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12 Nov 2021

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Oleg Shilo


C# Windows Explorer context menu shell


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Downloads of v



Software Author(s):

  • Oleg Shilo

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This package was approved by moderator Windos on 14 Nov 2021.


Dynamic customizable file context menu solution for Windows.
Simplified customizable windows explorer context menu solution for Windows. Allows creating context menus of any complexity without the need to compile COM shell Extensions. The solution is based on the same concept as Windows Explorer native "Send to" context menu.

$packageName = 'shell-x'
$url = ''

$installDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$app = Join-Path $installDir "shell-x.exe"
#Write-Host "$app"
$cheksum = '10C251CACDE65F276F456DBDC75DCA771DC40C35CC1CE47548F33997C25C3706'
$checksumType = "sha256"

# Download and unpack a zip file
#Install-ChocolateyZipPackage "$packageName" "$url" "$toolsDir" ["$url64" -checksum $checksum -checksumType $checksumType -checksum64 $checksum64 -checksumType64 $checksumType64]
Install-ChocolateyZipPackage "$packageName" "$url" "$installDir" -checksum $checksum -checksumType $checksumType

# Need to execute exe twice with special arguments in order configure the host system appropriately.
# Register server and generate initial config

Start-ChocolateyProcessAsAdmin -Statements "-r" -ExeToRun $app
Start-ChocolateyProcessAsAdmin -Statements "-init -nogui" -ExeToRun $app

$packageName = 'shell-x'

$installDir = Split-Path -Parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
$app = Join-Path $installDir "shell-x.exe"

# Need to execute exe to unregister server.
Start-ChocolateyProcessAsAdmin -Statements "-u" -ExeToRun $app

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Release v1.3.0.0

  • Issue #8: [Request] Support for wildcard with file extensions
  • Issue #10: Directory background support

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