Browse for file activity

Hi, when I use the Browse for file activity, the select file window is always hidden behind other windows. How can I avoid this? This has been asked several times in the forum, but I did not found a decent answer. Maybe meanwhile someone has solved this? Or should this be registered as a bug?


When you run the studio the pop-up will appear in the screen to select the file. But when you Debug the Studio the window is always behind the other windows.

hope this might help you :slightly_smiling_face:

Hi, I am not debugging but running the robot from Studio.


As a workaround, can you try the following sample? This uses Activate activity with InvokeWorkflowFile isolated mode. (3.7 KB)


Have you considered sending shortcut Win + d before the BrowseForFile? This minimizes all windows. If you need to bring the windows back to foreground, send the shortcut again.

Hi, I tried both solutions. Yoichi’s sample works and also efelantti’s suggestion gives the desired result. Because of the simplicity I should choose the last one.


To resolve this issue, you can use the “Activate” or “Activate Window” activity in UiPath to bring the popup window to the front and give it focus. This will ensure that the user can see and interact with the popup window, even if it was initially hidden behind other windows.

Hope this might help you.

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