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Inline auto-complete is convenient:

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Can it be extended to browse and import local filesystem?

I'm aware of the [[Experimental]] (since V 9?) AutoComplete could be used interactively with FileNames.

Browsing the Autocomplete Q`s however there are many issues, though it works fine for built-in symbols, including user-defined, but doesn't autocomplete user-defined strings.

So this is more a system question.

Note, If caching is needed for efficiency, the entire filesys could be mirrored as a nested Association trie, up to memory.

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  • $\begingroup$ when I type Import["C: popup for file browsing appears. $\endgroup$ – Kuba Jan 22 '16 at 19:12
  • $\begingroup$ @Kuba, thanks, DNK, works in OSX too. If you rewrite as A, will accept. $\endgroup$ – alancalvitti Jan 22 '16 at 19:18