Syspad: Easily Remember Network paths

In an IT environment, we regularly deal with shared paths when it comes to transferring files or taking backups or sharing data between the team. Most of my team members had hated one thing— Remembering the share path which takes a lot of remembrances especially if your computers are have naming conventions like columns rows and grid.

The other option is to map them on My computer as a network drive but then it’s like an opens invitation to anybody who accesses my computer. So we manage in mails or notepad or even on a scratchpad.

Syspad: Easily Remember Network paths

Syspad is a small but pretty efficient solution if we face similar problems. It lets you manage folders and files and even network path with a name which you can remember so instead of having \\xyzserver\\xyz123backuparea\u348976 you can just have xyzproject has tag name to remember.

Syspad comes along with a scratchpad which is like multiple notepads and folder pad which is the hero of this software. As soon as you launch the program, Syspad just sits on your notification area or system tray (It’s pretty silent, so just don’t wait for something happen),  just look for this icon and make a right-click:

Folderpad on System tray

This launches the folder icon where you get quick access to sections like my computer, my network, control panel, etc and also you can browse and any number of folder path which is launched when you click on it.

Folder pad settings

That is, keep on adding any number of path and you will never forget. The only thing I would suggest is you make it run with Admin privilege to make sure it doesn’t get any problem in I/O operations.

Download Syspad. And yes there is a notepad like a program that I am leaving on you to explore. You gonna love that too!!


  1. I am the author of this particular piece of software.
    I happened to be looking at the referrals to my site, and followed the top referral back to this site.
    Thanks for reviewing my project. 🙂
    It’s been fun making it and I’m glad someone has seen good use out of it.

    I would just like to comment that the I/O error has been resolved and SysPad will no longer require UAC Admin elevation to write it’s files.

    I was not following Windows Security protocol and have since resolved the issue by storing the data files in the appropriate Application Data folders on XP and Vista. (It is possible though that with the Bug fix, you may need to elevate just once after the installation to delete the files after they are copied to this new folder so they aren’t sitting in the C: drive anymore).

    A beneficial side effect of this fix is that each user can now have their own data stored on their Windows account because I am using the Application Data folders per user, not for the entire system. 🙂


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