Add “Explore Here” to the Right-Click Menu in Internet Explorer

We saw how to add the Go To Registry Key Internet Explorer extension which is used to open the selected registry key directly using the Registry Editor. Likewise, here is a Menu Extension for Internet Explorer that opens the target folder (text selection in Internet Explorer) using Windows Explorer. This extension works fine in Windows XP as well as in Windows Vista.

Add “Explore Here” to the Right-Click Menu

1. Download and unzip the contents to a folder.

2. Double-click explorehere.reg to apply the contents.

3. Move explorehere.htm to the C:\Windows\Web directory.


Open a new instance of Internet Explorer and navigate to a Web page that includes references to directory path(s). Select the text (folder path), right-click and choose Explore Here. This starts Windows Explorer with the focus on the specified folder.

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Ramesh Srinivasan founded back in 2005. He is passionate about Microsoft technologies and has a vast experience in the ITeS industry — delivering support for Microsoft's consumer products. He has been a Microsoft MVP [2003 to 2012] who contributes to various Windows support forums.