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Properties+ context menu is missing in the Windows File Explorer


When SOLIDWORKS files are selected in the Windows File Explorer Properties+ command is not shown for the SOLIDWORKS files.


There may be multiple reasons why the command is not available

  • Properties+ is supported for SOLIDWORKS assemblies, drawings and part files (.sldasm and .sldprt). Menu command will not be shown for any other file type
  • In Windows 11 context menu can be set to Compact which does not display all commands
  • SOLIDWORKS assemblies and part files are not associated with SOLIDWORKS application (e.g. files can be associated with eDrawings application)


  • Select .sldasm, .slddrw and .sldprt files
  • In Windows 11 hold Shift button when accessing context menu to see the advanced commands
  • Register context menu command association by running the following regedit file
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

@="\"C:\\Program Files\\Xarial\\CAD+ Toolset\\propsplus.exe\" --file \"%1\""

@="\"C:\\Program Files\\Xarial\\CAD+ Toolset\\propsplus.exe\" --file \"%1\""

@="\"C:\\Program Files\\Xarial\\CAD+ Toolset\\propsplus.exe\" --file \"%1\""
  • Run Properties+ from the command line
"C:\Program Files\Xarial\CAD+ Toolset\propsplus.exe" --file "PATH TO FILE"

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