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ExtraBits is a time-saving Explorer extension

24 June 2016, Mike Williams

ExtraBitsExtraBits is an Explorer extension which adds some time-saving commands to the file and folder right-click menu.

The program is free for non-commercial use, but has a notable limitation: it only works on up to 100 files or folders in a single operation.

ExtraBits doesn’t make any obvious changes during installation, but if you select and right-click multiple files or folders you’ll find a new ExtraBit menu with several options.

“Copy Filenames” copies all selected files or folder names to the clipboard, one per line.

“Copy Filenames with Options” gives more control. You can include the path, file type, size or modified date, drop file extensions, change separators, use a different sort order, or create some entirely new text processing scheme of your own.


Select and right-click a few files/ folders to see your new options

“Paste Filename” renames a file or folder with text from the clipboard.

“Multi Rename” is a simple batch file renamer. You can change any text your targets have in common, add prefixes, suffixes and more.

“Extract Folder” moves all files in a folder to the parent, then deletes the source folder.

“Delete Empty Folder” finds and deletes empty folders.

These aren’t all major functions, and you may have some of them already. But they’re well implemented, easy to use, and if you need these kind of tools (or can live with the 100 file and folder limit, or pay the $20 to upgrade), ExtraBits could save you a little time.

ExtraBits run on Windows XP and later.

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