File Operators

bpy.ops.file.associate_blend()

Use this installation for .blend files and to display thumbnails

bpy.ops.file.autopack_toggle()

Automatically pack all external files into the .blend file

bpy.ops.file.bookmark_add()

Add a bookmark for the selected/active directory

bpy.ops.file.bookmark_cleanup()

Delete all invalid bookmarks

bpy.ops.file.bookmark_delete(index=- 1)

Delete selected bookmark

Parameters

index (int in [-1, 20000], (optional)) – Index

bpy.ops.file.bookmark_move(direction='TOP')

Move the active bookmark up/down in the list

Parameters

direction (enum in ['TOP', 'UP', 'DOWN', 'BOTTOM'], (optional)) –

Direction, Direction to move the active bookmark towards

  • TOP Top – Top of the list.

  • UP Up.

  • DOWN Down.

  • BOTTOM Bottom – Bottom of the list.

bpy.ops.file.cancel()

Cancel loading of selected file

bpy.ops.file.delete()

Move selected files to the trash or recycle bin

bpy.ops.file.directory_new(directory='', open=False, confirm=True)

Create a new directory

Parameters
  • directory (string, (optional, never None)) – Directory, Name of new directory

  • open (boolean, (optional)) – Open, Open new directory

  • confirm (boolean, (optional)) – Confirm, Prompt for confirmation

bpy.ops.file.execute()

Execute selected file

bpy.ops.file.filenum(increment=1)

Increment number in filename

Parameters

increment (int in [-100, 100], (optional)) – Increment

bpy.ops.file.filepath_drop(filepath='Path')

Undocumented, consider contributing.

bpy.ops.file.find_missing_files(find_all=False, directory='', hide_props_region=True, filter_blender=False, filter_backup=False, filter_image=False, filter_movie=False, filter_python=False, filter_font=False, filter_sound=False, filter_text=False, filter_archive=False, filter_btx=False, filter_collada=False, filter_alembic=False, filter_usd=False, filter_volume=False, filter_folder=False, filter_blenlib=False, filemode=9, display_type='DEFAULT', sort_method='')

Try to find missing external files

Parameters
  • find_all (boolean, (optional)) – Find All, Find all files in the search path (not just missing)

  • directory (string, (optional, never None)) – Directory, Directory of the file

  • hide_props_region (boolean, (optional)) – Hide Operator Properties, Collapse the region displaying the operator settings

  • filter_blender (boolean, (optional)) – Filter .blend files

  • filter_backup (boolean, (optional)) – Filter .blend files

  • filter_image (boolean, (optional)) – Filter image files

  • filter_movie (boolean, (optional)) – Filter movie files

  • filter_python (boolean, (optional)) – Filter python files

  • filter_font (boolean, (optional)) – Filter font files

  • filter_sound (boolean, (optional)) – Filter sound files

  • filter_text (boolean, (optional)) – Filter text files

  • filter_archive (boolean, (optional)) – Filter archive files

  • filter_btx (boolean, (optional)) – Filter btx files

  • filter_collada (boolean, (optional)) – Filter COLLADA files

  • filter_alembic (boolean, (optional)) – Filter Alembic files

  • filter_usd (boolean, (optional)) – Filter USD files

  • filter_volume (boolean, (optional)) – Filter OpenVDB volume files

  • filter_folder (boolean, (optional)) – Filter folders

  • filter_blenlib (boolean, (optional)) – Filter Blender IDs

  • filemode (int in [1, 9], (optional)) – File Browser Mode, The setting for the file browser mode to load a .blend file, a library or a special file

  • display_type (enum in ['DEFAULT', 'LIST_VERTICAL', 'LIST_HORIZONTAL', 'THUMBNAIL'], (optional)) –

    Display Type

    • DEFAULT Default – Automatically determine display type for files.

    • LIST_VERTICAL Short List – Display files as short list.

    • LIST_HORIZONTAL Long List – Display files as a detailed list.

    • THUMBNAIL Thumbnails – Display files as thumbnails.

  • sort_method (enum in [], (optional)) – File sorting mode

bpy.ops.file.hidedot()

Toggle hide hidden dot files

bpy.ops.file.highlight()

Highlight selected file(s)

bpy.ops.file.make_paths_absolute()

Make all paths to external files absolute

bpy.ops.file.make_paths_relative()

Make all paths to external files relative to current .blend

bpy.ops.file.mouse_execute()

Perform the current execute action for the file under the cursor (e.g. open the file)

bpy.ops.file.next()

Move to next folder

bpy.ops.file.pack_all()

Pack all used external files into this .blend

bpy.ops.file.pack_libraries()

Store all data-blocks linked from other .blend files in the current .blend file. Library references are preserved so the linked data-blocks can be unpacked again

bpy.ops.file.parent()

Move to parent directory

bpy.ops.file.previous()

Move to previous folder

bpy.ops.file.refresh()

Refresh the file list

bpy.ops.file.rename()

Rename file or file directory

bpy.ops.file.report_missing_files()

Report all missing external files

bpy.ops.file.reset_recent()

Reset recent files

bpy.ops.file.select(extend=False, fill=False, open=True, deselect_all=False)

Handle mouse clicks to select and activate items

Parameters
  • extend (boolean, (optional)) – Extend, Extend selection instead of deselecting everything first

  • fill (boolean, (optional)) – Fill, Select everything beginning with the last selection

  • open (boolean, (optional)) – Open, Open a directory when selecting it

  • deselect_all (boolean, (optional)) – Deselect On Nothing, Deselect all when nothing under the cursor

bpy.ops.file.select_all(action='TOGGLE')

Select or deselect all files

Parameters

action (enum in ['TOGGLE', 'SELECT', 'DESELECT', 'INVERT'], (optional)) –

Action, Selection action to execute

  • TOGGLE Toggle – Toggle selection for all elements.

  • SELECT Select – Select all elements.

  • DESELECT Deselect – Deselect all elements.

  • INVERT Invert – Invert selection of all elements.

bpy.ops.file.select_bookmark(dir='')

Select a bookmarked directory

Parameters

dir (string, (optional, never None)) – Directory

bpy.ops.file.select_box(xmin=0, xmax=0, ymin=0, ymax=0, wait_for_input=True, mode='SET')

Activate/select the file(s) contained in the border

Parameters
  • xmin (int in [-inf, inf], (optional)) – X Min

  • xmax (int in [-inf, inf], (optional)) – X Max

  • ymin (int in [-inf, inf], (optional)) – Y Min

  • ymax (int in [-inf, inf], (optional)) – Y Max

  • wait_for_input (boolean, (optional)) – Wait for Input

  • mode (enum in ['SET', 'ADD', 'SUB'], (optional)) –

    Mode

    • SET Set – Set a new selection.

    • ADD Extend – Extend existing selection.

    • SUB Subtract – Subtract existing selection.

bpy.ops.file.select_walk(direction='UP', extend=False, fill=False)

Select/Deselect files by walking through them

Parameters
  • direction (enum in ['UP', 'DOWN', 'LEFT', 'RIGHT'], (optional)) – Walk Direction, Select/Deselect element in this direction

  • extend (boolean, (optional)) – Extend, Extend selection instead of deselecting everything first

  • fill (boolean, (optional)) – Fill, Select everything beginning with the last selection

bpy.ops.file.smoothscroll()

Smooth scroll to make editable file visible

bpy.ops.file.sort_column_ui_context()

Change sorting to use column under cursor

bpy.ops.file.start_filter()

Start entering filter text

bpy.ops.file.unpack_all(method='USE_LOCAL')

Unpack all files packed into this .blend to external ones

Parameters

method (enum in ['USE_LOCAL', 'WRITE_LOCAL', 'USE_ORIGINAL', 'WRITE_ORIGINAL', 'KEEP', 'REMOVE'], (optional)) – Method, How to unpack

bpy.ops.file.unpack_item(method='USE_LOCAL', id_name='', id_type=19785)

Unpack this file to an external file

Parameters
  • method (enum in ['USE_LOCAL', 'WRITE_LOCAL', 'USE_ORIGINAL', 'WRITE_ORIGINAL'], (optional)) – Method, How to unpack

  • id_name (string, (optional, never None)) – ID Name, Name of ID block to unpack

  • id_type (int in [0, inf], (optional)) – ID Type, Identifier type of ID block

bpy.ops.file.unpack_libraries()

Restore all packed linked data-blocks to their original locations

bpy.ops.file.view_selected()

Scroll the selected files into view