A free utility for browsing most recently used
(MRU) file lists of programs like Visual Studio, Word, Excel,
PowerPoint and more. Quickly open files, jump to their folder in
Windows Explorer, copy them (and their path) to the clipboard -
all with just a few keystrokes or mouse clicks..
Current version: 2.5.0 (released
- For developers
- Quickly access most recently used Visual Studio / Blend projects
- Open Visual Studio 2008/10/12/13 projects in Visual Studio
- Open Visual Studio projects in Expression Blend
- Start Visual Studio / Blend as administrator
- Open the project file in a text editor (Notepad++ if installed,
- Open the project directory in Window Explorer
- Copy the project file/directory to the clipboard
- For Office users
- Quickly access most recently used Word/Excel/PowerPoint
- Open the directory containing a document in Windows Explorer
- Copy the document to the clipboard
- For designers
- Quickly access most recently used Photoshop/Illustrator files.
- Open the directory containing a file in Windows Explorer
- Copy the file to the clipboard
- Open recently used directories typed into Windows Explorer
- Open recently used files in Notepad++
- Open most recently used directories in IrfanView
- Filter the MRU lists in real-time by typing parts of file or
Tip: Use a global hotkey!
For a tool like Emaroo that is started rather often and is
easy to use via keyboard, it makes sense to launch it using a global
hotkey. The easiest way to do this in Windows 7 and up is to pin Emaroo
to the task bar and start it using Win+<digit> (with <digit>
corresponding to the position of the icon in the task bar).
- Visual Studio 2008/2010/2012/2013/2015
- Visual Studio Code
- Expression Blend 4, Blend for Visual Studio 2012/2013/2015
- Microsoft Word 2007/2010/2013
- Microsoft Excel 2007/2010/2013
- Microsoft PowerPoint 2007/2010/2013
- Photoshop CS6/CC/CC 2014
- Illustrator CS6/CC/CC 2014
- Windows 7 and up
- .NET Framework 4.5.1
What does the name "Emaroo" stand for?
Emaroo is inspired by "most recently used" = MRU = "em ar
you". I took artistic liberty to change the pronouncation to create a
short name that looks good in written form.
What does "free" mean, what's the license for the application?
Emaroo is "free" as in "free beer".
Please read the license for more
Will Emaroo allow editing the MRU lists in a future version?
This is something I have been thinking about a lot, but depending on
how and when applications store their MRU list, this
can range from tricky to downright ugly. So the answer is "most likely