DOSShell 1.9

DOSShell is a completely standalone app -- no dependence on the Java runtime
5.0  (2 votes)
1.9.60 (See all)

DOSShell 1.4 is an x86 application launcher that uses DOSBox emulator.
It allows you to enter DOS commands without typing it, by using an Explorer-like entries manager.

Since this application is a frontend for the DOSBox emulator, you´ll need to have it installed in order to use it. If you don´t have the emulator, you can download it from (The site is temporarily unavailable, but still offers a working download link).

Then you will need to specify the folder path to DOSBox in the DOSShell GUI, by choosing Edit/Preferences in the menu.

After that, you´re ready to go.

Using this program, you can add new records into an applications list, edit properties of existing entries or delete unnecessarily entries.

To add a new entry to the list, you can click on the Green Plus Sign icon. Then you will be able to give a name to the entry, classify it into a group (or create a new one), specify the paths to the executable file and icon and enter a brief description.

The program will then show you a tabbed interface, with a tab for each group, and a list of programs that can be launched by double clicking on the entry.

Daniel Ángel Romero
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Review summary


  • Is a handy free frontend for DOSBox


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