For years I've used a program called FDwin at least twenty time per day. It was abandoned years ago, (although you can still find it here: http://www.spsoftwar...apps/FDwin/fdwin.asp
) but it only limps along in XP. Does anyone want to recreate and improve it?
Its premise is simple: an icon lives in the system tray, click it (or hit a hotkey) and up comes a small dialog box. Type in any string, hit enter, and the program displays a list of every folder on your hard drive that contains that string. Double-click the one you want and the program instantly opens an Explorer window to that folder.
Imagine: to get to C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Fonts\Reqrd\Base\PFM I type "pfm" and press Enter twice instead of open Explorer, double-click this, double-click that, double-click this, double-click that, etc.
How? Once in a while you have it scan your hard drive, recording every folder it finds into a simple file. Then when you want a particular folder, it just scans that tiny file quickly, finds the full address of all the folders that match, and then feeds the chosen folder to Explorer.
And if I haven't convinced you yet to code it, maybe I have convinced you to download and try it because it will save you dozens of double-clicks everyday!