One of the features of RecentX is that you can launch any Windows folder, any level deep, in a jiffy!
See how this is easily possible.
To effortlessly launch a folder:
Select the “Folder” icon of RecentX. A list of all the folders on your system will be displayed.
Type the search keyword and all folders having the particular keyword will be displayed. Ex: If you type “project”, all folders having the keyword will be displayed instantly.
You can even search only the “Recent” folders since RecentX automatically remembers your frequently accessed folders. “Recent” list lets to pick you folder faster.
Not just this. You can even access network folders along with local folders. They are the folders shared with you through another network or system.
When you assign tags to folders, you can quickly open related folders without typing any keywords.
You also have other folder options like copy, paste, command prompt, copy path etc. You don’t need to open your file manager for common file operations. RecentX can help you complete these tasks faster.
This article will tell you how to select files and folders in the open & save window faster and easier than usual, using RecentX, an innovative file launcher for Windows.
When you have to open a file from an application like notepad or excel or the most commonly used, word, you generally have to search for the file in various folders.
You probably won’t remember where the file is located among the large number of folders and sub- folders. Also, the file may have different versions at different places if you have the habit of taking backups.
This consumes a lot of your time and efforts. This is why you should use RecentX which will open a file quickly for you.
All you need to do is:
Open the file Open/Save window.
Open the RecentX window too.
In the RecentX window, search for the file quickly and select it. The file name will be automatically displayed in the File Open/Save window too.
Now select “Open” in the Open/Save window and that’s it, your file will be opened instantly.
Not just files, you can use RecentX to open folders too. You need to follow the same steps again and the folder will be opened within a few seconds. This is how it saves a lot of your time and efforts.
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One of the features of RecentX is that you can launch any program faster and easier than the Windows start menu & Windows search.
See how you can do this.
Open the RecentX window and select the “program” icon.
Search for the program in the search bar. You do not have to even type the whole name. With just a few letters, the results will be quickly displayed. This is something that the Windows search cannot do
Unlike the Windows search, RecentX lists out all the search results and not just the top three or five.
Also, Windows cannot find programs from all the places in the system say your hard drive. But RecentX can do this for you.
Thus RecentX proves to be more efficient and convenient than Windows.
Among the many useful features of RecentX, one is that you can tag items that you frequently use so that you can instantly access them without much search efforts.
See how this can be easily done:
Open the RecentX window.
Click on the icon for files and view your recent files.
Select the file you want to add tags to. Ex: If you want to add a tag to the file “Insurance claim.txt”.
Right click on the file and see the tag option. Add the tag. You can add multiple tags too.
You can thus save a lot of time in searching for files. Just search for the tag and all files having the particular tag will be listed.
Editing and deleting tags is equally simple. Right click on the particular tag under the search box to edit or delete it.
If you use the same word repeatedly for your files, you can add smart tags to them. Smart tags are nothing but “saved keywords” so that you don’t have to type the same word each time. Ex: “.PDF” can be a keyword for all your PDF files.
Right click on the “tags” option and add your smart tag. This makes accessing files a lot more easy.
Editing and deleting smart tags is in the same manner as regular tags.
Not just files. You can add tags and smart tags to folders, programs, websites and clipboards too.
RecentX has a clipboard history manager that remembers all the text and images that you copy to clipboard on Windows. You can thus paste them whenever needed. Unlike the normal copy and paste, the older item is not lost.
See how this is possible:
Open the Clipboard window of RecentX. All the text or images you previously copied will be listed.
For Ex. If you copy a file from any place in your system, RecentX will immediately note what you copied and keep a record in the Clipboard window.
The same applies to images copied too.
If you want to paste the file you copied a long time (say, a month) ago, you can directly go to the clipboard window and Copy it from there. You don’t have to search for the file in your system anymore.
If there are files you frequently copy and paste, just add tags to them to locate them easily.
Now paste it in the required place.
You can even drag and drop the file if you don’t want to do the above.
This is how RecentX can save a lot of time and efforts in the File Copy/Paste process.
Basically, you would need to set an AutoHotkey script to run in Total Commander whenever a file/folder is opened from it.
RecentX monitors all items that are added to Windows Recent Documeents list. This is nothing but “\Microsoft\Windows\Recent” folder under AppData. If you open %appdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent from Windows start menu, you will get to the exact folder.
To make any file type (e.g. “*.pdf”) that you want TC to create shortcuts for in the Windows ‘Recent’ folder run this script, use menu: “Files|Internal Associations” and add the file type. In the input box next to “Open”, put: