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Not easy- adding a context menu- (right click on start menu file-folder)

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by dal987, Apr 2, 2008.

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  1. dal987

    dal987 Thread Starter

    Jul 2, 2007
    Hi, I'd like to add a context menu entry to the default set
    Open/Open all users/Explore/Explore All users/Sort by Name/Rename etc
    which appear when you

    right click on a folder in an expanded Start menu (after 'Programs).

    Technically, the 'folder' is a 'file folder'.

    But the normal set of file folder context menu entries is suppressed by Windows in this instance.

    Thus normal additions to the context menu set associated with 'anything' or 'file folders' or 'directories' never affects this set (so far).

    I can add context menu entries which appear when I right click on a shortcut(y), but NOT folders(n).

    I've tried Fast Explorer, and a couple of other utilities.

    'Sort By Name', 'Explore All Users' are not in the registry. (Normally context menu entries appear in one of about 6 locations).

    Ideas welcome!

    Background: I want to do this 'cos I want to keep a 'bad' context menu entry that stops explorer running from this context menu (some programs do that, alas, thus you can't right click, explore the start menu once you install them and their context menu:mad:). Normally I have disabled such entries using Shellex View.

    So I want to add one which uses a different file manager.

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