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Delete or changing order of entries in Context Menu?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by j_hallgren, Jan 31, 2007.

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  1. j_hallgren

    j_hallgren Thread Starter

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    I've got a couple of entries that show up on context menu (right-click) on file names..
    I'd like to delete one (part of a product/appl that I want to keep but which has no option to config this that I know of) and move the other one up closer to top...
    Anyone know where this is stored?
    BTW, I'm used to tweaking Registry so if there, that's fine.

    Thanks!
     
  2. welshY

    welshY

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    To Remove right click entries from the context menus

    start run regedit

    Now, go to the following sub-folders and delete references to programs you know have set up offending context menu entries. For example, in my system under [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers] I found the key Symantec.Norton.Antivirus.IEContextMenu which I deleted. The first volley in the war against the invasion of my menus by Symantec. Here are all the places you should look in:

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\OpenWithList]
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers]

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell]
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers]

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell]
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers]

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell]
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers]

    4. As you're removing all the unwanted program entries, you should see the effects immediately - no reboot required. Remove an entry from the [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers] subfolder for example and open Explorer, then right click on your hard drive name and you should see the corresponding program you removed in the registry is gone from the context menu too. When you're done, you should see the default context menus devoid of the added rubbish.
     
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