ShellBoost supports Windows Vista and
higher, on x86 and x64 processor architectures. It only supports the Shell
functions corresponding to the Windows version it’s installed on. For example,
the File On-Demand feature is only supported on Windows 10 version 1709 (or
“Fall Creators Update”) and higher (and on NTFS-formatted drives)
The .NET side of ShellBoost binaries is
compiled with .NET Framework 4.6.2. It can be used with any tool that supports
that version of .NET or a higher one. It’s compiled as “Any CPU” so it supports
both 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems natively.
Since version 126.96.36.199, the .NET side of
ShellBoost can be written using .NET core 3 or higher. .NET core 1 and 2 are
All samples are developed using Visual
Studio, but Visual Studio is not a requirement to use ShellBoost.
Windows XP is not supported.