One-Click Access to File History

Simple Versioning in Windows Explorer 

Get desktop access to Helix Core files from the familiar file management environment of Microsoft's Windows Explorer. P4EXP provides a transparent and simple platform for version control for artists, administrators, and developers.

Helix Plugin for Windows Explorer (P4EXP)

Compare file changes immediately within P4EXP's diff tool, visualizing branch history and change history from P4EXP's graphical tools, including revision graph and time-lapse view. Manage the complete history of your project from your Explorer desktop client. 

Helix Plugin for Windows Explorer Features

Version your work easily with P4EXP, providing all users with an intuitive application that can be managed with no formal training from your desktop.

Transparent SCM Functions

The P4EXP software integration gives developers direct access to all files within their Helix server from the standard Windows Explorer context menu, making traditional source code functions simple for both novice and expert users.

Desktop Workspace Shortcuts

Quickly access Helix folders, where version files are stored, with desktop shortcuts that can be accessed directly from the Windows Explorer software integration. Developers save time with P4EXP by avoiding needless context switches and gaining desktop access to the versioned depot files. 

One-Click Access 

Add, edit, or review file history from the Windows Explorer desktop client with a single click of a mouse. Even manage the status of each file with intuitive displays that provide clarity on the current state of a file prior to checkout. Get complete details on project development from your desktop.

File History with Time-Lapse View

Easily manage file versions to compare and contrast content across projects with the P4EXP development plugin. Simply drag versions together to view line-by-line changes and additions. For more in-depth scrutiny, launch the Time-lapse view for an interactive and graphical view of a file's entire contents.

Windows Explorer GUI Tools

Easier management of versioned files for novice and expert users through P4EXP, the integrated software plugin that connects your Helix VCS with the familiar Windows Explorer GUI.

System Requirements

Access Helix from Windows Explorer:

  • P4EXP is compatible with Perforce Server versions 2010.1 and higher
  • Runs on Windows XP, Vista, 7, 2003, 2008 Intel (x86, x86_64)

Desktop Plugin for Windows Explorer