Create Windows Explorer Addon

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Dear all,

I want to create a quite simple Addin for the Windows Explorer (Version Windows 10).

It should have an own Ribbon Menu with 3-4 icons representing file and folder management features like creating a new folder following naming conventions, etc.

I'm somehow not getting a starting point even though I googled a while now. Do you know some good tutorials or guides for "Windows Explorer Addon Development"? For e.g. Outlook Addon Development it seems to be easier.


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  1. Castorix31 83,101 Reputation points

    You can see Extending Windows Explorer
    and also the source code of PowerToys (File Explorer add-ons utility) : PowerToys (but it is complex...)

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