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Windows 7: Remove item from context menu

24 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Remove item from context menu

This is a very strange situation: The folder context menu shows multiple instances of VTSync, see screen grab. This is a legitimate program, but really has no place in the context menu. What is so frustrating is that I cannot remove it!

The item seems to get placed in the context menu when the program is installed. Earlier today, I uninstalled the program; removed all entries for it from the registry, then reinstalled the program. Prior to uninstalling, it appeared three times in the context menu, now it appears four times.

I also tried the programs 'Shell Extension View' and 'Shell Menu View', but I could find no reference to VTSync in either.

Can you please offer a suggestion for getting rid of these unwanted entries?




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24 May 2012   #2
Arc

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Hello GRoston

Try ShellMenuView to remove the unwanted context menus .
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25 May 2012   #3

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Arc,

As I mentioned in my post, I did try that program and I saw no reference to these items when using it.
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25 May 2012   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hello GRoston,

You could try AutoRuns, a tool from Microsoft TechNet

Autoruns for Windows

Be careful when using this though and only remove the items you need to. I would create a system restore point and possibly a system image before using it.
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25 May 2012   #5

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I'm not sure if it will help but I will show you how I remove entries from their.
#1
Go to the control panel and then folder options and make your settings the same as the screenshot below.
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#2
This is the entry I will remove. Click on it and make a new document on the desktop, noticed the file extension.
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#3
Navigator to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT and scroll down until you see the file extension type in this example .psd
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#4
Expand .psd and right click on ShellNew and click on Export this will backup the registry entry save it somewhere convenient and give it a name.
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Again right click on ShellNew and click delete. Then click Yes in the dialog box.
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Now it is gone.
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Jerry


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25 May 2012   #6

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Bongo - thank you - your solution worked.
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25 May 2012   #7

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You're welcome
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27 May 2012   #8

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Thanks for that Bongo! Didn't realise you could do it that way!
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26 Jun 2012   #9

windows 7 starter
 
 

bongo is there anyway that i can remove open file location in properties context menu,,


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26 Jun 2012   #10

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cubefred14 View Post
bongo is there anyway that i can remove open file location in properties context menu,,
Not that I know of sorry
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