I am using some binders over and over again during my daily work routine. My mp3 folder, for example my profile folder and the folder that contains most of my applications stored on the computer.
I’ve been using shortcuts to access them until now, but today I found some freeware that adds favorite folders to the right-click menu so you can open them from there directly.
Folder Guide lets you open any folder you’ve added with just two clicks, and adding folders is pretty easy too.
Click Add on the main interface of the program and choose an alias which is the name that will be displayed in the context menu and a path to the folder that should be opened when you select it.
The program can add any folder that is accessible on the system. You can also right-click any folder in Windows Explorer directly to add it to the folder list in this way.
Also, it is possible to sort the folders in the context menu to create a structure that you are comfortable with. You can add folders from removable drives or network drives, which is nice if you connect them to your computer regularly.
Selected paths open automatically when you select them from the right-click context menu.
If you access a handful of folders or drives on your system over and over again, you may want to use the program to speed up the process significantly. Simply add any folder or drive you like to the structure to open them with two mouse clicks whenever you need to access them.
No more browsing in Windows Explorer until you are finally at your destination.
To updateNote: Folder Guide was last updated in 2008. It continues to support all recent versions of the Microsoft Windows operating system. I tested it on a 64-bit Windows 7 installation and the context menu displayed fine in Windows Explorer.
Note that you may need to log off and back on, restart your computer, or end the explorer.exe process before you see the new context menu entry in Windows Explorer.
The program comes with import and export options, which is useful if you want to have the same folders accessible on multiple Windows systems.
Note that you don’t really need the program if you’re running Windows Vista or a newer version of Windows, considering you can easily bookmark folders in the sidebar in Windows Explorer to access them directly from there.