Quick Access Popup v8
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?.

You can also install and update Quick Access Popup automatically and silently using Chocolatey.

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

More info on new features and improvements in v8.7.

Version: (2018-01-21)
- fix bug introduced in v8.7.1 making the menu miss the QAP features names after user saved changes in the Hotkeys dialog box
- fix bug "unknown" icons displayed for some favorites in menu after saving favorites for the first time after first launch after installation
- fix bug write file version number to executable files (32-bit and 64-bit)
- add executable files version number to setup executable file
- compiled with new AHK runtime v1.1.27.03 and display AHK runtime version in About dialog box
- update to traditional Chinese (ZH-TW) language file
Version: 8.7.1 (2017-12-30)
Run as administrator
- new checkbox "Run as administrator" in Options, first tab, to launch QAP as an admnistrator (ie: with elevated privileges)
- display a security alert when selecting the "Run as administrator" option and when launching QAP as administrator
- when running as administrator, embed the Windows UAC (User Access Control) logo in QAP icon in the Notification zone
- add the "[admin]" tag to QAP application name when running as administrator
- administrator security alert, "[admin]" tag and QAP tray icon with UAC logo are displayed only if QAP is running as admin because of the "Run as administrator" option (ie: not if user launched QAP as administrator by other means)
- launch QAP with normal privileges if user decline elevation (ie: do not enter the admin password when requested)
- more info here: http://www.quickaccesspopup.com/can-i-launch-qap-with-administrator-privileges/
Bug fixes
- in Live Folders, fix icons for items with extension .url (links) or .lnk (shortcuts)
- fix bug when Directory Opus had multiple listers and wrong lister was sometimes activated after opening a folder in new tab
- fix bug in French version to remember the "Add/Edit favorite" dialog box width

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 (* currently with the exception of systems with Russian keyboard layouts)
  • 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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