A simple NetBeans plugin that will open project and package folders in the default system file manager.

Mark George authored on 13 Mar 2020
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The simplest "open folder in system file manager" plugin I could create.

There are a few of these things around, but they are more complicated than we need.

Given the increased pace of NetBeans and Java releases I want something that is easy for me to keep running on the latest version of NetBeans.


  1. Download/copy the NBM file from the build directory in the repo.
  2. Install in NetBeans via: Tools > Plugins > Downloaded > Add Plugins...


Right click a folder in the project pane, then select Open in File Manager. This will work on project roots, and packages in the Projects pane, and any folder in the Files pane.