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Is there any shortcut for go back to previous folder?

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wei zhang
wei zhang on 23 May 2020
Answered: soon kiat on 29 May 2020
Sometimes I need to navigate among some folders. I need the "go back" in a convenient way, like "cd -". But, this is not supported in Matlab. Is there any way to achieve this? If not, a keyboard shortcut to pop up the recent directory list is OK,too.
Thank you very much.


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wei zhang
wei zhang on 26 May 2020
Very helpful. Especially the latent code for the blue arrows and the icon for "the file name tab list". I would like to try.
wei zhang
wei zhang on 26 May 2020
Embarrassed, I am not familiar with Java script. Navigating among the Java script is hard and frustrating. For me, I prefer to make an own hotkey with Autohotkey for Matlab, by faking a click button on the blue arrow or "file name tab". And wating for updates of Matlab. Thank you for your kindhearted advice. @per isakson (why I can't quote your name)

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Cris LaPierre
Cris LaPierre on 24 May 2020
There is a Back button in the Current Folder toolbox. That takes be back to the folder that was previously the current folder. Does that help or are you specifically looking for a keyboard shortcut?

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wei zhang
wei zhang on 25 May 2020
Thank you for your advice. I need this. And I am just curious about why Matlab doesn't support "cd - ". It has "cd .././~" yet. Sometimes I was too lazy to move my mouse than keyboard commands, haha.

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soon kiat
soon kiat on 29 May 2020
cd ..
can also help to go back to previous folder


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