Fast Explorer 2008 3.1.11.430

This utility allows you to manage context menu items of the file objects
Fast Explorer is a useful tool designed to tweak the default context menu by adding new items. The program can also be used for cleaning the menus by removing the items that have accumulated from installed applications.

The Windows context menus is one of the most important tools for file management while using the Explorer interface. While it is supposed to provide access to the most relevant options for a specified, it tends to become crowded when you are frequently installing and testing new programs.

Since not all the installed option offer the option to remove the context menu entry, the user is often stuck with an option that is neither useful, nor desirable. The problem gets even worse when the menu option is present after the program has been uninstalled and forces you to edit the Windows registry to get rid of the unwanted items.

Since tinkering with the registry might seem risky for some users, Fast Explorer aims to provide you with an easier approach and a simpler interface. However, the information is still retrieved from the registry and can still be hard to read by the casual users.

In order to make changes to the context menu the program needs to scan the registry entries and load them in the interface. This allows you to select the items that you want to keep for each file type or folder.

The main goal of the application is to create a customized menu with the actions or programs that you need to use frequently. In order to add a new entry you just need to select the executable file and the file type.

You can arrange the items in subfolders, add separators and sort the items alphabetically with just a few clicks.

If you want to add new items to your context menu or remove the leftover items from other program installations, the Fast Explorer is a reliable tool. Unfortunately, it lacks the ability to backup the modified entries which can cause problems when removing important items.

Reviewed by on July 16th, 2013

Also available: Portable Fast Explorer 2008


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VERY GOOD
last updated on:
August 26th, 2008, 9:59 GMT
file size:
1.4 MB
price:
FREE!
developed by:
Alex Yakovlev
license type:
Freeware
operating system(s):
Windows All
category:
C: \ System \ OS Enhancements

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What's New in This Release:
  • added support for perceived types (introduced in Windows XP) including a set
  • of predefined PerceivedTypes: Image, Text, Audio, Video, Compressed and System;
  • copy and paste for static and dynamic menu items;
  • relaxed user priveleges for using of Fast Explorer Context Menu Extension DLL: administrative rights on local machine are required to edit, enable and disable dynamic menu items. Regular users can enjoy installed context menu items;
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