Freeware Files: 5 Add-Ons That Make Windows Explorer Even Better!

February 21, 2010 at 8:07 am | Posted in Lifescape | Leave a comment
Windows Explorer hasn’t always been the most feature-packed of elements inside Microsoft’s operating systems…. But that’s not to say that everything is Microsoft’s fault…. In this case, Windows Explorer can’t predict what’s going to be the next big thing–it can’t know that you’ll want your photographs easily updated to Maximum Photos someday; it has no idea that you might somehow need to paste a direct link to a file instead of its name or containing folder.

Windows Explorer is, in a word, dumb.

But that’s not what we’re here to talk about…. We’re going to go over all the unique little elements that you can build into Windows Explorer right this darn second. I can think of five off the top of my head that are useful additions to your standard interactions with your operating system. They’re free, they’re awesome, and they’re yours for the taking.

by David Murphy
Freeware Files

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Lammer Context Menu

Lammer Context Menu is like calling up a fifty-person catering squad to serve food for a dinner with you and your cat. It’s chock-full of useful features and shortcuts that can all be access via your standard right-click context menu in Windows Explorer

Download it here!


I didn’t believe in the raw speeds unlocked by the popular freeware program TeraCopy until I tried it. And once I tried it, I became hooked.

Download it here!

Vanity Remover

Have a whole bunch of empty folders clogging up a particular directory on your hard drive?
When it finds said directories, it will eliminate them.

Download it here!


Tired of seeing a laundry list of options whenever you right-click inside a folder, in Windows Explorer, and hover your mouse over the “new” option?

Download it here!

NoDrives Manager

helpful-yet-sneaky utility NoDrives Manager allows you to quickly and easily edit the system registry to display or hide any of your system’s drive letters

Download it here!

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