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Classic Shell Classic Shell

Future development will be made at

Classic-Start discussion forum:

Project discussion forum:

Please submit any issues, pull requests to above repositories

This repository was created in hope of:

  • As a tribute to the founder/original developer Ivo Beltchev
  • It can be continuously and actively developed or forked

Original code of Classic Shell (v4.3.1), original author Ivo Beltchev

Original Author Ivo Beltchev stopped development on Dec 3rd, 2017 [Classic Shell no longer in development. Source code released]

Original Classic Shell Website:

Original Classic Shell FAQ Page:

Original Classic Shell Facebook Page:

Original Classic Shell Sourceforge Page:

Original Classic Shell MediaFire Page:

Internet Archive: Wayback Machine of [*/] [Dec 2nd, 2017]

Classic Shell Wikipedia Page:

Mirror of

Home Page:

FAQ Page:


How To Skin a Start Menu:

Classic Shell - Custom Start Buttons:

Report a bug/issue or submit a feature request:


  • Classic style Start Menu for Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10
  • Toolbar for Windows Explorer
  • Classic copy UI (Windows 7 only)
  • Show file size in Explorer status bar
  • Title bar and status bar for Internet Explorer

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