Sh'elf v1.00.0013

Checker on 16 Nov 2014

Sh'elf is an on-demand window that functions just like your regular desktop, complete with drag-and-drop capability. Program supports relative (portable) paths for customizable image viewing, text editor, command shell, etc., as well as interface options such as stay-on-top and tray icon.

Good for alternate shells or quick access to another directory as an alternate desktop.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: MSVCRT.DLL (included by default on XP and above)
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch and then immediately close shelf32.exe or shelf64.exe
  3. Edit shelf.ini and change the following:

    convertlinks=TRUE
    savefolder=FALSE
    folder=..\


    Note: The Folder= setting may be set to any path (e.g. c:\mydesk, z:\network, etc.), but the above setting puts the desktop as the same directory that contains the Sh'elf program

  4. Launch and close shelf32.exe (for 32-bit OS) or shelf64.exe (for 64-bit OS)

4 comments on Sh'elf  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Mike 2011-05-11 04:45

The one thing I really like about Sh'elf is being able to browse to any folder and hit the F10 key to open a command prompt at that folder. Sweet!

V1.00.0010

SauceSqotch 2011-05-25 15:13

This looked cool, but its not what I thought it was. the description is (partially) accurate, you can't move icons around via drag and drop, doesn't support custom background images, and only one window.

V1.00.0010

jessharpur 2014-11-14 02:12

The download link gives an File Not Found error. There are now two separate zips, one for 32bit and one for 64.

v1.00.0013

webfork 2014-11-16 18:55

jessharpur: updated, thanks for the note

v1.00.0013

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