Direct Folders

Direct Folders


Average User Rating:
2.6
out of 14 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
3.73
File Size:
2.04MB
Date Added:
December 17, 2012
Price:
Free to try; paid upgrade avaialable; $19.95 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Total Downloads:
5,201
Downloads Last Week:
7
Product ranking:
#38 in Launchers
Additional Requirements:
Not available

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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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