A handy solution for having all your frequently accessed files and folders within reach, without cluttering your Windows start menu
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By default, the fastest way to find and open files and folders on a computer is via the Start Menu. However, if you are looking for an alternative, you can try SystemTrayMenu, as it provides you with a handy menu located in the system tray.
One of its most important features is its portability, since this offers you the flexibility to carry it with you on a removable USB thumb drive.
As soon as you launch the app, you gain access to the root folder you specified in the Settings window, and assuming the same location exists on each computer you typically work on, you can immediately browse its contents.
Another handy aspect of SystemTrayMenu is that you can display and hide it using a dedicated hotkey. If you do not like the default combination or if it triggers a conflict with a previous utility, you can easily change it by simply entering the new hotkeys.
You can also set it to automatically run at Windows startup, so you can enjoy its functions without needing to open it manually every day.
Supports sub-folders and search operations
If the source directory comes with sub-folders, you can rest assured that you can access their contents as well, since SystemTrayMenu supports them as well. Moreover, due to the integrated search field, you can quickly find a certain item, which can be quite handy when dealing with very large folders.
You can even customize the app's behavior so you can launch files with a single mouse click, instead of the double-click typically required by the operating system.
To sum it up
All in all, SystemTrayMenu can help you save a lot of time when you need to easily find and open files and sub-folders from a chosen location. This way, you can launch all the items you might have previously placed to the root folder, no matter if they are shortcuts, scripts, documents and so on.