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Current Folder Browser

Open Current Folder browser


The Current Folder browser enables you to interactively manage files and folders in MATLAB®. Use the Current Folder browser to view, create, open, move, and rename files and folders in the current folder.

Open the Current Folder Browser

To open the Current Folder browser if it is not currently visible, do one of the following:

  • MATLAB Toolstrip: On the Home tab, in the Environment section, click Layout. Then, in the Show section, select Current Folder.

  • MATLAB command prompt: Enter filebrowser.


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Create a new live script in the current folder.

In the Current Folder browser, right-click in white space, and then select New Live Script.

MATLAB creates and selects a live script named Untitledn.mlx in the current folder.

Enter a name for the live script and press Enter. For example, type myLiveScript and then press Enter. MATLAB renames the live script to myLiveScript.mlx

Programmatic Use

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filebrowser opens the Current Folder browser. If the Current Folder browser is already open, MATLAB selects the tool.

Introduced before R2006a