2011: How to browse to add a folder to Application Preferences
You want to know how to add a folder to Application Preferences in AutoCAD 2011 for Mac by browsing and selecting the folder rather than entering the folder path manually.
The Application tab of the Application Preferences dialog lists various folders that AutoCAD for Mac searches for support, driver, menu, and other files.
You can add a folder by selecting the top-level folder, e.g., "Support File Search Path", and clicking the "+" (plus) button:
This will add a blank edit field where you can enter the name and location of the folder you want to add. To browse and select a folder, rather than entering the information manually, use the following steps:
1. Manually type anything into the blank edit field and press return. It doesn't matter what you type as it is only a temporary placeholder. This step is required for the rest of the steps to work.
2. An error message will display informing you that whatever you typed could not be located. Dismiss this dialog by picking either Yes or No.
3. With the new entry highlighted, click the "Change Path" option.
4. This will open a dialog where you can browse to and select the folder you want to add.
Note: The temporary placeholder in step #1 is required for the rest of the steps to work. If the edit field is left blank when you try and select the "Change Path" option, the field will automatically vanish and the focus will shift to the parent folder. The new edit field must have something in it to retain focus when choosing "Change Path".