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Direct Folders

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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    2.6 stars

    out of 14 votes

    • 5 star: 4
    • 4 star: 2
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 7
  • Current version:

    2.2 stars

    out of 10 votes

    • 5 star: 2
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 6
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  • 5.0 stars

    "Direct Folders is NOT a virus (false positive)"

    April 18, 2011  |   By GoPostal123

    Version: Direct Folders 3.61

    Pros

    Hooks on most open file dialog boxes to change folders fast!
    Works great on Windows 7 x64
    Quickly switch to recent/favorite folders.

    Cons

    Had some issues opening java based open dialog boxes.
    Support isn't good.

    Summary

    Direct folders hooks to the open file dialog box which could cause a virus scanner to think it's a trojan. This is known as a false positive.

    Wonderful program, I paid 10 dollars for the PRO version. Despite the limited support, direct folders pro has been a huge time saver.
    TIP:
    If you have a file dialog box open, switch to your file manager and switch back to the open dialog box. You can quickly change directories this way.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Does not work with Firefox 3.6"

    February 19, 2010  |   By zalahuddin

    Version: Direct Folders 3.61

    Pros

    Very good product and make your life easier until......

    Cons

    came Firefox 3.6 and it stop working for that application (Firefox 3.6) only. Tried to contact developer .... no reply...support is ????

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great software"

    August 27, 2009  |   By worthwhile

    Version: Direct Folders 3.61

    Pros

    Does exactly what it says it will: quick access to favorite folders. Easy to add folders, either by drag-and-drop or from a drop-down list. Opens from desktop or save dialog box. Compatible with Vista 64 bit. Folder icons can be changed.

    Cons

    None found

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Handy utility for getting to your most-used folders"

    August 8, 2009  |   By RobD60

    Version: Direct Folders 3.61

    Pros

    Easy to configure, easy to get to from the system tray--and it's NOT malware.

    Cons

    While there is a paid PRO version, the online help file (basically a Flash demo) says nothing about the difference between the standard and PRO versions.

    Summary

    First, the trojan issue. This is from the
    Malwarecrawler.com website: http://malwarecrawler.com/?p=13
    Read the article and you find the trojan alerts come from a
    heuristics engine that flags this as a POSSIBLE trojan; the file "is
    deemed to have the characteristics of malware after being analysed by
    the Heuristics engine, but one that has not yet been specifically
    analysed by the Kaspersky Viruslab." (Do Kaspersky, Avast and AVG
    share a heuristics engine or some of its code?). This means that the
    file has characteristics that flag it as a possible trojan; but until
    your anti-virus provider's coders have analyzed the file, they don't
    know that it is or isn't malware. So they flag it.

    That said, this is an excellent program that sets an icon in your
    system tray. From there you can add the folders you want to quickly
    access: Documents, Music, Video--whatever. You can do the same thing
    with a dock, but DirectFolders takes less space. You can also change
    the folder icon for DirectFolders--there are 16 icons and you can add
    more. If you like, you can also add a specific application. Call this
    a mini-Windows Explorer that beats the Start button for getting to
    the folder you want now. This doesn't have the eye candy of a dock,
    but it's efficient and tiny. Be aware, though, that by default it will not start up with Windows; you have to enable that in Options (a strange default, when you consider the purpose of the application).

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Reading reviews is HELPFULLL"

    August 7, 2009  |   By Erebo

    Version: Direct Folders 3.61

    Pros

    Will be great to see it

    Cons

    Everyone tells me it is virused.

    Summary

    I do not know if opinions are read in dnet. But as far as I can see, they do not. Since the oither usesrs are saying that the program is virused, and it seems nothing is done.
    I would like to see the program, but for what I have read, no way!! jose. mail me when cnet check or ask for a correction for the program. No way I am going to take the chance

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  • 1.0 stars

    "avg says infected with Win32/Heur trojan"

    July 15, 2009  |   By seedgrunt

    Version: Direct Folders 3.61

    Pros

    clean it and I'll try it

    Cons

    I won't ignore named agv flags

    Summary

    I'd like to try it but won't risk a virus like that

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Is it a virus?"

    July 15, 2009  |   By gallowayk

    Version: Direct Folders 3.61

    Pros

    Can't say, Eset blocks the download saying that it contains a virus.

    Cons

    Virus, need I say more.

    Summary

    Virus, just like everyone else.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "BEWARE,INFECTED PROGRAM"

    July 14, 2009  |   By Lance B

    Version: Direct Folders 3.61

    Pros

    Nice concept but couldn't get to really try it out.

    Cons

    This program is infected with some sort of virus,My Avast only took seconds before blowing the siren.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Caution !!!!!! Virus infected program"

    July 13, 2009  |   By jimlauck

    Version: Direct Folders 3.61

    Pros

    Fix the Virus problem and I'll let you know

    Cons

    During install I had 2 Virus alerts pop up

    Summary

    Download 100's of products from this sight, this was the first time I got Virus alerts

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Caution advised"

    July 13, 2009  |   By bolx20

    Version: Direct Folders 3.61

    Pros

    please read the cons

    Cons

    I downloaded this with high hopes, but as soon as I tried to install it AVG flagged up a virus. Maybe it is a false positive and I hope it is, but until I learn different then I cannot and will not use this software.

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