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Extend the Windows Explorer context menu with Copy Path

Make it easier to copy the location of a file to the clipboard.

Create shortcut to "Run..." in the Start Menu

The Run... option in the Start Menu can be launched using a shortcut.

Install support for zip files as compressed folders

Extension for the Windows Explorer so zip files can be opened like a normal directory.

Configure the caching of thumbnails in thumbs.db

Thumbnail View uses a cache to allow quicker viewing of folders with pictures, and one can change the quality of these thumbnails.

Change OEM branding of System Properties

System Properties can be modified to display company name or company pictures.

Customize folders using the Active Desktop Web View

Active Desktop enables customization of folders like they were web pages.

Configure the Windows taskbar

Changing the behavior and visual appearance of the task bar.

Configure the taskbar Start Menu

Changing the behavior and visual appearance of the Start Menu.

Configure the picture used as background wallpaper

Configuring how the wallpaper should be displayed using registry settings.

Configure zip and cab files as compressed folders

Open zip and cab files in Windows Explorer like they were normal directory with files.

Extend context menu with Move To and Copy To options

Add "Copy To Folder..." and "Move To Folder..." when right-clicking a file.

Display the Windows version on the desktop

When BETA testing Windows versions then it can be rather useful to easily see the build version on the desktop.

Remove warning about modifying contents in the Windows-folder

Active Desktop makes it posssible to customize folders, and so the Windows folder is customized to avoid messing with the Windows system files.

Creating the Show Desktop shortcut

The Show Desktop shortcut in the quick launch bar can be restored if deleted.

Create keyboard shortcut to quickly launch a program

How to configure a keyboard shortcut as a hotkey to quickly start an application.

Create special folders where you want them

Shortcuts can be created to most of the special folders available in Windows Explorer.

Extend context menu with "Open with..." for all files

Configure the context-menu when right-clicking any file to show "Open with..."

Show the file attributes column in Windows Explorer

Display the file attributes in the detail view of Windows Explorer for Windows 98 Second Edition.

Using "Send To" for easy access to useful actions

How to use the "Send To" feature to perform often used file operations.

Customize the right-click menu in Windows Explorer

Adding own actions to the context menu when right clicking a file in Windows Explorer.

Open files of an unknown type with notepad

Configure the default behavior to use notepad, when opening a file with unknown type.