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Context menu items and Recycle bin deletion

Q: Context menu items and Recycle bin deletion

Hello,

I have two questions:

1. I have created an executable that extracts archive files. I would like to create a context menu item to extract files with this exe. I do not want an 'open with' entry, what I would like would be a context menu item 'Extract' on archived file types (.zip, .tar, etc.) that opens the file with my executable. Is this possible and how should I proceed?

2. Is there a way (3rd party is OK, but I would prefer not to keep an extra application running all the time) to automatically delete items when they have been in the recycle bin for n days? I have seen some batch files that do this, but they seem to be based on date modified, not the date I put the files into the Bin. I also have googled for this and found some utilities that would do it, but most are bloated and add all sorts of features to the recycle bin I do not want to have. What would be a lightweight and efficient way to automatically do this?
Thank you very much for you time, any help would be greatly appreciated.

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A: Context menu items and Recycle bin deletion

For question #1 try this:

Open regedit and navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell

Right-click on “shell” and choose to create a new key, naming it Extract.

Double click on the Default value in the right hand pane and enter the path to your executable. Be sure to enclose the path in quotation marks - "C:\Program Files\...".

You may have to leave a space at the end of the path and type "%1":

"C:\Program Files\...\..." "%1"

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Hi all...I am a brand new member and I have tried to look up all of the other threads on this site regarding how to delete unwanted context items that show up when right clicking the Recycle bin. I don't know how these items got there but I am nearly always clicking on them instead of emptying the recycle bin option.
I am using the Windows 7 Home addition and cannot use the tools available on Win 7 Pro. Is there any way I can do this? pretty frustrated at this point, but will not give up Windows 7 which I love. Please help if you can...Dan

A:How do I delete unwanted context menu items in the Recycle Bin

Hello Danspedale, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you like, you could use the tutorial below to add "Empty Recycle Bin" to your desktop context menu to use instead.

Empty Recycle Bin - Add to Desktop Context Menu

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Okay, I'm not sure if this can be done as easily as I'm hoping. What I'm wanting to do is move already existing context menu items into a cascading context menu to organize and reduce clutter. For instance, I would have a cascading menu named "Scan with" and inside it would be avast! Internet Security and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.

On a side note, does anyone know how to remove the following context menu items?
Computer
- Show on Desktop
Control Panel
- Show on Desktop
Images
- Set as desktop background
- Print
- Rotate clockwise
- Rotate counterclockwise
Music/Videos
- Add to Windows Media Player List
.txt Documents
- Print
- Edit

A:How do I move context menu items into a cascading context menu?

Vishal has a method. Suggest back up the registry at least before doing any editing. A Ssyste Image is always preferred.

Registry - Backup and Restore

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

Add Cascading Menus for Your Favorite Programs in Windows 7 Desktop and My Computer Context Menus

A Guy

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Hi,i have a problem with recycle bin!!!
Recently i install a program and that program installed searches on my brower mozila ,and
also I have a problem with it !!! I did not realize ,until i delete a file,and i gave right click
on recycle bin (context menu) and dissapear empty recycle bin !!!
i search on internet ,but nothing ,i found reg files ,
and I have opened,but nothing!!maybe is from that program,about search,it s a ads trojan,because i
can not remove,safefinder is the search!!!
and from him,i can not empty recycle bin !!!
pls help me
thank you anticipated !!!

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Hey!

I accidentally removed my Empty Recycle Bin option from Recycle Bin context menu while playing around with context menu editing tool (Windows 7 Manager). I cannot to system restore because I installed many things, etc. which would be hassle to sort out. Could you please provide me with a new registry key file which would help me get it back? Please.

Thanks

A:Getting back 'Empty Recycle Bin' Context Menu On Recycle Bin

Welcome to the forum,

This should put it back for you,

Empty Recycle Bin - Add to Desktop Context Menu

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Hey!

I'm on Windows 8 Pro RTM and I accidentally removed my Empty Recycle Bin option from Recycle Bin context menu while playing around with context menu editing tool (Windows 8 Manager). I cannot to system restore because I installed many things, etc. which would be hassle to sort out. Could you please provide me with a new registry key file which would help me get it back? Please.

Thanks.

EDIT: Screenshot attached.

A:Getting back 'Empty Recycle Bin' Context Menu On Recycle Bin

1) You can go open recycle bin and then empty it. It just takes one more step to accomplish it.

2) If you have ccleaner you can restore or just clean with ccleaner itself. Honestly I've not used recycle bin for over a month.

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Hi,

I'm new here, I search for a solution of this problem but no luck hopefully somebody can lead me to a solution.

I have a weird problem when u right click over the cdrom icon in "My Computer" , Autoplay, Search, Open, Explore are missing from the menu,
but visible if you select file from the main menu.

Cheers
J
 

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We have a custom application which users are used to launching by right clicking on the start menu and selecting it from there.

We have made this customisation in both XP and Vista by adding an entry in:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell

However when I try to do this in Windows 7 nothing appears.

The only item that appears are the default windows items:
"Properties" and "Open Windows Explorer"

Any ideas if we can actually do this in windows 7 or is there another location in the registry this kind of thing is read from?

A:Custom Items on Start Menu Context Menu

  
Quote: Originally Posted by sirikan


We have a custom application which users are used to launching by right clicking on the start menu and selecting it from there.

We have made this customisation in both XP and Vista by adding an entry in:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell

However when I try to do this in Windows 7 nothing appears.

The only item that appears are the default windows items:
"Properties" and "Open Windows Explorer"

Any ideas if we can actually do this in windows 7 or is there another location in the registry this kind of thing is read from?


I've never tried this, so I don't have back-up on this.

I doubt this could have been changed in Windows 7, since it is used for other options. I've added my own options, but when right-clicking files only. It is only an assumption, though.

I'll check on this.

Tell me if any of these here help. I can't find exactly what you're looking for.

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After some unconsious playing around - I managed to loose most of the context menu for my Recycle bin. "empty recycle" is gone, "delete" is gone etc...

I tried to create a new user account and copy the settings from there - but - same things ...

So - please - if anyone could dump their registry keys involved in Recycle Bin's context menu...

A:Recycle bin (again) - need default context menu

Hello Lindstrom, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You can do a system restore using a restore point dated before the context menu items were removed to hopefully restore them.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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In my theme there's no check mark for selected context menu settings. For example my Windows Media Player is set to repeat songs, but you can't tell. I'd like to edit this in WSB if possible..

A:Context menu items

Changed content margins to 0, 0, 1, 1 look at screenshot.

Jerry

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When I right click a file within the desktop or just Windows Explorer in general I have a few things in the context menu that I have uninstalled but stay in the menu. I've already cleaned the registry with RegCleaner and RegSeeker but the items still remain in my context menu. How do I get rid of these things?
 

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I am running XP-Pro SP2. Does anyone know how I can add an item to the
context menu allowing me to delete bypassing recycle bin. I want the context
menu item to give the same result as holding down the"SHIFT" key when pressing "DEL"
Thank You.

A:Add Delete Bypass Recycle Bin to Context Menu

My problem was solved here:My post on a different forumHere is the post that solved my problem:iamtheky Icon--------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----Found a way to accomplish this on Folders - recursively.1) downloaded sdelete and dropped it in the system322) under "HKCR\folder\shell"3) added a new key 'sdel'4) under 'sdel'5) add a new key 'command'6) data for the default value in command is 'sdelete -s "%1"(i suppose you could do the same through tools --> folder options --> file types --> advanced settings on the "(NONE)FOLDER" item)---delete still asks to send to recycle bin, 'sdel' asks no questions and just deletes.There are probably other delete tools that will perform this task for all objects without issue.Fun to play with, but not incredibly useful.I followed the instructions explained in that post. I named my key "Delete Permanently" instead of 'sdel'Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\Delete Permanently][HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\Delete Permanently\Command]@="sdelete -s \"%1\" "This does exactly what I wanted and works perfectly!

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Hi. Although I uninstalled Eraser from my Vista SP1 box, Eraser's context menu items still appear in my Recycle bin's context menu:

Where in the registry do I delete these options?

Thanks.
 

A:Solved: Recycle bin context menu deletions

Try using the registry cleaner in CCleaner or Advanced Windows Care Personal (both free). There is a myriad of other apps that also have registry cleaning systems that should be able to detect a context menu pointed at a nonexistent exe.

Cheers!
~lag
 

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First off I'd like to say that I have been search for a few hours now to no success. I've tried programs that remove or disable context menu items but none have worked. Can anyone please help me remove the following context menu items?

New
- Microsoft Word Document
- Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation
- WinRAR Archive
- Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet
- WinRAR ZIP Archive

Picture Files
- Rotate Clockwise
- Rotate Counterclockwise
- Set as Desktop Background

Computer
- Add A Network Location

Video Files
- Add To Windows Media Player list
- Play To
-- Xbox 360

A:Can anyone help me remove these context menu items?

One detail that would help is; where do you usually see this menu, the Desktop, Folders, Files, shortcuts?

What else is on it, can you post a snip of one?

You might have to rebuild them: New Context Menu - Remove & Restore Default Menu Items

Have you seen the other tutorials on context menus?
Scroll down a bit to where "context menus" start and see if any of them will help, the list goes into the next page: Windows 7 Tutorial Index | C

There is also the possibility of removing some of your list if you have CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download It might handle some of that.

Just be careful with it, you don't want to go pruning too much! This may help as a guide: CCleaner Tutorial ? How-To Geek Forums

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Hi, I am creating an app which configures a guest account to prevent all means of customizing. I call it the Ultimate Guest Account. I have restricted everything there is to be customizable using group policy. But now I have a few things which I cannot find a way to prevent users from doing.

I want to remove a few items from the context menu:
Arrange By
View
Sort By
Group By
Create Shortcut
Paste Shortcut

I know they are hiding somewhere in the registry, just can't find where.

I have managed to find where the 'New' item is, its located in: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\New

But the rest I had no luck.

Extra info:
I know that these sort of things apply to the whole computer if you delete any of those keys, but if you set permissions and add the user you want, you can prevent them from accessing the key and thus the menu will not appear in their context menus.

A:Context Menu -> Remove items

hi and welcome to the forums this may help you ShellExView v1.76 - Shell Extensions Manager ShellExView - Shell Extension Manager For Windows they have a assortment of tools on there website

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

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Hi,

Does anyone know how to delete the highlighted items in the image below? My Googling failed.

Rand Marks

A:Remove Context Menu Items

Hi there,

I don't think this is actually possible... Why would you want to or need to anyway?

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Hi all.

WinXP Home.

How can I add "Select All" to the right click context menu in Windows Explorer? (I'm fairly certain I had this with Win98, but in any case it would be very useful.)

Regards

kb-r
 

A:Context menu - adding items

See if something here helps http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,1697,1838907,00.asp

and this from www.kellys-korner.com -quoted

Context Menu - Customizing Windows Explorer Context menu (right click menu in windows explorer)

Ever wondered how does the right click menu (which is actually a context menu) work? For example, when I right click in windows explorer, I see an option which says "open command window here". This is seen because you have following entries in the registry.

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\cmd]
@="Open Command Window Here"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\cmd\command]
@="C:\WINDOWS\System32\cmd.exe /k cd "%1""

If You have never used a tweaking utility and have newly installed Windows XP, You would not see this option. You would have to navigate to [[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive] go and create two subkeys ("cmd" and within that "command" and would have to put the text "Open Command Window Here" without quotes in default string value of "cmd" key and the text "C:\WINDOWS\System32\cmd.exe /k CD"%1"" without quotes in default string value of command key). After this You need to REBOOT for these changes to take effect.
 

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Hi Sevenforums!

I recently downloaded a .reg file to add Control Panel, Registery Editor, Software, etc to my right click context menu (I closed the page now, but tons of respect and thanks to the creator!!), however... I'm Danish, and I really want to rename "Control Panel" to "Kontrolpanel", "Registery Editor" to "Registreringseditor", etc. as I want to keep my operating system in my mother tongue.

Is this possible in any way?

Thanks so much!

A:Renaming items in the context menu?

Read this thread for a third party app that may help you
Possible to "Rename" items in Context Menu?

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hey guys this is a very frquent problem and happens because of those sucking programs which leave their items in the context menu even after uninstallation
i have found a way of removing most of the items using two good prograMS shellmenu view and shellex view but this time even they are not able to remove the context menu items of corel photoimpact
there is always an option of"open with photoimpact" in context menus of all image files
please help me to remove it. i even tried uninstalling the program but still its there. i also tried most of the suggestions which i found in google
please help

A:Remove context menu items

Hi,

If you are comfortable in modifying the registry then have a look at the keys in the locations mentioned here: http://windowsxp.mvps.org/context_folders.htm (scroll down the the Registry section)

Although, is it really worth it? How much of an annoyance is the extra context menu option compared to the time to go through all those registry locations and delete the keys? Your call, of course, as its your PC.

Regards,
Reventon

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I found all of a sudden I had lost the function to Right click on a Folder and Select "NEW" Text Document. So I googled it and landed up here and found some .reg files to restore the .txt option in the Context menu and ran it and it worked - Great Stuff!. Till the following day, then it was gone again?? I tried running the .reg again but this time it didn't do anything.

I like trying out all sorts of Programs and open source stuff but with the result I end up reloading Windows every 6 months and I have a shed load of stuff on this small business PC of mine and don't really want to do it again for a while. (Yes I have Daily and Weekly Backups on a 3Tb Drive but it's a lot of work to restore it all)

Any and all suggestions welcome

A:Context Menu Items keep disappearing?

Hello Mtech, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I'm not sure which one you tried here, so you might see if using the download (step 9) in the tutorial below may be able to help.

New Context Menu - Remove & Restore Default Menu Items


If not, then try the .txt download in this tutorial.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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My right-click (shortcut/context) menus have gotten longer as I add programs to my system. I have found some information about editing the registry to remove or add items, (Haven't done it yet) but can't find anything about arranging their order. (For example, I would like 'open with' to be near the top instead of 3/4 down the list.) I would also like to be able to add/remove those little dividers in the menus. I have tried every click and slide trick I can think of, but nothing budges them.

Does anyone have how-to-do it advice?
 

A:Arranging items in context menu

I would like to know the same thing as well.
Also 911 could you tell me what you have found so far regarding editting the context menu?
Thanks a lot.
 

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Some installed programs have inserted items on my context menu that appears when I right-click on e.g., a folder. How do I remove the unwanted items?

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Hi

I'd like to remove several context menu items from right click on folder:
add and play with windows media player
cmd
cast to device
pin to quick access
shop for music online
send by email
and eventually some of the Send to items
i know there are many editors out there, but i'll propably need to use 3 different editors to remove all this. Couldn't find one that removes all. And some of them just don't work at all and it would get very confusing you know..

i look for an easier solution so if someone could help with these ,that'd be amazing.

thanks in advance.

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Antivirus: Kaspersky Total Security, Updated and Enabled
 

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Currently, I'm running Windows 7 32-bit. I want to add PASTE to the context menu (when I right click). I noticed that when I tried to drag-and-drop .jpeg files to a Memorex CD-RW disk, the PASTE function was missing. I DID do it the long way............OPEN the file using Photoshop. Then SAVE the file to disk. But that tended to be a hassle.
Thanks,
garystan
 

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Hello!
This morning I launched the Task Manager via right-click context menu on the taskbar.
After clicking the Task Manager the menu items went away as per usual but the single "Start Task Manager" item remained. It occupies a top level status, i.e. it is on top of all other windows, I can still see it now.
image link

This has happened to me several times, also from the tray, and I usually have to solve the problem by rebooting but there has to be a solution.

Any ideas?
Thanks!

A:Taskbar context menu items not going away.

Have you tried right clicking on the desktop and hittig Refresh? I can remember this happening to me on older Windows flavors. I don't remember any "fix" for it though. You could try anything that purges the desktop, system menu or other Explorer cache. But that's just a guess.

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Hi, i got a little problem of a coworker trying to "rename" a newly created file...but instead she hits the "delete" button all too often . Ironicly the rename and delete menu items are right next to each other.

Please tell me that there is a easy way to "move" context menu items. I found a little progy called shellex view from nirsoft a while back that lets me easyily add or remove context menu items...but i dont let me move them

Any ideas ????
 

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For all the files, WinRar has items in the context menu. I want to combine all of them into one entry like the Open With does (when the mouse is over it, the list opens to the right).I don't want to put it in the Open With menu but I want to create a new entry like "WinRar" and when I put the mouse over it, I see the other options. Also I want to remove the items in the context menu now and put it in the extended menu.

A:How to combine items in context menu

Open WinRar> Options> Settings> Integration tab> Shell integration> Put a check next to Cascaded context menus> OK


See if that's what you want

A Guy

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I want to remove all the useless items such as "Briefcase", "Contact", "Adobe Photoshop Image 55"

A:Remove items from 'New' context menu

Hello Caprice, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The tutorial below can help with removing the default New context menu items.

New Context Menu - Remove & Restore Default Menu Items

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Is there any way we can remove some unneeded items from the context menu?


I especially want to get rid of ones like 'compress and email' etc.

A:Removing items from Context Menu

Open Registry Editor (regedit), go to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers and delete the unwanted entries. This is for the Folder Context Menu.

For File Context Menu, go to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers and do the same.

Kari

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I am running XP-Pro SP2. Does anyone know how I can add an item to the
context menu allowing me to delete bypassing recycle bin. I want the context
menu item to give the same result as holding down the"SHIFT" key when pressing "DEL"
Thank You.

A:[SOLVED] Add Delete Bypass Recycle Bin to Context Menu

My problem was solved here: My post on a different forum

Here is the post that solved my problem:


Quote:




iamtheky Icon

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----
Found a way to accomplish this on Folders - recursively.

1) downloaded sdelete and dropped it in the system32

2) under "HKCR\folder\shell"

3) added a new key 'sdel'

4) under 'sdel'

5) add a new key 'command'

6) data for the default value in command is 'sdelete -s "%1"

(i suppose you could do the same through tools --> folder options --> file types --> advanced settings on the "(NONE)FOLDER" item)

---delete still asks to send to recycle bin, 'sdel' asks no questions and just deletes.

There are probably other delete tools that will perform this task for all objects without issue.

Fun to play with, but not incredibly useful.





I followed the instructions explained in that post. I named my key "Delete Permanently" instead of 'sdel'


Quote:




Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\Delete Permanently]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\Delete Permanently\Command]
@="sdelete -s \"%1\" "




This does exactly what I wanted and works perfectly!

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I want something on the context menu that:
1. I can right click on empty folder space within the folder
2. Context menu says "delete folder to recycle bin"
3. The folder and all its contexts disappears and therefore so does the window I just used to delete it

You can do this with filemenu tools, but only for PERMANENT delete. I think this is too dangerous. Also sometimes I regret deleting something immediately. I just do it out of convenience. I have looked into the custom commands of filemenu tools and it does not facilitate this action. Also I tried contacting the dev, but he is mute.

A:Add Delete to Recycle Bin to Context Menu on Folder Space

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hi i just want to know if it is possible to add some menu items to the desktop right click menu ( e.g many softwares allow to add "open in notepad" to the right click context menu)
i want to add items like "open cd/dvd rom " , "close cd/dvd rom" or simply to launch applications like firefox .
i dont like my desktop full of icons ,so each time i have to go to start menu to open the program i want , it would be very handy if i can add these items to the right click context menu.
 

A:How to add custom items to right click context menu

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Hi all. When I right click the desktop, and select "New" there is no longer New Bitmap Image. I was thinking it was setup similar to the "Send TO" option, but I see no folder anywhere. When I google it the best I can find is some TweakUI program, which is not what I want.

In the registry I found the hive where it resides, but adding here is only temporary. [HKEY_USERS\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Discardable\PostSetup\ShellNew]

Anyone know where to add the items to the context menu?
 

A:Solved: Missing items from context menu.

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How do I remove the following context menu handles from appearing on right clicking items?

Print
Scan with MS Security...
Share With
Restore Previous Version
Send To
Create Shortcut

I've googled, and have succesfully used ShellMenu Viewer to remove a few but I can't seem to get rid of those few

Thanks

A:Remove Rclick context menu items?

Are you sure you want to get rid of all of them?






Quote:
Print
Share With
Restore Previous Version
Send To
Create Shortcut


These are there by default!

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After discussing lot in this thread, How do I password protect a folder/file?, I finally installed Kruptos 2 Professional.

Now that it is installed and everything seemed to be working fine, this small thing is irritating me a bit.

The context menu item for Kruptos appears only once for every file, which is normal but when I right click on a shortcut, it appears twice. I know that nobody encrypts a shortcut file, but still it looks bad when right clicked (see the images attached).

So can someone say that how do I edit the context menu items for shortcut files from regedit? I have looked up for Kruptos in ContextMenuHandlers and there are many and I can't understand which one to delete from regedit. Please help!

Thanks.

A:How to edit the context menu items for shortcuts?

That is perfectly normal. Here is what I get with a test file and a shortcut to the same:



As you can see, right-clicking on the shortcut icon gives me 2 instances of Edit with Notepad++ in the context menu. The first of these (the upper one) is the same as the one I got when right-clicking the file itself (see above).

There is a difference between the two. The upper one pertains to the file itself (LH image below), whereas the lower one relates to the shortcut (RH image below).



I don't know a method of removing the second instance whilst still keeping the first. Sorry.

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In the past I have used ShellMenuView to do this but for some reason I can't find the entries in there. How would I go about changing it so it comes up when I press Shift + Right Click?

A:Adding items to extended context menu

Hello mkr10001,

Was there any specific ones that you wanted to change?

For now, you could edit the REG files in this tutorial below to see how with the Extended string value for the Open Command Window Here context menu item as an example.

Open Command Window Here - Add or Remove Shift + Right Click

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I'm looking for a way to reduce the number of items in my contextual menu.

I have a utility that lets you turn them off, which is great, except that I do use some of them from time to time. What I would like is something that:

1) Could group them in submenus (which should activate only by clicking on the group item)
2) Would let me hide a good part of them unless I press either Ctrl or Alt.

Is there such a beast?

I sure hope so, I am at a point where it takes 5 seconds for the menu to appear and often it freezes the program I am working on for longer than that.

A:How to reduce the number of items in my context menu

See if this gives you insight --> Edit Context Menu Items In Windows 7 & Vista

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jcgriff2

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I have the same problem as someone who previously posted (Craig Holzman) and the post was closed with an answer I don't understand.
The response made reference to a specific registry value that I could not locate within my registry.
I am using Windows XP Professional SP3. Can anyone help me with this?
Thanks,
Dan
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I was hoping to find a way to change the order of the items in the context menu under windows xp sp2.

As an example, when i right click on MY COMPUTER, the order of the items should be:

1. Open
2. Explore
3. Search
4. manage

For some reason, Explore is at the top, followed by open, search, and manage, and it's driving me nuts.

I have searched thru the registry to find the entries, but when I get there I can't find any way to change the order of the menu. I have followed the path:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers

but once there, I have no options to change.

Am i even close? Is there another registry key I am missing? Any ideas would be helpful!
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A:How to change order of context menu items.

See if this Kelley's fix is what you are looking for. Item 286 on the left.

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
 

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How do I remove the following context menu handles from appearing on right clicking items?

Print
Scan with MS Security...
Share With
Restore Previous Version
Send To
Create Shortcut

I've googled, and have succesfully used ShellMenuViewer to remove a few but I can't seem to get rid of those few

Thanks

A:[SOLVED] Removing some context menu items..

Try NirSoft - http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/shell_menu_view.html

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Hello I had a way to remove items from computer context menu in windows 7 just want to know if there is a way to remove those items in windows 8 computer right click context menu in explorer. I need to remove

properties
manage
map network drive
disconnect network drive
add a network location

Thanks in advance for any help.

Also I just noticed all the options in the ribbon when in My Computer. I would like to remove those as well BUT I would like to keep the ribbon for other directories opened like my documents. Is this possible?

OK Upon further observation I just realised what I need to do withthe ribbon is remove some tabs from the ribbon such as sharing, manage, and basically eveything in the computer tab when in My Computer as well.

A:Need to remove items from computer context menu.

Hello Papayrus, and welcome to Eight Forums.

You can use the same methods for Windows 7 in Windows 8 to remove these context menu items. I'm not sure about removing them from the ribbon though.

Properties - Add or Remove from Computer Context Menu - Windows 7 Forums

Recycle Bin Properties - Add or Remove - Windows 7 Forums

Manage - Add or Remove from Computer Context Menu - Windows 7 Forums

Map Network Drive and Disconnect Network Drive - Add or Remove - Windows 7 Forums
Hope this helps some,
Shawn

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When I right click in results pane of WinExp, one of the options for "New" is "Journal Document"
What is a "Journal Document"
What does a "BriefCase" object do
Can "Journal Document" and "BriefCase" be removed? If so how ?
How can I add a third party program to the New sub-menu, eg Text Editor (not Notepad)
- I have found Context Menu - Add Shortcuts with Icons and two links on that tutorial
- Would my short cut create a new text file orphan ?

I would appreciate any help, thank you

A:Context Menu > New > items list ... remove and add

Hello Russell,

Q1) Create and personalize handwritten notes using Windows Journal

Insert text into a Journal note

Q2) Sync using Briefcase - Windows Help

Q3) Sure, you could remove any of the default "New" context menu items that you don't want.

New Context Menu - Remove & Restore Default Menu Items

Q4) Not sure about this one.

Hope this helps.

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Just as in topic - I found how to delete specific entries in explorer's context menu but I'd like to put separators and change items orders - is it possible?

A:How to edit context menu items order?

don't know if it'll work with win7, but you should check it out :

Solved re-order windows explorer context menu - Vista Forums

cheers buddy

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This is a fresh install of windows 7, none of the custom menu items are appearing on the right click menu, .e.g. usually when I right click an image I get "Edit with gimp", but its not appearing.

I checked the registry to see if the keys are there, and they are, i even added some custom ones (upload to web) but none are showing up! (see snapshot)



I tried other file types too (txt, jpg), and they will not work either.

system: Window 7 Ultimate x64 (SP1)

A:Custom context menu items not showing

Welcome to the Seven Forums

What version of gimp are you using?

Jerry

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After my recent reinstallation of Windows 10, I no longer get the context menu options "Play with Windows Media Player" and "Add to Windows Media Player List" when I right click a folder containing videos which is set as "Videos" in the customization tab.

I've had those options for ages with Windows 7 and even in my previous installation of 10, so I have no idea why I don't get em anymore.

A:Help with Windows Media Player context menu items

Is WMP set as your default player ? R-click any video in the folder and click 'Open with', go to bottom of list, Select 'Choose another app'. Select WMP from list and go to bottom and check box, 'Always use this app ... for this file type' and close. If you have mixed file content, do same for other types, like flv s, mp4, mkv, etc

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I have a number of applications that have added items to the context menu when I right-click on a file or folder in Windows Explorer.

I have checked each of the applications options to see if they let me remove the menu item, but they don't.

Is there a way I can get rid of the context menu items I don't want?

A:RESOLVED: Context Menu Items in Windows Explorer

Yes but you will need to edit the registry to do it. Editing the registry can cause serious problem to your system if done incorrectly so it's important to backup any keys which you edit or the entire registry if possible.

Let me know if you want detailed instructions on what to do and i'll get started for you :)

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Ideally I'd like to clean it up to use functions I use more often, but at the least, I really want to get rid of the Bing search because I never use it, its use of "e" as the key to use to select it conflicts with another I do use frequently, and accidentally clicking it is very annoying.
 

A:How to edit/delete Word context menu items?

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