Icaros Shell Extensions
Sven Sorensen

A shell tool for adding thumbnails to video files.

A review by Sven Sørensen
Screenshot of Icaros Shell Extensions 3.2, a shell extension app for the Windows operating system.

Icaros Shell Extensions is a toolset of Windows shell extensions which display thumbnails inside of Explorer windows. It supports different types of media like album thumbnails, video files, audio files and more. It integrates open source FFmpeg.

Icaros Shell Extensions currently works with FLAC, MP3, MP4, OGG, MP4, MOV, MKV and FLV files, among several others. It generates thumbnails for many formats and when possible, displays more information about the files when you hover over the file or check its properties.

The program is very easy-to-use and settings are customizable; you can change thumbnail spacing, modify which files it parses and more.

Essentially, anything that FFmpeg supports should be parsed by Icaros Shell Extensions. Overall, a useful program especially if you work a lot with multimedia files.

Icaros Shell Extensions 3.2.1 on 32-bit and 64-bit PCs

This download is licensed as freeware for the Windows operating system on either a laptop or desktop PC from windows shell software without restrictions. Icaros Shell Extensions 3.2.1 is available to all software users as a free download for Windows.

The program was created by the developer as a freeware product, but donations for the continued development are highly appreciated. You may generally make a donation via the developer's main web site.

Compatibility with this shell extension software may vary, but will generally run fine under Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8 and Windows 7 on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. Depending on the options available for downloading, separate versions may be available from Shark007 depending on the target system architecture.

Filed under:
  1. Icaros Shell Extensions Download
  2. Freeware Windows Shell Software
  3. Major release: 3.2
  4. Shell Extension Software
  5. Sofware for Windows 11
Icaros Shell Extensions has been picked by our editors as very good.
Icaros Shell Extensions has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested Icaros Shell Extensions 3.2.1 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans.

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9.52 MB - Tested clean
Free Freeware
Windows 11 10 8 7
PC Type:
32-bit, 64-bit · x86_x64
May 28, 2021
3.2.1 (download)
4.3 out of 5 based on 15 ratings.

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