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Windows 7: Adding a context menu item to Windows 7


08 Mar 2010   #1

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Adding a context menu item to Windows 7

I am trying to add a custom context menu item to windows 7. I want it to show up when I right mouse click inside a folder in windows explorer. I want it to create a folder (pre-named to "temp"). Like the menu to create a new folder but already named. I know this can be done by right clicking and choosing new and then folder but that's not what I want. Can a context menu item be added to the folder view in the registry and then have it create a directory by running cmd.exe. I have tried to do this but it won't work. I added Create Temp to the registry in the proper place and added a sub key "command". in the command I added "cmd.exe /c md temp". This of course didn't work. Can someone familiar with context menus give me a hand on the proper way to write this. Thanks.

I have tried every way I know how, that's why I need help.

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09 Mar 2010   #2

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I'm not sure how helpful this is, but here is a tutorial on how to edit your context menu in regedit and also some links to programs to change file association and other various shell configuration stuff.

I tried the regedit thing but I wasn't seeing all of the things that were in my context menu.
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