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

Future development will be made at https://github.com/Open-Shell

Classic-Start discussion forum: https://gitq.com/passionate-coder/Classic-Start

Project discussion forum: https://gitter.im/passionate-coder

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 http://www.classicshell.net

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

Original Classic Shell Website: http://www.classicshell.net/

Original Classic Shell FAQ Page: http://www.classicshell.net/faq/

Original Classic Shell Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/classicshell

Original Classic Shell Sourceforge Page: https://sourceforge.net/projects/classicshell/

Original Classic Shell MediaFire Page: https://www.mediafire.com/folder/v8cv2m87ama92/archive

Internet Archive: Wayback Machine of www.classicshell.net [https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.classicshell.net/] [Dec 2nd, 2017]

Classic Shell Wikipedia Page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Classic_Shell

Mirror of www.classicshell.net

Home Page: https://coddec.github.io/Classic-Shell/

FAQ Page: https://coddec.github.io/Classic-Shell/www.classicshell.net/faq/

Forum: https://coddec.github.io/Classic-Shell/www.classicshell.net/forum/index.html

How To Skin a Start Menu: https://coddec.github.io/Classic-Shell/www.classicshell.net/tutorials/skintutorial.html

Classic Shell - Custom Start Buttons: https://coddec.github.io/Classic-Shell/www.classicshell.net/tutorials/buttontutorial.html

Report a bug/issue or submit a feature request: https://github.com/coddec/Classic-Shell/issues


  • 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

Release/Binary/exe files on Github


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