Version 4.1+ of Directory Toolkit adds a Favorites Menu
that can be used to easily launch commonly used paths. To create a new
Favorite, establish your File Mask and Path(s) and use "Add to
Favorites". You can then supply the name of your choice. To quickly
get back to those same settings, select that Favorite from the
More information about Favorites is in the program F1 hlp
By default, the program uses a folder named
\Favorites in the program installation path for saving Favorites on
Windows XP and older machines. On Vista and above the \Favorites folder is
under Users\<your user name>\AppData\Local\Directory Toolkit. If
\Favorites does not already exist, it is created the first time you
make a Favorite from the menu.
Physically, a "Favorite" is actually a
single [Action] script file that the program creates using the file
mask, paths, and options in effect when you create a Favorite.
Favorites scripts always end with .dts for a file
name extension. Any files that don't have that extension will not be
seen in the Favorites menu.
A Favorite always opens in a single path view. If you
want to do a comparison & follow up synch, activate compare mode
and proceed from there. Tip: Use ctrl+D to quickly open a comparison
A Favorite is always a single action script. If you
manually place a multi-action script in the Favorites path, only the
first paths in the script will be used. No automatic synch is
As implied by the above, you can manually put
existing scripts in the \Favorites path using Directory Toolkit or
another file manager. Make sure the name extension is .dts.
To refresh the Favorites menu while the program is
running - say you put a script there manually - select
Favorites|Organize Favorites and then immediately close the dialog.
When you go back the Favorites your script will be there.
Another way to refresh the Favorites menu it to exit
and restart Directory Toolkit.
The physical path used for \Favorites can be changed.
Configuration Utility can be used to make a new setting. Or, if
you are familiar with the windows registry and want to make the
changes manually, see the program F1 hlp topic "Registry
Switches" for information. Regardless of which route you take,
be sure to exit Directory Toolkit before making changes.
The order of items in the Favorites menu is
determined by the order in which they are created and/or added to
the Favorites path. Currently there is no way within Directory
Toolkit to change the sort order. See the F1 hlp topic
"Favorites Menu" for information on how to sort items