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ivatt
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This has been asked before and I have seen a number of posts here and elsewhere giving info but so far none have worked, perhaps because a few of them are quite old.

I would like to have FreeCommander as default rather than Windows 10 Explorer.

Be grateful if anyone could give me a simple fool proof solution.

Thanks

Dreamer
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### Re: FreeCommander Instead of Explorer

ivatt
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### Re: FreeCommander Instead of Explorer

I have looked at the links you posted previously but when I tried to apply the changes all I kept getting was errors saying the folder were not available, so I used the uninstall script to get back to normal.

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### Re: FreeCommander Instead of Explorer

I would like to have FreeCommander as default rather than Windows 10 Explorer.
I don't think that is possible.

ivatt
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### Re: FreeCommander Instead of Explorer

Thanks Marek, but people have done it, just a question of using the right method or knowing what you are doing!

horst.epp
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### Re: FreeCommander Instead of Explorer

This one works.
Copy it into fc.reg and execute it after changing the path to your environment
Be careful that all \ in the path have to be doubled.

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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\""

``````
Windows 10 Home x64 May 2020 Update, Version 2004 (OS Build 19041.508)
Total Commander 9.51 x64 / x86, Everything 1.4.1.992 (x64)
FreeCommander XE 2020 Build 828 64-bit donor

ivatt
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Location: England

### Re: FreeCommander Instead of Explorer

Hi thanks

Where do I find fc.reg. My programs are installed on my F drive not in the default Windows C. and how do I execute it after I make the change. I have found Folder_Shell_Explorer-default which is shown as registry settings

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