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Windows 7: Adding items to extended context menu


02 Dec 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 
Adding items to extended context menu

In the past I have used ShellMenuView to do this but for some reason I can't find the entries in there. How would I go about changing it so it comes up when I press Shift + Right Click?

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02 Dec 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello mkr10001,

Was there any specific ones that you wanted to change?

For now, you could edit the REG files in this tutorial below to see how with the Extended string value for the Open Command Window Here context menu item as an example.

Open Command Window Here - Add or Remove Shift + Right Click

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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02 Dec 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

I downloaded a couple of file unlocking programs, sometimes windows won't let me move files. I have 'UnlockMe' and 'Free File Unlocker' I haven't decided which is most suitable yet so for now I'd like both on there.
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03 Dec 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

I couldn't get it to work with Free File Unlocker, but downloading and merging the REG file below change it so that you must press Shift+right click to see UnlockMe in the context menu.

This is what's in the .reg file.

Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\Unlock Me]
"Extended"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\Unlock Me
"Extended"=""
Hope this helps some.


Attached Files
File Type: reg Unlocker+Shift.reg (322 Bytes, 15 views)
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03 Dec 2011   #5

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Hmm still shows up without pressing shift. I had a look before i merged and there wasn't an UnlockMe entry in that location
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03 Dec 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Is this the UnlockMe program that you have installed?

UnlockMe
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03 Dec 2011   #7

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Ah sorry no, I should have linked in the first place.

It's this one UnlockMe | OTIS Soft
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03 Dec 2011   #8
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Ah, ok. I couldn't get that one to change.

The REG file below will undo what the one I posted above added to the registry.


Attached Files
File Type: reg Undo.reg (274 Bytes, 7 views)
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03 Dec 2011   #9

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Ah well...no biggie. Thanks for trying
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03 Dec 2011   #10
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome.
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