Those of you who got a glimpse at Windows Vista may remember the Explorer breadcrumbs feature which it introduced in Windows Explorer, the system's default file manager. Explorer Breadcrumbs for XP brings this functionality to Windows XP. After you have installed the free tool, a new toolbar is added to the Windows Explorer window showing breadcrumbs.
Those breadcrumbs are identical to the navigational structure, if you are opening for example e:\apps\opera you see the breadcrumbs Desktop > My Computer > E: > Apps > Opera.
A pulldown menu displays the folders and subfolders of the breadcrumb you are clicking on making it much easier to navigate through your folder structure. This saves some time especially if you are like me, I'm a folder junkie. Love to sort everything neatly in folders which means I surely have more folders than the normal user.
The tool adds itself seamlessly into Windows Explorer and the authors claim that it also works with other themes.
Update: Explorer Breadcrumbs has been discontinued, the website where the program was initially hosted on is now showing different contents, with no option to download the program from it. We have taken the liberty to upload the latest available version of the application to our own server from where you can download it to your computer.
Keep in mind that the program has been designed for Windows XP, and that it is not necessary to install it on Vista or newer versions of the Microsoft Windows operating system, since those systems come with a breadcrumb navigation in Windows Explorer.
It also needs to be noted that we do not offer support for the program, and that it may be that it won't work under newer versions of the Windows XP operating system. Still, if you want to give it a try, you can download Explorer Breadcrumbs from the following link: [Download not found]Advertisement
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