Folder Guide Alternatives

    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 Folders Popup or FlashFolder. Other great apps like Folder Guide are Direct Folders (Freemium), Quick Access Popup (Freemium), FileBox eXtender (Free, Open Source) and StExBar (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Aug 2, 2021

    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.
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    2. 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.
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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. The freeware Quick Access Popup (QAP) lets you move like a breeze between your frequently used folders, documents, applications, web pages and much more!
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    5. 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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      • 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. . The commands are not just available from the toolbar, but also via hotkeys and via a context menu!
    6. 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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      • 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.

      Discontinued

      Official website unavailable.

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    7. 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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