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Windows 7: Context Menu (Shortcut) Bug

04 Oct 2012   #1
SnackCabinet

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 
Context Menu (Shortcut) Bug

I downloaded a older version (not realizing it) of Start Orb Changer by Kishan Bagaria and I set the Shortcut in the context menu to on. Later I realized it was an older version so I scraped it and went and downloaded the latest version. Still have the old version context menu shortcut in my context menu and I don't know how to get rid of it. I can't remember the version I had when I set it on. So does anybody know where the registry file for this shortcut in the context menu would be located so I can delete it?


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04 Oct 2012   #2
Lomai

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Hi

Have you tried reverting to default?
Have a look at Shawn's tutorial - New Context Menu - Remove & Restore Default Menu Items

Hope this helps in some way, keep us posted on the outcomes

Thanks and regards
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04 Oct 2012   #3
SnackCabinet

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Sorry, that didn't help.
All it told me was how to restore a icon/shortcut (like the "new folder shortcut) back to default.
I need to know how to remove a custom shortcut from my context menu completely.
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04 Oct 2012   #4
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

This is where version 5 puts it:

-orb.jpg

If you are brave enough to be using these types of customizations, then I would hope that you already know how to create a restore point, backup/restore the registry and/or backup/restore an image of your system drive.


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04 Oct 2012   #5
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CosmicPoptart View Post
....Still have the old version context menu shortcut in my context menu....
If the info that I posted does not help - please post a screenshot of your desktop context menu.

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And post a link to any old versions of this software - even if you don't know which one you used.
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04 Oct 2012   #6
SnackCabinet

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CosmicPoptart View Post
....Still have the old version context menu shortcut in my context menu....
If the info that I posted does not help - please post a screenshot of your desktop context menu.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

And post a link to any old versions of this software - even if you don't know which one you used.
I'm so sorry. I thought I uploaded a picture of my context menu in the first post!
Here it is.


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04 Oct 2012   #7
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

You can correct the path and/or the file name in the registry to point to the file/version that you have and it should work again.

Or - like you said - you can carefully delete the key that I highlighted from the registry.
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04 Oct 2012   #8
SnackCabinet

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

I fixed it. I went to the path you provided 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\DesktopBackground\Shell\Start Orb' and then all I did was delete the "Icon" and "Position" data.

Worked like a charm. Thanks UsernameIssues & Lomai for the helpful posts!
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05 Oct 2012   #9
Lomai

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Thanks for your feedback

Take care and regards
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