Seven Open opens any type of files with 7-Zip File Manager (*1). 7-Zip File Manager accepts only archive files and directories to start with. Shortcut files are not allowed. Seven Open bypasses those limitations. Dropping files onto the program icon of Seven Open starts 7-Zip File Manager. Shortcut files are dereferenced. Archive files and directories are handled as usual. For non-archive files, their parent directories are opened.
Requirements: Windows Script Host 5.6 or later.
Note: 7-Zip File Manager is a product by Igor Pavlov (web site: http://www.7-zip.org/). Its version 9.15 beta was used for the tests.