Workdir - Working with directories

Workdir - Working with directories

Download Workdir 1.2

Our tool “Workdir” is one of the oldest tools we use. For over ten years now, we no longer navigate back and forth between directories, but instead press a button that opens a directory directly in Windows Explorer or provides us with a shell. This makes working with directories much easier.

In the released version, up to ten directories can be specified. If you need more directories, copy the executable to another folder and do the configuration for another ten directories. There is no limit for running at the same time.

Installation and configuration

Save the downloaded workdir.exe to a destination folder of your choice and run the program. A configuration file will be created, which you can open directly by clicking the “Config” button. Enter the desired directories in the section [DIRECTORY], save and press the button “Reload”.

Now the functions to open the directories in the command line, in a git-bash or in the Windows Explorer are available to you. You have other programs that you want to open directly with the directory? Configure app1 or app2 or change the parameters for the three standard commands.

The value for the key cmd corresponds to the program, param to the parameters you want to pass to the program. Directories with spaces when specifying cmd must be enclosed in apostrophes.

cmd=start cmd
param=/k "cd {directory}"

cmd=" C:\Program Files\ Git\ git-bash.exe"
param=—cd= {directory}

param=/select, {directory}



dir1= C:\Projects
dir2= C:\Customers\Projects
dir3= C:\Testdata
dir4= C:\erpware\tools

Please always specify the directories via the variable {directory}. This will be replaced and assembled accordingly when the commands are executed. Of course you can also specify executable files or shell scripts which will be called accordingly. This has not been necessary for ourselves so far.

Version Information

As soon as we have released a new version of Workdir, we will list the changes that have been made to it in more detail here.

We are also very happy to receive your suggestions about the Workdir tool. We are looking forward to any feedback. Please use our contact form for this purpose.

Version 1.2 - 2021-02-13

  • NEW: Update function checks availability of updates (uses OpenSSL)
  • CHG: Changed linking to
  • FIX: Size of window is now changeable (for long paths)

Version 1.1

  • Correction of a button that had displayed and called the wrong value.

Version 1.0

  • First version released


This software Workdir is freeware and may be redistributed without our consent! We assume no liability for the software!