Open Target Shell Extension: open shortcut “target folders” from the context menu in XP


Open Target Shell Extension installs an entry in the windows context menu that appears whenever you right-click a shortcut and functions to quickly open the original folder that the shortcut is pointing to. It is equivalent to right clicking a shorcut > properties > find target in Windows XP.

If you use Windows XP and frequently find yourself right-clicking on program or file shortcuts then properties then find-target in order to identify and open the folders that contain the original program or file … then this program is for you.

I am really excited to find this little context menu extension because I do the above properties/find folder dance ALL the time. What I did not know is that apparently a similar context menu is already featured in Vista, so if you are using that OS you do not need this program.

I am also happy to report that this extension works everywhere, including the desktop, the start menu, the quick-launch menu, etc.

Nothing more to say about this one, except that it has the potential to be extremely useful, depending on how you use your computer, and it does exactly what it promises. For a geek like me this little jem instantly makes it to my “must install” list of programs.

Version Tested: 1.0

Compatibility: Windows XP.

Go to the program page to download the latest version (approx 52K).