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    Folder View Alternatives

    Folder View is described as 'free (freeware) add-on for Windows that drastically enhances the way you browse the folders on your system'. There are eight alternatives to Folder View 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 FlashFolder or Direct Folders. Other great apps like Folder View are FileBox eXtender (Free, Open Source), Folder Menu (Free), StExBar (Free, Open Source) and Chameleon Explorer (Paid).

    This page was last updated May 17, 2022
    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Windows Explorer
    Folder View is a free (freeware) add-on for Windows that drastically enhances the way you browse the folders on your system.
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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.
      • 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.



    2. Access your folders from anywhere.
    3. 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.

    4. Folder Menu - a tiny, portable folder switching tool and file launcher.

      Discontinued

      Last updated 2010/04/23



      • 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.
    5. 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.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      WinTabber is a tabmanager which enables you to tab almost any window (yes, also terminals) under windows 2000/XP

      Discontinued

      The website is no longer accessible, but has been archived on Archive.org: https://web.archive.org/web/20150214083547/http://www.wintabber.com/

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