MetaPath v4.0.13

Checker on 24 Jun 2012
  • 122KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by ashghost

Metapath is designed to be a slim file browser, set to open every file with the same application (i.e. a text editor). You can, however, change this setting so that each file opens with its Windows default application, or you can right-click on a file to choose the set application. Simple file manager actions are provided (copy, move, create link, rename, delete, save as...) along with the ability to set a filter and sort by name, file-type, size, or date.

It integrates well with Notepad2 and it's possible to add a "Browse" button to the toolbar, which brings up Metapath (if stored in the same directory.)

The setting for the "target application" (the default application with which to open every file) takes a standard relative path, but the location settings for a "quick viewer" and the "Favorites" folder do not. For example, "\Apps\UniversalViewer\Viewer.exe", but not "..\UniversalViewer\Viewer.exe".

Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch metapath.exe.
What's new?
  • Move window to default position (Ctrl+Shift+P)
  • Improved compatibility with Windows 7
  • Released x64 build of metapath.exe

1 comment on MetaPath  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Mooncrow 2011-08-19 17:33

This little utility does have some potential.
There are some problems though, things like it's not very portable, you can't enter 'relative' paths for things like the viewer, it needs to have a drive letter.
It doesn't show the file extensions.
If you want to use a text editor other than 'Notepad2', well, tough.
You don't seem to be able to select multiple files to copy or move.

I'll keep an eye on this, if it can be improved then i could use it.


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