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ContextEdit Comments

Comment by bawldiggle
about ContextEdit · Mar 2019 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Not for faint hearted nor inexperienced users.
The developer Gregory A. Wolking is long gone so has his website.
Softpedia - ContextEdit is the only safe vendor.
Wolking last updated the code on 29-Mar-2002, but with 250,725 downloads it has been a very popular tool for those in-the-know.

The latest Softpedia - ContextEdit download is ZIPped container ...

  1. Setup.exe is the installer EXE file ( ContexEdit is not portable)
  2. must be extracted to access the 2 HELP files, depending on your OS.

AfxDlg.rtf . . . . for Win-10 users
ContextEdit.HLP . . . . . for Win-7/8.x ... and I presume earlier Win OS


Help file is missing from ZIP package and program is very old

Comment by bawldiggle
about ContextEdit · Jul 2017 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

ContextEdit is very old ... 2001.
The help file is missing from the ZIP download
Installer only, no portable version
Very versatile; file associations, modify (files/folder) context menu
Maybe its the very dated GUI that puts me off.