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How to access free commader from folder shortcut

Posted: 16.04.2010, 18:25
by Steeple_Jackuk
Hi I did search but being a newbie to Free Commander I might have missed it, so if this has been covered in plain English then please direct me, but otherwise here is what I would like to know.

I have several folders on my quick launch bar in Windows vista 32bit edition. I want to right click on them and have them to then access Free Commander from the menu that comes up, there is no entry presently, so is there a way to launch free commander in this way, as you would with explorer?

Out of interest apart from starting Free Commander then going to a folder etc, is there a way to launch it as you would explorer as the first choice rather than having to start it manually and then having to choose a folder from the directory tree or via a favourite?

Thanks for you time, looks like a great programme so far.

Sj

Re: How to access free commader from folder shortcut

Posted: 17.04.2010, 04:04
by matera
In Settings, Shell menu, under Add "FreeCommander" item to context menu for, check Folders, Drives, and Links (Links should do it for quicklaunch). You have to run it as admin to do this.

There's a thread or two around about making FC the default file manager. That's a little trickier.

Re: How to access free commader from folder shortcut

Posted: 17.04.2010, 11:03
by Steeple_Jackuk
Thanks Merek I didn't realise how hard it was until I found I could write click on the quick launch icon and run the programme under administrator privileges and then the changes to the shell context menu took. Great programme thanks for making it free to the wider community.

Sj