QuickWayToFolders v1.3.5

billon on 21 Mar 2016
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Mar 2016
  • Suggested by crownixx

QuickWayToFolders provides quick and easy access to a folder on your computer via a taskbar icon. The program window disappears when you click outside the window. Display modes include:

  • Desktop: Act like a mini-desktop, with small icons
  • Small Browser: very similar to Windows explorer in "details" view
  • Menu: Display folder content in a menu
  • Multiple Folders Menu: Display multiple folders content in a single menu (note that you must manually add them or nothing will appear when you click the icon)
In the "Menu" and "Multiple Folders Menu" settings, the program can act like a Program Launcher. Multiple instances of the program can be run with customizable icons and each entry is added to the taskbar.

To use the program as a root folder of a portable folder choose Options - Local path, then use a forward slash: "\". To set an image as a background place it in the application folder and set path as "image name.jpg" etc.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: No
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GPLv2
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch QuickWayToFolders.exe
  3. Right-click the taskbar icon, select Options and uncheck "Launch at Windows Startup"
What's new?
  • Bug solved : for menu with .lnk files (shortcuts), if no shortcut arrow option was used, the target icon was used instead of the shortcut icon.

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donald 2009-12-29 05:22

I like this application as a desktop with root access to my flashdrive.
My settings are as follows;
QuickWayToFolders.ini
[QuickWayToFolders]
SingleUser=1
bRunAtStartup=1
Language=English

FoldersOptions.ini
[Default]
Folders=1
[Folders_0]
FolderPresentationType=0
Path=/
AssociatedIconPath=
AssociatedIconIndex=0
IncludeSubFolders=1
AllowSubFoldersNavigation=1
InclusionFilters=
ExclusionFilters=
FolderViewMode=28718
RememberLastPosition=0
OneClickActivate=0
AutoHideOnFileExecution=0
IsMaximized=1
BrowserWidth=426
BrowserHeight=310
WindowPositionX=426
WindowPositionY=310
ZOrder=0
HideToolBarForHomeFolder=1
SaveIconsPositionsForHomeFolder=1
NbIconsInHomeFolder=0
TextColorSepcified=1
TextColor=255
TextBackgroundColorSepcified=1
TextBackgroundColor=0
BackgroundType=3
BackgroundColor=0
BackgroundColor1=65280
BackgroundColor2=16711680
BackgroundGradiantType=0
BackgroundImagePath=funny-pictures-cat-is-salesman.jpg
BackgroundImagePosition=0

This allows me a desktop feel from the explorer function.

Thanks 2011-03-14 21:31

If there is a reason for no screenshot could it be mentioned please - I know Donald has a good nose for fine software

V1.2.4

kevin 2011-05-13 14:47

I extracted the zip to a folder on my thumbdrive and attempted to launch QuickWayToFolders.exe (thumbdrive attached to my netbook - WinXP SP3). I got "The procedure entry point ShutdownBlockReasonDestroy could not be located in the dynamic link library USER32.dll."
This looks like it might be a great addition to my portables -- any help would be appreciated!

V1.2.5

webfork 2011-05-13 15:40

kevin: having same issue -- emailing the dev

V1.2.5

Midas 2013-02-26 20:30

A great yet simple way to achieve native multi-desktops in Windows 7 x64 (I mean desktops as physical locations, bearing in mind the default one is usually located at %USERPROFILE%\Desktop):

1) Define any number of folders in QuickWayToFolders (QW2F) with "Shortcut Type" as "Local Path" (e.g.: Desk2, Desk3, ...);

2) Customize them through QW2F's "Options | Browsing options", taking care to check "Hide toolbar For Home Folder" and "Save Icons Positions For Home Folder", setting "View Type" to "Medium", as well as a different "Show / Hide Hotkey" (Win+F2, Win+F3, ... are viable choices);

3) For easier visual identification, set different background pictures for each folder in "Customization";

4) Open "FoldersOptions.ini" in QW2F folder with any text editor and change all "IsMaximized=0" to "1".

Launch and you're good to go -- to get back to the default desktop, press Win+D. There are a few quirks to iron, but not a bad solution in the end. :)

v1.2.10

@thehop 2016-03-21 02:38

FYI: reminds me on similar (simpler) standalone Apps ...

menuApp (2015)
http://www.desktopapps.co.uk/menuApp.php

ShortPopUp (2001)
http://www.digitallis.co.uk/pc/ShortPopUp

v1.3.4

smaragdus 2016-03-21 12:33

The latest version of QuickWayToFolders is not 1.3.4 but 1.3.5.

v1.3.4

TP109 2016-03-21 12:48

@thehop

Thanks, those are interesting apps. I really find ShortPopUp especially useful.

v1.3.4

billon 2016-03-21 17:06

Executable says 1.3.5, site says 1.3.4, who to believe?

v1.3.4

smaragdus 2016-03-21 21:28

@billon
Better trust the executable. Softpedia also corrected the version number:
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Launchers-Shutdown-Tools/QuickWayToFolders.shtml

v1.3.4

Midas 2016-05-24 11:17

The version discrepancy should be noted -- the changelog at http://jacquelin.potier.free.fr/QuickWayToFolders/history.php stops at v1.3.4 ...

v1.3.5

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