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FreeCommander Instead of Explorer

#1 Post by ivatt » 14.05.2020, 14:36

This has been asked before and I have seen a number of posts here and elsewhere giving info but so far none have worked, perhaps because a few of them are quite old.

I would like to have FreeCommander as default rather than Windows 10 Explorer.

Be grateful if anyone could give me a simple fool proof solution.

Thanks


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Re: FreeCommander Instead of Explorer

#3 Post by ivatt » 16.05.2020, 07:07

Thanks for the reply.

I have looked at the links you posted previously but when I tried to apply the changes all I kept getting was errors saying the folder were not available, so I used the uninstall script to get back to normal.

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Re: FreeCommander Instead of Explorer

#4 Post by Marek » 16.05.2020, 10:27

I would like to have FreeCommander as default rather than Windows 10 Explorer.
I don't think that is possible.

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Re: FreeCommander Instead of Explorer

#5 Post by ivatt » 16.05.2020, 11:32

Thanks Marek, but people have done it, just a question of using the right method or knowing what you are doing!

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Re: FreeCommander Instead of Explorer

#6 Post by horst.epp » 17.05.2020, 15:54

This one works.
Copy it into fc.reg and execute it after changing the path to your environment
Be careful that all \ in the path have to be doubled.

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Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
 
 [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell]
 @="open"
 
 [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\open]
 
 [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\open\command]
 @="c:\\Tools\\FreeCommander\\FreeCommander.exe /T /C \"%1\""
 
 [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell]
 @="open"
 
 [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\open]
 
 [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\open\command]
 @="c:\\Tools\\FreeCommander\\FreeCommander.exe /T /C \"%1\""
 
Windows 10 Home x64 May 2020 Update, Version 2004 (OS Build 19041.508)
Total Commander 9.51 x64 / x86, Everything 1.4.1.992 (x64)
FreeCommander XE 2020 Build 828 64-bit donor

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Re: FreeCommander Instead of Explorer

#7 Post by ivatt » 17.05.2020, 16:28

Hi thanks

Where do I find fc.reg. My programs are installed on my F drive not in the default Windows C. and how do I execute it after I make the change. I have found Folder_Shell_Explorer-default which is shown as registry settings

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