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Textastic won’t allow me to view file (let alone edit it) with .c file extension

RobE 3 months ago in iPad updated 3 months ago 2

I just started using Textastic, with the hope of using it to create, view and edit source files written in c with a .c file extension.  I have several such files stored in iCloud.  I can see the index for my files in iCloud, but Textastic won’t let me view those files, let alone edit them if they have a .c extension.  I thought textastic could be used for such files.  What am I missing or does the app not have that capability?

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How exactly are you trying to open the .c files stored in iCloud Drive?

If you use the "Open…" command in Textastic, you should be able to open the files.

If you have multiple files in the same iCloud Drive folder, you can use the "Add External Folder" command in Textastic to add the iCloud Drive folder as an external folder to Textastic.

Please have a look at the following topics in the manual for details:

https://www.textasticapp.com/v9/manual/integration_other_apps/external_files_folders.html

https://www.textasticapp.com/v9/manual/managing_files/local_files_icloud.html

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Got it!  I can do what I need using the “Add External Folder” command.  Didn’t understand after my first reading of the manual.  Must need more caffeine.

Thank you!