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 a large number of folders and subfolders. 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 effort. This is why you should use RecentX which will open a file quickly for you.
What is RecentX?
RecentX is a smart launcher for Windows designed to make your computing life joyful. Here are some of the many cool things you can do with RecentX:
Effortlessly access any file, folder or program on Windows in less than 5 seconds!
Assign tags to frequently used files/folders. Makes things even faster.
Integrates with Windows File open/save window so that you don’t have to navigate any folder when opening or saving a document.
It has a clipboard manager too that remembers all the text & pictures copied to a clipboard so that you can quickly pick & paste them again.
Integrating with the Windows File open/save dialog
Here is a short video showing how this works:
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 open instantly.
Not just files, you can use RecentX to open folders too. You need to follow the same steps again, and the folder will open within a few seconds. This is how it saves a lot of your time and efforts.
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. 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 easier.
Editing and deleting smart tags is in the same manner as for 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, 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 added to the Windows Recent Documents list. This is nothing but the “\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:
Thanks to @9kvD38n6, who posted this in the forum.
Pleased to announce that we have launched Questions & Answers (QA) site for faster, instant support. This site is similar to Stack Overflow. QA will let you search questions & answers (related to Notezilla, RecentX, Copywhiz etc) that other customers have asked. So there are high chances that you will instantly find your answer without having to send us email and wait for an answer.
Thank you all for your continued support & encouragement :)