Emerge Desktop – Alternate Windows Shell

Emerge Desktop is an Open Source and Portable Alternate Replacement Windows Shell. This Shell works by temporarily replacing the Windows Explorer desktop user interface through the implementation of MinGW. The Shell provides familiar functionality along with new features, enhancements, and plugins not found in the native Windows Explorer Shell. For example it could be used to potentially run Unix/Linux native programs on Windows?

Emerge Desktop – Alternate Windows Shell:

Emerge Desktop - Replacement Windows Shell

Authors Website: http://web.archive.org/web/20150909232307/http://www.emergedesktop.org/

Extracted Size: 3.44 MB

License: Open Source

How to run Emerge Desktop Portably:

  1. Download the 32bit or 64bit .7z version and extract to your USB using 7-Zip
  2. Create a blank file named portable.xml in the EmergeDesktop… folder on your USB
  3. Click EmergeCore.exe to start the Shell