FreeCommander XE Windows Default

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WorldChamp
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FreeCommander XE Windows Default

#1 Post by WorldChamp » 23.02.2021, 00:15

I really do think this program is the best alternative to Explorer. How do I make this my Default Explorer? That's just how much I love it!
Directory Opus kept crashing, so I found this.

nuno_cabral
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Re: FreeCommander XE Windows Default

#2 Post by nuno_cabral » 22.03.2021, 00:14

I also would like to know if this is possible!

Odamn-Ete
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Re: FreeCommander XE Windows Default

#3 Post by Odamn-Ete » 22.03.2021, 09:15

Hey folks,

Maybe this will help:
https://freecommander.com/fchelpxe/en/R ... ander.html

Best regards,

horst.epp
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Re: FreeCommander XE Windows Default

#4 Post by horst.epp » 22.03.2021, 10:59

This reg file will do it

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Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
 
 [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell]
 @="open"
 
 [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\open]
 
 [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\open\command]
 @="c:\\Tools\\FreeCommander\\FreeCommander.exe /T /C \"%1\""
 
 [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell]
 @="open"
 
 [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\open]
 
 [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\open\command]
 @="c:\\Tools\\FreeCommander\\FreeCommander.exe /T /C \"%1\""
 
Change the path according to your installation and be careful as each \ has to be doubled.
Windows 10 Home x64 Version 2004 (OS Build 19042.906)
Everything Version 1.5.0.1252a (x64)
FreeCommander XE 2021 Build 845 64-bit donor

Odamn-Ete
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Re: FreeCommander XE Windows Default

#5 Post by Odamn-Ete » 25.03.2021, 08:35

horst.epp wrote: 22.03.2021, 10:59 This reg file will do it

...
horst.epp,

thanks for the info. It's been a while since I've done registry hacks, so I'd appreciate it if you could also post the contents for an undo reg file for the above, should you have the time.

Best regards,

horst.epp
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Re: FreeCommander XE Windows Default

#6 Post by horst.epp » 25.03.2021, 12:57

Odamn-Ete wrote: 25.03.2021, 08:35
horst.epp wrote: 22.03.2021, 10:59 This reg file will do it

...
horst.epp,

thanks for the info. It's been a while since I've done registry hacks, so I'd appreciate it if you could also post the contents for an undo reg file for the above, should you have the time.

Best regards,
Here the undo

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Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
 
 [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell]
 @="none"
 
 [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell]
 @="none"
 
 
Windows 10 Home x64 Version 2004 (OS Build 19042.906)
Everything Version 1.5.0.1252a (x64)
FreeCommander XE 2021 Build 845 64-bit donor

gggirlgeek
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Re: FreeCommander XE Windows Default

#7 Post by gggirlgeek » 28.03.2021, 06:13

Those solutions are not complete. Here is currently the best way to get total association with Freecommander whenever you click on a file link. [TOOL] Explorer/FileManager Replacement for Windows 10 x64.

I set it up yesterday and it works great, even with the portable version on a different drive. (I was surprised about that. Normally Windows 10 prevents wide systemic changes that don't come from Windows internal folders.) Just make sure you change the paths in the .config and .reg file before double clicking the reg file. Notice that the files specified in each are different: The .config file refers to Freecommander.exe and the .reg file refers to FC_CP_Explorer_Wrapper.exe. Change the path correctly.

Also, notice I am not referring to the Portableapps .paf version, just the regular .zip version of FreecommanderXE that keeps its settings in its own launch folder. The portableapps version has a different executable, FreecommanderPortable.exe, that may or may not work with this little helper application. I don't know. I am also assuming this tweak works with the 32bit public version, and on Windows 7.

FYI: I am on:
Win10 Pro 2004 as Administrator
FreecommanderXE_x64 845 for Donors in portable mode
(win10pro x64) - (latest FCXE x64 portable-mode, donor)

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