Extends Windows Explorer's context menu
Developed by a programmer who produced freeware solutions such as SilentNotes, and ColorBug, Martin Stoeckli created open-source software that adds more functionality to access in the default context menu of your Windows Explorer. ExplorerGenie, formerly known as CopyPathMenu, is an IT tool that includes Copy-as-path, Go-to-tool, and Calculate-hash as extra functionalities in your desktop system. This freeware program also supports file names that contain Unicode characters.
Not the most feature-packed but remarkable
What's notable about this software and the reason behind that it can still stand tall among related competitors is its user-friendly interface that can seamlessly incorporate with Windows Explorer. With that, you can easily copy the path of any file to the clipboard in various formats. In just a few mouse clicks, you can begin copying a path as a link and insert it directly into any of your emails or documents.
Not only that, you'll have the capability to copy the path as an HTML path, as a C/C++ syntax entry, or as a uniform resource identifier (URI). It can aid you to calculate file hashes, as well. It will specifically be useful if you have a habit of verifying the integrity of your downloaded files. MD5, SHA-1, SHA-256, SHA-384, and RIPEMD-160—these are the list of hashing algorithms in the software.
This program is a fan-favorite command-line utility among the developers. It allows users to have much easier access to open tools like the Command-Line or PowerShell straight from the context menu. The list of offered options includes Command Prompt, Power Shell, and Windows Explorer. All of them are also available as admin.
For power users
While the most simple users are content with the built-in context menu tools that Windows Explorer initially provides, power users will require more functionality. ExplorerGenie can fill that need. It lacks richer features, but nevertheless, it is still a handy and reliable context menu tool to have.