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A collection of utilities bringing back classic features to Windows.

Originally Classic Shell by Ivo Beltchev

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  • Classic style Start menu for Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10, and 11
  • Toolbar for Windows Explorer
  • Explorer status bar with file size and disk space
  • Classic copy UI (Windows 7 only)
  • Title bar and status bar for Internet Explorer


You can find the latest stable version here:

GitHub All Releases

Temporary Translation/Language Solution

  1. Download language DLL
  2. Place it either in the Open-Shell's install folder or in the %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\OpenShell\Languages folder

For archival reasons, we have a mirror of here.

How To Skin a Start Menu
Classic Shell: Custom Start Buttons
Questions? Ask on the Discussions section or on Discord
Submit a bug report/feature request