Direct Folders v3.31 - Auto adjust file dialog window size


Speed Up Your Workflow

Direct Folders guarantees you quick and direct access to your favorite folders and recent documents. Jump to any deeply nested folder in a single mouse click.

Direct Folders automatically resizes every standard file dialog, so you can see a larger number of files. Find what you looking for with less scrolling.

One of the many useful features of Direct Folders is its ability to automatically switch the folder views of open dialogs to thumbnails, list or details depending on the application you are working with. You can select your preference of file sort order to be the default as well.

How Direct Folders Works

There are several ways to access Direct Folders. One of the easiest is to simply double click in the empty area of the desktop, Explorer or File Open/Save dialog box, which brings up a menu.

Select a favorite or recent folder from this menu and the file dialog immediately jumps to that folder. If you activate this menu from the Desktop or tray icon, this folder will be opened in Windows Explorer or another file manager.

Direct Folders actions when the file dialog opens:

  • Resizes the file dialog box.
  • Sets the custom files view mode and sort order.
  • Jumps to the last used folder or any folder you specified [Pro].
  • Scrolls to the last used file in that folder [Pro].

ClickSwitch feature will make a file dialog instantly jump to the folder already opened in Explorer. Just switch to the Explorer window you need.


I never really like seeing a small file dialog everytime I want to open or save a file. Sometimes I adjust the size to and the after reboot, It will change back to the default one. It is also annoying that it always open on the far top left. I just found out that there is a freeware application called Direct Folders that let us set customize default windows size for file dialogs and also let us able to set custom size and view for certain applications.


Now work is much more effcient because I can see a lot more files with the file dialogs having a bigger size.

I can also double click on any part on my open file dialog or desktop, it will then open a context menu which contains our customize favorites folder. I can go directly to my favorites folder without having to manuver into countless directory folders.