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Enable the Classic Explorer style

This setting enables you to change your Windows shell to your familier Windows NT/95 with less features.

Tweak for : Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows Vista
The latest features of Windows and Internet Explorer like Active Desktop, Web view, thumbnail views and the quick launch toolbar are disabled with this tweak. Windows shell is graphical user interface of Windows. Therefore, the taskbar, Start menu and Desktop can be handled easily. The Classic Explorer style like Windows 95/ Windows NT 4.0 does not have single-click mode, web view, toolbars and other options of the Active Desktop.

Note:
1. Windows XP:
Context menu of toolbars in taskbar does not appear after this tweak is enabled. Your system must have Internet Explorer 4.0 at least.

2. Windows 2000:
Options like “Thumbnail” from Views and “Quick Launch” are deleted by this tweak.

3. Windows 98 / Windows Me:
Some options like “As Web Page” from Views and “Quick Launch” are removed with the enabling of this tweak.

For this, go to Start > Run menu, enter “regedit” and navigate to the registry path listed below. Create DWORD value name “ClassicShell” in the right panel, if it does not exist. Right-click and modify the data value with “1” to enable the setting and “0” to disable it.

Click “OK” and close the registry editor.

Restart the system or logoff to see the changes taking effect.

Disable Classic Explorer Style.reg

The '.reg' file will disable Classic Explorer Style.

Enable Classic Explorer Style.reg

The '.reg' file will enable Classic Explorer Style.

Apply registry settings according below given steps of screenshots with related changes.

The common tasks view, single-click access mode of a folder are removed as well as Toolbars sub-menu on right-clicking Taskbar is disabled by default.

The common tasks view, single-click access mode of a folder as well as Toolbars sub-menu on right-clicking Taskbar is enabled by default.

First, click the 'Start' button, and select 'Run'. In the resulting dialog box, type "regedit".

Second, go to the [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\] key, right-click on the blank area in the right pane and click on the "New > DWORD Value" to create a new DWORD value with the name "ClassicShell".

Third, right-click on the 'ClassicShell' DWORD value and click on "Modify".

Finally, enter the value "1" in the text box and click on 'OK'.

Change the description of “.DLL” files in Windows Explorer.

Category : Display > Explorer

This tweak is used to change the description of “DLL” files in Windows Explorer when you click on the details in view menu bar.

Change the description of “.COM” files in Windows Explorer.

Category : Display > Explorer

This tweak is used to change the description of “.COM” files in Windows Explorer when you click on the Details in View menu.

Show full path in Title Bar and Address Bar

Category : Display > Explorer

This tweak lets you show the complete folder/directory path, you are currently placed at, in the Title Bar and Address Bar of the folder.

Hide the File menu in Windows Explorer.

Category : Display > Explorer

This setting permits you to hide the "File" menu in Windows Explorer.

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Category : Display > Explorer

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