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Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Nov 7, 2008

Place your favorite folder shortcuts on the right-click menu with this handy freeware utility. Folder Guide's compact button and results window interface won't take more than a minute to understand. Even the single page Help file is superfluous.

Operating this utility is a piece of cake. Simply click Add to create an alias and insert the folder path. A built-in browse function makes it easy to navigate to the folder. The alias is immediately available under the Folder Guide option on the right-click menu. With a click you can sort the aliases alphabetically, or reorder them using simple Up and Down buttons. Keeping different sets of aliases is easy with Export and Import functions. Our testers found that the program uses few resources, and the quick access to favorite folders saved them time and trouble.

While this is freeware that works very well, we did wish for the ability to set a different font for the aliases. Nevertheless, novices to expert users will find this utility a very useful timesaver.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.2

Version 1.2 adds separator line between alias.

General

Release November 7, 2008
Date Added August 21, 2008
Version 1.2

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 95, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista

Popularity

Total Downloads 13,867
Downloads Last Week 0
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Developer's Description

Folder Guide is a free handy utility that provides fast access to your frequently used and favorite folders with a single click. After quick install it will appear in context menus of Windows Explorer and Open/Save dialogs as Folder Guide item. It also works from the desktop, the Start button. With Folder Guide, you no longer need dozens of mouse clicks to navigate to your desired folder. Version 1.2 adds separator line between alias.