This function has not been fully integrated into the long-term Wolfram Language, and is subject to change.


is a global option that specifies settings for the Insert File Path dialog box.


  • The typical usage is FileNameDialogSettings->{opt1->val1,opt2->val2,}.
  • The following option may be specified:
  • "StringFormat"Truespecifies the format for pasting the pathname of a file into a notebook when the Insert File Path menu item is used
  • With the default setting "StringFormat"->True, the pathname of the file is pasted into the notebook as a string. The pathname is expressed in a format appropriate for the operating system being used.
  • With the setting "StringFormat"->False, the pathname is pasted as a FrontEnd`FileName expression.

See Also

File Path

Introduced in 1999