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Open with++

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:02 pm
by freakazoid
Another Explorer context-menu shell extension.

Source: https://github.com/stax76/OpenWithPlusPlus

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Haven't tested it, but looks like a promising alternative to Open++, which isn't developed anymore.

Re: Open With++

Posted: Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:25 am
by TP109
Going to give this one a try.

thanx

Re: Open With++

Posted: Sun Sep 27, 2020 3:29 pm
by Midas
freakazoid wrote: Haven't tested it, but looks like a promising alternative to Open++, which isn't developed anymore.

FTR, further info on portability would be welcome. :briefcase:

Re: Open with++

Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 3:00 pm
by hced
Anyone know if this might work with my favorite file manager, Directory Opus?

Re: Open With++

Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:44 pm
by TP109
Midas wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 3:29 pm
FTR, further info on portability would be welcome. :briefcase:
This program isn't useful at all without installing the shell extension using install/uninstall, and so with the shell extension enabled, it writes several MUICache entries in the registry, which are not significant for specifying a program as stealth. It also writes a prefetch (.pf) file to C:\Windows when launched, but that isn't anything either since Windows does that. Will install on another machine and check it out more. Settings are saved by default to Users/user/AppData/Roaming/Openwith++/settings.xml, but the settings folder can be changed to the program's folder under "options". It's portable, but need to dig in a little more to see if it's stealth.

Requires Windows 7 x64 or higher, .NET Framework 4.8 x64 and Visual C++ 2019 Redistributable x64.
hced wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 3:00 pm
Anyone know if this might work with my favorite file manager, Directory Opus?
According to my tests, OpenWith++ works with Directory Opus and FreeCommanderXE. It doesn't work with Cubic Explorer, Explorer++, DoubleCommander, XYExplorer, or Q-Dir.

Tested on Windows 7 64-bit.