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

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Thanks to beta testers who helped to test pre-v7.3 versions.

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The more we are to test, better QAP will be.

More info on the Beta Test page.

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: Should 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

v7.3.1 fixes a compilation error in v7.3 (and a few other minor bugs). Update recommended for v7.3 users.

Version: 7.3.1 (2016-06-26)
- fix a compilation error in v7.3 impacting icons display
- adapted icons management to new icon file imageres.dll dated 2015-10-30 in Windows 10
- minor bug fixes
Version: 7.3 (2016-06-22)
Context menus
- context menus for: Explorer folders and files icons, Explorer background (white space) and Desktop background
- context menu actions (right-click): Add Folder to menu, Add File to menu, Show menu
- context menu advanced actions (Shift + right-click): Add Folder to menu Express, Add File to menu Express, Show Alternative menu
For the standard "Easy one-step" installation users (Setup)
- change to setup procedure to create registry keys for QAP context menu at installation and removed them when user uninstalls the app (using Inno Setup tool)
- add a check box in Option ("General" tab) to enable/disable QAP Explorer context menus (enabling or disabling scripts will ask to run with elevated administrator privileges)
- creation of the context menus help page (http://www.quickaccesspopup.com/explorer-context-menus-help/)
- fix bug in the uninstall procedure that was not properly checking that QAP was not running before uninstalling it (now, QAP must be closed by the user before installing and uninstalling it)
- fix bug that prevented the Startup folder shortcut to be removed when uninstalling the app 
Changes for portable installation users
- addition to the portable package of the scripts to add and delete manually QAP Explorer context menus: QuickAccessPopup-InstallContextMenus_reg.txt and QuickAccessPopup-RemoveContextMenus_bat.txt (see instructions in these files)
- addition of the executable file QAPmessenger-1_0-32-bit.exe required to send commands from the Explorer context menus to QAP (this file should be saved in the same folder as the QAP executable file)
Other changes (all users)
- add a check box in Add Application favorite dialog box (in "Advanced Settings" tab) to run favorite application with elevated privileges using the "Run as" command
- for QAP users upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10, add the utility to adapt references to icons in the new Windows 10 icons files (see the startup menu "Update QAP Icons from Window 7 to Windows 10" or run the file "QAPupdateIconsWin10-1_0-32-bit.exe")
- when "Add This Folder" command is called from QAP icon in the Notification zone, reactivate the last used file manager window to detect the folder to add
- when called from QAP icon in the Notification zone, display the popup menu a little higher than the taskbar area (preventing occasional overlap)
- disable QAP hotkeys when changing hotkeys, solving assignement issues in some situation
- change license to the Apache License, Version 2.0 (still freeware and open source)

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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