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Solved Remove desktop dropdown menu remnants?

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  1. snuffleufflegus

    snuffleufflegus Thread Starter

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    Windows 7 Home premium SP1 x64
    Toshiba Satellite L745-S4310

    Seems after an uninstallation of a program,there are remnant's of it left on the right click drop down menu on the desktop.Is there a way to remove these?


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  2. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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    Did you have it synced with a Google Drive account?

    What happens if you select the option to create a new document?

    We'll have to delete it from the registry. Are you familiar with making changes in the registry?
     
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    The free Piriform CCleaner 5.63.7540 app is very useful for removing ghost or unwanted right-click entries.

    Load it, then go to Tools - Startup - Context Menu, then click on and highlight the desired entry, then click "Disable" or "Delete".

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  4. snuffleufflegus

    snuffleufflegus Thread Starter

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    @Cookiegal ..No i do not have it synced to a google drive account.
    If i click on it,a new document opens up on the desktop as if it were not uninstalled.
    Yes,i am quite familiar with the registry and im very confident in making any and all changes to it as i have done so many times in the past.
    @flavallee ...The entries do not show in Ccleaner as shown in the image below.

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  5. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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    Then do a search for Filmaker in the registry and there should be something under the following key where the Xs represent Filmaker:

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT
    xxxxxx
    ShellNew

    Please report what you find before making any changes.
     
  6. snuffleufflegus

    snuffleufflegus Thread Starter

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    @Cookiegal ...I was able to remove items in the context menu.Usually it's my last resort but as it is not for the faint of heart.Using Regscan by nirsoft removed ALL entries from the registry and removed them from the context menu.There were 150 entries.
    I have always like this program as it goes deep and WAY beyond any known reg scanner.It's Extremely fast at scanning.And i can go over any string values,Dwords,binary values..etc... before deleting so as not to delete the wrong entry.
    I have had this regscanner for years.i love it.
    I guess i should have used it before posting here..My apologies.
    All fixed.Thankyou both for your help.Will mark as solved.
     
  7. Cookiegal

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    The main thing is that you got rid of them. You're welcome.
     
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