How to remove some commands from the menu when we right click?

Satheesh C B | Wednesday, May 28, 2008 | 3 comments

When you install a lot of programs will add themselves to the right-click menu of your files and/or folders.This will result your right-click menu can get very long with added items you don't even use.FileMenu Tools is a good utility which can handle this problem.

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FileMenu Tools 5.3.2

FileMenu Tools lets customize the context menu of the Windows Explorer.

  • Add some build-in utilities in order to do operations over files and folders.
  • Add customized commands which let run external applications, copy/move to a specific folder or delete specific file types.
  • Configure the "Send to..." submenu.
  • Enable/disable the commands which are added by other applications to the context menu.
  • CommandElement TypesDescription

    Synchronize Folders

    folders

    Synchronizes two folders. It is possible configure the synchronization type (unidirectional, bidirectional, etc.) and the file types which must be synchronized.

    Extended Delete

    folders

    Deletes recursively specific file types from a folder. The file types are specified with wildcards, for example: *.txt, *.t??, etc.

    Find And Replace

    files of any type and folders

    Finds and replaces a text in all selected files. It is possible to use regular expressions.

    Advanced Renamer

    files of any type and folders

    Renames all the selected elements by using some patterns.

    Delete Locked File

    locked files of any type

    Deletes files which are locked by any application and cannot be deleted normally.

    Delete and no move to Recycle Bin

    files of any type and folders

    Deletes definitely files and folders.

    Change Icon

    folders

    Change the icon assigned to the selected folder.

    Runwith Arguments

    files with .exe,.com,.bat extensions

    Run a program with parameters typed through a dialog box.

    Command Line From Here

    folders

    Open a command line window and go to selected folder.

    Split File

    files of any type

    Splits the selected file in various parts.

    Join File

    files with .prt extension

    Joins the parts of a file which were previously splitted.

    Copy to...

    files of any type and folders

    Copies the selected elements to other folder.

    Move to...

    files of any type and folders

    Moves the selected elements to other folder.

    Copy Name

    files of any type and folders

    Copies to the clipboard the name of the all selected elements.

    Copy Path

    files of any type and folders

    Copies to the clipboard the path of the all selected elements.

    Copy Content

    files of any type and folders

    Copies to the clipboard the content of the selected element. If a folder is selected, all element names that the folder contains will be copied.

    Paste Clipboard

    files of any type and folders

    Appends the clipboard contents into the selected elements. If a folder is selected, then will be created a file in that folder with the clipboard contents.

    Attributes

    files of any type and folders

    Displays a submenu which lets change the attributes of the selected elements. If a folder is selected, it is possible change the attributes recursively.

    Change Time

    files of any type and folders

    Changes the creation time, the last access time and/or the last write time of the selected elements. If a folder is selected, it is possible change the time recursively.

    Register DLL

    files with .dll,.ocx extensions

    Register a DLL in Windows.

    Unregister DLL

    files with .dll,.ocx extensions

    Unregister a DLL.

    Create New Folder

    folders

    Creates a new folder into the selected folder.

    Size of Folders

    folders

    Displays the size of the folders.

    Shred Files

    files of any type and folders

    Lets you shred the selected files definitely so it is imposible to recovery the files with recovering tools.

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    Registry Editing Method

    To remove entries from the right click context menu of files:-

    Start>Run>Regedit >HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers

    Click the the + sign next to the ContextMenuHandlers key, to expand it.
    Now you will see some of the programs that have added items to your right-click menu. Simply delete the program keys you don't want.

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    To remove entries from the right click context menu of folders:-

    To remove entries from the right click context menu of folders, go to the following sub-folders and delete references to programs you know have set up offending context menu entries.Delete related entries from all ContextMenuHandlers,for that use Ctrl+F-Type ContextMenuHandlers & search

    • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers
    • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers
    • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers
    • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers
    • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\ContextMenuHandlers

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    3 comments:

    1. hi there. thank you for the tips. i tried Registry Editing Method for both folders and files. however, it did work only for the files but not folders. do you have any idea why i didnot work?

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    2. Hi, thanks for pointing it out.
      To remove entries from the right click context menu of folders, go to the following sub-folders and delete references to programs you know have set up offending context menu entries.Delete related entries from all ContextMenuHandlers,for that use Ctrl+F-Type ContextMenuHandlers & search

      HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers
      HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers
      HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers
      HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers
      HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\ContextMenuHandlers

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    3. thank you very much for the explanation in detail.
      happy new years.

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