Free Direct Folders Alternatives

    Direct Folders is described as 'Access your folders from anywhere'. There are more than 10 alternatives to Direct Folders for various platforms. The best alternative is Folders Popup, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Direct Folders are FlashFolder (Free, Open Source), Quick Access Popup (Freemium), FileBox eXtender (Free, Open Source) and Folder Menu (Free).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Dec 13, 2020

    • Folders Popup lets you move like a breeze between your frequently used folders and documents!.
    • FlashFolder is an open source tool that extends the file-related common dialogs (e.g. open/save dialog) seen in most Windows applications.

      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.

      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
      • Windows Explorer


    • The freeware Quick Access Popup (QAP) lets you move like a breeze between your frequently used folders, documents, applications, web pages and much more!
    • FileBox enhances Windows by adding several advanced functions to the standard Open File and Save File dialog boxes.

      Discontinued

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

      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
    • Folder Menu - a tiny, portable folder switching tool and file launcher.

      Discontinued

      Last updated 2010/04/23

      • Free
      • Windows
      • Windows Explorer
    • FindeXer customize your Explorer windows locations area for quick access to your most frequently used folders.

      Discontinued

      Last updated 2008-12-04

      • Free
      • Windows
    • 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.
      • Free
      • Windows