fix for this? I have at least 70 more batches to run, and I cant fathom having to manually navigate for the source directory each time. 

Than ks

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Jul 30, 2022 Jul 30, 2022

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Newer versions of photoshop like photoshop 2022 now use the default File Explorer dialog, so if your able, you should upgrade to photoshop 2021 or 2022.

 

As far as i know one can't change the dialog that older photoshop versions use.

 

windows 10 and photoshop 2022

 

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Thanks, but I can't install the software that you are suggesting. I guess I'm stuck with a broken UI. 

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Jul 30, 2022 Jul 30, 2022

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What version of windows are you using?

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Jul 31, 2022 Jul 31, 2022

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You could try the Image Processor script that ships with Photoshop, or the more capable Image Processor Pro script – both of which can play an action while taking care of opening/saving which would be removed from the action steps.

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Have you tried to paste address in Windows Explorer address bar after clicking on Choose button in Batch dialogue?

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