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FileMenu Tools – Customise The Context Menu of Windows Explorer For Free

by Johnny Karp 30 July 2009 One Comment

Features Overview

  • Several built-in utilities like extended delete or synchronize folders.
  • Enable or disable commands which are added by other applications to the context menu.
  • Customize the “Send to…” submenu.
  • Can add commands which run external programs in the context menu.

Review

I was using MmmFree to customize the Windows Explorer context menu but since several readers recommended FileMenu Tools as a much better free program for that purpose I finally decided to give it a try. FileMenu Tools is basically a freeware program that allows you to customize the Windows Explorer context menu while adding several features to it. That’s right, it not only gives you the power change the existing entries but it adds a whole bunch of interesting features. If you take a look at the screenshot below you can see which are these features, I’m just going to name a few of the most interesting ones: split or join files, synchronize folders, advanced delete, shred files, duplicate files, pack to folder.

filemenu tools screenshot 1

You can keep just the features that you like and need and that’s a big plus. As mentioned before you can also enable or disable the commands that were added to the context menu by other programs. You can do that easily with FileMenu Tools, just a few clicks and the context menu will look just the way you want it.

filemenu tools screenshot 2

Last but not least you can add commands which can run any installed program of your choice.

filemenu tools screenshot 3

The only thing that I found annoying about this program is that you can’t access the menu by right clicking on any of the entries, you have to use the toolbar buttons or the menu once you select an entry.

Version Tested

5.7

Author

LopeSoft

Operating System

Windows XP, Vista, both 32 & 64 bits versions

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Summary

Great built-in features.

Lightweight and easy to use.

minus The interface could use a bit more functionality by adding the possibility to right click on the entries to access the commands.

Rating

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Verdict

FileMenu Tools is in a whole different league than the program I was using until now, MmmFree. It has a huge range of built in features and generally works just great. I want to say thanks to all the people that recommended this freeware program to me: Gilles, Tommy599 and Craig. Thanks again mates, it’s a great freeware program indeed!

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  • Bella said:

    a bit off topic but I have to ask, trying one after another to find a small rtclick contextmenu previewer of images in winexplorer xp.
    Any ideas is just so deeply appreciated, I read your site consistently, its the best 🙂 🙂

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