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What are people saying about Direct Folders

ahmet camer Hi

Can I use this licence for upcoming updates as well?
Dec 17 2008 at 7:37am Copy Link
Jeff Freeman Yes, sure.
Dec 17 2008 at 7:44am Copy Link
ahmet camer I am paying with paypal but plimus website wants my adress? I do not want to give my adress to some unknown company. I have no problem with paying with paypal but the reason of using paypal is that I do not need to reveal every frigging detail about me everytime I make a purchase. Sorry I am giving up.
Dec 17 2008 at 9:05am Copy Link
Code Sector I believe every registration service will ask address for anti-fraud purposes. You may try to enter partial address (street only), but I'm afraid Plimus will call you back in this case. They are more suspicious then you :)
Code Sector - Dec 17 2008 at 10:35am Copy Link
ahmet camer Yeah I do not want to register for anything I just want to buy.
I am not interested in giving away my personal information. Plimus in this case will be not just collecting my money they also collect personal information which has nothing to do with payment, because on Paypal`s side only the email adress and password is important. If there is a way to go around Plimus method I will be more than happy to buy it. Otherwise I will pass this deal.

Btw Directfolders is a really good software.
Dec 17 2008 at 12:55pm Copy Link
Code Sector Just checked - all major shareware registration services (RegNow, ShareIt, Avangate) require address, even if you pay with PayPal. I don't really know why.. On the order page you can select "Phone" on the "Payment Method" section and ask Plimus about this matter.
Code Sector - Dec 17 2008 at 3:07pm Copy Link
brenda adams I loaded the trial 3.5, got near midnite (oops), tried to figure out: trial asks me if I want Pro update, but isn't this Pro. Then, I looked at all the various ways to download the paid verion and it appeared to be same as this trial version....which I thought, must NOT be Pro version if it is asking me if I WANT Pro.

Next, I see that the download area on your webpage says it is a FREE version for home users and the Pro is for biz. But then why am I getting a Discount, I say to self, if it is free.

SO, what I am saying is: there seems to be to be some confusion as to what we are BUYING...and as a result, I ran over past the deadline.

Please extend offer and make more clear about what we would be buying (Pro?) and is there still a free version?

Sorry I missed out, but don't feel it's my fault. I tried but got all befuddled and couldn't reach support in time.
Dec 17 2008 at 7:54pm Copy Link
Code Sector Free version + License key = Pro version. Just try the free version and if you'll need features of Pro version, feel free to contact me.
Code Sector - Dec 18 2008 at 1:03am Copy Link
b adams Thanks! I was worried this trial (it's the free version I believe is what you are saying) will die on me. :)
So, is there a list somewhere about the differences between Pro and Free versions?
Dec 18 2008 at 4:53am Copy Link
Alex Jeffreys I've been trying to purchase this software today but cannot connect to the e-commerce site. I have tried this from two computers on two different networks without success - I just get "connecting to" and it times out :-(
Jul 5 2009 at 11:47pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Seems to work fine for us Alex
BitsDuJour Admin - Jul 6 2009 at 5:46am Copy Link
Robert S I also use Filebox eXtender to cut through the Windows file/folder maze. However, I also just purchased Direct Folders as it adds a couple of benefits that should prove helpful as well:
1. List of recently used folders
2. Nesting of subfolders

I suspect I will find both useful - we'll see.

Not sure why this type of functionality isn't built into Windows - without it, one wastes a lot of time looking for folders and subfolders.

Robert S.
Jul 6 2009 at 3:36pm Copy Link
John H Great little application.

This makes using Vista so much easier for many reasons. I save all files in a separate partition. Vista keeps insisting that I use their folder structure which is way to deep and complex. Direct Folders allows me instant access to my partition folders from all the Save and Open dialog boxes.
Jul 6 2009 at 5:25pm Copy Link
Harald Vogel Hello,

I'm a long time ProUser and can recommend it to everyone. One very great feature for keyboard users is that you can quickly go to the entry in the menu by typing part of the name.

@Jeff Like Teracopy there was no update for a while. Do you plan to add new features and continue development or this a finished project?

BTW: Thanks for saving me lot of time! :-)
Aug 5 2011 at 9:20am Copy Link
DrTeeth @ Harald

No software is ever finished LOL. If not developed for a long while, it is called 'abandonware'.
Aug 5 2011 at 12:05pm Copy Link
Harald Vogel @DrTeeth

Sorry for my mistake and thank you for letting me know. I'm always willing to learn. :-)

As I like DF I hope it is not fin.. ahmm will not too soon called 'abandonware". ;-)

Have a good weekend
Aug 5 2011 at 2:20pm Copy Link
DrTeeth I have looked at the program in the past and wouls have bought a licence as I like to buy small and useful utilities, even if I don't really need them.

This program has great options to make one's life easier, but thus programmer has not, IMHO, behaved in a way (with his Teracopy program for example) for me to give him a the benefit of the doubt here.
Aug 5 2011 at 2:41pm Copy Link
Gonzo Another app I've been waiting to see here! BDJ you're seriously making a hole in my wallet :S (just kidding)
Although I agree with previous comments here and for TeraCopy, I'd still like to other CodeSector apps here, like JetStart Pro and Audio Sliders.

@Codesector - It is my understanding you've been focusing in your android apps, and that's fine, but please don't stop development for your PC apps!
Aug 5 2011 at 3:57pm Copy Link
Stefan Hauber Since there is no policy tab at this product, I precautionly ask to be sure:

Is the policy/license the same as with your other product, TeraCopy:

'Product may be used indefinitely after purchase. Licensed per user for concurrent use, allowing transfer of a license to another owned computer. License activation isn't required. Free upgrades for life. Support for 12 months. 30 days return policy.'

Aug 6 2011 at 12:38am Copy Link
Michael R. This is a nice idea and something I was always looking for: A possibility to acess quickly to predefined folders.

Back in the Amiga-days, this computer's OS allowed to assign individual names to existing directories globaly (similar to DOS's SUBST, but for an virtually unlimed number of names) and so reference to them very quickly, e.g. 'assign graphics: c:\MyPrograms\x32\....\Graphics'. So access to this directory via 'Graphics:' was quite quick (or if you aren't a quick typer you could use 'Gr:' instead...)

So my hope is your tool would bring back this convenience back...

Is it possible to use your tool in every kind of window, where files/directories are possible to be entered? At first there are the standard-file requesters/windows of course. Their usage was shown in the demo-video. (They show up even enhances, if I remember right). Than what about customized file-windows or even windows in which directories/files are often used, but which are no special fie/dir-enter windows, e.g. the dos-box or an application-main-window.

As a little feature-wish - if you have not abandoned the program, as some others above thought - I would like to have the file-requester-windows to be opened with the same center as the application, it relies to. Standard window doesn't do that as default, but since you do alter these windows in your application anyway...

I haven't tries out your software yet, but I will try it now. So perhaps some other questions will arise...
Aug 7 2011 at 10:51pm Copy Link
John Miesionczek Where is the discount. I clicked on the purchase link but it says the coupon has expired. At this time it says there is over 11 hours to purchase it before the special expires.

Any Suggestions
Aug 8 2011 at 1:34am Copy Link
Al Soto I have same problem. It says discount has expired but count down says 21:55.

What's up?
Aug 8 2011 at 2:05am Copy Link
Tim Parsons I'm seeing discount expired too. Looks like Code Sector is losing money right now...
Aug 8 2011 at 2:15am Copy Link
Jaap Aap It works for me, but only after pushing the 'recalculate' button... Still says the couponcode is expired though until I 'recalculate' for a second time....
Aug 8 2011 at 2:26am Copy Link
MK Hit the recalculate button.
The correct discounted price came through when I paid by PayPal.
But the invoice stated the full price.
Aug 8 2011 at 2:35am Copy Link
Tim Parsons Thanks, @Jaap Aap... although I had to recalculate THREE times. Persistence pays off, it seems! (Now it seems that the download link to the Pro version may take up to 24 hours to arrive :( )
Aug 8 2011 at 2:46am Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Sorry for the coupon issue guys, please bear with us, we're working on getting hold of the vendor who's in a different time zone!
BitsDuJour Admin - Aug 8 2011 at 3:12am Copy Link
Frank Stephens I looked at the website for this and it has some interesting and unique features. There are several utilities which do this, I used to use AnVir but now use Listary (bought here) which also has interesting features. For Vista and especially Windows 7 users, there are a zillion ways to quickly access recent or favorite files/folders. I rarely use such utilities now unless a program uses non-standard file open/save dialog boxes, which I hate. I don't let RecentX near my computer because it hijacks a Windows list, which always has negative consequences (as does using "cleaners").
Aug 8 2011 at 4:04am Copy Link
Michael R. Downloaded it and played around a little with it.

Unfortunately the double-click on the desktop or in a folder-window does not work on my win7-x64-computer.

Instead when double-clicking on the desktop my DOpus appeared. Deleting all DOpus-processes makes DirectFolders appear when double-clicking on the desktop. I think I would prefer DirectFolders to appear. Is there a way to configure DOpus to let this happen?

Double-clicking on an explorer-window (as shown on the video) or any other window does not work, even with DOpus disabled at all. What might there be wrong?

Hotkeys Win-W/Q work fine. What I have not found yet is a key/hotkey, which would make DirectFolders to copy the choosen directory to the clipboard. This would be great, because selecting a directory works fine just with the keyboard. E.g. selecting my 'Graphics'-directory (after the initialization) is just choosing the Favorite-hotkey (win-q) and entering the first letters of the directory-id, e.g. g+r. If another hotkey, e.g. ctrl-c would copy the directory to the clipboard and close DirectFolders I would be able to quickly choose the desired directory without mouse-usage. Have I overseen a way to do this? Can you still implement this 'little effort - big help'-feature?

Thank you...
Aug 8 2011 at 4:53am Copy Link
Nico Westerdale We have a workaround to get the discount to work:

On the purchase screen switch the currency dropdown on the top right to Euro. Then press the recalculate button. Finally switch back to your own currency and the discount should appear.

Sorry for the issues, we hope to fix this shortly.
BitsDuJour Admin - Aug 8 2011 at 4:59am Copy Link
aladdin T I just bought it and found a bug. It doesn't start with Windows 7 x64, even after configuring it many a times. Under the options tab, I check "Load at Windows Startup", but it doesn't stick.

I would not like to ask for a refund. Please help!
Aug 8 2011 at 5:18am Copy Link
Nelson Carvalho The Direct Folders here is the Pro version ?
Aug 8 2011 at 5:27am Copy Link
aladdin T It doesn't work properly under Windows 7 x64. Most of the time, it doesn't pop-up or show the "Direct Folders" information. It appears that it has problems with Windows 7 x64 and needs updating very badly.
Aug 8 2011 at 5:32am Copy Link
Nick Katz I was considering buying this, but after seeing the problems folks are having with Windows 7 x64 I think I'll hold off. Too bad. It looks worthwhile.
Aug 8 2011 at 5:50am Copy Link
aladdin T I like the programing capabilites, that one can edit the files.dat and menu.dat with notepad and/or notepad++. This is very good.

But it is very buggy under Windows 7 x64 and even it doesn't keep the recent history too!

Need the developer to comment about the prime time about Windows 7 x64, as the world is moving to x64. And, Windows 8 is around the corner.

Best regards,

Aug 8 2011 at 6:03am Copy Link
MK I'm using it under Windows 7 x64 and it works fine and is stable.
Aug 8 2011 at 6:22am Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Everyone the software is listed to run under Windows 7 x64. If you do have problems for whatever reason please note that there is a 30 day return policy.

FYI Runs fine for me on my Win7 x64 system.
BitsDuJour Admin - Aug 8 2011 at 6:35am Copy Link
MK Windows 7 x64 is okay.
And I'm using it okay with Directory Opus v9. Middle-mouse click on a folder or a file and DirectFolders and all its functions pops up.

Edit: Middle-mouse click on the desktop and again, DirectFolders works fine.
Aug 8 2011 at 6:41am Copy Link
LN108 DrTeeth seems correct in suggesting that this is "abandonware." Be cautious. There has been no new version since June 5, 2010, more than a year.

It is a great program, but the author seems to have abandoned it. If you look at the CodeSector blog, you'll see that the author is more interested in coding Android apps these days.

My experience is that it works OK on Windows 7 x64, but is buggy. Perhaps CodeSector will let us know what the plans are for developing this software.
Aug 8 2011 at 7:43am Copy Link
Dogen Worse than it being abandonware is the author's apparent attitude toward his Windows applications (and his users.)

Plenty of programs go a long time without updates, but here you've got a non-responsive developer. Not a single post to address the issues in this thread is one red flag. Read the TeraCopy offer comments here at BDJ for more red flags. Or check out the Codesector website, where comments are no longer allowed (too many questions about bugs being fixed and when/if updates were coming.)

Buyer beware. IMHO, it would be worthwhile to consider other alternatives, or just opt for the free version, rather than reward bad behavior.

Sorry BDJ, don't mean to be a downer about one of your offerings, but Codesector is a pretty questionable outfit at this point, and users should understand that going in.
Aug 8 2011 at 8:15am Copy Link
aladdin T @MK

Can you check that the program starts automatically when you start Windows 7 x64.

Would be nice if you can confirm this?

Many thanks in advance!
Aug 8 2011 at 8:18am Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Dogen, I wouldn't read too much into vendors who are not available to respond. It's *not* a red flag. Please see this thread here:
BitsDuJour Admin - Aug 8 2011 at 8:24am Copy Link
Nico Westerdale @Nelson Carvalho, Yes it's the Pro version
BitsDuJour Admin - Aug 8 2011 at 8:28am Copy Link
aladdin T @ Nico Westerdale

Also, if one decides to go for refund, how would one approach this?
Aug 8 2011 at 8:28am Copy Link
Nico Westerdale @aladdin, On BitsDuJour you always purchase from the vendor, so any refunds are handled directly through them in the usual way.
BitsDuJour Admin - Aug 8 2011 at 8:29am Copy Link
Dogen It's not a matter of not being able to respond to a thread here, Nico. Like I pointed out, we're talking about a larger pattern here. It doesn't get any better after you send them your money, so if people are fine with that, great.
Aug 8 2011 at 8:32am Copy Link
MK @ aladin T
Just turned my computer on after being away for the last hour, and DirectFolders is sitting in my system tray, and works fine.
Aug 8 2011 at 8:52am Copy Link
aladdin T @ Nico Westerdale

Thank you about your comment about refund. Can you please confirm that the programs automatically starts with the Windows.

Meaning that under "Configuration Options Load at Windows startup" remained checked when you check it and then the program starts with the Windows.
Aug 8 2011 at 8:54am Copy Link
MK And I don't know why folk are getting precious over "abandonware".
If it functions fine, then USD 10.64 for a utility that will make life easier for me for at least the next couple of years is great value.
If Windows 8 changes drastically and DirectFolders falls over, I'll look around for another.
Aug 8 2011 at 8:56am Copy Link
aladdin T @ MK,

Thanks for your respone. USD 10.64 is a measly sum and only buys meal for one at McDonalds. The software doesn't work for me. It might be conflicting with some other software in my system. I can get it to pop-up when I double click on the desktop only and it doesn't pop-up anywhere else when I double click there.

Also, you have suggested some work around to have the software startup at Windows start. I am a pretty advanced Windows user, and the software has a bug which allows it not to startup on Windows start on my system.

I did check to "run as administrator" and now it startsup at Windows start, however it present two problems.

1. At Windows start it asks to run under administrator.

2. Now, even at desktop it doesn't pop-up, when I double click.

P.S. I have Listary and Folders Jump installed on my system.
Aug 8 2011 at 9:51am Copy Link
Roger Thomasson @ aladdin T

Unfortunately BDJ admin cannot confirm or disconfirm specific program features. If the vendor doesn't respond you're going to need to do some outside research.

Fortunately, 99.9% of our titles have trial downloads available :-)

BitsDuJour Admin - Aug 8 2011 at 10:00am Copy Link
Tazzie @ Frank Stephens ... could you clarify what you mean about Recent X and it's behavior with Windows? I would greatly appreciate any feedback about that program, as I thought it functioned in some ways like Direct Folders.
Aug 8 2011 at 10:33am Copy Link
Lupke Brother Very recently there was a past deal for Linkstash. This software can do it all but in a much better way and with very good support.

LinkStash doesn't just bookmark your web URLs, it bookmarks your file URLs as well! This means that you can bookmark files, documents, programs and even folders on your hard drive or network share, and have them all available right from LinkStash. You can tag, search, and dead link check these bookmarks the same as you would web bookmarks, and opening a file bookmark launches the associated program!

The vendor/developer from code sector has not responded once today, so why bother with this abandonware. Buy something good. Sorry for my negative comment, but I don't like vendor's not taking serious their customers (and their money)
Aug 8 2011 at 10:45am Copy Link
Nico Westerdale @Lupke You should know that *all* of our deals are arranged through multiple direct communications with the software vendors. Again please don't read too much into a particular day where a vendor cannot comment on the BDJ boards.

More on the subject here:
BitsDuJour Admin - Aug 8 2011 at 10:56am Copy Link
Lupke Brother @ Nico,

Sorry, I apologize for this. I never read this forum post.
Aug 8 2011 at 11:07am Copy Link
Nico Westerdale No apology needed Lupke. I'm glad that we can clarify how we hand craft our deals with vendors and that's how we can get such good prices.
BitsDuJour Admin - Aug 8 2011 at 11:11am Copy Link
Preston Mitchell Tazzle: RecentX vs. DirectFolders

I recently purchased RecentX on Bits and installed it on my PC Win 7 Pro x64. No issues. RecentX plays well with Win 7.

RecentX and DirectFolders fundamentally perform the same function. They differ by how they present info.

RecentX uses a tabbed sidebar to your desktop. DirectFolders uses a double left-click to pop up a menu with your info choices.

I prefer DirectFolders's less obtrusive method. But my desktop dock opens on a double left-click too...thus I had to go with RecentX.
Aug 8 2011 at 11:46am Copy Link
a a Useful app, but there is little or no support.
Aug 8 2011 at 12:46pm Copy Link
Tazzie Preston, thanks for the feedback. I, too, have been using RecentX with no problems. I held off on DirectFolders cos I already had a program that had the same functionality as far as I could see. I was just curious what Frank meant by hijacking windows lists. RecentX isn't too bad on system resources for the functions it provides, and I've never had any problems with using it on my Win7-64 system.
Aug 8 2011 at 1:52pm Copy Link
Frank Stephens Tazzie, Windows keeps all sorts of lists in the registry to track all sorts of things, most are related to providing UI features. Because Windows generally won't crash and will rebuild most lists, the ignorants who write and use "cleaners" think that they're doing something useful when they're crippling UI features or performance. The RecentX developer did the same thing, RecentX gets some of its information from a Windows list and clears the entries that it takes from that list. I posted here on BDJ about that issue a couple of times and the developer responds that WIndows doesn't need the list. That's just like the "cleaners", those lists are there for a reason so I absolutely guarantee you that some feature of the Windows UI is being crippled, whether it's something visible in some drop-down or performance-related.
Aug 8 2011 at 2:21pm Copy Link
LN108 Gosh, a lot of folks are jumping on this software, and I guess I did a little also.

It's basically a very helpful and well-executed program. I use it all the time. I've looked around at many different alternatives, and haven't found anything that works as nicely. Maybe the reason that so many are posting here is that they like it, but think it could be better and have better support.

It is a bit bugy in Windows 7 x64 and also in Firefox. I wish I wish I wish and wish again that the developer would put some energy into it. We'll see.
Aug 8 2011 at 5:28pm Copy Link
Tazzie @Frank, thanks for the explanation. It's hard to know sometimes for those of us not computer techs which programs are beneficial and which ones are not. I learn a lot on BDJ, and greatly appreciate the time and effort those of you who are more knowledgeable put in to educate us laypersons.

I'm kind of between the rock and the hard place ... Direct Folders might not be a good choice considering it has its problems with Win 7-64 etc and the developer being nonexistant, and RecentX which I am using, now turning out to be a potential liability.

Good thing I bought Total Install ... I may be using it sooner than I expected LOL

One thing I am working hard on is to try to avoid duplicating functions among programs as much as possible. Sometimes it's unavoidable, but it's worth the effort to keep my system as uncluttered as possible.
Aug 8 2011 at 6:31pm Copy Link
Guy Good I just read the Policy tab and it states the vendor offers NO support. It seems as if you don't notice the problem within 30 days of use, you are simply out of luck. The application hasn't been updated for awhile judging by earlier comments, so it sounds like fixes won't be forthcoming. Free lifetime updates on a product that is no longer updated sounds strange. I am going to pass on this based on some of the points mentioned by others.
Aug 8 2011 at 8:09pm Copy Link
Tim Parsons I'm still waiting for my license for this. I should have attributed more significance to the ordering problems and apparent lackadaisical attitude of the vendor.

I'm dismayed that the vendor was enthusiastic enough to use BDJ to promote his product but apparently insufficiently enthusiastic about anything else -- apart, presumably, from the incoming money.

At least I paid with PayPal. If I don't hear something back soon, I'll be opening a case with them.

Acutely disappointed. BDJ, can I suggest you don't agree to promote CodeSector products again?
Aug 10 2011 at 2:02am Copy Link
Gonzo @Tim Parsons
Although this may sound obvious, make sure you double-check your spam folder.
Even though my spam filters work extremely well, the email from Codesector went directly to spam (still trying to figure out why).
If you already deleted your spam, see if it's in the Trash or similar. Else you may want to contact Codesector so they re-issue the email.

The email comes from office [at] code... you know the rest (I don't want to post the entire email so as to avoid spamming their account). Upon checking the email headers, it seems the return path goes to a gmail account by the name of codesector (so,

Also, I don't think BDJ will stop working with CodSector, unless the next deal is not purchased by anyone or something.
I hope the developer gets his focus back on the PC apps which may need some small fixes.
Aug 10 2011 at 3:05am Copy Link
Tim Parsons @Gonzo

Good general advice, but I received the email, from codesector, asserting that I would receive my license code within 24 hours without having to pick it out of my spam filter. sigh I'll check anyway.

Oh. Oh dear. Apologies to all: it WAS in my spam folder. That might just be the first time Gmail's failed properly to identify spam...

acute embarrassment mode:ON
Aug 10 2011 at 4:06am Copy Link
MK @Tim Parsons
At least you are big enough to admit it.
I have used the comparable AutoDialogs since 2005, but I just switched through the BDJ deal, because I'm extremely pleased with DirectFolder's stability, functionality and interface.
Enjoy :-)
Aug 10 2011 at 4:20am Copy Link
Mike K Great app, I can recommend it.
Jan 16 2012 at 1:49am Copy Link
jhn I bought direct folders almost a year ago. I still use it every day.
Jan 17 2012 at 11:36am Copy Link
A B I just tried DF and was very very pleased that you can resize "open" dialogs, that is, make them almost full-screen. Then you can show "details" in them, instead of the usual lists. Then you can, by rightclick, make disappear the "size" and the "accessed" columns, to make it show the "comments" column instead. This is more than just great for a start.

But I have four problems with this:

- Next time, within the same application, within the same working session, I open the "open" dialog, the size is the new one, but my "comments" column has gone, whilst the unwanted "size" and "accessed" columns show up again. Did I miss something?

- With such a setting (details view instead of list view), such a big "open" dialog window is not really taken advantage of, since it's a narrow list within the left border of the window, three quarters remaining blank. Of course, I know that every other program showing these "details" struggles with the same problem, which is the inability to show several columns of files side by side within the same window; it's only in the list view that these multiple columns of file names are possible there. But of course, it would have been great if DF had a way to make this possible.

- With hundreds of files within a directory, and within that "details" view, even a sized-up "open" dialog will not show more than some 40 files, that is one height of it. So, when I type an "e" within the entry line of the "open" dialog, I expect DF to make all files from beginning with a, b, c and d to vanish (= automatic scroll to e...), so that I can choose from the list of files beginning with an e (and perhaps f, g, h... if there's enough space for them), but such an entry of a letter does nothing, so in order to see the "e..." files, you must scroll to the "e's" by hand.

- If such a function is implemented within DF, would it be possible to make it even better, by offering an option that the entry line works as an incremental search? That is to say, if I enter an "e", only the perhaps 30 files beginning with an "e" would be displayed, and if I enter an "n" then, only the perhaps 4 files beginning with "en" would be displayed, and if I do 2 backspaces, the "n" and then the "e" would be deleted from the line, and the window would show all files, beginning from the "a..." files, again?

Would be nice to have your point of view with regards to these features that would make DF perfect (the first problem being a bug, I suppose?)!
Jan 17 2012 at 4:08pm Copy Link
Eduardo Amado @A B
Try Listary Pro, better (maybe the best) in this segment.
Jan 18 2012 at 5:42am Copy Link
Genie au Travail I'm agree with Eduardo Amado.
Listary Pro is under development with very good support.
Direct Folders has not been update since several years now and it is bugged.
I have purchased the two software and I can tell you that Listary Pro is better.
Jan 18 2012 at 8:23am Copy Link
A B Please let me add that there's an intermediate solution between points 3 and 4, and that instead of dreaming of things rather complicated to implement, it's better to have things almost as good, but that are really there, at your fingertips.

Point 3 : automatic scrolling of the files list to the first entry beginning with the character in question

Point 4 : incremental search within the entry line (understood that in all these cases, we're not speaking of changing directories, but that entries there apply to file names within the current directory)

Intermediate point 3.5 : not yet incremental search, but more than just automatic scrolling : an option that entering a single character (= not followed by any more character within the next second or so) will only show the files beginning with that character : in the above-mentioned example then, only the 30 or so "e..." files will be shown, not those "f..." files following them in the complete list, even if there's enough room to show them. (A backspace then, deleting the single character, would again show the complete list.)

Thank you very much for your opinion on these suggestions. (Possible roadmap : point 1, point 3.5 (point 3 if much more easy to implement, but 3.5 would be sooo much neater)... and eventually even point 4? I suppose that point 2 will probably be impossible for Win-internal reasons...)
Jan 18 2012 at 9:45am Copy Link
A B Thank you very much for the hint, EA and GauT, but I need such functionality WITHIN the normal "open" dialog, not somewhere else. I (superficially) trialled Listary and wasn't impressed (perhaps because I abandoned the trial too early).

I'm astonished my second post (this one being my third) was censored, today where even bdj posts an against-censorship screen above its opening page, and I would like to say that I'd be happy to buy if point 1 was cleared soon and perhaps point 3 introduced somewhere in 2012, and that I'd be very happy if you, EA and GauT, were NOT right by saying that for years there hasn't been any more development (if I understand well). On (not accessible today since they don't bother with a welcome screen, they do total self-censorship today outright), DF has WON their comparison... years ago, I must admit. Here's my second post again, would be nice to NOT BE CENSORED on a day where the owners of this site protest against censorship, right?:

Please let me add that there's an intermediate solution between points 3 and 4, and that instead of dreaming of things rather complicated to implement, it's better to have things almost as good, but that are really there, at your fingertips.

Point 3 : automatic scrolling of the files list to the first entry beginning with the character in question

Point 4 : incremental search within the entry line (understood that in all these cases, we're not speaking of changing directories, but that entries there apply to file names within the current directory)

Intermediate point 3.5 : not yet incremental search, but more than just automatic scrolling : an option that entering a single character (= not followed by any more character within the next second or so) will only show the files beginning with that character : in the above-mentioned example then, only the 30 or so "e..." files will be shown, not those "f..." files following them in the complete list, even if there's enough room to show them. (A backspace then, deleting the single character, would again show the complete list.)

Thank you very much for your opinion on these suggestions. (Possible roadmap : point 1, point 3.5 (point 3 if much more easy to implement, but 3.5 would be sooo much neater)... and eventually even point 4? I suppose that point 2 will probably be impossible for Win-internal reasons...)
Jan 18 2012 at 9:45am Copy Link
Roger Thomasson @ A B

You weren't censored. Because you are an unregistered user, your comment was placed in a 'pending' tank. It's not an unusual approach, and has done wonders as far as cutting down the amount of spam and trolling on BDJ.

Register with us, take the time to become a trusted member of the BDJ community, and fear not -- your posts will eventually go straight through without delay :)
BitsDuJour Admin - Jan 18 2012 at 9:49am Copy Link
Jon Spain Does it work in Windows 7 64-bit (I can't see it mentioned on the produce website)?
Jan 19 2012 at 4:06am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Jon The application works on Windows 7 64 bit. Please notice the Platforms section which is right under the Buy Now button

Also please notice this URL:
in which this is specified.
BitsDuJour Admin - Jan 19 2012 at 4:09am Copy Link
pumpkin Hi, does the ClickSwitch feature work now with Firefox 3.6 and above? If not yet (sigh), will you be able to have a working solution in the near future?
Jan 19 2012 at 4:21am Copy Link
Ray Costanzo I have to say that I'm very hesitant to ever try software that has screenshots from Windows XP, here in the year 2012.
Jan 19 2012 at 5:06am Copy Link
Michael K I can't overstate how invaluable I find these conversations as part of my decision making process as to whether to buy or not.

I am also appreciative that Roger and Nico don't edit out the less than enthusiastic comments.

Thank you to both Eduardo and Genie for their thoughts here and in other conversations, I know Bits are aiming to make sales but leaving room for honest opinions be they positive or negative adds to my confidence when I do make a purchase.

I also appreciate the heads up on alternatives worthy of investigation and again my hat is tipped to Roger and Nico for leaving them in the conversations.

I think I have purchased over 50 pieces of software from Bits promotions and most of this software I'd never heard of before. The frankness of the conversations has played a major part in helping me make these purchases.

So far in all but one of these purchases I have been very happy and only in one instance do I feel let down and perhaps even misled by the developer.

Thank you Bits and thank you to all the great contributors to the conversations.


Jan 19 2012 at 8:04am Copy Link
Pavi Johnson Hi, having trouble getting Direct Folders to work in Office 2010 open/save dialogs. It seems to flash and then not work. Using Windows 7 64 bit... any ideas?

Thanks, /Pavi
Jan 19 2012 at 8:09am Copy Link
John H I purchased Direct Folders a long time ago and found it to be a very useful program.
Jan 19 2012 at 9:17am Copy Link
pumpkin I would appreciate if the developer could take the time and care to answer my question above about the compatibility of the Clickswitch feature (open save dialog switching) with Firefox 3.6 and above as it stopped working since Firefox 3.5.
Jan 19 2012 at 9:53am Copy Link
D Taylor I am a long-time registered user of Direct Folders and I find it an incredible time-saver! I can't imagine using my computer without it. Tech support has always been quick to respond to my questions. I haven't seen it mentioned, but their website says that all their software comes with a lifetime license. I would highly recommend that you grab it at today's price and don't look back!
Jan 19 2012 at 10:55am Copy Link
James Kenney I can highly recommend their other product, TeraCopy,
I have purchased it, even though the free version does everything I need it to do. I have also recommended it to everybody I know!

On the other hand, in this product category, I think Listary has them beat.
Jan 19 2012 at 11:50am Copy Link
Eduardo Amado Direct Folders 3.62
Last update: June 5th, 2010

This way is very easy to offer lifetime upgrades.

It seems they are developing for Android.

This app is near to be abandonware.

Again, try Listary Pro folks.
Jan 19 2012 at 12:02pm Copy Link
Code Sector @A B Just select any file in open dialog and start typing, Windows will select file with first matching letters. But a separate search field in DF is a good idea, thanks!

I'm planning to release a new beta of TeraCopy today or tomorrow and start working on Direct Folders.
Code Sector - Jan 19 2012 at 3:26pm Copy Link
Jakub Chodorowicz I have to agree with Genie au Travail - I've first used and bought DF, but it hasn't been updated for a very long time, it doesn't work very well with Directory Opus 10 and all my support requests were just ignored. Listary has on the other hand good support and is recently often updated.
Jan 19 2012 at 3:56pm Copy Link
Roger Thomasson @ Michael K

Thanks for the good words! We don't always please everybody with the way we moderate, but balanced, polite discussion truly is the goal :)
BitsDuJour Admin - Jan 19 2012 at 3:58pm Copy Link
Wally L Direct Folders is yet another eXCELLENT Code Sector program which I shall be buying.

I do have some questions & feedback, but I've posted them on your web-site #MJZ-758-49072
Jan 19 2012 at 4:05pm Copy Link
Jon Spain @Constantin

Apologies, I didn't look at the Buy button and the download link on the website seemed to go straight to the EXE file, which I can't download here so I didn't visit that page. OK, I've ordered it.

Jan 19 2012 at 4:17pm Copy Link
LN108 As others have noted, this program hasn't been updated for more than a year, and it's still buggy in Windows 7 and Firefox. The developers need to demonstrate that they are not just flogging software that they have lost interest in developing.
Jan 19 2012 at 6:08pm Copy Link
David Powelstock Ditto Michael K's comment about Bits. Another alternative, QuickJump (, which I've happily used for a while--I think I bought it on Bits!
Jan 19 2012 at 7:39pm Copy Link
Wally L LOOK, LN108 and others, I do understand your point about continuing development and compatibility with mainstream programs.

ESPECIALLY, as has been pointed out recently by somebody in the recent PRAYAYA promotion, a great deal of new notebooks are ONLY being supplied WiTH WiNDOWS 64BiT, so it makes the whole issue about making 64BiT compatibility all the more important.

BUT we are long talking about a SiNGLE USER spend of $10, which for a lot of people - at least in westernized countries, is not a lot of money these days


More NoTEBOOK's were sold last year than DeSKTOP PC's (at least as far as name brands are concerned), so the push is really on now-a-days by computer manufacturers, chip makers and even Microsoft to get 64BiT publicly widespread and not just an option that geeks would buy. HaPPY CoMPUTING
Jan 20 2012 at 11:05am Copy Link
Eduardo Amado @ Walter Lindrum: This is the point where the spending of $10 you minimized in your last post, are transformed in $100 because of the lot of time you are wasting ticketing. Some of us warned about this software and company. I'm sorry.
Jan 25 2012 at 8:58am Copy Link
Harald Vogel Hello Jeff,

do you work on a new version? Any news about it? Thanks
Jul 17 2012 at 3:25am Copy Link
Code Sector Yes, working on adding support for latest systems and apps.
Code Sector - Jul 18 2012 at 10:11am Copy Link
Bit Fly Are customers of that deal eligible for a free upgrade to the upcoming new version ?
Jul 18 2012 at 11:21am Copy Link
Harald Vogel Hello Jeff,

great! Thanks for the good news and

@Bit fly: as far as I know (and the policy states) is this a lifetime licence. If you are looking for one of the best folder utilities then you have to get the deal here.
Jul 18 2012 at 1:15pm Copy Link
Bit Fly Harald, you are right: Policy quote:

Upgrades to future versions of the software will be free for the lifetime of the product.
Jul 18 2012 at 3:40pm Copy Link
Matt Hi Jeff,

Can you tell me how long ago the current version (v.3.62) of Direct Folders released? I'm seeing a copyright date of 2008 and file details of 2009.

I'm just wondering, considering your free lifetime upgrade policy, if you are still actively developing it. I've noticed a few display issues on may Win 7 (64-bit) machine.

Do you have plans for a major release soon? If so, when might that be?

Also, how does your Direct Folders compare to Listary Pro that is also sold on BDJ?

Many thanks, JB
Jul 18 2012 at 8:50pm Copy Link
pumpkin Hi Jeff,

I have a Direct Folders paid license was eagerly waiting for the last several years (since I switched to Win7 64-bit) for updates to 'latest system and apps' that you mentioned, especially Direct Folders' ClickSwitch feature compatibility with Firefox 3.6 and above. I sent several direct support requests that went completely unanswered.

I hope that this resurgence of Direct Folders' offer through BitsduJour carries a gentleman's promise for a major update and customer assistance that this wonderful product rightly deserves.

There are many free products on the market that offers favorite folders and extra menus in Windows' Open Save dialogs but none that has ClickSwitch. For me, this feature distinguishes Direct Folders from its competitors and is worth every penny for a paid license. To tell you the truth, I am still with Firefox 3.5 because of this incompatibility issue. This shows how much this feature helps me every hour of every day in my work with my computer.

So thanks Jeff for caring for your customers.
Jul 19 2012 at 2:45am Copy Link
Jakub Chodorowicz It was really good sofware, but there was no support (support tickets left unanswered) and no updates for several last years... had to switch to other program.

@pumpkin phora - Listary also supports switching to folder opened in other apps, like Explorer or Directory Opus
Jul 19 2012 at 3:03am Copy Link
pumpkin Thanks Jakub Chodorowicz ;) I appreciate this info and will give Listary a try.
Jul 19 2012 at 4:45am Copy Link
Code Sector I'll definitely release a new version before this deal will go live.

What's already done:
Fixed: Double click in Explorer now working.
Added: Changing 'Load at Windows startup' option without admin rights.
Fixed: Auto set view and sort modes under Windows Vista/7.
Fixed: Detecting currently open Explorer windows.
Fixed: Showing path of current executable for 64bit apps.
Added: Support for Total Commander 8.01rc4
Code Sector - Jul 19 2012 at 9:28am Copy Link
Code Sector Direct Folders 3.7:
Code Sector - Jul 19 2012 at 7:13pm Copy Link
James Elson Are there any plans to support XPlorer (file manager)?
Jul 20 2012 at 12:16am Copy Link
Craig Haywood What is the ClickSwitch feature?
Jul 20 2012 at 12:29am Copy Link
Amit Some problems i am facing using it -

Although have downloaded the latest v3.7 From above.

1) Double clicking in explorer does not open anything.
2) The options are set to make window ontop by close button - but when i do that the window doesnt become ontop. Tried are simple explorer window + notepad + browser

If this functionality can be added would be very fine -

1) Icon in open-save dialogs near the up and create new folder buttons, to acess fav folders or recent ones or direct folders even - like is in many similar apps.

2) Accessing direct folders from hotkeys is ok but acessing direct folders and all favorite and recent folders from context menu would be very much good.

Jul 20 2012 at 1:40am Copy Link
Diego SEO Does Direct Folders work with Office open / save dialogs?

What about an explanation about the lack of updates and support for so long?

Jul 20 2012 at 1:58am Copy Link
Glen Hilton Hello Jeff, the licence key sent does not appear to be compatible with your latest version 3.7. It is however, OK with the last version. 3.62..
Jul 20 2012 at 2:05am Copy Link
Sukru Boztepe ESET Gave me the following warning.

directfolders37.exe » INNO » {app}\df.exe - a variant of Win32/Packed.Obsidium.A potentially unwanted application

Any idea why that might be?
Jul 20 2012 at 7:54am Copy Link
Code Sector Exactly what it says - protected/packed with Obsidium licensing system.
Code Sector - Jul 20 2012 at 7:59am Copy Link
Code Sector Registering 3.7 should be Ok now.
Code Sector - Jul 20 2012 at 1:06pm Copy Link
Sukru Boztepe Dear Jeff, I did not know what 'Obsidium' was...

I purchased 'Direct Folders' about a year ago, and I use it everyday ever since. In fact I feel lost when i use someone else's computer that does not have Direct Folders installed.

Only think I wish that it would work in Firefox. Please continue to develop the software.

It is definitely worth the $9.97, you would be glad that you have purchased it.
Jul 20 2012 at 1:53pm Copy Link
DrTeeth I would like to buy this, but the same issues of lack of development and unanswered support tickets seem to be a common complaint with this developer.
Jul 20 2012 at 4:17pm Copy Link
Matt I was hoping to buy Direct Folders but Jeff won't answer my questions. There are many other un-answered questions here as well.

The list of fixes is very short for such a long time since the last apparent update. Last update 2008 or 2009 maybe?

The screenshots are from Windows XP. I don't get a good feeling about this one.

I think I'll just wait for Listary Pro to come back for sale here on BDJ.
Jul 20 2012 at 5:30pm Copy Link
Glen Hilton V3.7 rego issue now resolved. Thank you.
Pity about the general lack of response to other user queries and suggestions. As mentioned in a previous post if you get a couple years use and it helps you out then its probably worthwhile. For those looking for something a little different XFfilesDialog may suit. Have used it for a number of years without issues.
Jul 20 2012 at 5:55pm Copy Link
Jim B XfilesDialog used to be a great solution for WinXP, I bought a license for V4 that claimed to support Win7. When I finally migrated to Win7 X64, I tried XfilesDialog, and it was great when it worked but would lock up and crash explorer at least daily. I tried to get support from the company and was ignored. My 12 month subscription ran out, so I gave up on it. I'm still not completely sold on Direct Folders - need to make my mind up in the next couple of hours. I've found that it works pretty well on maybe 50% of my apps on Win7x64, and does nothing on the others. At least it hasn't crashed on me. If I had confidence that significant improvements would be likely in the next 6-12 months this would be a no-brainer. But after throwing away $30 on XfilesDialog I am hesitant to add another $10 to my growing trash software pile.
Jul 20 2012 at 10:42pm Copy Link
Warren Russell Jeff, since the program now says "Free for home users," are there any benefits to purchasing here if one only plans to use it at home?
Jul 20 2012 at 10:48pm Copy Link
Stephen Kunkel Argh! If I try to assign an icon to a folder, it disappears from the list! The folder is still indicated in the menu.dat file, but it doesn't show up in the popup menu or the config dialog. This happens in Vista and in Win 7.
Jul 21 2012 at 11:18am Copy Link
Amit Requesting a feature addition that would be very good -

addition of icons to save/open dialogs top bar for all functions - like recent folers + fav folders + other - like in all similar softwares - double clicking backgroud is not that reliable all the time.

Also jumping to the opened folder / etc - that feature was quite not working last time i tried this software - windows 7 64-bit.
Dec 11 2012 at 10:59pm Copy Link
Danny This software application can run on Windows 8? Apparently not, it is in the schedule?
Dec 12 2012 at 2:04pm Copy Link
pumpkin This deal has been proposed earlier this year on BDJ with lots of questions in terms of compatibility (clickswitch feature and Firefox latest versions) and continuation of future development that seems to have been abandoned since June 2010 (no response from developer about support requests). So my question is what's new here? I own a paid license of Direct Folders. Thus I have been burned with Code Sector due to all above reasons and since switched to Listary and did not look back.
Moreover, Code Sector website seems to be unattainable so I could not obtain any further information.
Dec 13 2012 at 9:55am Copy Link
Danny @pumpkin phora,

Indeed! And you can find on their website no revision dates. Incomprehensible that this be pretty interesting application comes back on this Deal!
Dec 13 2012 at 10:26am Copy Link
Stephen Kunkel I bought it last time it was on BJD, lots of problems with it becoming corrupt after trying to customize it. It's especially bad on Win 7. No response from the developer. I'm surprised to see it here again. BDJ needs to filter this product out.
Dec 13 2012 at 8:20pm Copy Link
Danny The BDJ Deal has now begun. Hopefully we get soon the vendor answers now!!!
Dec 14 2012 at 12:05am Copy Link
NotesTracker - Tony Austin I have had a number of problems with Direct Folders, have documented one way in which it doesn't work properly, and now find that it has stopped working entirely.

Despite a number of e-mails requesting support, including several during the last month or so, I haven't received even a response much less support to get it working again. (When can I expect that support, Oleg?) Your mileage MIGHT vary, of course.

Pity, because it's got a lot of potential, I liked it a lot when it was working originally (except for the situations that I reported where it failed to work).

Every day I use TeraCopy frequently (that's another Code Sector product) and it works excellently. Take a look at it.
Dec 14 2012 at 1:12am Copy Link
Gray Lox In their blog is a post about and update to 3.72
I didn't re-install DF on my Win 7 machine yet, so I don't know if it works better now.
Dec 14 2012 at 5:22am Copy Link
Code Sector Version 3.73, now works with Firefox.

Version 3.72 was released 5 month ago and it works on Windows 8.
Code Sector - Dec 14 2012 at 6:03am Copy Link
Wearsie Jackson I'm afraid that it looks like the vendor isn't very responsive. I will have to pass on this deal.
Dec 14 2012 at 6:44am Copy Link
Danny Many questions remain unanswered here! This is unfortunate and not good!
Dec 14 2012 at 2:19pm Copy Link
Randy Martin Of all the questions raised, Jeff chooses to answer the one that says it works with Firefox? Clearly, he read them all. Where are the other responses? I'm not sure about this program, but I can see how it walks.
Dec 14 2012 at 3:07pm Copy Link
Code Sector Clearly, you didn't read my comment. Let me repeat my answers:

1. I've fixed Firefox bug today. Actually it's not my bug, Firefox blocking all files named hook.dll.

2. It's not abandoned, previous version was released 5 month ago.

3. Gray posted link to our blog, you can see changelogs and dates there.

4. It should work on Windows 8.
Code Sector - Dec 14 2012 at 4:03pm Copy Link
Warren Russell My understanding is that Direct Folders is free for home users. In fact, the "About" dialog for 3.7 running on my PC (under Windows 7) says just that. Is this $20 version any different, or is this an offer for a commercial license?
Dec 14 2012 at 4:17pm Copy Link
Code Sector Free version can be used only at home and in non- profit organizations. Pro version also has more features (see our website).
Code Sector - Dec 14 2012 at 5:48pm Copy Link
Jeff Carbello Does it support 64-bit Windows? The reason I ask is because the shell interfaces are different so if its only 32-but then it won't work in 64-bit windows shell
Dec 14 2012 at 8:44pm Copy Link
Code Sector Yes, it include 64-bit helper app.
Code Sector - Dec 15 2012 at 3:52am Copy Link
Warren Russell Too late now, though. :-( Thanks for the replies anyway, Jeff. It was good to hear from you.
Dec 15 2012 at 9:54am Copy Link
Danny Indeed too late! Fascinates me that if not! Next time better, until then!
Dec 15 2012 at 1:59pm Copy Link
Jeff Carbello Til next time. Keep the updates coming. Looks like good tool I might want for next time it runs on deal.
Dec 16 2012 at 12:30pm Copy Link
pumpkin re: Jeff Freeman,
Thanks Jeff, it works like a charm. could you please tweak the program so that the clickswitch automatically jumps to the last opened explorer window/tab (I use Dopus) at first opening of the open/save dialog and if this cannot be done, add a hotkey to go there (like with Listary). Thanks for taking up again the development of this great program.
Dec 16 2012 at 2:22pm Copy Link
Gr3gw I have been using Direct Folders for at least four years. It's one of maybe 10 utilities I wouldn't be without. If you want to enhance your navigation of the Windows file system, give it a try.
Jun 5 2013 at 2:26am Copy Link
Danny But one review at the Tab "Testimonials"??

That is very little!
Jun 5 2013 at 6:44am Copy Link
Sukru Boztepe I use direct folders for about 2 years now. I use it at least 20-40 times a day. I don't know what would I do without it.

Is there a new version coming up soon, that is compatible with FF and Office?
Jun 5 2013 at 7:34am Copy Link
SoftCollector Is this a 12-month license, or a life-time or...?
Jun 5 2013 at 1:52pm Copy Link
Richard Andersen @SoftCollector
Read "THE FINE PRINT" above...
Jun 5 2013 at 4:36pm Copy Link
ron r The website: has problems loading.
I'm seeing a 'cloud flare' page, similair to the error pages i've seen on other sites which has DDOS attacks.

Is this the same case?
Jan 18 2014 at 6:53am Copy Link
Heidi-Ann Kennedy-Fourkiller @Ron
Not seeing the website issue, loads fine.

Ok regarding the program, been a long time user and also works fine on Win. 8.1 64bit.

I understand the developer has been busy with other matters of life, yet really would like to see some updates to his Window's applications.
Jan 18 2014 at 9:26am Copy Link
Gr3gw I've been using Direct Folders for eights years. I used a number of other 'recent' files utilities before but each one would break with new versions of Windows. Direct Folders has worked perfectly over a number of Win version changes. (I'm now on Win 7.) It's fast and works not only in Windows Explorer and Open/SaveAs dialogs but also in my preferred File Manager, Directory Opus.

Like Heidi-Ann Kennedy, I would like to see the utility updated (I was unaware that the developer had other over-riding issues) but as far as functionality goes, it's all there.

It's well worth the $10.
Jan 18 2014 at 1:09pm Copy Link
Christophe Floride i missed the deal as i was away and had no internet connection please bring the deal back !! ;-)
Jan 22 2014 at 10:39am Copy Link
twm Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 are not supported?
Jan 26 2016 at 1:23am Copy Link
J Hello,

Is this the 'Pro' version?

The screenshots on your website show 'Direct Folders Pro' in the Title Bar. The screenshots here do not.

Also, are you still developing this software? Your website shows that the last update was July 27, 2012.

Thank you.
Jan 26 2016 at 5:07am Copy Link
Heidi-Ann Kennedy-Fourkiller Just for the record I been using 3.73 pro for a long time, and works just fine on Win 10 64bit
Jan 26 2016 at 5:25am Copy Link
Mr_Yeh @twm I wouldn't even say Windows 7 is properly supported. The application hasn't been updated since July 2012, and as you can see in the old comments above, the last time the developer commented on this thread was in 2012.

I use it on a Win7, 64-bit machine and some features have never worked (and if you do some search you'll find others with similar experiences on Win7, 64-bit).

To me this looks like abandoned software. Some users have raised the issue of lack of development and support already back in 2011. Which is a pity because this is really a very useful piece of software.

I would still recommend it, but don't be surprised if some features won't work, if you don't get a reply to your support requests, and if no more updates appear.
Jan 26 2016 at 5:40am Copy Link
Heidi-Ann Kennedy-Fourkiller @Mr_yeh. .
Utter nonsense, I have used on vista, 7, 8, 8.1, and 10.

What many don't know is that you have to right click the system tray icon to select which feature you want to use.
Jan 26 2016 at 5:46am Copy Link
Mr_Yeh @Heidi-Ann

I never said it doesn't work on Win7. I said some features never worked on my Win7, 64-bit machines. E.g. it would not go to the currently open Dopus lister, no matter what.

If it works for you, great. But I don't think you're qualified to comment on how things work on my machines. If you don't trust my experience, then read the comments of other users on the Direct Folders blog itself:
Jan 26 2016 at 6:01am Copy Link
Danny Unfortunately , an abandoned software!

Some functions may not work indeed!
Jan 26 2016 at 7:06am Copy Link
Duane User I've used this program for years. Sometimes it goes stupid on me but works great if I just reload it. Most of the time it's very useful.

I run Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.

I have the Pro version.
Jan 26 2016 at 7:43am Copy Link
Mr_Yeh @Duane

Yes, it does crash occasionally on mine as well, which is another reason why this software is well overdue for an update (nearly 4 years in fact).
Jan 26 2016 at 9:27am Copy Link
Red Microuser Small little question: Cannot find way to enter lic key. Also, cannot
locate the help-about icon or tab to verify status of registration and
version of program.
How is the lic key entered into the program? ?
Jan 26 2016 at 10:39am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Red Microuser, I have just contacted the vendor regarding the issue you mention.
BitsDuJour Admin - Jan 26 2016 at 10:48am Copy Link
Jan 26 2016 at 1:39pm Copy Link
Danny I am switched to Listary Pro. Just as good, even better!
Jan 26 2016 at 1:43pm Copy Link
Ennovy Is this abandonware? No updates for at least 3 years.
Does it support Windows 10?
Please update this fine software
Apr 21 2017 at 12:14am Copy Link
Heidi-Ann Kennedy-Fourkiller Been using for years, and no issues on Win 10 64bit.
I wouldn't say abandoned, though would refer to it as neglected. . .

So with all due respect to the programmer of DF and the well known TeraCopy, You really need to give this program a little TLC and update. There are so many possibilities for enhancement. Even simple GUI upgrades to keep your software updated would be wise a marketing move.
Apr 21 2017 at 7:32am Copy Link
Code Sector We've just released version 3.8:

Feel free to submit your feature requests here:
Code Sector - Apr 21 2017 at 11:13pm Copy Link
Hans-Peter Guttmann I have completed my purchase and received the corresponding PayPal receipt but have not received the email with download link and, presumably, Key.

Should add that I am very happy to support the developer with this modest purchase, as I have used the free version for years and find it an indispensable augmentation of Windows folder/file navigation.

Best ~ Hans-Peter
Apr 22 2017 at 6:10am Copy Link
Robert User The Trial version produced an error on a 32-bit OS (Error 193: %1 is not a Win32 application). The %1 should have been filled in with a name.

How can I try it on a 32-bit OS?
Apr 22 2017 at 7:06am Copy Link
Heidi-Ann Kennedy-Fourkiller @Oleg
Thanks for the update. . . Works well on Win 10 64
Apr 22 2017 at 8:08am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Hans-Peter Guttmann, I just resent you the receipt email.
BitsDuJour Admin - Apr 22 2017 at 8:19am Copy Link
Code Sector @Robert User The df.exe is 32-bit executable, so it should work on all systems. What OS do you use?
Code Sector - Apr 22 2017 at 8:33pm Copy Link
Hans-Peter Guttmann @Constantin Florea Thank you; received it and installed DirectFolders. All good.
Apr 23 2017 at 11:49am Copy Link
Alexandre Emeriau Yes, that would be a welcome back here, especially with a new release :)
Jul 28 2018 at 12:48am Copy Link
Felix User Running Windows 8.1 x64
Installed Direct Folders in c:\Programs\Direct Folders\
RUN => message: 'df64.exe System Error'
'The program can't start because VCRUNTIME140_1.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.'
Reinstalled Direct folders. => SAME PROBLEM !
Where can y find VCRUNTIME 140_1.dll to put on my computer?
Thanks in advance.
Dec 21 2021 at 1:15am Copy Link
MBe is it compatible with XYplorer? Thanks
Dec 21 2021 at 1:43am Copy Link
Alexandre Emeriau Hello,

Do we have a changelog with dates ?
Dec 21 2021 at 2:36am Copy Link
fpi fpi https://blog.codesector.c...folders-4/

For the changelog version 4.0
Dec 21 2021 at 3:46am Copy Link
Heidi-Ann Kennedy-Fourkiller @MBe.. . Compatible in what manner.
I have used both for years, but I don't see a need for compatibility.
Love this program and use it non-stop throughout the day.

Now has a dark mode too.
Good program and very stable.
Dec 21 2021 at 8:06am Copy Link
MBe compatible in that manner, that i can for example doubleklick inside xyplorer, and the menu comes up, without the need to change to windows explorer
Dec 21 2021 at 8:34am Copy Link
ron r When dopus switches to a drive mapped to a network folder, directfolders does not switch to that folder.

In dopus I navigate to z:\test, then the open\save dialog with directfolders running does not switch to z:\test.

Also, could the application be made portable so it doesn't require installation.
Or at the least have the option to have the contents of AppData\Roaming\Direct Folders in the application installation directory itself?
Dec 21 2021 at 10:08am Copy Link
MK I bought Direct Folders Pro in 2011 via BDJ but over the years switched to Listary Pro and forgot about Direct Folders. But BDJ's listing today got me interested in Direct Folders again and I also found I got a free upgrade to v4.0, so tried it out. I've now ditched Listary and will stick with Direct Folders.
@ron r - I have Dopus and it does switch folders for me (and is one of the reasons I ditched Listary, which can switch, but not as easily as Direct Folders). But Direct Folders does seem to be "sticky" at first though and doesn't initially work properly. It took a restart of Windows 10 before settings and functions started to work correctly.
Dec 21 2021 at 12:58pm Copy Link
Felix User VCRUNTIME140_1.DLL found in:
All OK
Dec 21 2021 at 1:54pm Copy Link
BlackOpz User Webroot MALWARE WARNING - Multiple Warnings (close.exe and 5D????.exe?). Also Double-Click doesnt work for me in Win10 inside explorer (on works on useless desktop). Has been using 3.8 until it started crashing constantly. - Cant summon from any explorer window.

Gonna RESTORE from backup and disable Webroot and let install as it wishes and see if it works. Prev version worked better (WHEN it worked). Used for ages until upgraded to 3.8 then just stopped using for standard 'Quick Access'.

I'll give another shot than add RESULT message. This might not work anymore but I hope to be proven wrong. NOTE: PRO Paid Version

UPDATE #1: RESTORED. Disabled Virus-Scanner and Installed in Program Files(x86) rather than Program Files. I installed on top of 3.8 and it kept my settings. Still cant double-click but can middle-click. Hopefullythe crashing has stopped. Still Checking...

UPDATE #2: Seems more stable putting it in (x86). Cant seem to restore double-click but middle-click is a decent sub since it lets me "ADD HERE+"
Dec 21 2021 at 4:50pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! Code Sector has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Dec 22 2021 at 12:10am Copy Link
Chris The 4.0 still installs the 3.8 version. How do I get the 4.0 version?
Dec 22 2021 at 2:43am Copy Link
kydara Having a problem with it. I installed, but when I try to run it, the icon (folder with a star in it) pops up for s few seconds in my system tray, then disappears. If I have Task Manager open, I see the process pop up for the same few seconds, then closes/disappears. No error messages, it just disappears. Win10 Pro. Please help.
Dec 22 2021 at 5:53am Copy Link
BlackOpz User OK. **NOW** I'm Happy. Installing in "C:\Program Files (x86)" makes the program WORK in Win10. Double-Click only works on Desktop and in NOWHERE else but you can use the middle-click to bring up the menu instead. The INFO-PANEL is Da BOMB!! (nice upgrade). Everything else seems fine and I would suggest installing OVER and prev version in the (x86) folder - DO NOT INSTALL IN "Program Files" - Also the Download Email link is for the 4.0 Version (Tray Icon Has Kool Star) - Also DISABLE VIRUS SCANNER BEFORE INSTALL
Dec 22 2021 at 8:50am Copy Link
kydara That didn't work for me. I did think it was odd that it was trying to install a 32-bit program into the 64-bit Programs folder, but overriding it and installing into \Program Files (x86)\ did not change the constant crashing for me. Hoping for some support from the developer here or else will have to ask for a refund.
Dec 22 2021 at 9:26am Copy Link
Eric A couple of questions:

1. The offer page shows the product to be compatible from XP to Win7; what about the current Win 10-11? Just a description omission, or indeed not compatible?

2. Why is there no answer (to any of the inputs) from the Developer?
Dec 22 2021 at 1:22pm Copy Link
Chris I have windows 10 and it works. As for my other question I figured it out thanks to other people saying it installs into program files when it should install into program files(x86) My old version 3.8 was there and this version didn't even look for an old version and installed into program files. I uninstalled it and installed to the x86 folder over the old version.

As for the developer, who knows.
Dec 22 2021 at 4:51pm Copy Link
kydara Followup: I did more testing and discovered the problem (but unfortunately not the solution). As per most security experts' best practice recommendations, I run my daily Win10 machine from a non-admin account. I usually have no troubles installing software from it, sometimes just needing to enter the admin password in UAC.

With Direct Folders, when I install under a non-admin account, I get the problem mentioned above (starts, runs for 5 seconds, closes). When I install from the admin account, the app runs. BUT, when I then log out from the admin account back into the normal user account, it won't run (no access rights). Tried various iterations of TAKEOWN and manually setting access rights for every file in the dice, won't run.

I put in a ticket with tech support. I will post a followup when I've heard back from them.

@Chris, just curious, do you run your daily driver from an admin account?
Dec 23 2021 at 6:48am Copy Link

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