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I can replace it thru the GUI by doing Tools>General>Shell Integration>Replace default Explorer search.

I'm writing a Python script that will install and configure a bunch of applications, including FileLocator Pro.

How can the "Replace default Explorer" function be enabled via a command line (cmd.exe or Powershell) or Python function?

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To activate the Browser Helper Object (BHO) which handles the F3 replacement run the ShellAdmin.exe program with ReplaceF3 as a parameter, e.g.

ShellAdmin.exe ReplaceF3
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Works! Thanks! (Note: You must restart Explorer.exe before this takes effect.)