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Shell Extensions are in-process COM objects which extend the abilities of Windows operating system. Most shell extensions are automatically installed by the operating system, but there are also many other applications that install additional shell extension components. For example, if you install WinZip on your computer, you'll see a special WinZip menu when you right-click on a Zip file. This menu is created by adding a shell extension to the system.
The ShellExView utility displays the details of shell extensions installed on your computer, and allows you to easily disable and enable each shell extension.

To install ShellExView, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install shexview

To upgrade ShellExView, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade shexview

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    ShellExView v2.00
    Copyright (c) 2003 - 2019 Nir Sofer
    Web Site: http://www.nirsoft.net
    
    
    
    Description
    ===========
    
    Shell Extensions are in-process COM objects which extend the abilities of
    Windows operating system. Most shell extensions are automatically
    installed by the operating system, but there are also many other
    applications that install additional shell extension components. For
    example: If you install WinZip on your computer, you'll see a special
    WinZip menu when you right-click on a Zip file. This menu is created by
    adding a shell extension to the system.
    
    The ShellExView utility displays the details of shell extensions
    installed on your computer, and allows you to easily disable and enable
    each shell extension.
    
    ShellExView can be used for solving context-menu problems in Explorer
    environment. For more information, read the following article:
    Right-click is slow or weird behavior caused by context menu handlers
    
    
    
    System Requirements
    ===================
    
    This utility works on any version of Windows, starting from Windows 98
    and up to Windows 10. x64 versions of Windows are also supported.
    
    Versions History
    ================
    
    
    
    
    07/03/2019
    2.00
    
    * Fixed to detect properly the filename of .NET extensions.
    
    
    30/08/2015
    1.97
    
    * Fixed the 'Restart Explorer' option to work properly on Windows 10.
    
    
    07/08/2015
    1.96
    
    * Fixed bug: When the 'Hide All Microsoft Extensions' option was turned
      on, ShellExView didn't display it as checked.
    * Fixed bug: ShellExView failed to detect some shell extensions.
    
    
    02/07/2015
    1.95
    
    * Added 'Hide All Microsoft Extensions' option.
    * Added 'Missing File' column (Displays 'Yes' if the shell extension
      file is missing).
    
    
    26/05/2014
    1.90
    
    * Added 'Thumbnail Handler' and 'Preview Handler' shell extensions that
      ShellExView failed to locate in previous versions.
    
    
    05/09/2013
    1.86
    
    * Fixed bug: ShellExView failed to extract the digital signatures on
      some systems.
    
    
    19/08/2013
    1.85
    
    * Fixed issue: Microsoft shell extensions displayed as non-Microsoft if
      the company name was 'Microsoft Corp.'
    * Added 'Digital Signature' column, which displays the signer name if
      the shell extension dll is signed with a digital signature. This column
      is active only when 'Read Digital Signatures' option (Under the Options
      menu) is turned on. (by default it's turned off)
    * Added 'Auto Size Columns+Headers' option.
    
    
    13/06/2013
    1.81
    
    * Added secondary sorting: When clicking the column headers of 'Type',
      'Company', and other columns , the list is sorted by the selected
      column first, and then by the 'Extension Name' column.
    
    
    31/05/2013
    1.80
    
    * Added 'Show 32-bit Shell Extensions' option, under the Options menu,
      available only on 64-bit systems. When it's turned on, ShellExView
      loads the 32-bit instance of installed shell extensions. (Similar to
      the /wow64 command-line option)
    
    
    25/09/2012
    1.76
    
    * Fixed issue: The properties window opened in the wrong monitor, on
      multi-monitors system.
    
    
    09/09/2012
    1.75
    
    * Added 'Restart Explorer' (Ctrl+E) option, under the Options menu,
      which allows you to easily restart Windows Explorer if the
      disabling/enabling a shell extension doesn't affect Explorer
      immediately (Very useful for Windows 7/2008/Vista).
    
    
    19/03/2012
    1.70
    
    * Added 'Put Icon On Tray' option.
    
    
    24/10/2011
    1.68
    
    * Added shell extensions under LibraryFolder\Background key.
    
    
    03/10/2011
    1.67
    
    * You can now drag one or more files from the window of ShellExView
      into Explorer window or other application.
    
    
    18/05/2011
    1.66
    
    * Added 'Show Time In GMT' option.
    
    
    10/03/2011
    1.65
    
    * Added support for 3 types of shell extensions: Disk Cleanup Handlers,
      Icon Overlay Handlers, and Property Handlers
    
    
    26/02/2011
    1.60
    
    * Added /enable and /disable command-line options, which allow you to
      disable/enable shell extensions automatically from command-line without
      displaying any user interface, by specifying the CLSID of the shell
      extension.
    
    
    14/02/2011
    1.55
    
    * Fixed bug: ShellExView failed to detect some shell extensions (When
      the CLSID was specified as Registry key instead of Registry value).
    * Added .NET detection - When there is a .NET extension, ShellExView
      now detect the real shell extension dll instead of displaying the .NET
      core dll (mscoree.dll)
    * Added .NET column, which displays 'Yes' if the shell extension was
      created in .NET
    
    
    21/11/2010
    1.50
    
    * Added 'Google Search - Filename' and 'Google Search - Extension Name'
      options, which allows you to easily search for information about the
      selected shell extension in Google.
    
    
    20/09/2010
    1.48
    
    * Added 'Add Header Line To CSV/Tab-Delimited File' option. When this
      option is turned on, the column names are added as the first line when
      you export to csv or tab-delimited file.
    
    
    18/05/2010
    1.47
    
    * Fixed ShellExView x64 to require to run as admin under Windows
      7/Vista, like the 32-bit version.
    
    
    03/05/2010
    1.46
    
    * Added 'Preview Handler' shell extensions.
    
    
    07/11/2009
    1.45
    
    * On x64 systems, ShellExView now always shows the shell extensions for
      x64 applications, even on the 32-bit version of ShellExView. If you
      want to get the shell extensions list for 32-bit applications, use
      ShellExView with /wow64 command-line option.
    * Added /remote command-line option, which allows you to
      view/enable/disable shell extensions in a remote computer on your
      network.
    
    
    29/08/2009
    1.41
    
    * Changed the definition of 'Suspicious Shell Extensions' - In previous
      versions, Every shell extension with read-only attribute marked as
      Suspicious, which confused some users, because there are many
      legitimated shell extensions that set a read-only attribute, probably
      to protect them from delete by the user. However, if a shell extension
      has an hidden attribute, it'll still be marked as suspicious.
    
    
    22/08/2009
    1.40
    
    * Added option to submit a report about a shell extension that you
      disabled to http://shellfix.nirsoft.net.
    
    
    05/04/2009
    1.37
    
    * ShellExView now displays a special warning when trying to disable a
      shell extension of shell32.dll
    
    
    07/01/2009
    1.36
    
    * Fixed bug: ShellExView crashed when using it with the save
      command-line options.
    
    
    24/11/2008
    1.35
    
    * Added support for using ShellExView with external drive (by using
      /external command-line option).
    
    
    10/11/2008
    1.30
    
    * Added 'Filter By Extension Type' option - Allows you to select which
      type of shell extensions you want to view.
    
    
    24/10/2008
    1.25
    
    * New restriction: ShellExView won't allow you to disable at once more
      than 15 shell extensions created by Microsoft. The reason for this
      restriction is that recently there were a few cases of people that
      disabled most of their shell extensions, including system extensions
      that installed as a part of the operating system, and then found
      themselves with a system that cannot boot properly.
    
    
    02/10/2008
    1.24
    
    * Fixed bug: Exception window appeared when starting ShellExView in
      some systems.
    
    
    08/07/2008
    1.23
    
    * Fixed bug: The dates displayed in system locale format, instead of
      user locale.
    
    
    14/05/2008
    1.22
    
    * Added shell extensions under "My Network Places", "Entire Network",
      and "Remote Computer" Registry keys.
    * Added 3 columns: "My Network Places", "Entire Network", and "Remote
      Computer" (which tells you whether the Shell Extension was added into
      these folders)
    
    
    03/05/2008
    1.21
    
    * Fixed bug: The main window lost the focus when the user switched to
      another application and then returned back to ShellExView.
    
    
    24/04/2008
    1.20
    
    * Added support for saving as comma-delimited text file
    
    
    22/11/2007
    1.19
    
    * Under Vista, ShellExView now requires to run as administrator.
    
    
    21/09/2007
    1.18
    
    * Configuration of ShellExView is now saved to a cfg file instead of
      the Registry.
    
    
    04/08/2007
    1.17
    
    * Added support for properly enabling/disabling shell extensions under
      Windows Vista. (The disabled shell extensions are added to
      'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell
      Extensions\Blocked' key in the Registry)
    * Added x64 version (as a separated download) for using under Windows
      Vista x64.
    * Added shell extensions under SystemFileAssociations key.
    
    
    16/02/2007
    1.16
    
    * Fixed bug: When a filename was enclosed with quotes, ShellExView
      failed to display the properties of the file.
    
    
    12/08/2006
    1.15
    
    * A tooltip is displayed when a string in a column is longer than the
      column length.
    
    
    30/12/2005
    1.14
    
    * Added shell extensions under HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background
    
    
    15/07/2005
    1.13
    
    * New columns: File Attributes and File Size.
    * New option: Mark Suspicious Shell Extensions - mark in red color
      shell extensions with unusual file attribues (hidden attribue) or with
      unusual file extensions.
    
    
    21/06/2005
    1.12
    
    * New shell extension types: InfoTip Handler, Shell Link, Structure
      Storage, MetaData.
    * Multiple shell extensions with the same CLSID are now displayed in
      separated entries.
    * Added support for Windows XP style.
    
    
    27/02/2005
    1.11
    
    * New shell extension type: URL Search Hook.
    * Open the CLSID key of the shell extension in RegEdit.
    * New column: File Extensions.
    
    
    25/11/2004
    1.10
    
    * New columns: File Created Time, CLSID Modified Time, Microsoft.
    * New extensions types: Browser Helper Object, IE Toolbar, Explorer
      Bar, IE Extensions.
    * Choose columns dialog-box.
    * Auto-Size columns.
    * Find dialog-box.
    * HTML Reports.
    * Save as XML file.
    * Mark disabled items in gray color.
    * Mark non-Microsoft extensions in pink color.
    * Ability to translate to other languages.
    
    
    23/08/2003
    1.01
    Critical bug from previous version (1.00) was fixed: In some
    circumstances, after disabling a shell extension and then enabling it
    again, the shell extension continued to be disabled, even if ShellExView
    show that it's enabled.
    
    05/06/2003
    1.00
    First Release.
    
    
    License
    =======
    
    This utility is released as freeware. You are allowed to freely
    distribute this utility via floppy disk, CD-ROM, Internet, or in any
    other way, as long as you don't charge anything for this. If you
    distribute this utility, you must include all files in the distribution
    package, without any modification !
    
    
    
    Disclaimer
    ==========
    
    The software is provided "AS IS" without any warranty, either expressed
    or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of
    merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The author will not
    be liable for any special, incidental, consequential or indirect damages
    due to loss of data or any other reason.
    
    
    
    Using ShellExView
    =================
    
    The ShellExView is a standalone executable. It doesn't require any
    installation process or additional DLLs. Just copy it to any folder you
    want, and run it. After you run it, wait a few seconds until ShellExView
    loads all shell extensions items.
    The main window of ShellExView displays the details of all shell
    extensions in 12 different columns:
    
    
    
    Extension Name
    The name of the shell extension, as it appears in the Registry.
    
    Disabled
    Tells you whether the shell extension is disabled.
    
    Type
    The type of the shell extension. There are more than 10 different types
    of shell extensions. For more information about the types of shell
    extensions, see the table below.
    
    Description
    Description of the shell extension item. This information is extracted
    from the DLL file that contains this shell extension.
    
    Version
    Version of the shell extension item. This information is extracted from
    the DLL file that contains this shell extension.
    
    Product Name
    The name of the product that created this shell extension. This
    information is extracted from the DLL file that contains this shell
    extension.
    
    Company
    The name of the company that created this shell extension.
    
    My Computer
    Tells you whether the "My Computer" folder contains this shell extension.
    This column is only relevant to "Shell Folder" extensions.
    
    Desktop
    Tells you whether the "Desktop" folder contains this shell extension.
    This column is only relevant to "Shell Folder" extensions.
    
    Control Panel
    Tells you whether the "Control Panel" folder contains this shell
    extension. This column is only relevant to "Shell Folder" extensions
    under Windows 2000/XP.
    
    Filename
    The filename that contains this shell extension.
    
    CLSID
    The CLSID of this shell extension.
    
    File Created Time
    The creation time of the extension dll. You can use this field in order
    to find out when the extension was installed on your system.
    
    CLSID Modified Time
    The Modified Time of CLSID in the Registry. Only available under Windows
    NT/2000/XP.
    
    Microsoft
    Specifies whether the extension was created by Microsoft ('Yes' value) or
    by other company ('No' value).
    
    File Extensions
    Specifies a list of file extensions (like .txt, .html) that use this
    shell extension.
    
    File Attributes
    Specifies the attributes of the shell extension file. (H for hidden, R
    for read-only, and so on)
    
    File Size
    Specifies the size (in bytes) of the shell extension file.
    
    There are more than 10 types of shell extension, here's a small
    description for each type:
    
    
    Shell Folder
    Provides special system folders like "Printers", "Fonts", "Recycle Bin",
    and more...
    
    Context Menu
    Provides the ability to add new items to the context menu of particular
    file type.
    
    Drag & Drop Handler
    Provides the ability to add new items to the context menu that appears
    when you drag a file with right mouse button.
    
    Icon Handler
    Provides the ability to dynamically assign icons to file objects.
    
    Copy Hook Handler
    This type of shell extension is called when a file is moved, copies,
    renamed or deleted.
    
    Drop Handler
    Provides the ability to control the "Drop" behavior of files.
    
    Data Handler
    Provides the ability to copy files/objects to the clipboard.
    
    Property Sheet
    Property Sheet dialog boxes.
    
    Search Handler
    Provides the ability to create a system search engine (Like the standard
    "Search For Files or Folders" module)
    
    Column Handler
    Provides the ability to add new columns to the details view of Explorer
    window.
    
    Thumbnail
    Provides the ability to display images in "Thumbnail" view.
    
    Browser Helper Object
    Provides the ability to customize and control the Internet Explorer
    browser.
    
    IE Toolbar
    Provides the ability to add new toolbars into Internet Explorer (like
    Yahoo! Toolbar)
    
    Explorer Bar
    Provides the ability to add Explorer bars to Internet Explorer.
    
    URL Search Hook
    Browser extension stored under Software\Microsoft\Internet
    Explorer\URLSearchHooks.
    
    System
    All other types of shell extensions that ShellExView utility cannot
    recognize are categorized as "System" type.
    
    
    
    Disable/Enable Shell Extensions
    ===============================
    
    The ShellExView utility allows you to disable and enable the shell
    extensions components on your system. In order to disable or enable a
    shell extension item, select the desired item, and from the File menu (or
    from the pop-up menu) select the appropriate option - "Enable Selected
    Items" or "Disable Selected Items".
    Here's 2 examples of useful things that you can do with this feature:
    
    * Context Menu: Some applications, like WinZip, CuteFTP, and others,
      add some items to the context menu when you right-click on a file in
      explorer window. If you disable the appropriate shell extension, you
      won't get these additional menu items.
      In order to locate the desired shell extension item:
      1. Sort the extensions list by the "Type" column and look at all
         "Context Menu" items.
      2. Search the application that creates the menu you want to
         disable. The icon near each item can help to locate the desired
         shell extension.
    
    * Shell Folder: When you enter into some special folders like "History"
      and "Temporary Internet Files", you don't see the real file system, but
      the a virtual folder that the shell extension create for you. If you
      want to watch the real file system inside "History" or "Temporary
      Internet Files", you can disable the appropriate shell extension items.
    
    
    
    Sending report to shellfix.nirsoft.net
    ======================================
    
    If you solved a problem by disabling a shell extension in your Explorer,
    and you want to share it with others, you can use the 'Send Report To
    ShellFix' option to publish the information in
    http://shellfix.nirsoft.net. You can find full instructions about how to
    send a report in the main page of http://shellfix.nirsoft.net Web site.
    
    
    
    Add/Remove special folders to "My Computer" and "Desktop" folders
    =================================================================
    
    Some special shell folders like "Printers", "Recycle Bin", "Scheduled
    Tasks", "Network and Dial-up Connections", "Mobile Device", and others
    can be added (and be removed) to "My Computer", "Desktop", and even to
    "Control Panel" (Only in Windows 2000) by using the ShellExView utility.
    For Example: Under Windows 2000, you can add the "Printers", "Recycle
    Bin", and "Scheduled Tasks" folders to "My Computer". In order to do
    that, select the item that you want to add or remove (You can only use
    "Shell Folder" items) and from the File menu, select the appropriate
    add/remove option.
    Be aware that there are some shell folders that cannot be added to "My
    Computer" or "Desktop" folders. For example: adding the "Administrative
    Tools" folder to "My Computer" won't work properly as you might expect.
    
    
    
    Mark Suspicious Shell Extensions
    ================================
    
    Most shell extensions use standard file extensions (.dll, .ocx or .cpl)
    as well as they usually don't turn on their system attribues
    (read-only/hidden/system). If ShellExView detect shell extension with
    unusual file extension or with unusual attribute (e.g: shell extension
    dll that is marked as hidden in the file system), it'll be marked in red
    color. It's recommended to deeply check these unusual shell extensions to
    insure that they are not unwanted malicious programs that penetrated into
    your system.
    
    
    
    Command-line options
    ====================
    
    
    
    /stext <Filename>
    Save the list of shell extensions into a regular text file.
    
    /stab <Filename>
    Save the list of shell extensions into a tab-delimited text file.
    
    /scomma <Filename>
    Save the list of shell extensions into a comma-delimited text file.
    
    /stabular <Filename>
    Save the list of shell extensions into a tabular text file.
    
    /shtml <Filename>
    Save the list of shell extensions into HTML file.
    
    /sverhtml <Filename>
    Save the list of shell extensions into vertical HTML file.
    
    /sxml <Filename>
    Save the list of shell extensions into XML file.
    
    /NoLoadSettings
    Run ShellExView without loading your last settings. (window position,
    columns size, etc. )
    
    /wow64
    On x64 systems, load ShellExView for using with 32-bit applications.
    
    /external <Windows Directory> <User Profile Folder (Optional)>
    Run ShellExView on external instance of Windows operating system. This
    option can be useful when you have Windows operating system that cannot
    boot properly. The <User Profile Folder> parameter is optional. If you
    don't specify it, ShellExView won't load extensions lists that are stored
    in HKEY_CURRENT_USER.
    
    Example:
    shexview.exe /external "k:\windows" "k:\Documents and
    Settings\Administrator"
    
    /remote < \\ComputerName >
    Use ShellExView with the shell extensions of a remote computer on your
    network. You must have full administrator access on the remote computer
    in order to use this feature.
    
    If you fail to connect the remote computer with ShellExView, read the
    instructions in the following Blog post:
    How to connect a remote Windows 7/Vista/XP computer with NirSoft
    utilities.
    
    /disable <CLSID>
    Disables the specified shell extension. You should specify the exact
    CLSID value that you see in the CLSID column, for example:
    shexview.exe /disable {120B94B5-2E6A-4F13-94D0-414BCB64FA0F}
    
    /enable <CLSID>
    Enables the specified shell extension. You should specify the exact CLSID
    value that you see in the CLSID column, for example:
    shexview.exe /enable {120B94B5-2E6A-4F13-94D0-414BCB64FA0F}
    
    
    
    Translating ShellExView to other languages
    ==========================================
    
    In order to translate ShellExView to other language, follow the
    instructions below:
    1. Run ShellExView with /savelangfile parameter:
       shexview.exe /savelangfile
       A file named shexview_lng.ini will be created in the folder of
       ShellExView utility.
    2. Open the created language file in Notepad or in any other text
       editor.
    3. Translate all string entries to the desired language. Optionally,
       you can also add your name and/or a link to your Web site.
       (TranslatorName and TranslatorURL values) If you add this information,
       it'll be used in the 'About' window.
    4. After you finish the translation, Run ShellExView, and all
       translated strings will be loaded from the language file.
       If you want to run ShellExView without the translation, simply rename
       the language file, or move it to another folder.
    
    
    
    Feedback
    ========
    
    If you have any problem, suggestion, comment, or you found a bug in my
    utility, you can send a message to [email protected]
    
    
    
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    ShellExView v2.00
    Copyright (c) 2003 - 2019 Nir Sofer
    Web Site: http://www.nirsoft.net
    
    
    
    Description
    ===========
    
    Shell Extensions are in-process COM objects which extend the abilities of
    Windows operating system. Most shell extensions are automatically
    installed by the operating system, but there are also many other
    applications that install additional shell extension components. For
    example: If you install WinZip on your computer, you'll see a special
    WinZip menu when you right-click on a Zip file. This menu is created by
    adding a shell extension to the system.
    
    The ShellExView utility displays the details of shell extensions
    installed on your computer, and allows you to easily disable and enable
    each shell extension.
    
    ShellExView can be used for solving context-menu problems in Explorer
    environment. For more information, read the following article:
    Right-click is slow or weird behavior caused by context menu handlers
    
    
    
    System Requirements
    ===================
    
    This utility works on any version of Windows, starting from Windows 98
    and up to Windows 10. x64 versions of Windows are also supported.
    
    Versions History
    ================
    
    
    
    
    07/03/2019
    2.00
    
    * Fixed to detect properly the filename of .NET extensions.
    
    
    30/08/2015
    1.97
    
    * Fixed the 'Restart Explorer' option to work properly on Windows 10.
    
    
    07/08/2015
    1.96
    
    * Fixed bug: When the 'Hide All Microsoft Extensions' option was turned
      on, ShellExView didn't display it as checked.
    * Fixed bug: ShellExView failed to detect some shell extensions.
    
    
    02/07/2015
    1.95
    
    * Added 'Hide All Microsoft Extensions' option.
    * Added 'Missing File' column (Displays 'Yes' if the shell extension
      file is missing).
    
    
    26/05/2014
    1.90
    
    * Added 'Thumbnail Handler' and 'Preview Handler' shell extensions that
      ShellExView failed to locate in previous versions.
    
    
    05/09/2013
    1.86
    
    * Fixed bug: ShellExView failed to extract the digital signatures on
      some systems.
    
    
    19/08/2013
    1.85
    
    * Fixed issue: Microsoft shell extensions displayed as non-Microsoft if
      the company name was 'Microsoft Corp.'
    * Added 'Digital Signature' column, which displays the signer name if
      the shell extension dll is signed with a digital signature. This column
      is active only when 'Read Digital Signatures' option (Under the Options
      menu) is turned on. (by default it's turned off)
    * Added 'Auto Size Columns+Headers' option.
    
    
    13/06/2013
    1.81
    
    * Added secondary sorting: When clicking the column headers of 'Type',
      'Company', and other columns , the list is sorted by the selected
      column first, and then by the 'Extension Name' column.
    
    
    31/05/2013
    1.80
    
    * Added 'Show 32-bit Shell Extensions' option, under the Options menu,
      available only on 64-bit systems. When it's turned on, ShellExView
      loads the 32-bit instance of installed shell extensions. (Similar to
      the /wow64 command-line option)
    
    
    25/09/2012
    1.76
    
    * Fixed issue: The properties window opened in the wrong monitor, on
      multi-monitors system.
    
    
    09/09/2012
    1.75
    
    * Added 'Restart Explorer' (Ctrl+E) option, under the Options menu,
      which allows you to easily restart Windows Explorer if the
      disabling/enabling a shell extension doesn't affect Explorer
      immediately (Very useful for Windows 7/2008/Vista).
    
    
    19/03/2012
    1.70
    
    * Added 'Put Icon On Tray' option.
    
    
    24/10/2011
    1.68
    
    * Added shell extensions under LibraryFolder\Background key.
    
    
    03/10/2011
    1.67
    
    * You can now drag one or more files from the window of ShellExView
      into Explorer window or other application.
    
    
    18/05/2011
    1.66
    
    * Added 'Show Time In GMT' option.
    
    
    10/03/2011
    1.65
    
    * Added support for 3 types of shell extensions: Disk Cleanup Handlers,
      Icon Overlay Handlers, and Property Handlers
    
    
    26/02/2011
    1.60
    
    * Added /enable and /disable command-line options, which allow you to
      disable/enable shell extensions automatically from command-line without
      displaying any user interface, by specifying the CLSID of the shell
      extension.
    
    
    14/02/2011
    1.55
    
    * Fixed bug: ShellExView failed to detect some shell extensions (When
      the CLSID was specified as Registry key instead of Registry value).
    * Added .NET detection - When there is a .NET extension, ShellExView
      now detect the real shell extension dll instead of displaying the .NET
      core dll (mscoree.dll)
    * Added .NET column, which displays 'Yes' if the shell extension was
      created in .NET
    
    
    21/11/2010
    1.50
    
    * Added 'Google Search - Filename' and 'Google Search - Extension Name'
      options, which allows you to easily search for information about the
      selected shell extension in Google.
    
    
    20/09/2010
    1.48
    
    * Added 'Add Header Line To CSV/Tab-Delimited File' option. When this
      option is turned on, the column names are added as the first line when
      you export to csv or tab-delimited file.
    
    
    18/05/2010
    1.47
    
    * Fixed ShellExView x64 to require to run as admin under Windows
      7/Vista, like the 32-bit version.
    
    
    03/05/2010
    1.46
    
    * Added 'Preview Handler' shell extensions.
    
    
    07/11/2009
    1.45
    
    * On x64 systems, ShellExView now always shows the shell extensions for
      x64 applications, even on the 32-bit version of ShellExView. If you
      want to get the shell extensions list for 32-bit applications, use
      ShellExView with /wow64 command-line option.
    * Added /remote command-line option, which allows you to
      view/enable/disable shell extensions in a remote computer on your
      network.
    
    
    29/08/2009
    1.41
    
    * Changed the definition of 'Suspicious Shell Extensions' - In previous
      versions, Every shell extension with read-only attribute marked as
      Suspicious, which confused some users, because there are many
      legitimated shell extensions that set a read-only attribute, probably
      to protect them from delete by the user. However, if a shell extension
      has an hidden attribute, it'll still be marked as suspicious.
    
    
    22/08/2009
    1.40
    
    * Added option to submit a report about a shell extension that you
      disabled to http://shellfix.nirsoft.net.
    
    
    05/04/2009
    1.37
    
    * ShellExView now displays a special warning when trying to disable a
      shell extension of shell32.dll
    
    
    07/01/2009
    1.36
    
    * Fixed bug: ShellExView crashed when using it with the save
      command-line options.
    
    
    24/11/2008
    1.35
    
    * Added support for using ShellExView with external drive (by using
      /external command-line option).
    
    
    10/11/2008
    1.30
    
    * Added 'Filter By Extension Type' option - Allows you to select which
      type of shell extensions you want to view.
    
    
    24/10/2008
    1.25
    
    * New restriction: ShellExView won't allow you to disable at once more
      than 15 shell extensions created by Microsoft. The reason for this
      restriction is that recently there were a few cases of people that
      disabled most of their shell extensions, including system extensions
      that installed as a part of the operating system, and then found
      themselves with a system that cannot boot properly.
    
    
    02/10/2008
    1.24
    
    * Fixed bug: Exception window appeared when starting ShellExView in
      some systems.
    
    
    08/07/2008
    1.23
    
    * Fixed bug: The dates displayed in system locale format, instead of
      user locale.
    
    
    14/05/2008
    1.22
    
    * Added shell extensions under "My Network Places", "Entire Network",
      and "Remote Computer" Registry keys.
    * Added 3 columns: "My Network Places", "Entire Network", and "Remote
      Computer" (which tells you whether the Shell Extension was added into
      these folders)
    
    
    03/05/2008
    1.21
    
    * Fixed bug: The main window lost the focus when the user switched to
      another application and then returned back to ShellExView.
    
    
    24/04/2008
    1.20
    
    * Added support for saving as comma-delimited text file
    
    
    22/11/2007
    1.19
    
    * Under Vista, ShellExView now requires to run as administrator.
    
    
    21/09/2007
    1.18
    
    * Configuration of ShellExView is now saved to a cfg file instead of
      the Registry.
    
    
    04/08/2007
    1.17
    
    * Added support for properly enabling/disabling shell extensions under
      Windows Vista. (The disabled shell extensions are added to
      'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell
      Extensions\Blocked' key in the Registry)
    * Added x64 version (as a separated download) for using under Windows
      Vista x64.
    * Added shell extensions under SystemFileAssociations key.
    
    
    16/02/2007
    1.16
    
    * Fixed bug: When a filename was enclosed with quotes, ShellExView
      failed to display the properties of the file.
    
    
    12/08/2006
    1.15
    
    * A tooltip is displayed when a string in a column is longer than the
      column length.
    
    
    30/12/2005
    1.14
    
    * Added shell extensions under HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background
    
    
    15/07/2005
    1.13
    
    * New columns: File Attributes and File Size.
    * New option: Mark Suspicious Shell Extensions - mark in red color
      shell extensions with unusual file attribues (hidden attribue) or with
      unusual file extensions.
    
    
    21/06/2005
    1.12
    
    * New shell extension types: InfoTip Handler, Shell Link, Structure
      Storage, MetaData.
    * Multiple shell extensions with the same CLSID are now displayed in
      separated entries.
    * Added support for Windows XP style.
    
    
    27/02/2005
    1.11
    
    * New shell extension type: URL Search Hook.
    * Open the CLSID key of the shell extension in RegEdit.
    * New column: File Extensions.
    
    
    25/11/2004
    1.10
    
    * New columns: File Created Time, CLSID Modified Time, Microsoft.
    * New extensions types: Browser Helper Object, IE Toolbar, Explorer
      Bar, IE Extensions.
    * Choose columns dialog-box.
    * Auto-Size columns.
    * Find dialog-box.
    * HTML Reports.
    * Save as XML file.
    * Mark disabled items in gray color.
    * Mark non-Microsoft extensions in pink color.
    * Ability to translate to other languages.
    
    
    23/08/2003
    1.01
    Critical bug from previous version (1.00) was fixed: In some
    circumstances, after disabling a shell extension and then enabling it
    again, the shell extension continued to be disabled, even if ShellExView
    show that it's enabled.
    
    05/06/2003
    1.00
    First Release.
    
    
    License
    =======
    
    This utility is released as freeware. You are allowed to freely
    distribute this utility via floppy disk, CD-ROM, Internet, or in any
    other way, as long as you don't charge anything for this. If you
    distribute this utility, you must include all files in the distribution
    package, without any modification !
    
    
    
    Disclaimer
    ==========
    
    The software is provided "AS IS" without any warranty, either expressed
    or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of
    merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The author will not
    be liable for any special, incidental, consequential or indirect damages
    due to loss of data or any other reason.
    
    
    
    Using ShellExView
    =================
    
    The ShellExView is a standalone executable. It doesn't require any
    installation process or additional DLLs. Just copy it to any folder you
    want, and run it. After you run it, wait a few seconds until ShellExView
    loads all shell extensions items.
    The main window of ShellExView displays the details of all shell
    extensions in 12 different columns:
    
    
    
    Extension Name
    The name of the shell extension, as it appears in the Registry.
    
    Disabled
    Tells you whether the shell extension is disabled.
    
    Type
    The type of the shell extension. There are more than 10 different types
    of shell extensions. For more information about the types of shell
    extensions, see the table below.
    
    Description
    Description of the shell extension item. This information is extracted
    from the DLL file that contains this shell extension.
    
    Version
    Version of the shell extension item. This information is extracted from
    the DLL file that contains this shell extension.
    
    Product Name
    The name of the product that created this shell extension. This
    information is extracted from the DLL file that contains this shell
    extension.
    
    Company
    The name of the company that created this shell extension.
    
    My Computer
    Tells you whether the "My Computer" folder contains this shell extension.
    This column is only relevant to "Shell Folder" extensions.
    
    Desktop
    Tells you whether the "Desktop" folder contains this shell extension.
    This column is only relevant to "Shell Folder" extensions.
    
    Control Panel
    Tells you whether the "Control Panel" folder contains this shell
    extension. This column is only relevant to "Shell Folder" extensions
    under Windows 2000/XP.
    
    Filename
    The filename that contains this shell extension.
    
    CLSID
    The CLSID of this shell extension.
    
    File Created Time
    The creation time of the extension dll. You can use this field in order
    to find out when the extension was installed on your system.
    
    CLSID Modified Time
    The Modified Time of CLSID in the Registry. Only available under Windows
    NT/2000/XP.
    
    Microsoft
    Specifies whether the extension was created by Microsoft ('Yes' value) or
    by other company ('No' value).
    
    File Extensions
    Specifies a list of file extensions (like .txt, .html) that use this
    shell extension.
    
    File Attributes
    Specifies the attributes of the shell extension file. (H for hidden, R
    for read-only, and so on)
    
    File Size
    Specifies the size (in bytes) of the shell extension file.
    
    There are more than 10 types of shell extension, here's a small
    description for each type:
    
    
    Shell Folder
    Provides special system folders like "Printers", "Fonts", "Recycle Bin",
    and more...
    
    Context Menu
    Provides the ability to add new items to the context menu of particular
    file type.
    
    Drag & Drop Handler
    Provides the ability to add new items to the context menu that appears
    when you drag a file with right mouse button.
    
    Icon Handler
    Provides the ability to dynamically assign icons to file objects.
    
    Copy Hook Handler
    This type of shell extension is called when a file is moved, copies,
    renamed or deleted.
    
    Drop Handler
    Provides the ability to control the "Drop" behavior of files.
    
    Data Handler
    Provides the ability to copy files/objects to the clipboard.
    
    Property Sheet
    Property Sheet dialog boxes.
    
    Search Handler
    Provides the ability to create a system search engine (Like the standard
    "Search For Files or Folders" module)
    
    Column Handler
    Provides the ability to add new columns to the details view of Explorer
    window.
    
    Thumbnail
    Provides the ability to display images in "Thumbnail" view.
    
    Browser Helper Object
    Provides the ability to customize and control the Internet Explorer
    browser.
    
    IE Toolbar
    Provides the ability to add new toolbars into Internet Explorer (like
    Yahoo! Toolbar)
    
    Explorer Bar
    Provides the ability to add Explorer bars to Internet Explorer.
    
    URL Search Hook
    Browser extension stored under Software\Microsoft\Internet
    Explorer\URLSearchHooks.
    
    System
    All other types of shell extensions that ShellExView utility cannot
    recognize are categorized as "System" type.
    
    
    
    Disable/Enable Shell Extensions
    ===============================
    
    The ShellExView utility allows you to disable and enable the shell
    extensions components on your system. In order to disable or enable a
    shell extension item, select the desired item, and from the File menu (or
    from the pop-up menu) select the appropriate option - "Enable Selected
    Items" or "Disable Selected Items".
    Here's 2 examples of useful things that you can do with this feature:
    
    * Context Menu: Some applications, like WinZip, CuteFTP, and others,
      add some items to the context menu when you right-click on a file in
      explorer window. If you disable the appropriate shell extension, you
      won't get these additional menu items.
      In order to locate the desired shell extension item:
      1. Sort the extensions list by the "Type" column and look at all
         "Context Menu" items.
      2. Search the application that creates the menu you want to
         disable. The icon near each item can help to locate the desired
         shell extension.
    
    * Shell Folder: When you enter into some special folders like "History"
      and "Temporary Internet Files", you don't see the real file system, but
      the a virtual folder that the shell extension create for you. If you
      want to watch the real file system inside "History" or "Temporary
      Internet Files", you can disable the appropriate shell extension items.
    
    
    
    Sending report to shellfix.nirsoft.net
    ======================================
    
    If you solved a problem by disabling a shell extension in your Explorer,
    and you want to share it with others, you can use the 'Send Report To
    ShellFix' option to publish the information in
    http://shellfix.nirsoft.net. You can find full instructions about how to
    send a report in the main page of http://shellfix.nirsoft.net Web site.
    
    
    
    Add/Remove special folders to "My Computer" and "Desktop" folders
    =================================================================
    
    Some special shell folders like "Printers", "Recycle Bin", "Scheduled
    Tasks", "Network and Dial-up Connections", "Mobile Device", and others
    can be added (and be removed) to "My Computer", "Desktop", and even to
    "Control Panel" (Only in Windows 2000) by using the ShellExView utility.
    For Example: Under Windows 2000, you can add the "Printers", "Recycle
    Bin", and "Scheduled Tasks" folders to "My Computer". In order to do
    that, select the item that you want to add or remove (You can only use
    "Shell Folder" items) and from the File menu, select the appropriate
    add/remove option.
    Be aware that there are some shell folders that cannot be added to "My
    Computer" or "Desktop" folders. For example: adding the "Administrative
    Tools" folder to "My Computer" won't work properly as you might expect.
    
    
    
    Mark Suspicious Shell Extensions
    ================================
    
    Most shell extensions use standard file extensions (.dll, .ocx or .cpl)
    as well as they usually don't turn on their system attribues
    (read-only/hidden/system). If ShellExView detect shell extension with
    unusual file extension or with unusual attribute (e.g: shell extension
    dll that is marked as hidden in the file system), it'll be marked in red
    color. It's recommended to deeply check these unusual shell extensions to
    insure that they are not unwanted malicious programs that penetrated into
    your system.
    
    
    
    Command-line options
    ====================
    
    
    
    /stext <Filename>
    Save the list of shell extensions into a regular text file.
    
    /stab <Filename>
    Save the list of shell extensions into a tab-delimited text file.
    
    /scomma <Filename>
    Save the list of shell extensions into a comma-delimited text file.
    
    /stabular <Filename>
    Save the list of shell extensions into a tabular text file.
    
    /shtml <Filename>
    Save the list of shell extensions into HTML file.
    
    /sverhtml <Filename>
    Save the list of shell extensions into vertical HTML file.
    
    /sxml <Filename>
    Save the list of shell extensions into XML file.
    
    /NoLoadSettings
    Run ShellExView without loading your last settings. (window position,
    columns size, etc. )
    
    /wow64
    On x64 systems, load ShellExView for using with 32-bit applications.
    
    /external <Windows Directory> <User Profile Folder (Optional)>
    Run ShellExView on external instance of Windows operating system. This
    option can be useful when you have Windows operating system that cannot
    boot properly. The <User Profile Folder> parameter is optional. If you
    don't specify it, ShellExView won't load extensions lists that are stored
    in HKEY_CURRENT_USER.
    
    Example:
    shexview.exe /external "k:\windows" "k:\Documents and
    Settings\Administrator"
    
    /remote < \\ComputerName >
    Use ShellExView with the shell extensions of a remote computer on your
    network. You must have full administrator access on the remote computer
    in order to use this feature.
    
    If you fail to connect the remote computer with ShellExView, read the
    instructions in the following Blog post:
    How to connect a remote Windows 7/Vista/XP computer with NirSoft
    utilities.
    
    /disable <CLSID>
    Disables the specified shell extension. You should specify the exact
    CLSID value that you see in the CLSID column, for example:
    shexview.exe /disable {120B94B5-2E6A-4F13-94D0-414BCB64FA0F}
    
    /enable <CLSID>
    Enables the specified shell extension. You should specify the exact CLSID
    value that you see in the CLSID column, for example:
    shexview.exe /enable {120B94B5-2E6A-4F13-94D0-414BCB64FA0F}
    
    
    
    Translating ShellExView to other languages
    ==========================================
    
    In order to translate ShellExView to other language, follow the
    instructions below:
    1. Run ShellExView with /savelangfile parameter:
       shexview.exe /savelangfile
       A file named shexview_lng.ini will be created in the folder of
       ShellExView utility.
    2. Open the created language file in Notepad or in any other text
       editor.
    3. Translate all string entries to the desired language. Optionally,
       you can also add your name and/or a link to your Web site.
       (TranslatorName and TranslatorURL values) If you add this information,
       it'll be used in the 'About' window.
    4. After you finish the translation, Run ShellExView, and all
       translated strings will be loaded from the language file.
       If you want to run ShellExView without the translation, simply rename
       the language file, or move it to another folder.
    
    
    
    Feedback
    ========
    
    If you have any problem, suggestion, comment, or you found a bug in my
    utility, you can send a message to [email protected]
    
    
    
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ShellExView 1.97 982 Tuesday, September 1, 2015 approved
ShellExView 1.95 262 Friday, July 10, 2015 approved
ShellExView 1.90 234 Saturday, June 27, 2015 approved

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