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Folder Guide is described as 'After quick install it will appear in context menus of Windows Explorer and Open/Save dialogs as "Folder Guide" item. With Folder Guide, you no longer need dozens of mouse clicks to navigate to your desired folder. Now reach your favorite folders in just 2 mouse clicks' and is an app in the os & utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Folder Guide for Windows and Windows Explorer. The best alternative is RecentX. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Quick Access Popup or Folders Popup. Other great apps like Folder Guide are Direct Folders, FlashFolder, FileBox eXtender and Folder Menu.

Folder Guide alternatives are mainly Application Launchers but may also be File Search Utilities or Clipboard Managers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Folder Guide.
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  • FreeProprietary
  • Windows

After quick install it will appear in context menus of Windows Explorer and Open/Save dialogs as "Folder Guide"...

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  1. 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.

    ⚫︎ File TaggingRecentX can organize and highlight your files with tags and labels.
    ⚫︎ Windows Explorer ExtensionRecentX can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
    ⚫︎ PortableRecentX can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  2. Quick Access Popup icon

    Quick Access Popup

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    The freeware Quick Access Popup (QAP) lets you move like a breeze between your frequently used folders, documents, applications, web pages and much more!

    ⚫︎ PortableQuick Access Popup can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  3. Folders Popup icon

    Folders Popup

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Windows Explorer

    Folders Popup lets you move like a breeze between your frequently used folders, documents and links! Have all your favorites at your finger tip - press the middle mouse button to popup your personalized menu.

    ⚫︎ PortableFolders Popup can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Windows Explorer ExtensionFolders Popup can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
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    Direct Folders

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • Windows Explorer

    Access your folders from anywhere.

    ⚫︎ Windows Explorer ExtensionDirect Folders can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
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    FlashFolder

    • 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.

    ⚫︎ Windows Explorer ExtensionFlashFolder can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
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    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.

    Screenshot: FlashFolder toolbar attached to common file open dialog


  6. FileBox eXtender icon

    FileBox eXtender

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    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.)

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsFileBox eXtender can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    Discontinued

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

    Standard Windows File/Save As… box with and without FileBox eXtender buttons
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    Folder Menu

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Windows Explorer

    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.

    ⚫︎ Windows Explorer ExtensionFolder Menu can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
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    Discontinued

    Last updated 2010/04/23

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    StExBar

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Windows Explorer

    The StExBar provides many useful commands for your everyday use of Windows explorer. And you can add as many custom commands on your own as you like.

    ⚫︎ Windows Explorer ExtensionStExBar can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
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  9. Open++ icon

    Open++

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Windows Explorer

    Open++ is a context menu shell extension that allows you to quickly open the target file or folder with the customized commands. It adds a submenu with customized menu items to the shell context menu when right clicking a file or folder.

    ⚫︎ Windows Explorer ExtensionOpen++ can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
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    Discontinued

    Official website unavailable.

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  10. FCorp File/Folder Launcher icon

    FCorp File/Folder Launcher

    • Windows

    File/Folder Launcher (FFLauncher) is a simple, very easy to use application specially designed to help you launch files and folders.

    ⚫︎ Support for GesturesFCorp File/Folder Launcher supports touch or mouse gestures and interactions.
    ⚫︎ PortableFCorp File/Folder Launcher can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Discontinued

    The program is no longer developed. Last version, released in August 2016, can be still bought from the official website.

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