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KO Approach

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Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009
This simple utility lets you quickly access documents and other files on your PC. Though KO Approach lacks a dedicated interface, you can quickly access its settings dialog via the system-tray icon. After install, you'll find a new menu that lists all files and subfolders contained within a parent folder. You also can create a favorites list for even quicker access to frequently used files. KO Approach eliminates the need to open several folders before you can access the file or files you're looking for, and it doesn't hog precious system resources. This easy-to-use freeware program can benefit any user who wants to streamline the search process and have commonly used items readily available.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 0.5.2


Release August 5, 2011
Date Added August 5, 2011
Version 0.5.2

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher is required for multi-language support


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Developer's Description

This shell enhancement allows you to access your files quicker. Just click on a folder icon in Windows Explorer, hold mouse button pressed for a while, and a menu will appear displaying the folder's contents. Navigate this menu and its sub-menus, and locate even a deeply buried file. Quickly browse the entirety of the Parent folder by CTRL+clicking the title bar of any Explorer window. Click the program's Tray Icon to instantly access your favorite items via a customizable menu. By arranging shortcuts to favorite programs, you can use KO Approach as a handy menu-based launcher. A list of recent Run commands can also be displayed. The included plug-in modules enable previewing graphics files of most popular formats (GIF, JPEG, TIFF, BMP, PCX, PNG), previewing text files, as well as playing back WAV sounds. Another plug-in extends Contextual Menus. With additional commands you can copy to clipboard the path to the selected file or shortcut target. For directories, you can copy the full directory listing.
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