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Folder Menu Alternatives

Folder Menu is described as '- 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' and is an app in the os & utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Folder Menu for Windows, Windows Explorer and Mac. The best alternative is RecentX. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Folders Popup or Quick Access Popup. Other great apps like Folder Menu are Direct Folders, FlashFolder, Default Folder X and FileBox eXtender.

Folder Menu 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 Menu.
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  • FreeProprietary
  • Windows
  • Windows Explorer

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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. 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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  3. 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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    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


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    Default Folder X

    • Mac

    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.

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  7. 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
  8. FCorp My Quick Launch icon

    FCorp My Quick Launch

    • Windows

    Faster access to your favorite files, folders, programs, etc.

    ⚫︎ PortableFCorp My Quick Launch 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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  9. 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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  10. Chameleon Explorer icon

    Chameleon Explorer

    • Windows

    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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