How to guide: Invoke Total Commander with Win+E keyboard shortcut, without AutoHotKey

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How to guide: Invoke Total Commander with Win+E keyboard shortcut, without AutoHotKey

Post by *juniecho » 2019-11-13, 02:13 UTC

We will be using VBS and do some quick registry edit.

1. Open Notepad or something similar and paste the following:

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WScript.CreateObject("Wscript.Shell").Run "C:\TotalCmd\TOTALCMD64.EXE"
Note that the installation path is C:\TotalCmd; if you have installed TC to somewhere else, you need to change the path.
Save as totalcmd.vbs and double-click on it to see if it works. If it does not run and whine about invalid character, it's probably a problem with character encoding so change it to ANSI and try again.
If it works well now move the vbs file to C:\Windows which is a protected location. (this is very important)

2. Open another Notepad window and paste the following:

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Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{52205fd8-5dfb-447d-801a-d0b52f2e83e1}\shell\opennewwindow\command]
@="wscript.exe c:\\windows\\totalcmd.vbs"
"DelegateExecute"=""
Save as totelcmd.reg and double click on the saved file, it will invoke regedit so you can merge the above to the system registry.

3. Now try Win+E, and if TC opens you're good to go.

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