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Windows 7: Remove "Create Shortcut" from file and folder context menu?


18 Jun 2011   #1
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 
Remove "Create Shortcut" from file and folder context menu?

Hi Shawn, is there a way to remove "Create Shortcut" from the right-click context menu on a file/folder?
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19 Jun 2011   #2

Windows 8.1 ; Windows 7 x86 (Dec2008-Jan2013)
 
 

Editing of the language file should work.


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19 Jun 2011   #3
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Thanks Neutron16, how would I edit this? Sorry, I don't speak string, bat, vbs, or what ever that is.
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19 Jun 2011   #4
Arc

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Gary , you need Resource Hacker to do it , as Neutron16 suggested .

Go it C:\Windows\SysWOW64\en-US\shell32.dll.mui and open it with Resource Hacker . Now , at the left hand pane, the second item is "Menu" . Expand it , and the expand 216 under it . Click on 1033, and delete the string . Save the result on desktop as the same name .
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Now, make a system restore point or a image backup (for if it troubles later ).

Now , use Windows Se7en File Replacer Tool to replace it, and then restart your computer.


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19 Jun 2011   #5
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Sorry about being dense, but what am I saving and replacing?
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19 Jun 2011   #6

Windows 8.1 ; Windows 7 x86 (Dec2008-Jan2013)
 
 

I meant that you can modify binary language mui file.

For US English x64 you are editing this MUI language file.
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\en-US\shell32.dll.mui

When you finished editing you need to save it elsewhere, because you can not simply overwrite that file by saving due to restriction in permissions (google "trustedInstaller" for more info). And that tool will help you to replace original file with modified one without playing with permissions yourself.

Also if stable version of ResHacker would not work, use beta version.

And when you modified that file, before saving it, do not forget to click "Compile Script" button on the toolbar (here is a picture of a different file just for illustration purposes).
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19 Jun 2011   #7
Arc

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Sorry about being dense, but what am I saving and replacing?
Ok , you deleted the string that Neutron16 and me pointed out, then, as Neutron16 suggested, press the "Compile Script" button .

Now look at the menu bar .... the first one is File . Click on it, and select "Save as". Change the save location to Desktop, and name it shell32.dll.mui , and save .

This one (saved on the desktop) is the file that we call modded system file, and you are to replace the original system file with the modded one .
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19 Jun 2011   #8
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

OK, I've done as you said and created the modded file, replaced the original and the Create shortcut remains. I have use the stable and Beta Reshack software.
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19 Jun 2011   #9

Windows 8.1 ; Windows 7 x86 (Dec2008-Jan2013)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
OK, I've done as you said and created the modded file, replaced the original and the Create shortcut remains. I have use the stable and Beta Reshack software.
That is common if your system is not fresh install. If you have updated to SP1 from RTM you should have at least two other copies of that file in the subfolders of the folder
C:\Windows\winsxs\
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19 Jun 2011   #10
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Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Grrreat. there are 10,298 subfolders in there.
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