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QuickWayToFolders v1.3.3 Updated

Checker on 18 Apr 2015
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Apr 2015
  • 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
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?
  • Begin of support for Win 8 and Win 10.
  • Bad toolbar size for Browser/Desktop view if aero mode was disabled solved.
  • Menus: Launched application sometimes showing in background bug solved.
  • Menus: Bug introduced in 1.3.2 solved (link pointing to parent folder was producing a stack overflow).
Latest comments
kevin on 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!

webfork on 2011-05-13 15:40

kevin: having same issue -- emailing the dev

Midas on 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. :)

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Folders Popup v5 Updated

SYSTEM on 9 Apr 2015
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Apr 2015
  • Suggested by JnLlnd

Folders Popup lets you move easily between frequently used folders within save dialogs. Click the middle mouse button to access your favorite folders within the menu.

A 64-bit version is included in the download.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes. Unicode support in 64-bit version.
License: Zlib license
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Depending on your operating system, launch one of the following:

  • 32-bit: FoldersPopup-[version number]-32-bit.exe
  • 64-bit: FoldersPopup-[version number]-64-bit.exe
If you're not sure, launch the 32-bit.
What's new?

  • New Application favorite type allowing you to launch your frequently used programs or utilities with options for full control on application execution:
    • Parameters to pass to the application (arguments).
    • Start in to set application’s working directory.
    • See screen capture beside. (here)
  • Clipboard submenu:
    • Submenu with folders, documents, applications path(s) and URLs found in the Clipboard.
    • Only existing folder, documents or application files are displayed in the submenu.
    • When the Clipboard does not contain path or URL, the previous submenu content is preserved.
    • When FP is launched, the Clipboard submenu is empty (disabled) as long as the Clipboard does not contain a path.
    • An option allows to determine if the Clipboard menu is shown (default is true).
  • Three new hotkeys to open special menus
    • Hotkey to open directly the Current folders menu (by default Ctrl-Win-C).
    • Hotkey to open directly the Groups menu (by default Ctrl-Win-G).
    • Hotkey to open directly the Clipboard menu (by default Ctrl-Win-V).
  • Redesigned Options dialog box
    • Redesign the Options dialog box splitting hotkeys settings in two tabs: one for popup menu hotkeys and the second for other hotkeys.
    • Review hotkeys language in Options (I hope this will make more clear the difference between “Middle mouse button” and “Shift-Middle mouse button”).
  • Check for beta version updates
    • Check for beta versions updates at startup if user enables the Check for update option.
    • Active only for users who ran a beta version previously.
  • Bug fix
    • Fix a bug from v4.2 when opening a special folder (Libraries, My Computer, etc.) from the Current Folders menu.
Latest comments
Midas on 2014-07-22 09:56

@JnLlnd: it's just my opinion, but this kind of development related updates would be best posted to the forum topic...

JnLlnd on 2014-08-29 20:52

@Midas: Noted. Please use this post http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=21648 or the app's support page.

Question: How can I submit more recent screen capture for this page?

Ennovy on 2015-04-12 07:00

Nice video with tutorial, made by Jean Lalonde: https://youtu.be/uwnDK8yua-g

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OpenedFilesView v1.60

Checker on 11 Mar 2015
  • 86KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Mar 2015
  • Suggested by milentechie

OpenedFilesView displays the list of all opened files on your system. For each opened file, the handle value, read/write/delete access, file position, the process that opened the file, etc. are displayed. You can also close one or more opened files, or terminate the processes that opened these files. This is particularly handy when you are trying to delete/move/open a file and Windows complains that the file is "locked".

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract a folder of your choice. Launch OpenedFilesView.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed bug: OpenedFilesView failed to remember the last size/position of the main window if it was not located in the primary monitor.
  • Finally, fixed the error 100005 problem occurs in some systems.
Latest comments
dub_ed on 2010-11-10 11:20

Error in loading the opened file list. Error code 100002.
os:windows 7 64 bit

Mark on 2011-02-20 09:13

There is a 64-bit version available:

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/ofview-x64.zip

billon on 2014-06-16 20:28

Not stealth:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_NIRSOFTOPENEDFILESDRIVER
(XP)

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OpenSaveFilesView v1.07

Checker on 28 Feb 2015
  • 99KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Feb 2015
  • Suggested by Checker

OpenSaveFilesView displays the list of files that you previously opened with the standard Windows open/save dialog-box. The program gives Filename, Extension, Order (The order that the files were opened for every file extension), Open Time (Available only for the last opened file of every file type), File Modified/Created Time, File Size, and File Attributes.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch OpenSaveFilesView.exe.
What's new?
  • Added 'Copy Filename' option.

Delete After Days v2.0.0

webfork on 21 Feb 2015
  • 469KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Jan 2015
  • Suggested by DarkShadow

Delete After Days lets you drag and drop files and folders to a desktop trash icon. The program will prompt you for a number of days before deletion. After the specified time, the files will be deleted. Useful for ongoing system cleanup or to help make sure files you're not actively using don't continue to take up space on your system.

Note that the program will not delete files that are copied or moved and has to be running to actually delete the files.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Delete After Days.exe.
What's new?
  • Click on basket to get menu options.
  • List Files with expiry dates.
  • List Files which will expire soon.
  • List Files which expired and were deleted.
  • Remove the file expiry date, if want to, original files remains untouched.
  • Open and view files from the list.
  • Setting to display smaller basket.
  • Setting to set expire soon days.
  • Shows colored papers in the basket if files will expire soon.