Default Folder X Alternatives

    Default Folder X is described as 'Save your files effortlessly and open your folders instantly. Default Folder X makes Mac OS X's Open and Save dialogs work as quickly as you do' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are nine alternatives to Default Folder X for Windows, Windows Explorer and PortableApps.com. The best alternative is Listary, which is free. Other great apps like Default Folder X are RecentX (Paid), FlashFolder (Free, Open Source), Direct Folders (Freemium) and FileBox eXtender (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 16, 2021

    1. Listary is a revolutionary search utility for Windows that makes finding your files and launching applications blazing fast, for casual and power users alike!.
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      Listery is small and fast. And it has the feature I wanted most, one that Listery calls Quick Switch. You go to open or save a file, and see the standard File Dialog Box. Click on an open Explorer Window, and then back to the file dialog box. The file dialog is now in the same folder as the Explorer window you clicked on. This is a huge timesaver for me, and the feature I most wanted.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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    2. RecentX is an innovative launcher that gives you instant access to your files, folders, programs, websites & clipboard history. It automatically remembers your favorite & recent items so that you can launch them even faster.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Windows Explorer
      FlashFolder is an open source tool that extends the file-related common dialogs (e.g. open/save dialog) seen in most Windows applications. A small toolbar docks onto these dialogs that provides menus for quick access to recently-used folders, favorite folders and more.

      Discontinued

      Only inofficial versions for Win7 up ... buggy and no support from Zett42, developer that seems to be out of office. So pls mark as discontinued - average user will have too many problems.

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    3. Access your folders from anywhere.
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    4. FileBox enhances Windows by adding several advanced functions to the standard Open File and Save File dialog boxes. (Note that if a program uses its own "private" dialog boxes for these functions, you wont see our FileBox buttons, sorry.

      Discontinued

      FileBox eXtender is no longer supported. The binary builds and source code are available for download.

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    5. Folder Menu - a tiny, portable folder switching tool and file launcher. You can quickly jump to your favorite folders in explorer, open/save dialog or command prompt...and more. You can also launch your favorite folders, files or urls.

      Discontinued

      Last updated 2010/04/23

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    6. Do you need to open a folder? You can open folders everywhere from a menu of your favorite folders, including dialog boxes for opening and saving all programs.
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    7. Advanced Recent Access is designed to see more properties of your recent used resources (files and directories). Key features: can see more properties of the recent resources, such as path, size, type, date modified and date created. And more.
    8. With Chameleon Folder you can open recent and favorite folders and files in Windows Explorer, Open/Save dialog boxes, on the Desktop, etc... Just click the middle mouse button and select the necessary folder or file in the menu to open it.
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