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

Easy one-step installation

  1. Download, execute this exe file and just follow the setup instructions.
  2. Enjoy!

You can find help on installation here: What's the simplest way to install Quick Access Popup? You can also install and update Quick Access Popup automatically and silently using Chocolatey.

Installing QAP Video Demo

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!

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 EXE file or portable ZIP 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?.


What's new
Version: 9.5.2 (2019-07-15)
- fix bug in dynamic menus (Recent items, Frequent items, Drives) when numeric shortcuts are enabled and menu item includes an ampersand (&)
Version: 9.5.1 (2019-07-15)
- fix bug when cancelling the "Select Hotstring" dialog box was erroneously deleting the hotstring
Version: 9.5 (2019-06-11)
Pre v10 release
- in anticipation of the launch of Quick Access Popup v10 (expected later this year), changes in release v9.5 will make things smoother if user installing QAP with the "Setup executable file" needs to revert to a v9 release after having run v10 release (this will not be required for users installing QAP with the "portable zip file")
- FYI, only the startup process needed changes in regard with v10 new startup process
- v10 settings file will be backward compatible with v9 settings files
Minor changes
- feature set in this release v9.5 is the same as in previous version v9.4.1.5 except the following change
- add in "Options", "Menu" tab, new chekbox "Retrieve icon when refreshing Frequent folders and Frequent files menus (avoid if you often have offline files)" to bypass icon retrieval when refreshing Frequent items menu; enable this option if you never have offline network files in your Recent Items Windows folder
- fix bug, update the short name for menu when browsing the list of running application in "Add Favorite" for "Application" type
- fix bug for Directory Opus users, check if DOpus lister exists before opening a folder in order to protect the last used folders

Also, about previous releases...
What's new in v9.5 to v9.5.2
What's new in v9.3 and 9.4
What's new in v9.1 and 9.2
More info on new features and improvements in v9.
See the recording of our video webinars on Quick Access Popup v9 new features

See version history in the change log.

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0.

Beta testers

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Quick Access Popup is available in: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese.

  • 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.). This will work in most software. 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?


Presentations videos

Demo videos


QAP Popup Menu Slideshow

Popup Menu

QAP Settings Slideshow

Favorites Settings

QAP Options Slideshow

Preferences in Options

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Please use the new QAP Support Forum to ask questions or post comments.