Hey there! I’ve been searching for something like this for about an hour, so either I’m not looking in the right place or it hasn’t been invented yet!
I’d like to run a script that takes a UNC-syntax path (Windows-style, i.e. \volume\folder\file) in selected text or from text copied to the the clipboard, change it to unix-style path (flip the slashes and remove double-backslashes so it’s /volume/folder/file) and then send that info to “Go to folder…” so that if someone sends me an UNC-style path in an e-mail, I can just run the script and have it open up a Finder window with that folder.
I’ve been using FilePathCM by Limit Point software to send UNC paths to Windows coworkers. It works great. All they have to do is drop the path into an address bar in Windows and they’re there. When they send me an UNC path, however, I either have to change the slashes manually and then select “Go to folder…” in the Finder, or just navigate through an average of 5-10 levels of folders manually… I find that both take about an equal amount of time and both, while not terribly time-consuming, are just annoying.
Anyone have a script that would do this, or would happen to know of any add-ons or utilities that I could get?
Thanks for your help!
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