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Windows 7: Context Menu problem

24 Sep 2014   #11
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
IZArc

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
I have 7-Zip 9.22 (64 bit) installed and I haven't noticed any issues, although I normally use IZArc.
IZArc was one utility that I looked at but the latest version is bundled with Open Candy. Of course I can clean install it but decided to try other alternatives for now. Most reviews of IZArc suggest that it's pretty decent!


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24 Sep 2014   #12
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
I have 7-Zip 9.22 (64 bit) installed and I haven't noticed any issues, although I normally use IZArc.
IZArc was one utility that I looked at but the latest version is bundled with Open Candy. Of course I can clean install it but decided to try other alternatives for now. Most reviews of IZArc suggest that it's pretty decent!
I noticed the blurb about Open Candy.
I didn't notice anything weird after I finished installing the latest version (v4.1.9).
It did offer me something, which I declined.

My "Programs and Features" doesn't show any suspicious entries.

Version 4.1.8 came with multiple pieces of crapware (each one had its own bypass method).
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05 Oct 2014   #13
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Finally fixed

The issue is completely solved but I don't know how. The problem is that I didn't even notice that it was fixed until recently. The major changes that I remember making are listed below. Maybe one of these fixed it or it could be something else entirely!

I ran ContextEdit v1.2
Prune Your Context Menus - Context Edit | PCMag.com

Windows 7 is not supported but it worked for me!
It found a few problems along with incorrect file associations that were left behind after removing previously installed software. None of these were related to compressed files.

I deleted the following files on boot and also deleted $UsnJrnl. This is something that I do every month or so but can't see anything in the list below that would have caused the problem.
Note: It's not recommended to delete these files - it's my personal choice.

Code:
%systemdrive%\Users\%user%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\FeedsCache\
%systemdrive%\Users\%user%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\iecompatuaCache\
%systemdrive%\Users\%user%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\IETldCache\
C:\ Del *.log /s /q
C:\$Recycle.bin\*
C:\* Del *.log /s /q
C:\System Volume Information\Chkdsk\*
C:\System Volume Information\Tracking.log*
C:\TEMP\*.log
C:\Users\Chris\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Feeds Cache\
C:\Users\Chris\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Feeds Cache\container.dat
C:\Users\Chris\AppData\Local\Microsoft\IECompatCache\
C:\Users\Chris\AppData\Local\Microsoft\IETldcache\
C:\Users\Chris\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Inernet Explorer\UserData\LOW\
C:\Users\Chris\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStore\container.dat
C:\Users\Chris\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\AppCache\3B8P4TL9\container.dat
C:\Users\Chris\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\AppCache\container.dat
C:\Users\Chris\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Caches\{AFBF9F1A-8EE8-4C77-AF34-C647E37CA0D9}.1.ver0x00000000000000*.db
C:\Users\Chris\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Caches\{AFBF9F1A-8EE8-4C77-AF34-C647E37CA0D9}.1.ver0x00000000000000*.db
C:\Users\Chris\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Caches\5
C:\Users\Chris\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Caches\cversions.1.db
C:\Users\Chris\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\History\desktop.ini
C:\Users\Chris\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\History\History.IE5\*
C:\Users\Chris\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\History\History.IE5\container.dat
C:\Users\Chris\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\History\LOW\History.IE5\
C:\Users\Chris\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\container.dat
C:\Users\Chris\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\counters.dat
C:\Users\Chris\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\UsrClass.dat{0dc10bf9-7ca8-11e3-8566-0025faf2eac8}.TMContainer00000000000000000001.regtrans-ms
C:\Users\Chris\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\UsrClass.dat{0dc10bf9-7ca8-11e3-8566-0025faf2eac8}.TMContainer00000000000000000002.regtrans-ms
C:\Users\Chris\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WebCache\edb.chk
C:\Users\Chris\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WebCache\edbres00001.jrs
C:\Users\Chris\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WebCache\edbres00002.jrs
C:\Users\Chris\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WebCache\V01.chk
C:\Users\Chris\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WebCache\V01.log
C:\Users\Chris\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WebCache\V01res00001.jrs
C:\Users\Chris\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WebCache\V01res00002.jrs
C:\Users\Chris\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WebCache\WebCacheV01.dat
C:\Users\Chris\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\IECompatCache
C:\Users\Chris\Cookies\container.dat
C:\Windows\Debug\PASSWD.LOG
C:\Windows\setupact.log
C:\Windows\setuperr.log
C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore\Logs\edb.chk
C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore\Logs\edb.log
C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore\Logs\edbres00001.jrs
C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore\Logs\edbres00002.jrs
C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore\Logs\tmp.edb
C:\Windows\System32\catroot2\dberr.txt
C:\Windows\System32\catroot2\edb.chk
C:\Windows\System32\catroot2\edb.log
C:\Windows\System32\catroot2\edb005D2.log
C:\Windows\System32\catroot2\edbres00001.jrs
C:\Windows\System32\catroot2\edbres00002.jrs
C:\Windows\WindowsUpdate.log
HKCU\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache
C:\Users\Chris\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\UsrClass.dat{4667a3b8-c16d-11e3-bffb-0025faf2eac8}.TMContainer00000000000000000002.regtrans-ms
C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\cbs.log
C:\Users\Chris\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\UsrClass.dat{4e442768-d888-11e3-95b6-0025faf2eac8}.TMContainer00000000000000000002.regtrans-ms
C:\Users\Chris\Desktop\Toolbox 2\MJRegWatcher\MJRegWatchKeys.log
C:\Program Files\PeerBlock\peerblock.log
Attempting to help another forum member I backed up my HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\InternetShortcut\shell registry key and attempted to import their version.

Can't modify registry key even after changing permissions
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05 Oct 2014   #14
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Did you manually edit/enter that data?

If not, there may have been an issue:
Quote:
C:\Users\Chris\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Inernet Explorer\UserData\LOW\
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06 Oct 2014   #15
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Strange folder

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
Did you manually edit/enter that data?

If not, there may have been an issue:
Quote:
C:\Users\Chris\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Inernet Explorer\UserData\LOW\
No I didn't enter that data myself. In fact I didn't even notice the spelling error - "Inernet" so very well spotted indeed!

I can say that the folder was added to my list of files to delete after running Bleachbit and getting access denied errors when deleting certain folders. I know not to take ownership of the ApplicationData/ AppData folder.

C:\Users\Chris\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Inernet Explorer\UserData\LOW\ - was a copy and paste from the Bleachbit error log and I never even gave it any thought!

Looking again at the current folders the only UserData folder is located here:

"C:\Users\Chris\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\UserData\Low"

I believe that's how it should be.
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06 Oct 2014   #16
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Interesting

I mentioned it because I've experienced issues with some program installers creating folders in the wrong locations.

For example:
"... AppDataLocal\ ..."
instead of:
"... AppData\Local\ ..."
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06 Oct 2014   #17
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
AppData

You're probably correct about a faulty program installer however further investigation reveals some strangely renamed folders.

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The folder contents appear to be okay. I've run scans with my AV (Comodo), Malwarebytes, Emsisoft Emergency Kit, SAS and checked connections with Comodo Kill Switch, Crowd Inspect Network Scanner and CurrPorts. Nothing found! Currently I'm scanning with Trend Micro Anti-Threat Toolkit as it seems to report on anything out of the ordinary.


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07 Oct 2014   #18
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Scan results

All scan results show up clean. For good measure I restored a system image backup from several weeks back. I keep weekly backups going back a few months. I mounted each backup image until I found the newest one that didn't have the renamed folders problem. That seems to have sorted it!

Thanks for your help.
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07 Oct 2014   #19
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

I'm not really sure that I actually helped you (you did all of the work).
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