Open Shell is the continuation of Classic Shell, which was is a collection of features that were available in older versions of Windows but were later removed.


  • 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


The latest Open Shell (version 4.4.142) is flagged as malware by VirusTotal (you can view the report here) so we have decided not to link that version but maintain the previous version which is 100% clean.