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Windows 7: Possible to "Rename" items in Context Menu?


08 Sep 2009   #1

Windows 7 Pro x64 RTM
 
 
Possible to "Rename" items in Context Menu?

Is it possible to rename the Windows Media Player to Windows Media Player x86? cause I will be making Windows Media Player x64 as my default player and the last time I did that Windows automaticaaly added another Windows Media Player to the right click context menu, in the end 2 entries of "Windows Media Player" in the context menu.

I'm hoping to rename the current Windows Media Player to x86 before making the change, so that I can easily differentiate the x86 and x64 in the right click context menu.

Thanks.



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08 Sep 2009   #2

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ben07 View Post
I'm hoping to rename the current Windows Media Player to x86 before making the change, so that I can easily differentiate the x86 and x64 in the right click context menu.
Well, do not do that. It is better not to rename files, especially ones built directly into the OS.

I am posting at this time in aneffort to stop you. You can rename the context menu entry properly.

brb
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08 Sep 2009   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
It is better not to rename files, especially ones built directly into the OS.
brb
Thanks Antman, quick response as usual

Ops, I meant to rename the Windows Media Player in the context menu ONLY, not the sys file name, my bad.
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08 Sep 2009   #4

 

Use this. FileMenu Tools

I use it for another purpose, but I just tested it for the context menu rename.

You can rename context menu entries manually, and there is info here on the forum on how to do it, but this tool is nice.

It adds some nice features to right click.
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08 Sep 2009   #5

Windows 7 Pro x64 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
Use this. FileMenu Tools

Great, thanks!
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08 Sep 2009   #6

Windows 7 Pro x64 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
You can rename context menu entries manually, and there is info here on the forum on how to do it, but this tool is nice.
Hey Antman, I want to learn the manual way also if possible, but I couldn't find it under Tutorial. Please let me know should you come across that tutorial again in the future, thanks.
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08 Sep 2009   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Never Fear as Zidane knows all
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*

This is where the context menu stuff is located
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08 Sep 2009   #8

Windows 7 Pro x64 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
Never Fear as Zidane knows all
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*

This is where the context menu stuff is located
Hey Zidane24, the "Windows Media Player" listed in the context menu is not stored in the registry, but instead may be taken from the program file itself, and hence not listed under HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\* .wmv at all.

Usually these types of Context Menu items can be modified easily - changing the displayed name, icon, and even the program that it links to. HOWEVER, it looks to me like the "Open With" lists are done a little differently.
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08 Sep 2009   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Noticed that a few moments ago...will have to do some more research
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08 Sep 2009   #10

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ben07 View Post
Hey Antman, I want to learn the manual way also if possible, but I couldn't find it under Tutorial. Please let me know should you come across that tutorial again in the future, thanks.
If possible, you might want to load up a VM and play there. Much better to learn the registry on a "live" system that won't kill your workstation. And you will kill your registry. More than twice.

Last post of the day. Good night, gentlemen.
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