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Windows 7: What are Shell extensions?

15 Jul 2011   #1
sevener

Windows 7
 
 
What are Shell extensions?

Hello,

When installing some software, they ask for shell extensions to be also installed or not.
What are shell extensions? Are they necessary?
Should we install shell extensions when asked to do so?

Thank you


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15 Jul 2011   #2
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Maybe that will give you some better understanding of it.

Windows shell

Just basically asking you if you want the software to integrate into Windows, like into the right-click context menu, etc.
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15 Jul 2011   #3
wilywombat

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15 Jul 2011   #4
sevener

Windows 7
 
 

OK, thank you a lot.
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