Download Classic Shell for Windows 10 Creators Update

Classic Shell

Classic Shell is a collection of features that were available in older versions of Windows but are removed from Vista and Windows 7. Classic Shell adds some missing features to Windows 10, 7, 8, 8.1 and Vista like a classic start menu, toolbar for Explorer and others. There are 3 major components - Classic Start Menu, Classic Explorer and Classic IE.

Classic Shell features:

  • Classic Start Menu for Windows 7, 8 (with skins)
  • Highly customizable start menu with multiple styles and skins
  • Quick access to recent, frequently-used, or pinned programs
  • Find programs, settings, files and documents
  • Start button for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10
  • Toolbar and status bar for Windows Explorer
  • Caption and status bar for Internet Explorer

Classic Start Menu is a clone of the original start menu. It has a variety of advanced features:

  • Drag and drop to let you organize your applications
  • Options to show Favorites, expand Control Panel, etc
  • Shows recently used documents. The number of documents to display is customizable
  • Translated in 40 languages, including Right-to-left support for Arabic and Hebrew
  • Does not disable the original start menu in Windows. You can access it by Shift+Click on the start button
  • Right-click on an item in the menu to delete, rename, sort, or perform other tasks
  • The search box helps you find your programs without getting in the way of your keyboard shortcuts
  • Supports jumplists for easy access to recent documents and common tasks
  • Available for 32 and 64-bit operating systems
  • Has support for skins, including additional 3rd party skins
  • Fully customizable in both looks and functionality
  • Support for Microsoft’s Active Accessibility
  • Converts the “All Programs” button in the Windows menu into a cascading menu (Windows 7)
  • Implements a customizable Start button
  • Can show, search and launch Windows Store apps (Windows 8 and up)
  • Pick from multiple built-in skins, download more from the Internet, or make your own!
  • And last but not least – it's FREE!

Changes in Classic Shell version 4.3.1:

  • Official support for the Creators Update version of Windows 10
  • Added a setting to clear icon cache
  • Multiple minor improvements and bugfixes

Download: Classic Shell 4.3.1 | Other Languages| 6.9 MB (Freeware)
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