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open multiple internet shortcuts in chrome from explorer

  1. #1


    Posts : 20
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    open multiple internet shortcuts in chrome from explorer


    I would like that if I select multiple .url files in (windows file) explorer and right click "open", that chrome opens all those internet shortcuts (.url file with web page adress .html in it) .
    It would be great if I could do it with drag&drop as well.

    Right now only one url is opened.

    I registerd portable chrome as default browser
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\RegisteredApplications]
    "Google__Chrome__Portable"="Software\\Clients\\StartMenuInternet\\Google__Chrome__Portable\\Capabilities"
    
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Clients\StartMenuInternet]
    @="Google__Chrome__Portable"
    
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Clients\StartMenuInternet\Google__Chrome__Portable]
    @="Google__Chrome__Portable"
    
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Clients\StartMenuInternet\Google__Chrome__Portable\Capabilities]
    "ApplicationDescription"="Google__Chrome__Portable ist ein Webbrowser, der Webseiten und Apps in Sekundenschnelle lädt und dabei äußerst stabil und nutzerfreundlich ist. Dank des integrierten Malware- und Phishing-Schutzes können Sie bedenkenlos im Internet surfen."
    "ApplicationIcon"="\"D:\\sources\\chrome\\PortableGoogleChrome\\Chrome\\chrome.exe\",0"
    "ApplicationName"="Google__Chrome__Portable"    
    
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Clients\StartMenuInternet\Google__Chrome__Portable\Capabilities\FileAssociations]
    ".htm"="Google__Chrome__Portable__HTML"
    ".html"="Google__Chrome__Portable__HTML"
    ".shtml"="Google__Chrome__Portable__HTML"
    ".xht"="Google__Chrome__Portable__HTML"
    ".xhtml"="Google__Chrome__Portable__HTML"
    ".webp"="Google__Chrome__Portable__HTML"
    
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Clients\StartMenuInternet\Google__Chrome__Portable\Capabilities\Startmenu]
    "StartMenuInternet"="Google__Chrome__Portable"
    
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Clients\StartMenuInternet\Google__Chrome__Portable\Capabilities\URLAssociations]
    "ftp"="Google__Chrome__Portable__HTML"
    "http"="Google__Chrome__Portable__HTML"
    "https"="Google__Chrome__Portable__HTML"
    "irc"="Google__Chrome__Portable__HTML"
    "mailto"="Google__Chrome__Portable__HTML"
    "mms"="Google__Chrome__Portable__HTML"
    "news"="Google__Chrome__Portable__HTML"
    "nntp"="Google__Chrome__Portable__HTML"
    "sms"="Google__Chrome__Portable__HTML"
    "smsto"="Google__Chrome__Portable__HTML"
    "tel"="Google__Chrome__Portable__HTML"
    "urn"="Google__Chrome__Portable__HTML"
    "webcal"="Google__Chrome__Portable__HTML"
    
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Clients\StartMenuInternet\Google__Chrome__Portable\DefaultIcon]
    @="\"D:\\sources\\chrome\\PortableGoogleChrome\\Chrome\\chrome.exe\",0"
    
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Clients\StartMenuInternet\Google__Chrome__Portable\InstallInfo]
    "ReinstallCommand"="\"D:\\sources\\chrome\\PortableGoogleChrome\\Chrome\\chrome.exe\" --make-default-browser"
    "HideIconsCommand"="\"D:\\sources\\chrome\\PortableGoogleChrome\\Chrome\\chrome.exe\" --hide-icons"
    "ShowIconsCommand"="\"D:\\sources\\chrome\\PortableGoogleChrome\\Chrome\\chrome.exe\" --show-icons"
    "IconsVisible"=dword:00000001
    
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Clients\StartMenuInternet\Google__Chrome__Portable\shell]
    
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Clients\StartMenuInternet\Google__Chrome__Portable\shell\open]
    
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Clients\StartMenuInternet\Google__Chrome__Portable\shell\open\command]
    @="\"D:\\sources\\chrome\\PortableGoogleChrome\\Chrome\\chrome.exe\""
    
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Google__Chrome__Portable__HTML]
    @="Google__Chrome__Portable__HTML"
    
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Google__Chrome__Portable__HTML\DefaultIcon]
    @="\"D:\\sources\\chrome\\PortableGoogleChrome\\chrome\\chrome.exe\",0"
    
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Google__Chrome__Portable__HTML\shell]
    
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Google__Chrome__Portable__HTML\shell\open]
    
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Google__Chrome__Portable__HTML\shell\open\command]
    @="\"D:\\sources\\chrome\\PortableGoogleChrome\\chrome\\chrome.exe\" -- \"%1\""
    I aslo tried to change the shell open comand to "%1" %* but only the first url from the .html file (internet shortcut) is passed. It seems like explorer only passes one ??
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Google__Chrome__Portable__HTML]
    @="Google__Chrome__Portable__HTML"
    
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Google__Chrome__Portable__HTML\DefaultIcon]
    @="\"D:\\sources\\chrome\\PortableGoogleChrome\\chrome\\chrome.exe\",0"
    
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Google__Chrome__Portable__HTML\shell]
    
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Google__Chrome__Portable__HTML\shell\open]
    
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Google__Chrome__Portable__HTML\shell\open\command]
    @="\"D:\\sources\\chrome\\PortableGoogleChrome\\chrome\\chrome.exe\" \"%1\" %*"
    Also Drag&Drop to IE or chrome wont open more than one of the .url shortcuts.
    Last edited by 5ggggg; 17 May 2015 at 10:18.

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  2. #2


    Forever West
    Posts : 591
    WinVista, Win7, Win8.1, Win10, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17.1


    I would think that Chrome could Import Favorites/Bookmarks from Internet Explorer [not to be confused with File Explorer]. Or use Internet Explorer to Export the Favorites to a file then use that file for the Import. Every third-party browser I've installed offered to import from Internet Explorer.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 20
    w7,w8


    THX, my question has nothing to do with bookmark lists (in IE or chrome), but with internet shortcuts (bookmarks) stored in (file system) folders ;-)

    If I drag multiple shortcuts from (windows file)explorer to notepad++ all of them open in different tabs ... not so in IE or chrome
    Last edited by 5ggggg; 15 May 2015 at 03:11.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 20
    w7,w8


    maybe something similar could do the trick URL Files - Add "Open with" to Context Menu - Windows 7 Help Forums
    this also only works for one .url file
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  5. #5


    Posts : 20
    w7,w8


    really ... nobody any idea on this it is not a special chrome thing ... it's the same with IE !
    Last edited by 5ggggg; 16 May 2015 at 08:52.
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  6. #6


    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    OK, Here we go:

    It is simple to use drag&drop. Create a shortcut for chrome on desktop or pin Chrome to taskbar , select URL'S then drag & drop into the shortcut.

    OR:


    1. Create a folder and copy/drag/drop URL links into the folder.
    2. Navigate to: C:\Users\USER\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo
    3. Create a shortcut for Chrome in SendTo folder
    4. Open the folder and hi-lite multiple URL's you want to open->Right Click->Sendto->Chrome


    I use Firefox but it would be the same for chrome:
    Click image for larger version


    Hope this helps !!!
    Last edited by topgundcp; 16 May 2015 at 03:12.
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  7. #7


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    THX. I went for the "send to" solution because I have those .url files in a folder. But in my case this sends the file and no just the url to chrome and so chrome tries to open this "file:///D:/4all/reisen/istanbul/hotels/ungeeignet/Manesol%20Old%20City%20Bosphorus.url"

    In my case its even a bit more tricky because my chrome.exe is a compiled .bat file which starts the real "portable chrome.exe" with all the options and path switches I want. But I also tried the "send to" with "real chrome.exe" ...
    Last edited by 5ggggg; 17 May 2015 at 10:19.
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  8. #8


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    Quote Originally Posted by 5ggggg View Post
    THX. I went for the "send to" solution becasue I have those .url files in a folder. But in my case this sends the url file and no just the url to chrome and so chrome tries to open this "file:///D:/4all/reisen/istanbul/hotels/ungeeignet/Manesol%20Old%20City%20Bosphorus.url"
    So you mean it does not work ??? I've tested and it worked perfectly.
    How did you create those URL's ???
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  9. #9


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    .url created with chrome.exe by dragging to folder look like this
    Code:
    [InternetShortcut]
    URL=http://www.manesolhotels.com.tr/en-Manesol-Old-City-Bosphorus-Hotels.html
    Last edited by 5ggggg; 17 May 2015 at 10:20.
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  10. #10


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    Quote Originally Posted by 5ggggg View Post
    .url created with chrome.exe look like this
    Code:
    [InternetShortcut]
    URL=http://www.manesolhotels.com.tr/en-Manesol-Old-City-Bosphorus-Hotels.html
    My bad, I see what you mean. I've tested with portable Chrome and it does not work the same as in Firefox.

    According to this link: https://productforums.google.com/for...me/D_BUyTz1fMo
    People are having the same problem as yours. So either you change browser or you are stuck with this.
    Last edited by topgundcp; 16 May 2015 at 04:46.
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