Xplorer2 Lite: TortoiseHg Icon Overlays and Menus Missing

Problem

Xplorer2 Lite is the free version of the Xplorer2 file manager. On your computer, you might find that the TortoiseHg icon overlays and right-click menus are missing in Xplorer2 Lite.

Solution

This problem happens with 64-bit Windows and 64-bit TortoiseHg. 64-bit shell extensions will not work with 32-bit applications. Now, Xplorer2 Lite ships only as a 32-bit executable and thus TortoiseHg (which is a shell extension) icon overlays and menus will not appear with the 32-bit Xplorer2 Lite.

However, the 64-bit TortoiseHg installer does include a 32-bit extension. Download the latest 64-bit TortoiseHg and during installation choose the x86 option (it is unchecked by default) along with the 64-bit extension and both will be installed. Now, both 32-bit programs (like Xplorer2 Lite) and 64-bit programs (like Windows Explorer) will display the TortoiseHg icon overlays and menus.

Tried with: Xplorer2 Lite 1.8.1.4 and TortoiseHg 2.1.2

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