spiritpyre

Here's some shell extensions...

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Anyone know where I can get an extension that will let me open a folder in a new window from the context menu?

You don't need an extension for doing this. Editing the registry is enough :

REGEDIT4

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\New Window]
@="Open in New &Window"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\New Window\Command]
@="explorer.exe %1"

Nice tweak, but it doesn't show up on desktop icons. Is there a way to do this?

BTW I added a line that you seem to have missed (@="Open in New &Window").

Well you don't really need that line you've added. It displays as "New Window" on my folder context menu (I am on WinME) and it also works on the folders or shortcut to folders that are on the Desktop but it is redundant there as it will not do a different job than the open command.

I don't know if I posted this one already or not (in your style this time) :

REGEDIT4

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\rootexplore]
@="&Root Explore"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\rootexplore\command]
@="Explorer.exe /e,/root,/idlist,%I"

It opens the folder as root in explorer tree view. Quite handy sometimes.

Edited by eidenk
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Gorgeous!

Many thanks, SpiritPyre

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eidenk,

That registry fix for opening a window in a new window is interesting, but not fool proof.

You can't open a folder that's named with certain characters, like "-= Photos =-" for example. I use folders like this all of the time to keep them at the top of the sorting order.

Thanks though.

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I have no problem using it with a -= Photos =- folder here.

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@Spiritpyre

You may need to change your download provider buddy. All your links are dead!

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does anyone have the file SP Ext Pack 1.0. if so can it be put up and rapid share or something.. thanks in advance

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I'm bumping this in hope of update of download mirrors, or maybe somone else would care to upload these files elsewhere if they have already downloaded them..

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@spiritpyre

Download links are all dead..Please re up..

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The CMD entry should be available when rightclicking any file or folder. For me it is only available when rightclicking an empty area of an open window. When rightclicking a file the CMD should open at that file.

SendToToys does this.

http://www.gabrieleponti.com/software/

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I'm trying to do some toubleshooting. Every time I try to uninstall the extension pack I get this message:

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Uninstaller Error

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An error occurred while trying to remove SpiritPyre Extensions Pack. It may have already been uninstalled.

Would you like to remove SpiritPyre Extensions Pack from the Add or Remove programs list?

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Yes No

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@all: sorry I haven't checked back in awhile. It appears that the file-host was down for awhile but I just tested it and it worked ok...

@skywalka: I'll try to check out the Extensions Pack but I have finals coming up and school comes first. I remember that I had a different script for that package than for the rest so its possible that I might have made a mistake.

As for the CmdPromptHere it is working correctly. I never added functionality to do that work on the file/folder menus, just the background menu because the other two could be done by a registry hack. BUT I do like the idea...just never thought to add it. I might try to add it if I get time.

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Hey spiritpyre, thanks for sharing buddy, i'm into this sort of tweaking

myself..

I find i'm using either reshack, exescope, notepad or XVi32 hex editor

that much , that I made my own installer packages that also add the

right click menu entries to open files with either of the progs I listed

above..

Only seems to work on Win 95 through to Win 2000 though, still working

out the reg entries needed to make them work on XP / 2003..

notepaddn4.gif

makecabkz1.gif

xvireshackiq7.gif

I have a package that allows to view all files binaries to via the right

click method called PEEK, downloaded it off the net somewhere a while

ago now..

peekku6.png

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