How replace WindowsExplorer for FreeCommander by defaut ?

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PastorDan
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Re: How replace WindowsExplorer for FreeCommander by defaut

#46 Post by PastorDan » 19.12.2016, 04:16

If you are using FreeCommander XE, please copy and paste the following code into a text editor and save it as "replace-with-freecommander.reg". Then double click the file to open it and follow the instructions to add to your registry. Now all folders should open with FreeCommander XE. (Note: I had to add the (x86) to get the correct path to FreeCommander XE in Windows 10 64-bit. If you have Windows 32-bit then remove "(x86)" from the last line.)
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REGEDIT4

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell]
@="FreeCommander"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\FreeCommander]
@="FreeCommander"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\FreeCommander\command]
@="\"C:\\Program Files (x86)\\FreeCommander XE\\FreeCommander.exe\" /C /R=\"%1\""

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Re: How replace WindowsExplorer for FreeCommander by defaut

#47 Post by Forez » 25.09.2018, 21:55

PastorDan wrote: 19.12.2016, 04:16 If you are using FreeCommander XE, please copy and paste the following code into a text editor and save it as "replace-with-freecommander.reg"
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Similar to that previous solution [https://freecommander.com/forum/viewtop ... f=2&t=6817]
Forez wrote: 11.10.2016, 19:14 [...]
this doesn't work, at least not for uTorrent
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Because
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when double clicking a torrent in uTorrent for the purpose of opening its folder
[...]
sometimes folder is opened via Windows Explorer [sometimes with dozens of second of delay], sometimes a drive is opened in FreeCommander
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However it seems that when clicking a folder or shortcut residing on a desktop, it is opened in FC

So if I was not using uTorrent, this would work form me. But because only via the uTorrent do I open folders not-from-FreeCcommander, these issue is still unresolved for me

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Re: How replace WindowsExplorer for FreeCommander by defaut ?

#48 Post by Forez » 26.09.2018, 18:58

This also has messed up my Windows 7 options for settings: FC tries now to run things like "Screen Resolution" or "Personalize"

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Re: How replace WindowsExplorer for FreeCommander by defaut ?

#49 Post by ajaxStardust » 31.10.2022, 16:37

I just added the original, French to my registry. LOL. and as I was about to freak out when it didn't work, i thanked my morning coffee and remembered that my FreeCommander installation is not located at "C:\\Program Files..."

So, I corrected the following. This is Windows 11 Pro. Works fine for me so far, from five minutes ago. ;)
Thank you.

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REGEDIT4

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell]
@="FreeCommander"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\FreeCommander]
@="FreeCommander"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\FreeCommander\command]
@="\"C:\\Portable\\FreeCommanderXE\\FreeCommander.exe\" /C /R=\"%1\"" 
For anyone unfamiliar with this sort of thing, the last line in the code above must point to the .exe file for FreeCommander on your own PC.

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