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Windows 7: add an icon to a context menu entry made by the system ?

05 Nov 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
add an icon to a context menu entry made by the system ?

Hi,

is it possible to add an icon to a context menu entry made by the system ?

I would like to have an icon for "Open file location".


Regards,
Tom

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05 Nov 2013   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Yes there is, all you need to do is add an Expandable String Value with the name Icon and for the value, the path to the image in .ico form. Hope this works.
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05 Nov 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hmm, well, I think you're right, BUT ...

... the / my problem is :

Where is the Registry entry for that Context Menu entry ???


Regards,
Tom
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06 Nov 2013   #4

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

I'm not sure if it's even possible but looking at this tutorial from Brink "Open File Location" - Add or Remove from Context Menu it looks like the locations are at(by looking at the Reg files in Notepad)

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\OpenContainingFolderMenu

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\LibraryLocation\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers\OpenContainingFolderMenu

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Results\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers\OpenContainingFolderMenu

This tutorial shows how to add a shortcut with an icon to the context menu maybe with a little trial and error you can Incorporated into the above locations Context Menu - Add Shortcuts with Icons

Be sure to make a backup of your registry first Registry - Backup and Restore

I would also make a restore point just to be safe System Restore Point - Create

Jerry
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