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Shell Extensions

Things that should have been included in Windows

Shell extension are hardly related to scripting, but even hardened scripters sometimes need to use Explorer...

I realize I'm skating on thin ice, because everyone has his or her own ideas about what should or should not be part of the Windows Explorer shell.
This list doesn't even attempt to be complete, as there are probably millions of shell extensions available on the web. I'll just start with a list of extensions I use on my own system.

Arguably, one might consider editors a category of shell extensions too. You won't find them on this page, however, because I already created a list of editors before.

The limited space for the descriptions of these tools doesn't always do them justice, so check out the authors' web sites for more details.

 

Shell Extensions
Product Function Programmer / Manufacturer Download Purchase
7-Zip Zip/UnZip archives Igor Pavlov Download ISO Recorder Free
(donations welcome)
Agent Ransack File search Mythicsoft Ltd Download Agent Ransack Free
DefOpen Add "Open with Notepad", "Print with Notepad" and "Command Prompt Here" to Explorer's context menus Rob van der Woude Download DefOpen Free
(donations welcome)
DLL_Menu Add "Register" and "Unregister" to Explorer's context menus for DLLs & OCXs Rob van der Woude Download DLL_Menu Free
(donations welcome)
FileLocator Lite File search Mythicsoft Ltd Download FileLocator Lite Free
FileLocator Pro File search Mythicsoft Ltd Download FileLocator Pro Buy FileLocator Pro
Free Launch Bar Group icons in the Quick Launch bar Tordex Software Download Free Launch Bar Free
ISO Recorder Burn CDs/DVDs from ISO images or folders Alex Feinman Download ISO Recorder Free
(donations welcome)
IZArc Compress/decompress archives Ivan Zahariev Download IZarc Free
(donations welcome)
PureText Paste unformatted text from the clipboard with a single hotkey Steve Miller Download PureText Free
ShExView Shell Extension Viewer NirSoft Download the Shell Extension Viewer Free
Sizer Resize a window to the selected size with a mouse click Brian Apps Download Sizer Free
True Launch Bar Group icons in the Quick Launch bar Tordex Software Download True Launch Bar trial version Buy True Launch Bar now
UnLocker Add Unlock locked files option to Explorer's context menus Cedrick Collomb Download Unlocker Free

page last uploaded: 2016-09-19, 14:57