Folderama is a tool to quickly select a number of folders from a menu. It resides in the info-area of the taskbar. Depending on options, it will either open the folder, or copy the name to the clipboard. On some versions of Windows, it will also directly copy the name of the folder to the edit box of an open file dialog box.

Compilation and installation

Before you can edit the files in the Delphi IDE, you’ll have to install my TTaskbarIcon component. Be sure to have the latest, since earlier versions did not react properly when the Windows Explorer had to be restarted. The icon would not be re- drawn, so Folderama would be in memory, but not accessible from the taskbar.

Installation is simple. Build the sources, and add a link to the program in the AutoStart folder of your Windows Start menu.

Folderama menu


The menu is shown above. At the top you find the folders for quick selection. Below that, you’ll find menu items to set the option to open the path in a window, to edit the list and to exit the program. At the bottom, you see items for the about box and the help file.

List editor

Folderama editor

The editor allows you to do a few things. The top three buttons on the right allow you to use the selected entry in the list. Insert will try to insert it into an open file dialog box. Copy will copy the folder to the clipboard. Open will open the folder in the Windows Explorer.

The buttons below that, are for manipulation of the list. The blue arrow buttons will move an entry up or down in the list, while the other buttons enable you to add, replace or delete an entry in the list.

If you check the checkbox marked Open path in window, folder menu entries will cause the folder to be opened. Otherwise the folder menu entries will cause the folder name to be copied to the clipboard or an open file dialog.


Folderama is freeware. All rights are reserved. Its code is provided as is, expressly without a warranty of any kind. You use it at your own risk.

I hope this code is useful to you. If you use some of it, please credit me. If you modify or improve the code, please send me the modifications.

I may improve or enhance Folderama myself, and I will try to post changes here. But this is not a promise. Please don’t request features.

Rudy Velthuis

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