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Missing "set as desktop background" from picture context menu

Q: Missing "set as desktop background" from picture context menu

When I try to set a picture that is in my picture file as desktop background I right click and highlight and click Set As Desktop Background. This used to work but now the ?Set As Desktop Background? is missing from context menu. I have Windows 7 Home Premium. Can you help?

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A: Missing "set as desktop background" from picture context menu

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Please add which Antivirus and any other third party utility you use for security/ reg cleaners.... to your next post,
Use Clean boot,
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/179159-troubleshoot-application-conflicts-performing-clean-startup.html
Click Start and type in the search box,
msconfig
Click on the suggestion on top or hit the Enter key,
Go to the Startup section and take some screen shots for a complete list,
Go to the Services section and on the bottom left Check the box to Hide All Microsoft services,
Repeat the screen shots,
See the links above my signature on how to take and upload screen shots here,
Cheers.

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I have no idea when this occurred. I lost the onboard video a few weeks ago and installed an nVidea card. But that's about it. If I right click any image type in Windows, the above message does not appear in the context menu. If I right click an image within any browser, I get the option in the context menu.

I've searched and read most threads pertaining to this issue here, but none have helped. I'd wouldn't mind a SysRestore, but I don't know a date when this began don't want to go back so far that a number of installs/uninstalls would be affected.

Any help is appreciated.

A:"Set as Desktop Background" missing from context menu

In the RUN Box type in "regsvr32 shimgvw.dll" (Without the quotes).

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I've noticed that if I right click a jpg file I get "set as desktop background" option in the context menu.

How can I remove this option?

PS: I just want to remove the context menu option, not the function ..

A:Remove "set as desktop background" in Explorer Context Menu

I believe all the options that will remove the context menu entry will also disable the function. I have yet to find a program that cleans up all available context menu entries. Most only do limited removal.

Some links for disabling:

Desktop Background - Specify and Prevent Change

Disable Set as Desktop Background altogether - found the solution! - Microsoft Windows Vista Community Forums - Vistaheads

You can change the desktop wallpaper setting after administrator selects "Prevent Changing Wallpaper" option in Group Policy

Q&A: Disable right click option to set JPGs or BMPs as Desktop Background | TechRepublic

A Guy

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when i right click on my DVD writer i do not get the options "OPEN",EXPLORE & AUTOPLAY"..How do i bring them back?
 

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There appears to be no open thread on this issue...disappearing context menu "new/textdocument" option.

After trying several alternate text editor demos I found that my registry .txt entry was empty except for the (default) line item...I replaced the entry with an expanded entry found elsewhere on this forum which called for notepad.exe and included ItemName and NullFile etc.

After rebooting and checking my program associations to verify that my new editor, EditPlus, was the default, I found that the "new/text document" option appears and works in all the usual places including the desktop...

But there must be more to the story... Notepad still appears in the ItemName entry. Is this just a default reg entry, with the actual default program assignments appearing elsewhere?

BTW, as an old poster suggested elsewhere X-Setup has been de-commissioned but is still available on MajorGeeks. It has some editing capability but wouldn't add a new TXT item because "it already existed" (already registered).



W7 x64 SP1

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hello everyone
i am using Windows 7 Logon Background Changer program. i would like to know how to add the option "Set as logon background" in the context menu of the images.

thank you

A:"Set as logon background" in the context menu

wondering have i asked a weird question??

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I recently switched from XP to Win7 x64. I've used Stardock RightClick for years to make a cascading "My Computer" menu in the desktop context menu. This is a very handy way to browse files and folders. I found the tutorial @sevenforums to make a shortcut to "My Computer", but I really like to make this a cascading menu (as you get when you make a Toolbar on the Taskbar).

Any ideas?

A:Cascading "My Computer" menu in desktop context menu

Welcome to Seven Forums BenBau. You'll have to do some registry editing, but if you attempt, make sure to back up your registry first.

Registry - Backup and Restore

Add Cascading Menus for Your Favorite Programs in Windows 7 Desktop and My Computer Context Menus - Tweaking with Vishal

A Guy

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hi, I just noticed when I right click the mouse, that some items are missing by Send To.... For example- send to -disk, zip. etc. I used some cleaning progs. yesterday, and now these items are missing. Could that be a cause? Can you tell me how I can get these items back ? I need to send some progs to disk, but it doesn't work. I'm helping myself with copy and paste right now. Thank you
 

A:[Resolved] context menu "send to" missing some objects

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Hi all,

Is there a way to add the WinXP style "explore" option in the right click -folder- context menu?
So the left window pane opens up the folder tree structure rather than using the right pane's folder view.

Thanks in advance.

A:"Explore" option missing in Right-Click Context Menu

Explore and Open are the same thing in Vista and 7. The Folder tree, now called Navigation Pane is always visible unless hidden by the user.

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I am running Win 7/SP1. I have a Sony Blu-Ray Burner BWU-500S. When I right click on the drive I no longer have a format option in the context menu. Does anyone know how I can restore/recreate the format item? I just recently did a clean install of Win 7 & have been in the process of reloading all my software. Everything concerning my drive was just fine, but somwhere something has gotten corrupted. I am not running any particular DVD burning software either.

Thanks in advance for any help.
Jim

A:Context menu item "Format" missing on my DVD RW drive

Hello Jim,

For a CD/DVD/Blu-Ray drive, you will not have the Format option available unless you have a blank unformatted disc in the drive.

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Is there anyway to add the "Open file location" to the context menus of files that appear in jumplists?

For example, my media player is pinned to the task bar. Right clicking on it brings up the jumplist with a list of recent TV episodes I've watched. It would be nice to have the ability to right click on the last episode I've watched and "Open file location" to select the next episode.

I used to do that from the "Recent Items" menu, until I moved my media files to an external drive. Now "Recent Items" doesn't keep track of files opened from external drives!!

Can you help me, please?

A:Context Menu of Jumplist Items Missing "Open file location"?

Hello msafi.



Have a look through these, maybe there's an answer for you.


Jump List Tutorials

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About a week ago I suddenly noticed that wordpad went missing from my "new" right-click context menu. I believe that happened when I installed the latest version of libreoffice, because now instead of wordpad I have all the libreoffice options under "new". Does anybody know how I can restore wordpad to my "new" context menu without upsetting anything else? Will it require a registry edit? I checked in libreoffice over and over and can't find an option to disable in context menu.

A:wordpad is missing from "new" right-click context menu

See if this tute helps

New Context Menu - Remove & Restore Default Menu Items

#8





Quote:
A) Click on the download button below to download the below.
NOTE: This is for a WordPad .rtf document file. If you have Office Word installed, then it may be set to be the default program instead of WordPad to open RTF files with and would remove Rich Text Document if so, and you may have Microsoft Word Document instead.


A manual method if that isn't what you seek:

How to Add / Remove Items from “New” in Windows Context Menu? - Tweaking with Vishal

A Guy

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...and I can't figure out how to put them back.

Tweak UI won't allow it, and I'm not sure how to fix this at the Registry level.

An extensive search of the web only netted me a number of "How to remove...", but no "How to add/replace..."

All I recall doing, last evening was opening a .dat file and saving a copy of it as a text file (No, I don't remember which it was). As soon as I'd finished saving, my Notepad icon changed (fixed that) and both Notepad and Wordpad were gone from the "New" context menu.

I did come across what looked like instructions to add a "Shellnew" registry item (I know Notepad is .txt, not sure what the Wordpad extension is), but I really don't know how to do this, exactly. I've d/l, but not yet installed a program called "Coding Cake" and these are the instructions I found related to adding something to the "New" context menu:
<SCRIPT LANGUAGE="VBScript" defer>
Const ForReading = 1, ForWriting = 2
Dim fso, f, strDesDir
Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set f = fspenTextFile("BFastSave.ini", ForReading)
strDesDir = f.ReadLine
Set parentwin = external.menuArguments
Set doc = parentwin.document
Set sel = doc.selection
Set rng = sel.createRange()
Dim strTitle
strTitle = rng.text
if(Len(strTitle) = 0) then
MsgBox "No Select"
else
Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
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A:Notepad & Wordpad missing from "New" context menu...

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Is there a way to disable (grayout) the View>Show desktop icon when you right click the desktop? The purpose is to prevent user from changing /toggling the setting. We want it to be always "Checked".

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I'm trying to remove the Personalize option of the desktop context menu via GPO - if I use the Microsoft.Personalization object in the User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Control Panel\Hide Specified Control Panel items GPO then the item is removed from control panel as expected, but the menu item remains in the desktop context menu and clicking on it throws a generic "Unspecified Error" pop upIs there a better way to achieve this?

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Hi there,

I have a weird and frustrating problem: In my desktop context menu, the option "Sort by" doesn't show up. I don't know why and did some Google searches but almost everything I found was related to explorer issues, not to desktop issues!

I also read through "How to Change the Desktop Icons View Alignment and Sort By Order in Vista" and "How to Change the Group By - Sort By - Arrange By View in Windows 7 Explorer", yet the only thing I found is that indeed the "Sort by" option should be available.

I also found





Quote:
You?ve always been able to auto-arrange your desktop icons by right-clicking on the desktop and choosing ?Sort By.? Now Windows 7 makes it even easier. To auto-arrange the desktop icons according to your default settings, simply press and hold F5. Order is instantly accomplished.


Source: 7 Windows 7 Tips: Part 3 (Now you have 21 total things to try!) - Windows Live
which I consider being ridiculous, at least from my feeling at the moment.

*edit* Attached an actual screenshot.

I hope there is a way out and that M$ did not kill off this important 101-feature!

Thanks in advance!

Kind regards.

A:"Sort by" doesn't show up in desktop context menu

Hello KnowledgeWorker.


Please excuse my mess but I get "sort by" on my desktop though I'm not sure where to start to help you sort your issue; I'm sure someone else with some knowledge of it will come along to help shortly.

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Can anyone help me with this ? i got a picture ... i cant sendto desktop as shortcut the icon is missing .. help !!

A:"Desktop As Shortcut" Command Is Missing from the "Send To" Menu

Maybe this info will help:
Send To Context Menu - Remove or Restore Default Items

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There are a few things MS seem to be missing the point on in Windows 7. One is the ability to quickly stick a note on the desktop by right-clicking and going to "New->Sticky Note". I remember adding something to the "New" menu in XP some time back so I'm wondering if there's a way to do this.

A:Add "New->Sticky Note" to desktop context menu?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by FrankenPengie


There are a few things MS seem to be missing the point on in Windows 7. One is the ability to quickly stick a note on the desktop by right-clicking and going to "New->Sticky Note". I remember adding something to the "New" menu in XP some time back so I'm wondering if there's a way to do this.


There must be besides the control F6 which is built in.

I am interested as well
Sorry I couldnt be of help

Ken J+

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Greetings, I'd like to first express my utmost gratitude for the knowledge and guidance that is provided here.

Perhaps it goes without saying that I use Windows 10, I would love to add the "Search Everywhere" command to the desktop context menu. Is it possible?

A:Can "Search Everywhere" be added to the desktop context menu?

Originally Posted by risug


Greetings, I'd like to first express my utmost gratitude for the knowledge and guidance that is provided here.

Perhaps it goes without saying that I use Windows 10, I would love to add the "Search Everywhere" command to the desktop context menu. Is it possible?



Hi risug, welcome to tenforums.com!

"Search Everywhere" as in Cortana, or something else?

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Hello Brink,

Instead of having shortcuts on my desktop, could I use a similar trick to add a "shortcut" Cascading Desktop Context Menu in Windows 8.1, under of which I can have all my shortcuts to applications or files?

I have a file named registry.vbs with which I open directly a key in the registry and I would like to have it in my desktop context menu as a shortcut.
I tried to put it in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\background\shell but it does not open as it is not an exe file.

Thanks in advance.
Entropy

A:add a "shortcut" Cascading Desktop Context Menu

Hello Entropy,

A .vbs file would use a bit of a different registry entry. Here's an example I use from the tutorial below for this. You can substitute with the name of your file and it's location instead.

Restore Point - Add "Create Restore Point" to Context Menu in Windows - Windows 7 Help Forums
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\Create Restore Point\command]
@="WScript C:\\Windows\\CreateRP-Success_Message.vbs"
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hey guys,

let me start by congratulating you on this GEM forum you have set up.

I found all my answers to some annoyances on this forum

Background to the problem:

(OS: Windows 7 Professional x86)

I have managed to create a Homegroup in Windows 7, everything works great.

Though I cannot share a single file but "Share with" appears in the context menu of a folder. (see images attached)

Problem:

When right clicking the file i want to share with other computers in my network, I don't get the "Share with" or "Sharing.." entry in the context menu.

Maybe I messed up with the registry, I hope this is repairable

Question:

How can I add this entry to the context menu of the file I want to share?

I would be grateful if someone helps me out

Thanks & Regards
Kyle

A:Missing "Share with" in Context Menu

Hello Kyle, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Double check in Folder Options to make sure that you have the Use Sharing Wizard checked. If unchecked, you will still have "Share with" for folders, but not with files.



Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Found out today that "send to CD" entry in the Explorer context menu is missing. How can i recreate it?

thanks

A:"send to cd" missing from context menu

You can try this:
Copy the following into a .reg file and double click.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Send To]
@="{7BA4C740-9E81-11CF-99D3-00AA004AE837}"


Or you can try Restore the Right Click
To use the VBS Files:
Download .vbs file and save it to your hard drive (you may want to right click and use Save Target As). Double
click the vbs file. You will be prompted when the script is done.

NOTE: If your anti-virus software warns you of a "malicious" script, this is normal if you have "Script Safe" or similar technology enabled. These scripts are not malicious, but they do make changes to the System Registry.

Disclaimer: These registry edits and script files are presented "as is". Every effort has been made to ensure the files work as stated. I assume no responsibility for your use of these files.

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Hi,
I seem to have a dilemma. As noted in the subject line, the "New" is missing. I checked the Registry and noted that the value is correct for the Registry key:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\New\ (Default):
{D969A300-E7FF-11d0-A93B-00A0C90F2719}

Does anyone have any other suggestions?

Thanks in advance,
Jake
 

A:"New" missing in Context Menu

Perhaps this regfile will work:
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm #286

It's listed for XP, so I would backup the necessary keys or whole registry, first. Your choice.

moper
 

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Hello! ... How about removing these two:
"Restore previous versions" and "Share with"

A:Remove "Restore previous versions" and "Share with" from context menu

Hello Pcunite,

This tutorial can show you how to remove Restore Previous Versions from the context menu.Restore Previous Versions - Restore or Remove from Context Menu - Vista Forums
In addition, if you like, this tutorial will show you how to remove the Previous Versions tab in the poperties page.Previous Versions Tab - Restore or Remove from Properties - Vista Forums
This tutorial can show you how to remove Share with from the context menu.Share with - Restore when Missing in Context Menu
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Well, that's it really.

I'm using Excel 2007 and when I right-click on a cell or row, the "cut" and "copy" options are greyed out. I can still work using the toolbar menus and icons, or the shortcut keys, so it's not a big problem, but I'm not comfortable with the context menu not working properly.

This happens in all workbooks, including brand new ones. I've looked through the Excel Options but can't find anything.

Any ideas?
 

A:Solved: "Cut" and "Copy" greyed out in Excel's context menu

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safe to assume its impossible to remove the "open" and the "merge" entries from the context menu? I figure if i want to open or merge them i would simply double click. Clutter and redundency in this vein dont suit me :P

A:remove the "open" and "merge" entries from context menu?

Open I don't think so, Merge sounds like it is added by a 3rd party program, and likely can be removed. Have a look at ShellMenuvVew and ShellExView from NirSoft. You can remove entries with both. But Open will not be listed, and I have seen no way to remove it. A Guy

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Would you be able to tell me what "CopyAsPathMenu" and "XXX Groove GFS Context Menu Handler XXX" do? They don't appear in the context menu when I right-click a file.

A:"CopyAsPathMenu" and "XXX Groove GFS Context Menu Handler XXX"

GrooveShellExtensions.dll - Should I Block It? (GrooveShellExtensions Module)
Registry Tweak to Add

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A:"Send To" replaced with "Encoding" in Context Menu in IE???

Never mind....
 

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Anyone knows why when i remove "Send To" & "Pin To Start" context menu entries from registry, windows automatically creates new one's after restart. Never had such problem in 8, and it's driving me nuts!!!!!

Thanks for help!

A:Can't Remove "Send To" & "Pin To Start" From Context Menu

Hello Newuser015,

This may be able to help with that.

Pin to Start Menu - Add or Remove from Context Menu in Windows 7 - Windows 7 Help Forums

Send to - Add or Remove from Context Menu - Windows 7 Help Forums

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Hi, I'm using Windows 8.1 x64 and I'd like to add to the MAIN menu of context menu (just right-clicking) the options to create a New Folder and a New Text Document. Right now I have to go to the "New" option and then select Folder or Text Document.

Thanks!

A:Add "New Folder" and "New Text Document" in context menu

This may help:

How to Add Any Application Shortcut to Windows Explorer?s Context Menu

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Show lock screen background picture on sign-in screen option is missing from Windows 10 1903 Version.
I am unable to set sign-in screen same as lock screen

Vishal

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I'm not sure what I did.. few days ago.. in my half sleep I was trying to delete few files using Shift+Del .. but my mistake it looks like I deleted or removed the Desktop option from the left menu or Hierarchy tree (don't know what exactly to call it), as it got selected some how.

just a screenshot, hopefully this gives a better explanation than my wording:

I'm unable to see the option in the drop down address bar either. I've been forced to open Desktop using "Show The Desktop" option.

Is there a way I can get the desktop option in the Hierarchy Tree somehow ?

*sorry for the bad english

A:Missing "Desktop" option in the left menu

Open your user folder and just drag the Desktop folder over to the navigation pane under favorites.

Jerry

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I think I am infected with Malware, Spyware, or some type of virus. My desktop background has become a bright red screen with a toxic symbol on it and underneath it, it says "Your Privacy Is In Danger!" On the bottom right, in the taskbar, right next to the time and date, it says "Virus Alert!" My computer is also attempting to run anti-Spyware programs all by itself, opening browsers with websites to Spy programs and pop-ups warning me of possible hackers. Below is my HJT log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 06:36: VIRUS ALERT!, on 7/20/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\AVPersonal\AVWUPSRV.EXE
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido anti-malware\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ezSP_Px.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\Program Files\AVPersonal\AVGNT.EXE
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Hi all,

I'm puzzling this one. In the folder options when I choose 'view' the radio button to show the hidden files is missing. I've already checked the registry at the HKLM/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Explorer/Advanced/Hidden

and everything seems ok (value for 'Type' is 'group' etc.). Using the XP tweak (Kelly's corner #155) shows the hidden files, but the button still missing.

Another thing that I encountered with was that from the start menu the "Help and Support" not working. Again, the registry seems fine, and the process is activated (started). This came up when I tried to use system restore option - with no success.

Virus scan didn't find alerts of any kind

To make a long story short- below is the log file of HiJackThis. Please review it and reply if you see something to be concerned with for repairing my computer.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 14:36:54, on 21-Dec-08
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
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A:missing "show hidden files" button + "Help and Support" not working from start menu

Ok I found the answer (after quite a lot searching), as follows:

1. for the 'Hidden files' radio button - I used methods 1 and 2 from here-
http://www.technize.com/2007/05/13/s...s-not-working/

2. for the helpcenter I just reinstalled it as described here -
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/rebuildhelp.htm
note that the file 'dataspec.xml' is needed to be available for this, and it can't be done directly from the XP CD. The thing that worked for me was to insert the XP CD, and use the file that in my computer (C:\) and afterwards another file on the CD.

Again, all this happened with no virus detection, so I believe that there is no infection. However, if someone has remarks on the HiJackThis log I've put, feel free to add them.

Have a nice day,

Fitch.

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Hi,

i'm missing that direct access from my past windows versions,
each time i right click files/folders, i have to scroll to "properties",
if i want to open the folder of the element for example .. .

So i'd like to have "Properties" under "New shortcut" separated
by a line, at the bottom of the context menu of start-up folder's
elements.

A:Start menu's context menu "Properties" at the bottom .. .

Hello Delicate,

Do you mean like how it already is below when you right click on a empty area in a opened folder's window??

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Good day all.

I recently restarted my computer only to be met with an empty desktop.

Also, My Start Menu is empty. I can't locate any of programs or documents.a Right clicking and going to windows explorer, I could only view : "My Computer", "Windows (C); and when I click on them, they contain few irrelevant files.

In other words I can't find my personal saved documents, "my document" folder , recycle bin and all other programs.

My wifi still works so the only thing I can do on my system is browse on the internet.

However, I can open a microsoft office file, PDF files, if I download it directly from my email or from an external drive.

I can save files on my new blank desktop.

I presume this is a virus attack.

Can anyone be kind enough to advise me on what to do?

Thanking you in advance.
 

A:Desktop erased. Can't Locate "My Documents" folder and "Start Menu" folders

closing thread, please do not create more than one thread for the same issue. Please respond at http://forums.techguy.org/windows-7/1003509-desktop-erased-cant-locate-my.html .

thanks,

v
 

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Good day all.

I recently restarted my computer only to be met with an empty desktop.

Also, My Start Menu is empty. I can't locate any of programs or documents.a Right clicking and going to windows explorer, I could only view : "My Computer", "Windows (C); and when I click on them, they contain few irrelevant files.

In other words I can't find my personal saved documents, "my document" folder , recycle bin and all other programs.

My wifi still works so the only thing I can do on my system is browse on the internet.

However, I can open a microsoft office file, PDF files, if I download it directly from my email or from an external drive.

I can save files on my new blank desktop.

I presume this is a virus attack.

Can anyone be kind enough to advise me on what to do?

Thanking you in advance.
 

A:Desktop erased. Can't Locate "My Documents" folder and "Start Menu" folders

Your files and folders may have been hidden by the virus, go to folder options and 'show hidden files and folder' to see if they actually are hidden. If they are, you can use Grindler's UnHide tool to 'unhide' all of your files and folders. As for the virus, move this thread to the virus and other malware removal forum in order for it to be noticed by an authorised malware removal member.
Good luck!
 

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Good day all.

I recently restarted my computer only to be met with an empty desktop.

Also, My Start Menu is empty. I can't locate any of programs or documents.a Right clicking and going to windows explorer, I could only view : "My Computer", "Windows (C); and when I click on them, they contain few irrelevant files.

In other words I can't find my personal saved documents, "my document" folder , recycle bin and all other programs.

My wifi still works so the only thing I can do on my system is browse on the internet.

However, I can open a microsoft office file, PDF files, if I download it directly from my email or from an external drive.

I can save files on my new blank desktop.

I presume this is a virus attack.

Can anyone be kind enough to advise me on what to do?

AFTER FOLLOWING SOME ADVICE I AM BEGINNING TO GET SOME OF MY FILES BACK BUT MY START PROGRAM FOLDERS ARE ALL EMPTY. For example; when i click the microsoft office folder, it is empty.

HOW CAN I GET RID OF THIS VIRUS PLEASE?

Thanking you in advance.
 

A:Desktop erased. Can't Locate "My Documents" folder and "Start Menu" folders

closing duplicate, please respond at http://forums.techguy.org/windows-7/1003509-desktop-erased-cant-locate-my.html . Please do not create duplicate threads for the same issue.

thanks,

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Is it possible to add icon to the entry Open File/Folder Location? I created expendable string value and name it Icon and then in value i inserted the path to the .ico file, but no icon is showing up.

A:add icon to context menu "Open File/Folder Location"

Have a look here

Context Menu - Add Shortcuts with Icons

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Hi Shawn, is there a way to remove "Create Shortcut" from the right-click context menu on a file/folder?

A:Remove "Create Shortcut" from file and folder context menu?

Editing of the language file should work.

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Greetings all. How do I add the keyboard shortcut command "ctrl+F" to the Internet Explorer context menu? I know where I need to go in the registry to add an item to the context menu of Internet Explorer, but I don't know how to add a keyboard shortcut.

A:Adding "ctrl+F" command to Internet Explorer context menu

I am not sure I understand. Ctrl+F activates the "Find on this page" search box in Internet Explorer (IE) and funcions when you are working in the IE window, there is no setting up required for this.

A right click on the IE icon for a "Find on this page" in the context menu will not be very useful since IE does not yet know what page you intend to look at. If you just want a search function for IE pages you can use the search box on the taskbar.

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Hi dear friends.

I am facing a terrible problem on my pc.

The "open with" command disappeared completely from my file context menu.

The fact is that I cannot have alternate choices of opening media files or any files, cause the command is not there!

So please, if anyone knows, tell me the default command line to edit on my registry...or otherwise please provide me the appropriate solution.

My OS is Vista Home Premium 32 bit.

Any other questions are welcomed!

Thanks in advance.

A:"Open With" command disappeared completely from File Context Menu

Welcome to Vista Forums!

If you double-click a file, what happen?

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How can I remove the "Filmstrip" option from the View submenu of the right-click context menu for folders?



I've been doing a lot of troubleshooting, and something I changed a while back must have added the Filmstrip option. For a very long time, the 'Thumbnails' option was at the top, so I keep setting it to Filmstrip by mistake. I know it's not a big deal, but it is annoying, and since I never want to use Filmstrip view, I'd like to just remove the menu option completely.

Thanks.

A:[SOLVED] Is it possible to remove the &quot;Filmstrip&quot; view option from context menu?

Hi possibly this may work How to remove applications from the Right-click Menu?

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I know it's here somewhere. A while back I found a Tutorial here on how to add "Save Icon Positions" and "Restore Icon Positions" to the context menu. I am sure while there, I also found a way to remove it. Could someone please point me to the right spot?

A:Removing "Save & Restore Icon Positions" from Context Menu

The Tutorials usually have a bunch of related Tutorials listed at the bottom of them,
Add to the Send to, menu list,
New Context Menu - Remove & Restore Default Menu Items
New context menu,
http://www.sevenforums.com/customization/249733-add-items-new-option-right-click-menu.html

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I want to change the "Empty Recycle Bin" string from the Recycle bin context menu to something custom. I can't find the right registry to do that. Can anyone help me?

A:How do I change "Empty Recycle Bin" context menu to a custom string

Welcome to the forum HKEY_CURRENT_USER\AppEvents\EventLabels\EmptyRecycleBin

There are tools to do this very simpley Right-Click Context Menu Adder or Easy Context Menu from Free Tools to Customize the Right-Click Context Menu

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stupid window programs adding that function to only .jpg but not other format.
no I do NOT want to know how to add those fnctions to other format, and NO I do NOT want to learn or get use to it, I want it removed PLEASE.

I used glary, it doesnt help.
I used default program editor, it doesn't show the way to remove it.
I tried using shellexview, shellmenuview, both not user friendly, cant seem to find what I want.

However I have found the registry in regedit to the rotate ones through shellviews but it won't let me make any changes. I tried giving permission so i can change it but it wont give me permission to give permission to change. when i change it says some program still running it but of course nothing is running it and ontop of all that I don't even know how or what to change.

can someone please show me how to get rid of these 2 things in the context menu, or please write a registry for me that I could just double click on it then click OKAY, and it does ALLLLLLLL the work.

thank you so very much with sugar on top + 2 hairy thumbs up.

A:remove .jpg context menu "rotate clockwise/counterclockwise" option

  
Quote: Originally Posted by unityole


...window programs adding that function to only .jpg


Those "Rotate..." items are put there by Windows Photo Viewer. If you only see them with jpg files, I guess you are using another image viewer that has taken the associations for everything but jpg? You might try to add jpg to that other photo viewer's associations.

Otherwise, a quick fix is to disable Windows Photo Viewer. Navigate to:
C:\Program Files\Windows Photo Viewer\PhotoViewer.dll

Take ownership and full control of PhotoViewer.dll
Rename to PhotoViewer.dll.bak

You might like an alternate image viewer - how about FastStone Image Viewer
download link here
I recommend using the portable version.
In the settings interface, associate all your image files with FastStone and everything will open with it, and no context menu "Rotate.."

P.S. I did look for a registry or a dll-hack fix, but it is not readily apparent - maybe buried in binary code somewhere ...

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