Drive Bar is a small application we wrote for Windows
XP & above to make it more convenient to open views of your hard drives in Windows Explorer®. Drive Bar presents a group of icons of
available drives. Simply click on an icon to launch an Explorer view of that drive.
The program runs in the background and is always available for use. It can be configured to "Auto Hide" - you can park it at the edge of your display and it will disappear and not take up screen space when not in active use.
To awaken Drive Bar from Auto Hide, move your mouse cursor to that edge of the screen. Drive Bar will automatically disappear from view again when you move the cursor away from the dialog. The Auto Hide mode is analogous to the Auto Hide function of the Windows
Alternatively, you can resize Drive Bar and/or have it remain visible at all times - handy for those of you who dislike auto hide programs.
Drive Bar doesn't have to use Windows Explorer. A configurable command line lets you use another File Manager-type program instead of Explorer. For example, you could configure Drive Bar to launch our own Directory
Toolkit by changing the default browser launch command line from
See the program documentation for your file manager for help on the command line functions available.
Windows 2000 users: If you have trouble, go to the Drive Bar Options dialog, 'Launch this program to browse field' and change
the entry to
Drive Bar is available in 32-bit version only. Usage on
64-bit operating systems is not supported.