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How to add a file explorer to Firefox’s toolbar [Tip]

Although you can open some documents within Firefox, there are plenty of formats that aren’t compatible with the browser. As such, the FileFiles add-on might come in handy. That adds a file explorer to the browser’s toolbar so that you can browse and open documents and directories in Firefox.

Click here [1] to open the FireFiles page on Mozilla website. Then, when you’ve installed it, restart the browser. You’ll find a FireFiles button on the toolbar as shown in the shot below.
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Now press the FireFiles button to open a directory tree as below. Then you can select a drive to expand its directories. Click the C: to open a submenu with the drive’s folders on it.

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Then you can browse through your folders to open document and software subfolders. Click on a software exe or document file to open it from the FireFiles directory. Clicking a folder opens it in Windows Explorer.

For further options, right-click the FireFiles button. That will open the FireFiles window in the shot below. That includes a few addition options such as Show Hidden Files and Hover Open Menu check boxes. In addition, you can also add alternative text to the menu button.

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So with this add-on you can bypass Windows Explorer. FireFiles enables you to open software and documents directly from Firefox’s toolbar.