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Windows 7: Adding system folders to context menu - please help!

13 Sep 2010   #11
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome.

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12 Feb 2012   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
Just Curious Brink

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
I know this is an old post and probably deserves a pm message so apologies ahead of time. How would I create a shortcut to another folder inside my context menu like the hack to add a user folder shortcut to the context menu on your desktop,(or anywhere while right clicking). Is it as simple as copying the directory path of the folder to the CLSID key, or does that only pertain to the desktop only. My Registry familiarity is not what it should be. By the by, I want to add a folder inside my admin folder "Customizations" to my context menu. Sorry for dragging on and thanks ahead of time. Sw1
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12 Feb 2012   #13
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello sw1maz, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you could post the full path of the folder and it's name you wanted in your desktop context menu, I'll be happy to past back with a REG file for you be able to add and remove it from the desktop context menu later in the morning.
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13 Feb 2012   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

C:\Users\Administrator\Customizetations
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13 Feb 2012   #15
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Okey doke sw1maz.

Just so that you will know, that this will add Customizetations to the Desktop context menu of all users, but only the Administrator user account will actually be able to open the folder unless you set access permissions of the Customizetations folder to allow any other user you want to be able to open it (read/write/etc..).

Here's how:
1. Download the attached ZIP file below to your desktop.
2. open the ZIP file and extract (drag and drop) the 3 files to your desktop.
3. Unblock the Customizetations.vbs file, copy it into your C:\Windows folder, and click on Continue to allow it to be copied there.

To Add:
1. Double click on the Add_Customizetations_to_Desktop_Context_Menu.reg file, and click on Run, Yes, Yes, and OK to approve.

To Remove:
1. Double click on the Remove_Customizetations_from_Desktop_Context_Menu.reg file, and click on Run, Yes, Yes, and OK to approve.
2. Delete the Customizetations.vbs file in your C:\Windows folder.


Hope this helps,
Shawn


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14 Feb 2012   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Brink, thanks and it is nice to see such quick response times. Sw1
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14 Feb 2012   #17
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome SW1.
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