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Should I remove Direct Folders?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
43% remove it57% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,742
United States Rank #12,235
Reach 0.0217%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.71 days
345.46 days >
Average installed length: 181.51 days


3.7 1.87%
3.62 15.46%
3.61 4.45%
3.5 0.47%
3.32 0.47%
3.31 0.23%
3.3 0.47%

Direct Folders

What is Direct Folders?  (from Code Sector)

Direct Folders guarantees you quick and direct access to your favorite and recent folders. Now you can jump to any deeply nested folder in just a single mouse click! It also automatically resizes every standard file dialog, so you can see a larger number of files. You will be able to find what you are looking for with ...  Read more


Direct Folders is a software program developed by Code Sector. The most common release is 3.62, with over 20% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The primary executable is named df.exe. The setup package generally installs about 10 files and is usually about 2.07 MB (2,169,523 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 49% of users of Direct Folders come from the United States, it is also popular in Netherlands and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: codesector.com/directfolders
Help link: www.codesector.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Direct Folders\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Direct Folders\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 2.07 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Direct Folders

Program executable:df.exe
Name:Direct Folders
Direct Folders
Path:C:\Program Files\direct folders\df.exe
Additional files:
  • df64.exe - Direct Folders (Direct Folder Helper x64)
  • Setup.dll - Direct Folders Control Panel
  • unins000.exe - Inno Setup (Setup/Uninstall)
  • Config.dll
  • dfh64.dll
  • Hook.dll
  • Test.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • df.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C4E846BD-CE56-40BD-9610-D50B051EC89A}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • df.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Direct Folders.
Startup File (User Run)
  • df.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Direct Folders' and executes as C:\Program Files\Direct Folders\df.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • df.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Direct Folders' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Direct Folders\df.exe".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:5.55 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0004492484%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00024931%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00019994%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:257,349
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:198 Bytes
435.61 KB average
Memory:1.2 MB
Total CPU:0.0000169883%
Kernel CPU:0.00001555%
User CPU:0.00000144%
CPU cycles/sec:223
I/O reads/min:0 Bytes

How do I remove Direct Folders?

You can uninstall Direct Folders from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Direct Folders, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Direct Folders.

Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win Vista 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 43%
Keep it 57%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.12%
Windows 10 29.74%
Windows XP 6.09%
Windows Vista 3.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.24%
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.42%
Windows 7 Professional 14.79%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.10%
Windows 10 Home 6.10%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.63%

Distribution by countryGeography

49.03% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 49.03%
  Netherlands 5.98%
  Germany 5.41%
  Canada 3.47%
  Italy 3.47%
  France 3.09%
  Belgium 2.12%
  India 2.12%
  Australia 1.93%
  United Kingdom 1.93%
  Taiwan 1.54%
  Sweden 0.97%
  New Zealand 0.97%
  Romania 0.97%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 24.02%
Hewlett-Packard 21.83%
Acer 16.59%
ASUS 8.30%
Toshiba 3.93%
Intel 2.18%
Lenovo 2.18%
Samsung 2.18%
Medion 1.75%
American Megatrends 0.87%
Alienware 0.87%
Common models
ASUS All Series 5.67%
Dell XPS 8300 2.84%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.13%
Gigabyte GA-970A-D3 2.13%
Shuttle Inc. DS57U 2.13%

About (from Code Sector Inc.)

Code Sector is a software company that was founded in 1999 with the goal of developing personal and small-business applications for Microsoft Windows.
Publisher URL: codesector.com


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