Getting Started

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Getting Started

ExtraBits is a Windows File Explorer extension that adds a number of commands to the context menu that appears when you right click on a file or folder.

After installing ExtraBits, when you right click on files or folders in File Explorer you will see a context menu similar to this:
 

EBContextMenuScreenshot

The commands that are added, and whether they are added to the main context menu or a sub-menu, is fully configurable.

The commands added to the File Explorer context menu are:

Copy Filenames

Copies the names of the selected items (files or folders), one per line. Hold down CTRL while selecting this command to bring up the Copy Filenames Options dialog which provides further controls. Hold down SHIFT while selecting this command to copy the full path to each selected file instead of just the filename.

Copy Filename and Delete

Copies the name of the selected item and then deletes the item. It only appears if a single file or folder is selected. This command can be used with the Paste Filename command to quickly replace one file with another.

Paste Filename

Renames the selected item with the text on the clipboard.  This command only appears if a single file or folder is selected, and in addition will only appear if the clipboard contains text that is a valid filename.

Paste Filename (Not Ext.)

Renames the selected item with the text on the clipboard, but without changing the extension of the selected item.  If the text on the clipboard has an extension, this is ignored.

Copy Filenames with Options

Brings up the Copy Filenames Options dialog. This lets you select various formatting options for the text generated, and also allows various other file attributes to be included.  It also allows you to store presets to make it easy to select frequently used formats.

Multi Rename

Lets you rename multiple files at once.  This command only appears if 2 or more files are selected.

Extract Folder

Moves all the files and sub-folders in the selected folder(s) to the parent folder, and then deletes the now empty selected folders.  This command only appears if folders are selected.

Delete Empty Folders

Deletes the selected folder(s) if they contain no files.  This command only appears if folders are selected.

Configure ExtraBits

Brings up the ExtraBits Configure dialog.  This lets you reorder or hide the commands added, and also lets you configure whether the commands are added to the main context menu or the ExtraBits submenu.

 

System requirements

ExtraBits runs on Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista and XP