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: 3.2.0 (released
|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.
- For developers
- Quickly access most recently used projects in Visual
Studio 2008 - 2017.
- Open projects in the next higher version of Visual Studio.
- Quickly access most recently used projects in Blend.
- Open Visual Studio projects in Blend.
- Start Visual Studio / Blend as administrator.
- Open files and directories in Visual Studio Code.
- Open the project file in a text editor (Notepad++
if installed, Notepad otherwise).
- Open the project directory in Window Explorer.
- Copy the project file/directory to the clipboard.
- Execute custom actions on files and
- For Office users
- Quickly access most recently used Word/Excel/PowerPoint
- Open the directory containing a document in Windows
- Copy the document to the clipboard.
- For designers
- Quickly access most recently used Photoshop/Illustrator
- Open the directory containing a file in Windows
- Copy the file to the clipboard.
- Open recently used directories typed into Windows Explorer.
- Open recently used files in Notepad++.
- 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 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 2017/CC 2015.5/CC 2015/CC 2014/CC/CS6
- Illustrator CC 2017/CC 2015.5/CC 2015/CC 2014/CC/CS6
- 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