run a python file from context menu

I have a python file and im going to convert it into an exe file and i want the users to be able to run this file when right clicking a file aka the context menu(its a malware scanning tool using virus total so when the user right clicks the file they want to scan i want an option in the menu called ‘scan with myfilename’, also my program is command line and doesnt have any gui or anything) how is this possible(if any external libraries exist for this, then i am willing to use it)

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Yes, it is possible to convert a Python script into .exe. You could use a tool called PyInstaller to do so.

PyInstaller freezes Python applications into stand-alone executables, under Windows, GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, FreeBSD, Solaris and AIX.

To install PyInstaller you can run the following command:

pip install pyinstaller

Then to run it, you could use the following:


For more information, make sure to check out the official website here:

Best, Bobby