Description   We tabbified your current Windows File Explorer by wrapping BrightExplorer around it, and added other advanced functionality for example a brand new favourite panel!
Genre   Productivity
Platform   Windows 7/8
Cost   FREE!
Unlimited Favourites
Description   Allow more than 10 favourites. A Favourite is a bookmark to your favorite file locations stored in a logical tree structure.
Cost   $3.00
Unlimited Dragging of Tabs to Favourites
Description   Allow more than 4 Tabs to be dragged to a Favourite Group.
Cost   $3.00
Unlimited Detaching of Tabs
Description   Allow more than 1 Tab to be detached from BrightExplorer to the Desktop.
Cost   $3.00

Can't find the BrightExplorer icon in notification area

If the BrightExplorer icon isn't displayed in the notification area, then it is hidden in the notification groupbox. To have the BrightExplorer icon permanently displayed in the notification area:

1. Click the up arrow (it looks like this ^) button in the notification area
2. Click "Customise..." Hyperlink
3. Search for BrightExplorer and select the "Show icon and notifications" from the DropDownBox
4. Click "OK"

If everything went as expected you should now see the BrightExplorer icon in the notifications area.


How to login and buy Add-On's

To login and buy Add-On's right click the BrightExplorer icon in the notification area and select the appropriate option from the menu.


How to Exit BrightExplorer

To Exit BrightExplorer right click the BrightExplorer icon in the notification area and select the exit option from the menu.


What is the diference between Closing or Exiting BrightExplorer?

- Closing will cause BrightExplorer to reduce it's CPU usage to 0.01% (Sleep)
- Exit will cause BrightExplorer to close all tabs and end.


How do I open a SQL database in SQL Server Management Studio from a Favourite?

Usage of SQL Studio Management Studio on the command line:
sqlwb.exe(2005) or ssms(2008-12).exe [-S server_name[\instance_name]] [-d database] [-U user] -P password [-E] [file_name[, file_name]] [/?]

-S The name of the SQL Server instance to which to connect
-d The name of the SQL Server database to which to connect
-E Use Windows authentication to login to SQL Server
-U The name of the SQL Server login with which to connect
-P The password associated with the login
file_name[, file_name] names of files to load
-nosplash Supress splash screen
/? Displays this usage information.

- SQL Server 2005:
In the Path edit box type: Run sqlwb.exe -nosplash -S ServerName -D DBName -U UserName -P Password

- SQL Server 2008-12:
In the Path edit box type: Run ssms.exe -nosplash -S ServerName -D DBName -E


How do I create a favourite that opens a remote Desktop Session?

Usage of Remote Desktop on the command line:
mstsc.exe [connection file] [/v:server[:port]] [/admin] [/f[ullscreen]] [/w:width] [/h:height] [/public] [/span] [/edit "connection file"] [/migrate] [/?]

/v:server[:port] Specifies the remote computer that you want to connect to.
/admin Is used for administration of a Remote Desktop Session Host server.
/f Starts Remote Desktop Connection in full-screen mode.
/w:width Specifies the width of the Remote Desktop Connection window.
/h:height Specifies the height of the Remote Desktop window.
/public Runs Remote Desktop Connection in public mode.
/span Matches the remote desktop width and height with the local virtual desktop, spanning across multiple monitors if necessary. To span across monitors, the monitors must be arranged to form a rectangle.
/multimon Configures the Remote Desktop session monitor layout to be identical to the current client-side configuration.
/edit "connection file" Opens the specified .rdp connection file for editing.
/migrate Migrates older connection files that were created with Client Connection Manager to new .rdp connection files.
/? Lists these parameters.

In the Path edit box type: Run mstsc.exe /v:myServerName /f


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