On 2/28/2011 13:20, paul h wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I am automating a few processes in my office - creating customer files
> and folders that then need to be worked with manually. Once they have
> been created, I need to open the root folder and display it with it's
> contents, so that the user can then work directly on the files without
> having to navigate to the folder.
> 
> Is there a way with ruby to pop a folder open and to the top of the z
> order? Couldn't find anything by googling.
> 
> (The machines in the office all run win7)

Since this only needs to be a Windows solution, try the following:

system("start C:/path/to/interesting/directory")

This will kick off the Windows file browser to the path you indicate.
Take care to quote the path if it may have spaces in it.

-Jeremy