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What is pdshext.dll?

Part of PowerDesk by Avanquest Publishing USA

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How is pdshext.dll loaded?

Context menu handler - pdshext.dll is typically associtated with identifier name of PowerDesk Menu. Windows Explorer displays a context menu for a file object when it is clicked with the right mouse button. This context menu allows various operations to be performed on the file object from within Explorer, like printing it or opening it with another program.
Search handler - pdshext.dll is typically associtated with identifier name of PowerDesk File Finder. The Shell supports several search utilities that allow users to locate namespace objects such as files or printers. You can create a custom search engine and make it available to users by implementing and registering a search handler.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the pdshext.dll file.Of the 0.1% of pdshext.dll users, 23.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\avanquest\powerdesk\pdshext.dll

Are there other versions of PowerDesk?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8.1 Pro (6.2.9200.0)
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File details

File name: pdshext.dll
Name: PowerDesk
Description: PowerDesk Shell Extension
Product version: 6, 0, 3, 0
Size: 307 KB
Original file name: PDSHEXT.DLL

Context menu handler details

Name: PowerDesk Menu

Search handler details

Name: PowerDesk File Finder

Image hashes

MD5: c362d55fb6c325f535252d3414963a27
SHA-1: f98a292bfa300762e2fc25131b4c2ecf8b38ba1a

PE image details

File packed: No
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