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: 3.6.2 (released 2018-03-14)
New in 3.x: Custom Actions!
- Call tools of your choice on most recently used files and directories.
- Get ready-to-use custom actions shared on GitHub.
Quickly access most recently used projects in Visual Studio 2008 - 2017.
- Open old projects in the next higher version of Visual Studio.
- Start Visual Studio as administrator automatically for specific projects.
- Open the project file in a text editor.
- Open the project directory in Window Explorer.
- Copy the project file/directory to the clipboard.
- Open the directory in Visual Studio Code.
- Quickly access most recently used projects in Blend.
- Open Visual Studio projects in Blend.
- Run ".exe" or ".cmd" files in the project directory.
- Quickly open ReadMe files (HTML/Markdown) in the project directory.
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.
Quickly access most recently used Photoshop/Illustrator
Quickly access most recently used Affinity Photo/Designer
- Open most recently Photoshop files in Affinity Photo and Illustrator files in Affinity Designer.
Open the directory containing a file in
- Copy the file to the clipboard.
Wait, there's more!
Filter the MRU lists in real-time by typing parts of file or
- Execute custom actions on files and directories.
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 2017/2015/2013/2012/2010/2008
- Visual Studio Code
- Blend for Visual Studio 2015/2013/2012, Expression Blend 4
- Microsoft Word 2016/2013/2010/2007
- Microsoft Excel 2016/2013/2010/2007
- Microsoft PowerPoint 2016/2013/2010/2007
- Photoshop CC 2018/CC 2017/CC 2015.5/CC 2015/CC 2014/CC/CS6
- Illustrator CC 2018/CC 2017/CC 2015.5/CC 2015/CC 2014/CC/CS6
- Affinity Photo 1.x
- Affinity Designer 1.x
- Windows 7 and up
- .NET Framework 4.6
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".
See the license for more