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File | Explore Folder

dotPeek allows loading entire folders in the Assembly Explorer When a folder is loaded, dotPeek processes all its subfolders in hunt for files that it is able to decompile, and displays the folder's hierarchy in the Assembly Explorer.


Since dotPeek processes the selected folder recursively, make sure not to add a folder that may contain too many assemblies (e.g. Program Files). It might take long to load all assemblies in dotPeek.

To open a folder with .NET assemblies
  • On the main menu, choose File | Explore Folder and then select a target folder.
  • Click Explore Folder assembly_explorer_explore_dotPeek on the toolbar and then select a target folder.
  • Drag-and-drop a target folder from Windows Explorer to the Assembly Explorer window.

The folder is added to the Assembly Explorer window. You can explore it by expanding the subfolders and all assembly nodes found within it. Double-click on code symbols to decompile and view the corresponding code in the Code Viewer. For more information, see Working with Code.

Any assembly found within folders can be displayed at the root level of the Assembly Explorer. To do so, right-click on an assembly node and choose Show at Root Level in the context menu.


Alternatively to exploring a folder, you can open a particular assembly file.