A small program that adds another Explorer window within the standard Explorer window to make file management easier.


Our rating: 


Pros & Cons:

Adds a configurable Favorites menu to the context menu of Explorer and Dialogs.
Not customizable.

Our Review:

FolderBox is a unique program that adds a "FolderBox" at the bottom of each Explorer window, allowing you to perform file management functions between the FolderBox file display and the normal Explorer file display.

The screenshot above was taken in Windows 7 and shows the FolderBox highlighted in red. Inside the FolderBox is a standard file list display where all of Explorer's functions (like dragging/dropping, context menu, etc.) work like normal. The FolderBox also provides up to 5 tabs that can open pre-defined folders. So, you can explore a folder in the FileBox while exploring a different folder in the normal Explorer window, with the ability to drag and drop between them.

FolderBox officially supports Windows XP but it seems to work fine up to Windows 7. All in all, it is a very useful program that does what it's intended to do very well. However, it was not very customizable. A commercial version is available that allows 10 tabs and an on/off button.


  • Access Where?  Explorer
  • Access How?  FolderBox "toolbar"
  • Favorites Menu?  No
  • Recent Menu?  Yes
  • Dialog Window Settings?  No
  • Additional Window Functions?  No
  • Customizability: Low
  • Additional Features: None

FolderBox was reviewed by on based on version 1.20.