shellextension

The shellextension instruction is used to enable a shell extension in the output image.

shellextension <context menu handler CLSID> <extension dll> <executable>

If an image contains shell extensions, the MergeStartupDir VM setting should be enabled to allow operations on file system items using the context menu in Windows Explorer.

Examples:

enable MergeStartupDir

# shellextension <context menu handler CLSID> <extension dll> <executable>
shellextension "{B41DB860-64E4-11D2-9906-E49FADC173CA}" "@PROGRAMFILES@\WinRAR\rarext.dll" "@PROGRAMFILESX86@\WinRAR\winrar.exe"
shellextension "{B41DB860-8EE4-11D2-9906-E49FADC173CA}" "@PROGRAMFILESX86@\WinRAR\rarext.dll" "@PROGRAMFILESX86@\WinRAR\winrar.exe"

Values required to enable the shell extension were copied from the following locations in the system registry:

Parameter Value Registry path

context menu handler CLSID

{B41DB860-64E4-11D2-9906-E49FADC173CA}

@HKCR@\WinRAR32\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers

extension dll

@HKCR@\CLSID\{B41DB860-64E4-11D2-9906-E49FADC173CA}\InProcServer32

@PROGRAMFILES@\WinRAR\rarext.dll

@PROGRAMFILESX86@\WinRAR\rarext.dll

executable

@HKCR@\WinRAR\shell\open\command

@PROGRAMFILES@\WinRAR\rarext.dll

@PROGRAMFILESX86@\WinRAR\rarext.dll

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