Those of us who work with the PC on a daily basis usually waste too much time browsing through the file structure in Windows just to find a given file or select the appropriate location to save a document.
Fortunately now there's Direct Folders: a simple yet highly functional tool that works as a Windows Explorer enhancement and lets you access your more frequently used folders from any standard file dialog in the system, and also from Windows Explorer itself. You can launch Direct Folders in several ways: from the program's icon on the System Tray or simply by left double clicking on any empty area in the desktop, Windows Explorer or any open/save file dialog.
The folder menu is easily customizable with your favorite folders in the program's settings menu. Plus, this same menu enables you to take advantage of other Direct Folders functions, such as enlarging file dialogs to make them easier to use and customizing the folders that appear on the places bar along the left side of Windows open/save file dialogs.
On the downside, the program still keeps some of its goodies for a pro version. In any case, this free version doesn't feel crippled at all and helps a lot when browsing your system's file structure.
With Direct Folders you can improve the way you work with Windows File Explorer in several ways: quick access for folders, larger file dialogs and customizable places bars.
- Added: Changing 'Load at Windows startup' option without admin rights.
- Fixed: Auto set view modes under Windows Vista/7.
- Fixed: Detecting currently open Explorer windows.
- Fixed: Showing path of current executable for 64bit apps.
- Added: Support for Total Commander 8.01rc4