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File Converter


File Converter is a very simple tool which allows you to convert and compress one or several file(s) using the context menu of windows explorer.

You can download it here:

You can find more information about what's in File converter and how to use it on the wiki.


File Converter is a personal open source project started in 2014. I have put hundreds of hours adding, refining and tuning File Converter with the goal of making the conversion and compression of files an easy task for everyone.

You can help me by contributing to the project, by making a donation or just by saying thanks​ :).


If you encounter any problem with File Converter, you can:

When you report an issue, please join the following informations:

  • Registry.xml
  • Settings.user.xml
  • The Diagnostics folder of the session that encountered the issue.
  • A screenshot (if possible) and a description that shows/explain the issue.

You will find the xml files and diagnostics folder in c:\Users\[UserName]\AppData\Local\FileConverter\.

Setup development environement


For File Converter and its explorer extension:

  • Visual Studio 2017

For the installer:


Thanks to all the contributors of File Converter project.


Thanks to Khidreal for the Portuguese localization. Thanks to Marhc for the Brazilian localization. Thanks to Chachak for the Spanish localization. Thanks to Davide for the Italian localization.


File converter uses the following middlewares:

ffmpeg as file conversion software. Thanks to ffmpeg devs for this awesome open source file conversion tool. Web site link

ImageMagick as image edition and conversion software. Thanks to image magick devs for this awesome open source image edition software suite. Web site link And thanks to dlemstra for the C# wrapper of this software. Github link

Ghostscript as pdf edition software. Thanks to ghostscript devs. Download link

SharpShell to easily create windows context menu extensions. Thanks to Dave Kerr for his work on SharpShell. CodePlex link

Ripper and yeti.mmedia for CD Audio extraction. Thanks to Idael Cardoso for his work on CD Audio ripper. Code project link

Markdown.XAML for markdown rendering in the wpf application. Thanks to Bevan Arps for his work on Markdown.XAML. GitHub link

WpfAnimatedGif for animated gif rendering in the wpf application. Thanks to Thomas Levesque for his work on WpfAnimatedGif. GitHub link


File Converter is licensed under the GPL version 3 License. For more information check the file in your installation folder or the gnu website.


File Converter is a very simple tool which allows you to convert and compress one or several file(s) using the context menu in windows explorer.







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