Workdir – working with directories and commands

Our tool “Workdir” is one of the oldest tools we use. We have not been navigating back and forth between directories for over ten years now. We press a button and open our directories directly. We can also start executing commands with one click. With another button we directly start the command line. And sometimes we directly start a command inside the directory. This makes working with directories much easier.

Workdir - Working with directories
Workdir – Working with directories

In the published version, you can theoretically specify an unlimited number of directories. Up to six individual commands can be called. When the program starts, it checks whether the directory exists. If not, it will be colored red and no actions will be available.

Installation and configuration

Save the downloaded workdir.exe in a destination folder of your choice and start the program. Via the configuration (tab Configuration) you can specify your directories and store up to six commands.

Workdir - Configuration
Workdir – Configuration

Please note that in the current version you can only specify the directory itself as a placeholder. The examples for CMD, Git Bash and Windows Explorer should help you to implement your own calls. Once you click Save, the commands and directories are immediately available in the Directories tab.

Want to get a confirmation before the command is executed? Check the Confirmation box and you will be prompted before the command is executed.

Please always specify the directories using 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 or support area for this purpose.

Workdir – 1.7
  • NEW: Support environment variables for Commands
  • FIX: Some runtime issues
Workdir – 1.6
  • NEU: Complete refactoring
  • Note: workdir 1.6 is not compatible with version <= 1.5.
Workdir – 1.5
  • CHG: Update Delphi 11
  • FIX: Resizing of Windows
Workdir – 1.4
  • NEW: No more restrictions on the number of directories
  • CHG: Refactoring
  • CHG: New SSL component
  • CHG: Changed linking to
  • FIX: some minor fixes for more stability
Workdir – 1.3
  • CHG: Optical adjustments and corrections
  • FIX: window size changeable
  • FIX: minor corrections
Workdir – 1.2
  • NEW: Update function checks availability of updates (uses OpenSSL)
  • CHG: Changed linking to
  • FIX: Size of window is now changeable (for long paths)
Workdir – 1.0
  • First version released
Workdir – 1.1
  • Correction of a button that had displayed and called the wrong value.


    This software Workdir is freeware. It may also be distributed without our consent! We assume no liability for the software!

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