Speed up your work with this multi-purpose launcher and folder switcher! Freeware for Windows.

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Easy one-step installation

  1. Download, execute this exe file and just follow the setup instructions.
  2. Enjoy! If you get a virus or malware alert from your anti-virus or protection software about Quick Access Popup being a potential threat, this is not the case (you can trust me… or read this setup file anti-virus report by VirusTotal.com :-). Please, also read this post: How can I use QAP if an anti-virus is blocking its download or its execution?.
Portable installation

If you prefer to use Quick Access Popup in “portable” mode, download and unzip this file and follow these instructions: How can I install Quick Access Popup to make it fully portable?. This will, for example, allow you to run Quick Access Popup from an external drive or USB key. And don't forget to turn auto-startup on and enable check for updates to stay up-to-date! See the ZIP file anti-virus report from VirusTotal.com.

What's new
Current users of v7.4+: please, upgrade to v7.5.4.2

Version: (2016-10-13)
- Update RECOMMENDED: improvements against risk of QAP submenus favorites data loss
- add external menu values external path and loaded in menu object backup
- when loading submenu favorite from ini file, recreate menu path in case the value is empty (possible for settings saved with v7.4.0.2 to v7.4.2)
Version: (2016-10-09)
- Update RECOMMENDED: risk of QAP favorites data loss
- Fix bug when canceling changes to Favorites list in Settings, that could then potentially cause loss of data if saving new changes to settings file after cancellation
Version: 7.5.4 (2016-09-23)
Application favorites
- in advanced settings, support placeholders {CUR_...} for current location where this favorite is launched: {CUR_LOC} (full folder), {CUR_NAME} (last folder), {CUR_DIR} (folder containing last folder) or {CUR_DRIVE}
- in advanced settings, add a check box to set the "Start In" directory (working directory) to the current location where this favorite is launched
- more info in http://www.quickaccesspopup.com/can-i-pass-the-current-folder-as-parameter-to-an-application-launched-with-qap/
Various bux fixes or little improvements
- backup [Favorites] under the name [Favorites-backup] section in settings file before save the new favorites
- when using Add this folder command, if folder path starts with "ftp://", add an FTP favorite
- in Settings, block backdoors allowing to enter in read-only shared menu or to move items to these menus
Total Commander
- in TC Directory Hotlist, support folders relying on file system plugins like VirtualPanel (stop checking if file exist before launching these folders with TC)
Directory Opus
- fix bug then folder includes special characters (like ') when getting the current lister in DOpus (used in Add this folder and in current location placeholders)
Language updates
- German, Sweeden, Portuguese, Brazilian-Portuguese and Italian

See version history in the change log.

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0.

  • Quick Access Popup was designed for all international versions of Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1 and Windows 10, both client and server versions, with Explorer windows, File Dialog Boxes (Open, Save, etc.*), Console Window (CMD command prompt) and many popular alternative file managers.
  • Users of Windows XP and Windows Vista are invited to use Folders Popup, previous version of Quick Access Popup, that is still supported for these OS.

* Quick Access Popup can change folders in software that use the standard Windows file dialog boxes (Open, Save As, etc.). Most software do. See how to activate this feature: Can I change folders in file dialog boxes (Open, Save As, etc.)?

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QAP Popup Menu Slideshow

Popup Menu

QAP Settings Slideshow

Favorites Settings

QAP Options Slideshow

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