Over 1 million tech questions and answers.

Context menu item problem and accessing files problem

Q: Context menu item problem and accessing files problem

I have 2 issues. I don't know if they are related somehow.

1. I installed PrivaZer and deleted it. It still shows up on the right click context menu. I tried to reinstall it and deleted it again. I still have that problem. I even restarted the computer. How can I get rid of the entry?

2. When I try to click on/install some downloaded .exe files, I get a message: "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file." It hasn't happened with other file types yet.

I scanned for viruses and it didn't find anything. I wasn't sure what to do. Thank you.

RELEVANCY SCORE 200
Preferred Solution: Context menu item problem and accessing files problem

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: Context menu item problem and accessing files problem

When you said you installed it then deleted it. Do you mean you uninstalled it ? If you deleted then there are left over to be cleaned, You must uninstall not delete.

Please download: ShellExView - Shell Extension Manager For Windows . Right click and run as Admin, locate the extension in question. If you double click it, it will tell you where it is stored on the HD, you can disable first then delete.

Read other 9 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 84

Whenever I right-click on a group of files with multiple unrelated extensions -- an MP3, a Word Doc and a DLL, for example -- the top option in the context menu is always the WinRAR feature, "Add to Archive." I would like to change it so the first option is "Open With." How can I bring this about? (I have experimented with Nirsoft's shell manipulation utilities for hours, plus numerous other context-menu editors, and am no closer to the answer.) Thanks for any assistance you can provide.

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 84

Whenever I right-click on a group of files with multiple unrelated extensions -- an MP3, a Word Doc and a DLL, for example -- the top option in the context menu is always the WinRAR feature, "Add to Archive." I would like to change it so the first option is "Open With." How can I bring this about? (I have experimented with Nirsoft's shell manipulation utilities for hours, plus numerous other context-menu editors, and am no closer to the answer.) Thanks for any assistance you can provide.

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 84

I'd like to change the name of "Screen resolution" item in right click menu and it works... by the time.
I've been searching for this name whole C: partition and in the registry, and I found it there:
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\MuiCache\28\5DB2B7D1], more specifically in the @C:\Windows\System32\display.dll,-4 file as the registry says. So, I double clicked on this value and changed data from "Screen resolution" to just "Resolution" and it works.

Few minutes later I've installed a program, and the name changed itself back to "Screen resolution". I don't remember if it happens during installation or just after but it's not happening in every application I'm installing, like the last one TeamViewer I installed today, and still have "Resolution" as I want.
So, I go back to the registry and want change it to "Resolution" again and what I see is that the catalog 28 has a new name 2B. Everything else is still the same (except the "Resolution" name too ofc)
Anyway, changed the name back to what I want and it works again. Thought it wasn't changed properly by my fault but I pissed me off when I installed graphics driver and Kaspersky and the name was back to original but this time there was not 28 or 2B catalog in the tree but a new one - 4F, next time it was 48 and right now it's 11E. I've tried to kill explorer.exe and check if it a trouble but not. I don't think it's due to shutdown/restart if it was don... Read more

A:Item name in context menu changes itself

Welcome to the Seven Forums

A lot of times the text is in the .mui of the same .dll, I looked at the Display.dll.mui and as you can see from the screenshot below shows the text you want to change.
Being you're using a 64-bit system you also find that same Display.dll.mui in both C:\Windows\System32 and C:\Windows\SysWOW64

Jerry

Read other 7 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 82.8

Hi,
Frequently when using the contextual menu, I experiment the following problem : context menu appears correctly but one element of the context menu sticks on the screen. The only solution I found to make it disappear is to reboot!

I have attached a file to illustrate the problem.
Any hint to solve this annoying problem would be greatly appreciated...

A:Context menu item does not disappear

Originally Posted by geantbrun


Hi,
Frequently when using the contextual menu, I experiment the following problem : context menu appears correctly but one element of the context menu sticks on the screen. The only solution I found to make it disappear is to reboot!

I have attached a file to illustrate the problem.
Any hint to solve this annoying problem would be greatly appreciated...




Hi and welcome

What browser are you using? have you tried refreshing the browser?

Read other 5 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 82.8

Hello,

I found another bug in Windows Seven. I feel like I have more bugs with 7057 and 7068 than I had with 7000 and earlier.

I will probably solve this problem by rebooting, but I never reboot so this is annoying.

If I right click and choose an item in a context menu, the item stays, there is no way to remove it, and it is at the front of all other windows.

It can be removed by starting a game or switching to Win7 Basic, but it reappears as soon as I click an item in context menu.

Note: The problem is not for all context menu. I saw it appears in Explorer, Skype, Setpoint... Not in Firefox and some other programs.

Anybody having the same problem as me?

A:Persistant context menu item

Hello again,

Just to inform you that I logged off and on again, then the problem disappeared.

I still want to know if anybody got this problem.

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 82.8

This is a very strange situation: The folder context menu shows multiple instances of VTSync, see screen grab. This is a legitimate program, but really has no place in the context menu. What is so frustrating is that I cannot remove it!

The item seems to get placed in the context menu when the program is installed. Earlier today, I uninstalled the program; removed all entries for it from the registry, then reinstalled the program. Prior to uninstalling, it appeared three times in the context menu, now it appears four times.

I also tried the programs 'Shell Extension View' and 'Shell Menu View', but I could find no reference to VTSync in either.

Can you please offer a suggestion for getting rid of these unwanted entries?

A:Remove item from context menu

Hello GRoston

Try ShellMenuView to remove the unwanted context menus .

Read other 9 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 82.8

I'm using Norton System Works with Recycle Bin and I like to keep the context menu clean. I just installed Spybot S&D and against my wishes it installed a quick launch scan in this context menu. Now the menu reads:Unerase WizardOpenExploreScan using Spybot-Search&DestroyEmpty Norton Protected FilesEmpty Recycle BinCreate ShortcutPropertiesHow can I remove it?

A:How do you remove an item from a context menu?

A recommendation from a reliable source I trust:Go to the following website and scroll down to the section "Context Menus (Right Click) - Deleting entries" and follow the instructions. http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_c.htmThis will involve editing the registry...so take the usual precautions when doing so.Background reference: http://www.theeldergeek.com/windows_xp_registry.htmLouis

Read other 5 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 82.8

hi, i would like some help on context menu commands. i use panda antivirus platinum and flashget. now to check the downloaded files, i need to specify an EXE file path that will automatically trigger my antivirus and scan the righ-clicked file. but which specific file is itfor panda and are there any additional arguments that i require? plz help me. i use flashget 1.65.

 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 82.8

Hi everyone!

I'm running Windows 7 x64, and am trying to make it so that all my images open in the basic Windows Photo Viewer. For some reason, all files with the .gif extension contain an 'Open With' item called 'Photo Gallery Viewer'. This item has no icon and doesn't work. How can I remove it? See pic here:

All help is appreciated! Thanks! =)

A:Mysterious context menu item! ;_;

Looks like the Windows LIVE Gallery plugin. Did you install a toolbar? Or install the Windows Gallery 'Extras'?

Read other 9 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 82.8

Can someone please help me to create a context menu item. I would like to select a few files, right click and have a menu option to run a program. The program need to receive the files or folder selected as arguments. Any help appreciated.

A:Context Menu Item Creation

Will it be any helpful for you ?

ShellMenuView - Disable/enable context menu items of Explorer

Read other 5 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 82.8

Hello TSG!

I would like to add an item to the IE7 right-click context menu. Basically, I need to add a command similar to the one provided by Dr.Web LinkChecker. By right-clicking on any link within a webpage and selecting the item (e.g. "Scan Link"), I'd like to have the link automatically inserted in this online link scanner, in a new window, without losing the original window: http://onlinelinkscan.com/

I have a relatively basic knowledge of Script writing and would need help from a skilled member to accomplish and understand this task.

Dr.Web provides this simple registry hack to add its link checker to the context menu:
Code:

REGEDIT4
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MenuExt\Scan with Dr.Web]
@="[URL]http://www.drweb.com/online/drweb-online-fr.html[/URL]"
"Contexts"=dword:00000022


There's an example for adding Google search to the IE context menu. By highlighting any word in a webpage, a new window will open and Google will search for that word automatically and show the results:
Registry hack:

Code:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MenuExt\Search with Google]
@="C:\\Windows\\Web\\google.htm"
"Contexts"=hex:10,00,00,00


HTML code:

Code:

<!--
Adds "Search with Google" context menu in Internet Explorer
© Ramesh Srinivasan - [URL="http://www.winhelponline.com/"]http://www.winhelponline.com[... Read more

A:Add item to IE right-click context menu

Hi Phantom 010, I recently picked up two small handy software details on this site one was called HOW TO GEEK the other ITS VISTA i am sure one of these has just what you require,
 

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 82.8

This is kind of baffling to me, but I can't find where to delete a context menu item that appeared when I installed some program on my HTPC (Windows 7 Ultimate x64).
It's not there when I right-click on a file or on a folder. It's there when I right-click the desktop.


It's the last item "Power".

Where in the registry can I delete this?

A:Delete context menu item

Hello yomammary, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It looks like you added the desktop context menu from the tutorial below. If so, then using step 2 will remove it.Power - Add Cascading Desktop Context Menu in Windows 8
If not, then export your DesktopBackground key at the registry location below, and upload it here. I'll be happy to take a look at it to see what item needs to be deleted to remove this for you.

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground

Hope this helps,
Shawn

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 82.8

If you right-click on an image in IE7, the context menu lists "e-mail picture" right under "save" as option. I don't use the "e-mail picture" option, and if I mistakenly click on it my computer usually locks up. Is there a way to disable or remove the e-mail picture option?

The only other option I use in that menu is "properties" about 1% of the time.

I have googled this many times over the last year, and have never been able to find a solution. (Although I *did* find some posts of others asking the same question). Any help provided would be much appreciated.

A:How to disable an IE7 context menu item

While I have read the Firefox allows that, IE doesn't (any version).

It is an embedded process within the shell programming apparently.

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 82.8

I have installed FileBookmark, and it shows up at the following registry address: Computer\HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\FileBookmarkShExt1_0

However it doesn't show in the context menu. Others under shellex\ContextMenuHandlers address are showing, but not this one. Any ideas why this would be?

A:Context menu item not showing

hi and welcome to the forums

there is a program from nirsoft called ShellExView v1.70 - Shell Extensions Manager ShellExView - Shell Extension Manager For Windows you will be able to see information on the context menus that should help your problem

64 bit version >>> http://goo.gl/INadB

executable with un-installer >>> http://goo.gl/QedT0

zip file >>> http://goo.gl/abbLU






Quote:
Description

Shell Extensions are in-process COM objects which extends the abilities of Windows operating system. Most shell extensions are automatically installed by the operating system, but there are also many other applications that install additional shell extension components. For example: If you install WinZip on your computer, you'll see a special WinZip menu when you right-click on a Zip file. This menu is created by adding a shell extension to the system.
The ShellExView utility displays the details of shell extensions installed on your computer, and allows you to easily disable and enable each shell extension.

ShellExView can be used for solving context-menu problems in Explorer environment. For more information, read the following article: Right-click is slow or weird behavior caused by context menu handlers



ALSO

ShellMenuView ShellMenuView - Disable/enable context menu items of Explorer

DOWNLOAD >>> http://goo.gl/AAfuf

64 BIT >>> http://goo.gl/mcoAE






Quote:
... Read more

Read other 7 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 82

hi !

are there any contextmenu-editors that can remove ANY item ?
i want to remove / rearrange some existing items on the menu.

A:context menu-editors that can remove ANY item ?

Add & remove items from Windows 7 context menu with Right-Click Extender | The Windows Club
i think this would be nice.

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 82

Hello,

Does anyone know how to add under XP a new item to the context menu that appears in folder view, i.e. when one right-clicks on the background of an opened folder and items like "View", "Arrange icons by", "Refresh", "Customize this folder" etc. appear.

What I would like to do is add a Python script and pass the name of the folder to it.

Thanks a lot!

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 82

I have spent enough time googlin, I give up.
My best guess is, this is a recent update change.
I dont recall ever having the option to create a new contact or journal document which is nice, nor do I know what program I may have installed that did this. But I would really like to know, how I can replace new bitmap image option in that space.
I learned that context menu is relevant to in what context we are referring. In this case, right click any blank space either on your desktop or in a folder and hover over new. The option for a new bitmap image does not appear in the New Item toolbar anywhere in the Pictures Library either. I recall being able to right click a blank space in most any folder and create a new .bmp image file.
Where did it go?
Better yet, how do I get it back. mspaint.exe exists where it is supposed to and sfc /scannow yielded no anomalies. Typical online suggestions for how to tweak the registry dont seem to apply to windows 8.1 pro.
Again, I dont think my windows is broken, just changed.
and

A:Add or Remove Item from “New” Context Menu Windows 8.1 Pro

Hello Lord Farquadd, and welcome to Eight Forums.

The tutorial below may be able to add it back for you.

New Context Menu - Remove & Restore Default Menu Items - Windows 7 Help Forums

Read other 10 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 82

Main issue, PC and cell phone turning self on. Static on screen frequent. Slow running computer and receiving multiple invites via email to join dating sites, including invite to join Twitter, requested by Stalker's email name in the past couple of weeks. Have received emails from web sites asking if I am requesting to change passwords when I have not. Mention the Extra context menu item, as I am not really sure which of the items listed in HijackThis log are real issues or not.
DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - FAT32x86
Run by Home Computer at 14:02:11.99 on Fri 05/08/2009
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2600.0000
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.0.1252.1.1033.18.510.227 [GMT -4:00]
============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k rpcss
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Verizon\Verizon Internet Security Suite\Fws.exe
SVCHOST.EXE
SVCHOST.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Raxco\PerfectDisk2008\PD91Agent.exe
C:\Program Files\Verizon\Verizon Internet Security Suite\SafeConnect\Bin\SanaAgent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Verizon\Verizon Internet Security Suite\rps.exe
C:\Program Files\Verizon\VSP\VerizonServicepoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Progr... Read more

A:Extra context menu item:E&xport to...

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explanation about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results, click no to the Optional_Sca... Read more

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 82

I am trying to add a custom context menu item to windows 7. I want it to show up when I right mouse click inside a folder in windows explorer. I want it to create a folder (pre-named to "temp"). Like the menu to create a new folder but already named. I know this can be done by right clicking and choosing new and then folder but that's not what I want. Can a context menu item be added to the folder view in the registry and then have it create a directory by running cmd.exe. I have tried to do this but it won't work. I added Create Temp to the registry in the proper place and added a sub key "command". in the command I added "cmd.exe /c md temp". This of course didn't work. Can someone familiar with context menus give me a hand on the proper way to write this. Thanks.

I have tried every way I know how, that's why I need help.

A:Adding a context menu item to Windows 7

I'm not sure how helpful this is, but here is a tutorial on how to edit your context menu in regedit and also some links to programs to change file association and other various shell configuration stuff.

I tried the regedit thing but I wasn't seeing all of the things that were in my context menu.

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 82

I saw this posted in another forum. I have the same problem. I downloaded Spybot Search and Distroy and ran it but the unwanted menu item is still there. Does anyone know how I can get this Extra context menu item: >>> HARDCORE MOVIES <<< out of my menu?

This is the link that the item takes you to: 'http://neosexvideo.com/webmasters/df004/access.htm';}
If you have any ideas you can answer here or email me at
[email protected]

Thanks, Jerry
 

A:Unwanted Extra Context Menu Item

Read other 6 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 82

Hey there guys.
I have a bit of an OCD problem here.
I just did a fresh install of my Windows installation yesterday and today, there's something in my context menu that just grinds my gears. Here:


I want to move "Light Image Resizer" below "Edit with Notepad++".

I never found any software that could help me do just that.

Any help?

Thanks!

A:Need software to move an item in the context menu

Hi Lebon,

Try these for starters.

NEW Context Menu - Edit for Desktop

AND

Context menu editor

If that helps, good. Or you can follow this tutorial

Clean up context menu.

Read other 6 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 82

Hi all.

Usually when I double-click a folder icon, the same window is used to open it, which is exactly the way I want it (I have set the folder options to do this)

But occasionaly, it is desirable to open the folder contents in a new window. For this one has to start again from 'My Computer....'

Is there a registry hack that will add a 'Open in a new window' item to the folder context menu ?

Thanks!!
 

A:Adding an item to Folder context menu

&#8226; Open the registry editor and scroll to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\ Directory\.

&#8226; Create a new key name "opennew". Set the default value to "Open New &Window".

&#8226; Create a key under opennew named "command".

&#8226; Set the default value to "explorer.exe %1".
 

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 81.2

Running 64 bit Windows 7 SP1 with all updates

I've been cleaning up my context menu and I have it right where I want it except for one item which I have been unable to find out how to delete regarding text (.txt) files.

I use UltraEdit as my text editor and have set it as the default program to use for text files. When I right click on a text file there are two selections displayed that will open the text document for editing - OPEN and EDIT. If I click on OPEN the default program (UltraEdit) indeed opens with the text file displayed and ready to edit as desired. However if I click on EDIT, Notepad opens with the file displayed and ready to edit. It's no big thing but this will gnaws at me until "I get it the way I want it" and I want the EDIT selection gone.

I can't figure out and haven't found it on the web how to keep EDIT from appearing on the contaxt menu nor can I determine how EDIT is being associated with Notepad. If it insists on being there why isn't it using UltraEdit like I specified...Windows appears to be obfuscating that information but there has to be a way to do this?

I'd appreciate a little help on this one...

A:Unable to delete EDIT item in context menu

Nevermind...I got it sorted out...there were a couple erroneous entries in the registry.

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 81.2

Greetings.
I had some time ago installed Cyberlinks PowerDVD, but not anymore. I have uninstalled it, clearet reg.database, temp-files aso, but I still get the choise to "Play with Cyberlink PowerDVD 13" when rightclick on a .jpg, .avi, .mpg and more.

How do I edit the context menu for media-files, so I don't have the PowerDVD option there anymore?

TIA

A:Context Menu -> Remove item (uninstalled program)

Hello Burgurne,

The free program ShellMenuView may help make removing this context menu item easier.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

Read other 8 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 81.2

I've just installed the new IE9 beta and the context right-click item 'Send to OneNote' disappeared (the corresponding add-ons in the command bar are OK but I don't want to use it to save viewing space). Could someone please advise how to restore it, what to enter into the registry? I've browsed through the forum but found only the solution how to remove it... And I wouldn't like to reinstall the Office.

A:How to restore 'Send to OneNote' context menu item in IE

Short of modifying the registry, try repairing your Office install or alternatively uninstall and reinstall Office.

Read other 5 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 80.4

Sorry if the title is difficult to understand. The issue is unknown and unheard to me, and I simply did not know how else to describe it.

Here's what happens:

- I right click an item or selection to open context menu
- Context menu opens but it is as if it were only a placeholder, greyed out (enlarge the image to see that greyd out menu)



- Moving pointer on top of this greyed out context menu shows it normally and lets me to choose a menu item



- The chosen menu item stays on desktop, on top of everything else





- "Ghost" menu item disappears only when logging out or changing screen resolution
- This happens sometimes immediately after booting up, sometimes it doesnt in days even if the rig is on all the time except hibernating periods. If I temporarily fix the issue with resolution change, it happens as soon as I open any context menu next time.

Thanks. Hopefully somebody has an idea. Rig is the laptop described in my sys specs.

Kari

A:Chosen context menu item stays on desktop after choosing it

Hey Buddy
Its a mystery to me as much as to you. With new eyes I may have a different approach. Lets rule out conflicts and see what happens. Try with clean boot
How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7

Read other 7 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 80.4

Hi,

My question does not pertain to a custom context menu item; I already know how to customize the icons for those.

Rather, my question is concerning apps that I install which automatically set themselves up in the Windows Explorer context menu via, for example, HKCR\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers.

Today I installed EmEditor and now there is a Windows Context Menu item for it but it doesn't have an icon like the WinZip item, for example.

Where can I go to edit/customize the icon for EmEditor or even WinZip and similar applications, if I want to change the icon?

Please let me know if you have any ideas.

Thanks!

A:How can I customize the icon for an Windows Exploer Context Menu item?

Are you looking for something like this?

Context Menu - Add Shortcuts with Icons

Read other 5 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 80.4

In Windows Explorer or other windows application,  if you right click in an input box, a default context menu shows up which contains built-in items like 'copy', 'paste' etc. My question are:


Can we  add a new item into the default context menu with a custom name.If we add a new item, can we trigger serial actions  when we clicked the new item
If we can do these, csharp solution will be much appreciated.
Thank you in advance!

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 80.4

In Windows Explorer or other windows application,  if you right click in an input box, a default context menu shows up which contains built-in items like 'copy', 'paste' etc. My question are:
1. Can we  add a new item into the default context menu for input box  of windows with a custom name.
2. If we add a new item, can
we trigger serial actions  when we clicked the new item
3. If we can do these, csharp
solution will be much appreciated.
Thank you in advance!

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 79.6

I have used the following registry mod successfully in win XP to add a right click option on a folder to rename m4a (AAC files) to m4b (bookmarked AAC files).

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Directory\shell\m4b.m4a]
@="Rename m4a to m4b extensions"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Directory\shell\m4b.m4a\command]
@="cmd.exe /c \"rename *.m4a *.m4b\""

Unfortunately, it is not working in Windows 7 32 or 64 bit. If I open a command prompt in the folder, the rename command works as advertised, but for some reason it won't execute properly from the context menu based on the registry key.

A:directory shell context menu item to rename file extensions

I would change it to simply "cmd.exe /k" to see what directory is the default then the prompt opens.

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 78.8

My hard drive failed a few months back. New HDD, reinstalled Windows 7. Reinstalled programs and games. Everything except Windows Media Player was fine.

Windows Media Player (12) was giving me a lot of problems with playlists. Any time I right click an avi, mp3, mp4, mkv, etc the item I'm adding to a playlist is added with some weird name and not the actual, displayed file name from Windows Explorer view of the file.

For example: A file named "s01e01 - TVShowEpisodeName.mp4" is now added to the playlist as "TVShowName.S01E01.HDTV.x264-KILLERS[ettv]" instead of just "s01e01 - TVShowEpisodeName".

Hoping to fix the problem by uninstalling and reinstalling, I uninstalled WMP 12.

When I reinstalled WMP 12, nothing had changed. Worse, now when I right click on a MKV movie file, there is no longer an option to "Add to Windows Media Player list" like I used to have and that I still get with MP4 et all movies.

Can anyone tell me how to fix this context menu issue and/or how to get WMP 12 to only show filenames in playlists? I've been all over Google for weeks now and I can't resolve either of these issues. I'm finally at my wit's end and have to ask someone...

Many thanks in advance.

A:Windows Media Player 12; context menu & playlist item names problems

Context Menu Solution
1. Reinstall K-Lite Codec Pack (I used Mega) and the .mkv files get their "Add to Windows Media Player list" context menu back.

Playlist File Name Workaround
1. Display the Playlist in the Library (not the list as it's playing in WMP).
2. Right click the funky file names and rename to the desired Playlist name.

Solved well enough for me.

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 78.8

My hard drive failed a few months back. New HDD, reinstalled Windows 7. Reinstalled programs and games. Everything except Windows Media Player was fine.

Windows Media Player (12) was giving me a lot of problems with playlists. Any time I right click an avi, mp3, mp4, mkv, etc the item I'm adding to a playlist is added with some weird name and not the actual, displayed file name from Windows Explorer view of the file.

For example: A file named "s01e01 - TVShowEpisodeName.mp4" is now added to the playlist as "TVShowName.S01E01.HDTV.x264-KILLERS[ettv]" instead of just "s01e01 - TVShowEpisodeName".

Hoping to fix the problem by uninstalling and reinstalling, I uninstalled WMP 12.

When I reinstalled WMP 12, nothing had changed. Worse, now when I right click on a MKV movie file, there is no longer an option to "Add to Windows Media Player list" like I used to have and that I still get with MP4 et all movies.

Can anyone tell me how to fix this context menu issue and/or how to get WMP 12 to only show filenames in playlists? I've been all over Google for weeks now and I can't resolve either of these issues. I'm finally at my wit's end and have to ask someone...

Many thanks in advance.

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 76

How come when changing the menu color in advance settings color appearance still stays gray when right click on an empty space. Also, when going over with the mouse in the menu items?

A:Menu item color problem

Hello Rose,

In Advance Appearance Settings, colors and sizes selected for items will only be used if you have selected a Windows Classic or High Contrast theme.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

Read other 4 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 75.2

Hi, i've recently installed windows context menu accidentally and now i'm not able to use microsoft word although that i have removed the program from the add/remove programs. As I click on the microsoft word, something appear and tells me to register on context menu and it disappear after one minuit. It's really irritating, can someone help me
 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 75.2

I hope that I can get help at this, as it annoyes me a lot.
Wheh I insert a movie (DVD), and rightclick on the Drive's icon, and select the very first option Play, I just get a small window saying that the file could not be found (??).
It is NOT autoplay I'm looking for, but a way to get the contex menu working again. I can't find any settings in mediaplayer to "reset" the contex menu. It happens after I installed the Danish language pack.

I don't think my very old Clean Sweep for XP is very good to edit the reg.database in Win7 .

Can anybody help? Thanks in advance.

A:little problem with context menu

This is for XP Pro (I'm at work), but I'm pretty sure the menus are not much different.

You have to show the Menu Bar in an explorer window to get Tools to show up, but click on Tools -> then Folder Options -> then the File Types tab.

Find DVD in the list and select it.

Click Advanced button at the bottom.

(If &Play is already listed there, I would say delete it and create a new one. Or you could edit the existing one)

After clicking New or Edit, fill in:
Action: &Play
Application used to perform action: "[Your Path to WMP]\wmplayer.exe" /prefetch:4 /device:DVD "%L"

Click 'Use DDE' checkbox and fill in:
Application: wmplayer
Topic: System

Click Ok. If you want a double-click to run the Play command, click Set Default. Then click Ok twice more.

Reboot for changes to take effect.

Read other 5 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 75.2

OK. I have an issue here which I have never seen before, on my own main machine which is running Windows 7 x64 Ultimate, and I am unable to solve it as yet. I don't know exactly when it occurred, but it was some time today.

The issue is, if I right click on a file in Explorer, then I get the same context menu I would get if I clicked on empty space. If I select the file first, by clicking on it, so that it is highlighted, and then right click, I get the correct context menu.

I have tried a whole lot of tests and settings, but I can't change this behaviour!

Anybody any ideas?

Regards....Mike Connor

A:Context Menu Problem

I have always had this problem. Mine is x64 Home Edition.

Read other 9 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 75.2

When one right-clicks an empty space in Windows Explorer or on the Desktop, one'll see a sub-menu called 'New' which lets you create a new document in that folder. And it was so on my computer until I did something I do not know what. Now I can't make a new Notepad file: there is no Notepad file in the list of options. I've tried Microsoft Tweak UI, but it did not help. I can't add txt file even after I unchecked it and there is no Notepad file even if it is checked to be there. I use Microsoft Windows XP Professional.
 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 75.2

I've been looking for a 7-zip replacement for a while. I've also tried the alpha.

Problem: After extracting files, folders that were unzipped remain locked and require restarting explorer in order to unlock them. Until then they can't be deleted, copied, moved or renamed.

Disabling 7-zip context menu solves the issue but that's not ideal. I've tried a few other programs to replace 7-zip including Peazip but finally settled on Tzip. (It's blocked from connecting to the internet by my firewall).

However there's still a problem with the right click context menu. It displays in Chinese. The GUI and everything else displays in English. I'd like to keep Tzip as it seems to work well but I'd prefer an English context menu.

Context Menu:


I've searched the registry for context menu handlers and found them but can't find any text to change.

I've used Process Hacker to edit Tzip's contextmenu64.dll but again there's no text displayed that can be changed.

I've used a tool to examine both Tzip's executable and contextmenu64.dll and here's the strange thing. Using the search utility in that tool I can find what I'm looking for but I can't pinpoint it.

If anyone has any ideas I'd appreciate it!

Here's what I find in contextmenu64.dll but how to get it displayed in the context menu?



and

A:Context Menu problem

I've been using 7-zip since early XP days and never had the problem you are seeing. Maybe you could use ShellExView with 7-zip installed to see what is causing the problem and disable just that part?

Maybe it's interaction with some other context hook?

Read other 9 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 74.4

I have a problem with my WinXP explorer's context menu.

I added a "print this folder" script to the context menu (via Explorer - tools - folder options - file types etc.), and that worked fine, but now "Search" has become the standard process instead of "Open".

So if I double click on a folder, it does not open, instead the search window opens. Annoying!

Can anyone help me to make "Open" the default again?
Unfortunately it's not possible via the dialogue I have added the script with.

Thanks a lot -
Chloe.

A:Explorer context menu problem

Folder Opens Search Window

Go to Start > Run and type in: regsvr32 /i shell32

If that doesn't correct the issue use this automated edit:

Search Opens When Double Clicking a Folder or Drive (Line 18)
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
To use the Regedits: Save the REG File to your hard disk. Double click it and answer yes to the import prompt. REG files can be viewed in Notepad by right clicking on the file and selecting Edit.

3/4 down the page
Folder Opens Search Window
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_f.htm

Or here:
Fixes the problem where Search or Command Prompt opens when double clicking a folder
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/scripts_d...older_open.htm

Read other 5 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 74.4

hi!

I have a problem with the context menu new,

I have tweak ui, and I know which template are in the context menu...

I have 4, a?nd from them, the BMP one.

though, I can add any template, they will be present in the new menu, but for bmp, I can delete it, re-add it, it's never showing in the new menu...

can someone help me?

A:context menu -> new -> bitmap problem

Open Registry Editor, Start>Run>type regedit>OK.
Expand HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT in the left pane.
Scroll down to the key .bmp and expand it.
There should be a subkey ShellNew.
By any chance does that key have an * in the name, ShellNew* or a -, ShellNew-?

In case you're unfamiliar working in the Reg Editor, set a new Restore point using the Windows System Restore utility before opening the Editor. Start>Programs>Accessories>System Tools>System Restore.
Be careful to not delete or otherwise mess with the reg keys when in the Editor. You're just taking a look.

Read other 19 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 74.4

Texas Angel & Megaman :Thanks pals and sorry for the delayed reply since I got to see your very late.It appears that I was locked out from opening all posts on the forum for about 3 days from the date of last post ( though could access the index all right )and immediately after viewing the post therafter I had to be away for a couple of days.During the period of hangup my Opera was reporting that " there is some problem with the database at bleepingcomputer" and an "error 145" was being returned .Strange isn't it since I had absolutely no problems in accessing other sites and forums during this same period.Now to the topic:1.My understanding regarding system resources is only to the extent of the following links from which it is clear these do not cause a problem uptil a level of 10-15 % and ,in fact, under test conditions it is possible to work uptil 0% sys resources. http://www.aumha.org/win4/a/resource.htm http://onlinehelp.bc.ca/tips.htm#resources2.I am a regular user of S&B and last used it about 2-3 days ago . However , following your advice I used it just now and was congratulated for no problems being found.3.I already have HJT installed and following your advice did use it (immediately after viewing your advice) and the log report is as below : --------------- Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 5:44:58 PM, on 28-Feb-05Platform: Windows ME (Win9x 4.90.3000)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Running processes:C:�... Read more

A:Problem in opening context menu

What are the problems you are having?

Read other 6 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 74.4

Hi folks,

Recently had an odd problem pop up with the system (specs available under my profile) and while I've done a lot of tinkering and googling to look for an answer I have yet to nail down anything concrete.

Primarily it seems to revolve around the alt-click context menu. I first noticed this while web browsing (using newest version of Firefox, but problem also manifests in IE). If I should alt-click on a photo I'd like a copy of, the menu comes up just fine. I can click the 'save as' option just fine. However - rather than downloading the file straightaway, or giving me a window to select a download destination perhaps, nothing at all happens. I don't freeze up, I don't crash, I don't blue screen. I can continue browsing as per normal. The download simply doesn't happen. This happens if I attempt a 'Save as' or a 'Save link as'.

The closest thing to my problem I discovered while googling was located here : (Right-click is slow or weird behavior caused by context menu handlers). I downloaded the self-contained software mentioned in the article but haven't had any luck resolving the problem with it.

On a possibly related note - I also have occasion to use a piece of software called FileMaker Pro, a database software. (v3 - yes, ancient). What's interesting here is that the software is a self-contained directory. No installation hooks are ever put anywhere else. It's developed a never before seen quirk too now. If I go to create a new file, or open a new file, the ... Read more

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 74.4

I've got a weird annoyance.
My W7 install has started acting up (during the past few days).

When I attempt to bring up the Desktop Context menu (on the desktop, or in the folder) it takes between 30s - 60s to respond.
All other folders (that I've checked) seem to react instantly (as expected).

I ran sfc /scannow.
It reported no problems.

Windows Explorer has been a bit twitchy as well (USB HDD disconnection problems).

Does anyone have any ideas/suggestions regarding this problem(s)?

A:Desktop Context Menu Problem

I don't normally recommend this, but you may want to pull up a registry scanner and make sure there are no dead links or bad shortcuts involved.
That would explain the delay in opening as the system tries to verify a bad link.
You could also try looking at the folder with hidden files on to see if anything strange is there.

Read other 9 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 74.4

Hello.

I am using Vista Home Premium SP2 64 bit. I have Avast 4.8 Professional and MalwareBytes Anti-Malware Pro.

Every Windows-related item (MS Word, Adobe Reader 9, Dragon NaturallySpeaking, etc.) In the recent programs portion of the the Start menu fails to launch.

Instead a program window pops up, from 'Context Menu Platinum - unregistered version. It says: "Thank you for using Windows Explorer Context Menu Component...etc. At the bottom of the window is a registration button linked to the purchase page of contextmenu.net.

The message is on a timer, which has a progressively longer time.

If I open Windows related programs from result of a Start menu search, I have the same problem.

I did not, at least not knowingly install Context Menu at all. I have never had this problem before. I can't find the folder for that or any simililarily named program on the computer

I don't think this is a virus, but it is still a hindrance and an annoying pop-up. I tried to get rid of it, but both MalwareBytes and Avast have reported it as clean. I still want to get rid of it though.

I've attached a screen shot called "ContextMenu Platinum msg" of the popup message to further explain the problem.

Is there any way to do this...thanks for any good help and advice
 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 74.4

Hello,

I'm having a problem with winRAR (v 3.91).
The context menu doesn't seem to be working.
Whenever I right click a .rar file, the context menu opens with all the options which should be there, but whenever I choose one of the winRAR features, such as "Extract here" or "extract to..." nothing seems to happen, the context menu just closes, so obviously it registers my click, but nothing happens. When I open the winRAR file though, everything works perfectly fine, and I can extract to wherever I want.

All the other optional features on the context menu seems to work perfectly fine aswell, so it is nothing wrong with the menu itself. ( Scan with AVG etc )

Thanks in advance,
William

EDIT: I've tried reinstalling, I've tried disabling the shell integration options and then re-enable them. No success so far.

A:WinRAR problem; context menu

Oh, God, exact same problem, help!

Me too have done what Willnord has done, with no success.
Disabling User Account Control does not resolve the issue either.

This is a 7-64bit OS.

Read other 1 answers