Quick Access Popup v8
Speed up your work with this multi-purpose launcher and folder switcher! Freeware for Windows.

QAP beta tester!
To help me test new features, subscribe to the beta testers page. The more we are to test, better QAP will be.

Now making shared menus a powerful collaborative tool!

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: 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

Version: 8.1.1 (2017-03-19)
- in Import/Export Settings, save destination file to QuickAccessPopup.ini when exporting and restore last used file name in Export dialog dox
- in Export file name, translate placeholder "%A_Now%" to current local date-time and "%A_NowUTC%" to current Coordinated Universal Time (based on computer time), using "YYYYMMDDHH24MISS" format
Alternative menu
- two new Alternative menu QAP features to open the folder containing the selected document, application or folder favorite 1) in the current window or 2) in a new window
Various improvements
- in Live folders, exclude folders with the Hidden (H) attribute (keeping those having System attribute without the Hidden attribute)
- in Edit Favorite dialog box for a favorite of type Group, add a button to open the group in the Settings window
- enlarge submenus dropdown lists to 500 px in Add/Edit Favorite dialog box
- split Options dialog box first tab "General" in two tabs ("General" and "Menu") to make some room for future options
- remove "Use Classic buttons" option in "General" tab ([Global] value "UseClassicButtons" still supported if present in ini file)
- remove Patreon donation option; add Paypal links to make donations in EUR and CAD funds
- tooltip "Saving..." and disable "Cancel" button in Settings during saving
Bug fixes
- support relative paths and environment variables in Live Folders
- fix bug prevent editing favorites in read-only external menu from the Edit Favorite Alternative menu

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.)?

Next? QAP 101: What should I know about Quick Access Popup before I start (and can't stop) using it?
QAP Settings and popup menu


Quick Access Popup Features Overview

Quick Access Popup Features Overview

Managing Quick Access Popup Menu Icons

Managing Quick Access Popup Menu Icons

Quick Access Popup Users Comments

Quick Access Popup Users Comments








QAP Popup Menu Slideshow

Popup Menu

QAP Settings Slideshow

Favorites Settings

QAP Options Slideshow

Preferences in Options

Icons by: Icons8