Direct Folders [filesystem launcher]

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Direct Folders [filesystem launcher]

#1 Post by gbrao » Mon Jun 21, 2021 8:03 pm

Site :

v4.0 download :

Using yaP (
Access your folders from anywhere
Just double click on an empty area located on the Desktop, Explorer or File Open/Save dialog box to bring up a menu. Select a favorite or recent folder from this menu and the file dialog immediately jumps to that folder. If you activate this menu from the desktop or tray icon, this folder will be opened in Windows Explorer.
Now you can jump to any deeply nested folder in just a single mouse click! It also automatically resizes every standard file dialog, so that you can see a larger number of files. You will be able to find what you are looking for with a lot less scrolling.
How to :
Create a folder, say, 'Direct Folders Portable'.
Create two sub-folders 'Direct Folders ADRO' and 'Direct Folders PF'. You can use diff names if you want.
Copy yaP.exe and rename it to dfPortable.exe.
Run yaP.exe, create the ini file (dfPortable.ini).

Install Direct Folders and copy the contents of AppData -> Roaming -> Direct Folders to the folder 'Direct Folders ADRO' you created earlier.
Copy contents of ProgramFiles-> Direct Folders to the folder 'Direct Folders PF' you created earlier.

Uninstall Direct Folders.

Edit dfPortable.ini to :

Code: Select all

application = Direct Folders PF\df.exe
!admin = 2

-dir =  = %Appdata%\Direct Folders
symlink = %Appdata%\Direct Folders\ :: Direct Folders ADRO
-regkey = HKCU\Software\Caphyon\Advanced Updater\{22A18470-C21A-40FE-8712-E5A6CD61509D}
+regvalue = HKCU\Software\Caphyon\Advanced Updater\{22A18470-C21A-40FE-8712-E5A6CD61509D}\Settings :: AutoUpdatePolicy :: 0 :: REG_DWORD

-regkey = HKCU\Software\Caphyon\Advanced Updater\{22A18470-C21A-40FE-8712-E5A6CD61509D}
-regkey = HKCU\Software\Caphyon\Advanced Updater :: ifempty
-regkey = HKCU\Software\Caphyon :: ifempty

Note :You can use the regular "dir" method in yaP if you prefer. i.e. if you don't want to use symlinks.

Alt method : Extract directfolders4.0.exe using Universal Extractor. Follow method above.

Direct Folders ADRO:
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Direct Folders Portable:
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Direct Folders PF:
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I just came across this program - very useful. Will check if it creates any reg entries.

On second thoughts maybe it doesn't help to have a portable. Since it deals with file and folder names, on another system it may not be of much use to use a portable.
But, if you multi-boot like me, it helps to have a portable.

Edit : updated dfPortable.ini
Last edited by gbrao on Tue Jun 22, 2021 8:14 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Direct Folders [filesystem launcher]

#2 Post by Midas » Tue Jun 22, 2021 6:16 am

If it requires yaP, Direct Folders is manifestly not natively portable -- so, moving topic... tell me if you disagree.

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