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Options Missing From File Context Menu On All Files

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  1. xxccxx

    xxccxx Thread Starter

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    Options Missing From File Context Menu On Files

    by this i mean that when you right click any file on the computer there will be no open, run, etc but the other ones will be there like my shell addins [email protected] and mbam and others

    on folders there are no problems

    the if i double click everything still works its really just an annoyance

    here are some pics of a file and folder
    (look in the middle of the first screen,)
    (also the specs are in the right screen id you need them)
    (i am also recovering from a win32.parite infection)


    Note the files were to big so i will need some other way of getting them to you
    maybe skype of email
     
  2. xxccxx

    xxccxx Thread Starter

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    bump
     
  3. DaveA

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    Bit quick on that Bump.
    You need to post those pictures so we can see your problem.
    How did you make the pictures?
     
  4. xxccxx

    xxccxx Thread Starter

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    sorry but how do you want me two show the pictures they were really big even with zip it was 10 mb

    should i email
     
  5. Elvandil

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    No pictures need to be that large. If they are bmp's, convert them to jpg or png.

    Have you used a registry cleaner?

    Run System Restore to replace the registry with a working version.
     
  6. xxccxx

    xxccxx Thread Starter

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    also i used prt scn to get the pictures
     
  7. Elvandil

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    Then they are bmp's. You need to make them much smaller. No one will even look at them if they have to wait for something that large to download.

    If you don't know how, install IrfanView. Load a picture. Then go to File > Save As. Choose to save it as a jpg or png and it will be converted.

    Have you tried System Restore?
     
  8. xxccxx

    xxccxx Thread Starter

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    what are the registry files accosiated with the "open, run as, and othw commands"

    and i will get the pictures
     
  9. Elvandil

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    There are 100's of entries for the context menus. The registry is a group of "files". There are no files in the registry.

    Have you used a registry cleaner?

    Have you tried System Restore?
     
  10. xxccxx

    xxccxx Thread Starter

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    yes i used system restore and nothing happened the probelsm is like 3 days old and i wnet back 5 days so must be something else
     
  11. Elvandil

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    Have you used a registry cleaner, or any other tool to "fix" or "optimize" your machine?

    Have you tried disabling entries one at a time?
     
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    xxccxx Thread Starter

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    i have used ccleaner

    what do you recommend
     
  13. Elvandil

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    Ccleaner makes a backup of things it removes. Try restoring the removed registry entries. And don't use the registry cleaner any more. It can lead to trouble.

    There is really nothing else involved with the context menu other than explorer and supporting dll's and the registry. If restoring the registry did not work, then the only other real possibility is an entry in the menu that is defective and leading to this problem.

    Try a restore point further back. Or try disabling the context menu entries one at a time to see what happens.

    After making any changes, you will need to shut down and restart explorer by rebooting, or by ending explorer.exe in Task Manager, and then going to File > New Task in Task Manager and typing: explorer.exe
     
  14. xxccxx

    xxccxx Thread Starter

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    ok would you recommended using autoruns to dissable everything not microsoft and then work back words
     
  15. Elvandil

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    You may want to use something that deals specifically with context menu entries, like:

    Shexview

    Click the Types column header to put them in order and then try the non-Microsoft entries for context menus.

    You don't have any older restore points?

    Have you restored the removed registry entries?

    Let's see what you have in your registry. Go to Start > Run, and type:

    regedit

    Scroll to:

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers

    Highlight ContextMenuHandlers.

    Go to the Edit menu. Click export and export it to your desktop. Put it in a zip file and post it here.
     
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