Direct Folders

Direct Folders

Average User Rating:
2.6
out of 14 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.73
  • Total Downloads:
    5,340
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 17, 2012
  • Price:
    Free to try; paid upgrade avaialable; $19.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    2.04MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #36 in Launchers

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5 stars

"This is a must-have program"

July 12, 2011

 |  Version: Direct Folders 3.62

Pros

This is one of the first programs I install on any new pc. Once you learn how to use it, you'll never go back to life without it. It helps you jump quickly to frequently used folders.

Cons

I can't think of any.

Summary

Get it and try it. It is one of my top-10 essential apps.

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4 stars

"Great program, needs some updating for Windows 7"

July 09, 2011  |  By ln899

 |  Version: Direct Folders 3.62

Pros

The program really helps in navigation. I use it daily, constantly. I haven't found anything that comes near to replacing it. It does work in Windows 7.

Cons

A bit buggy in Windows 7, and in the latest versions of Firefox. I wish the developer would update it, but there's been no new version for a year or so.

Summary

Fine program, too bad that the developer seems to have lost interest in it.

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5 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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5 stars

"Can't live without it, should be a part of Windows!"

September 17, 2010  |  By danieltanguay

 |  Version: Direct Folders 3.62

Pros

Takes a bit of configuring but if you save the text configuration file you will never have to retype it again.

Cons

Wish it would allow URL links. Also I wish it would allow you to use the middle mouse button without needing to be at the desktop screen. It's annoying having to minimize everything to pull up the menu.

Summary

Personally I think this is the best dang launcher out there.

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1 stars

"Waste of time"

August 19, 2010  |  By bcvetic

 |  Version: Direct Folders 3.62

Pros

Free version

Cons

Free version stinks

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2 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 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 stars

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

August 08, 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 stars

"Reading reviews is HELPFULLL"

August 07, 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 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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What's new in version 3.73
Version 3.73 has hook.dll renamed to prevent Firefox from blocking Direct Folders.
General
Publisher Code Sector
Publisher web site http://www.codesector.com/
Release Date December 16, 2012
Date Added December 17, 2012
Version 3.73
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Launchers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2003, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.04MB
File Name directfolders.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 5,340
Downloads Last Week 3
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Not available
Price $19.95

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