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.
|Product||Function||Programmer / Manufacturer||Download||Purchase|
|7-Zip||Zip/UnZip archives||Igor Pavlov||💾||Free
|Agent Ransack||File search||Mythicsoft Ltd||💾||Free|
|DefOpen||Add "Open with Notepad", "Print with Notepad" and "Command Prompt Here" to Explorer's context menus||Rob van der Woude||💾||Free
|DLL_Menu||Add "Register" and "Unregister" to Explorer's context menus for DLLs & OCXs||Rob van der Woude||💾||Free
|FileLocator Lite||File search||Mythicsoft Ltd||💾||Free|
|FileLocator Pro||File search||Mythicsoft Ltd||💾||🛒|
|Free Launch Bar||Group icons in the Quick Launch bar||Tordex Software||💾||Free|
|ISO Recorder||Burn CDs/DVDs from ISO images or folders||Alex Feinman||💾||Free
|IZArc||Compress/decompress archives||Ivan Zahariev||💾||Free
|PureText||Paste unformatted text from the clipboard with a single hotkey||Steve Miller||💾||Free|
|ShExView||Shell Extension Viewer||NirSoft||💾||Free|
|Sizer||Resize a window to the selected size with a mouse click||Brian Apps||💾||Free|
|True Launch Bar||Group icons in the Quick Launch bar||Tordex Software||💾||🛒|
|WinThumbsPreloader||Preload thumbnails in explorer without the need to scroll through the list||Dmitry Bruhov||💾||Free|
page last modified: 2022-10-23