How do I open Total commander instead of Win Explorer If I click on a folder after a search?

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Today I did a folder search and clicked on a folder in the results list: it opened in Windows Explorer.

I would like to open folders in Total Commander.
Is that possible?

asked Aug 22, 2013 by remion (220 points)

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When you select Explore Here... from the context menu FileLocator Pro executes the shell command explore on the folder, ie it doesn't specifically launch Explorer.

To have a different application open you need to change the registry. Run regedit and find the key:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\explore\command

Then change the default value (labelled (Default) in regedit) to be the command you want to execute, e.g. something like:

"C:\PathToTotalCommander\TotalCommander.exe" /O "%1"

If there are any other values under the command key you may need to remove or rename them. For example, on my Win 7 x64 system there is a string value DelegateExecute which needed renaming to OLDDelegateExecute for the redirection to work.

Double-click to open a folder

If you double-click on an item FileLocator Pro executes the 'default verb' for the item. For many shell items this often the open verb. Therefore if you want the same behaviour for double-click as you do for Explore here... you'll need to make the same changes to the open key as you did to the explore key:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\open\command
answered Aug 23, 2013 by dave (53,670 points)

Thank you very much for your reply.
I did exactly what you've mentioned but unfortunately it still opens in Explorer.

Edit:
I just noted that it does not work when I double click the folder but it does work when I right click the folder and click on "explore here"

Assuming that you're not mixing your 32-bit/64-bit versions and there's no other values under the 'command' key you might need to reboot for the change to take effect.

Already done before to write the comment. I use the 64 bit version of Filelocator Pro and changed the regedit file without the 32 written.

Thanks for the 'edit', I've changed the answer to reflect double-clicking method.

Thanks Dave, now it works fine :)

I had to change the regex setting back to what it was before. When I clicked in Control Panel, it opened Total Commander.

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sorry, double post. I can't delete it.


I had to change the regex setting back to what it was before.
When I clicked in Control Panel, it opened Total Commander.

answered Sep 16, 2013 by remion (220 points)
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