|Select||Show all files|
|Check||Display the full path in the title bar|
|Uncheck||Hide file extensions for known file types|
|Check||Display compressed files and folders with alternate color (NT 4.0 only)|
|Win 95||Create a link to c:\windows\notepad.exe in c:\windows\sendto|
|Win NT||Create a link to c:\winnt\notepad.exe in c:\winnt\profiles\[userid]\sendto|
If you right click the My Computer icon, you can select either Open (Large Icons) or Explorer (Directory Tree).
|DOS Shell (95)||c:\windows\command.com /k cd|
|DOS Shell (NT)||c:\winnt\system32\cmd.exe /k cd|
|Make dir.txt||c:\windows\command.com /c dir /a/ogen/-p "%1"> "%1"\dir.txt|
|Print DIR (95)||c:\windows\command.com /c dir /a/ogen/-p "%1"> LPT1:|
|Print DIR (NT)||c:\winnt\system32\cmd.exe /c dir /a/ogen/-p "%1"> ~dir.txt & notepad.exe /p ~dir.txt & del ~dir.txt &|
|Make Directory||c:\windows\command.com /c cd "%1" | md NewDirectory|
|Notepad||notepad.exe (edit the registry to remove the %1)|
|Copy Path To Clipboard||C:\Utils\CopyToClipboard.exe "%1"
CopyToClipboard.exe is 14 kb, Copyright Jun 1999 by Robert Clemenzi, You may use it freely as long as I get credit.
|Create Directory||C:\Utils\CreateDir.exe "%1"
CreateDir.exe is 169 kb, Copyright Mar 1999 by Robert Clemenzi, You may use it freely as long as I get credit.
In each case, use c:\windows\command.com for Windows 95, c:\winnt\system32\cmd.exe for Windows NT 4.0.
DOS Shell works with Windows 98.
The Notepad selection does not default to the current directory with Windows 98.
In some cases, "%L" may give better results than "%1".
|View Contents||c:\windows\command.com /k "c:\Utilities\PKZ204G\Pkunzip.exe -vb %1 |more"|
|View Contents||c:\winnt\system32\cmd.exe /k "c:\Utilities\PKZ204G\Pkunzip.exe -vb %1 |more"|
|(This will not work if the directory contains spaces.)|
This does not work with Windows 98 - you get a "Bad command or file name" error. Apparently, the pipe to more is failing. However, there are additional problems which I can not isolate.
|Rename Open to something that makes sense, like Browse in IE 3.0|
Using Internet Document (HTML) via View/Options.../File Types
|Add a new Edit in Notepad action||C:\WINNT\system32\NOTEPAD.EXE|
|Change the default to your choice - most developers prefer an editor to a browser. However, some applications will fail, such as FrontPage and MSNBC News Alert, if an editor is the default.|
|Rename Open to something that makes sense, like Execute BAT File|
|Remove the user lockouts (EditFlags) which prevent changing the default action.|
Using MS-DOS Batch File via View/Options.../File Types
|Change the default action to Edit|
There is a small problem that shortcuts to batch files perform the default action ... and, of course, everything in the Start menu is a shortcut. This is probably why users are not normally allowed to change the bat default action. Simply renaming the default action has no affect on this.