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Windows 7: Context Menu problem

21 Sep 2014   #1
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Context Menu problem

I've been looking for a 7-zip replacement for a while. I've also tried the alpha.

Problem: After extracting files, folders that were unzipped remain locked and require restarting explorer in order to unlock them. Until then they can't be deleted, copied, moved or renamed.

Disabling 7-zip context menu solves the issue but that's not ideal. I've tried a few other programs to replace 7-zip including Peazip but finally settled on Tzip. (It's blocked from connecting to the internet by my firewall).

However there's still a problem with the right click context menu. It displays in Chinese. The GUI and everything else displays in English. I'd like to keep Tzip as it seems to work well but I'd prefer an English context menu.

Context Menu:
Context Menu problem-tzip.jpg

I've searched the registry for context menu handlers and found them but can't find any text to change.

I've used Process Hacker to edit Tzip's contextmenu64.dll but again there's no text displayed that can be changed.

I've used a tool to examine both Tzip's executable and contextmenu64.dll and here's the strange thing. Using the search utility in that tool I can find what I'm looking for but I can't pinpoint it.

If anyone has any ideas I'd appreciate it!

Here's what I find in contextmenu64.dll but how to get it displayed in the context menu?

Context Menu problem-tzip_contextmenu64-1.jpg

and

Context Menu problem-tzip_contextmenu64-2.jpg

Context Menu problem-tzip_contextmenu64-3.jpg




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21 Sep 2014   #2
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

I've been using 7-zip since early XP days and never had the problem you are seeing. Maybe you could use ShellExView with 7-zip installed to see what is causing the problem and disable just that part?

Maybe it's interaction with some other context hook?
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21 Sep 2014   #3
Callender

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
I've been using 7-zip since early XP days and never had the problem you are seeing. Maybe you could use ShellExView with 7-zip installed to see what is causing the problem and disable just that part?

Maybe it's interaction with some other context hook?
Well I reckon you're 100% correct. I've already tried a few things:

Removed any software that I no longer use that installed any shell extension.

Checked for and installed any available updates for what was left.

Disabled any shell extension that I don't use on a regular basis.

Full removal and reinstall of 7-zip.

It seems that 7-zip hasn't been updated in quite some time. Maybe a 7-zip update would fix it!
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21 Sep 2014   #4
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

I see there is a 7.34 Alpha version. I'm using 7.25 Alpha on Win 8 Pro X64, Win 7 Pro X64 and Win 8 Pro X86.
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21 Sep 2014   #5
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Also found a 7.30 Alpha which I just installed. Will see how that behaves.
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21 Sep 2014   #6
Callender

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

Thanks I only tried one alpha version when I found the regular version had this problem. Like you say - I reckon it's a conflict somewhere or other. I'll try both alpha versions (not at the same time) as I don't actually remember which one I installed!
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22 Sep 2014   #7
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Solved - kind of

Well I tried both 7-zip Alpha versions and still experienced the same problem. For now I've decided to stick with Tzip but rather than see Chinese characters displayed in the context menu I deleted it's shell extension and created a new right click context menu entry to open files in the program's GUI.

Context Menu problem-tzip2.jpg

Context Menu problem-tzip3.jpg


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23 Sep 2014   #8
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

You have a lot of context entries I don't recognize. It's quite possible one or more of them is the actual cause of the problem.

What is File Governor?

Try creeating a new Administrator level account and see if 7-zip causes problems there.
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23 Sep 2014   #9
lehnerus2000

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

I have 7-Zip 9.22 (64 bit) installed and I haven't noticed any issues, although I normally use IZArc.
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24 Sep 2014   #10
Callender

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
You have a lot of context entries I don't recognize. It's quite possible one or more of them is the actual cause of the problem.

What is File Governor?

Try creating a new Administrator level account and see if 7-zip causes problems there.
File Governor is like a more advanced version of LockHunter. I like it because it can scan all files in a folder or all folders and files in a directory.

NoVirusThanks File Governor: Unlock locked files and folders


Current file and folder context menu entries:

Code:
<FileContextMenu> | edit | C:\Windows\system32\notepad.exe | Notepad | F2C7BB8ACC97F92E987A2D4087D021B1 | Signed :  Microsoft Corporation

<FileContextMenu> | File Information | C:\Program Files\UVK - Ultra Virus Killer\UVK_en.exe | Ultra Virus Killer | 8465CF8686EEBFBDE54203CDD8548B8B | Signed :  Carifred

<FileContextMenu> | Force Delete | C:\Program Files\UVK - Ultra Virus Killer\UVK_en.exe | Ultra Virus Killer | 8465CF8686EEBFBDE54203CDD8548B8B | Signed :  Carifred

<FileContextMenu> | removeproperties | C:\Windows\system32\shell32.dll | Windows Shell Common Dll | AE57F6C7AB3ED244B5F14151C4EA0057 | Signed :  Microsoft Corporation

<FileContextMenu> | runas | C:\Windows\system32\takeown.exe | Takes ownership of a file | 53F4BCD594CC2A791E16246AED525B6D | Signed :  Microsoft Corporation

<FileContextMenu> | TakeOwnerShipEx | C:\Program Files (x86)\TakeOwnershipEx\TakeOwnershipEx.exe | TakeOwnershipEx | AA6964CF7CE6212808C5A117019F023F | Unsigned :  http://winaero.com

<FileContextMenu> | VirusTotal Scanner | C:\Program Files (x86)\SecurityXploded\VirusTotalScanner\VirusTotalScanner.exe | Desktop Tool to Perform Quick Anti-virus Scan using VirusTotal | 7C783AD72CAD7D178214D6B9D930DD5A | Unsigned :  SecurityXploded

<FileContextMenu> | BriefcaseMenu | C:\Windows\system32\syncui.dll | Windows Briefcase | A10B048B681C38E26CA90CD1BC123604 | Signed :  Microsoft Corporation

<FileContextMenu> | EmEditor | C:\Program Files\EmEditor\emedshl64.dll | EmEditor Context Menu | 6A25C383BC6804933F5F7A3B4D9781CF | Signed :  Emurasoft, Inc.

<FileContextMenu> | LockHunterShellExt | C:\Program Files\LockHunter\LHShellExt64.dll | LockHunter Explorer Extension | 579AD392C231FDDD39E5792D7DCDA77A | Signed :  Crystal Rich Ltd

<FileContextMenu> | Open With | C:\Windows\system32\shell32.dll | Windows Shell Common Dll | AE57F6C7AB3ED244B5F14151C4EA0057 | Signed :  Microsoft Corporation

<FileContextMenu> | Open With EncryptionMenu | C:\Windows\system32\shell32.dll | Windows Shell Common Dll | AE57F6C7AB3ED244B5F14151C4EA0057 | Signed :  Microsoft Corporation

<FileContextMenu> | PuranDefrag |  | No description | Hash error: File not found | Unsigned :  No publisher

<FileContextMenu> | SATrustCtxMenuExt | C:\Program Files\SecureAge\Whitelist\SATrustCtx.dll | Application Whitelisting context menu | 5772933CFF7B8600681911E351D7D2FF | Signed :  SecureAge Technology Pte. Ltd.

<FileContextMenu> | Sharing | C:\Windows\system32\ntshrui.dll | Shell extensions for sharing | 037A719DAD50603202C978CD802623E4 | Signed :  Microsoft Corporation

<FileContextMenu> | {90AA3A4E-1CBA-4233-B8BB-535773D48449} | C:\Windows\system32\shell32.dll | Windows Shell Common Dll | AE57F6C7AB3ED244B5F14151C4EA0057 | Signed :  Microsoft Corporation

<FileContextMenu> | {a2a9545d-a0c2-42b4-9708-a0b2badd77c8} | C:\Windows\system32\shell32.dll | Windows Shell Common Dll | AE57F6C7AB3ED244B5F14151C4EA0057 | Signed :  Microsoft Corporation

<FileContextMenu> | {CA8ACAFA-5FBB-467B-B348-90DD488DE003} | C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASCTXMN64.DLL | SUPERAntiSpyware Context Menu Extension | 2640B083BB33CC6095CB0E6E2F8ACC98 | Signed :  SUPERAntiSpyware.com

<FileContextMenu> | CopyAsPathMenu | C:\Windows\system32\shell32.dll | Windows Shell Common Dll | AE57F6C7AB3ED244B5F14151C4EA0057 | Signed :  Microsoft Corporation

<FileContextMenu> | FG_CTX | C:\PROGRA~1\NoVirusThanks\File Governor\FG_SHLEXT.dll | No description | 5320E5DFEE8A0D7BE8F91232167D6A10 | Signed :  No publisher

<FileContextMenu> | MBAMShlExt | C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamext.dll | Malwarebytes Anti-Malware | D713FBECECD754FB7110CC5C4E0948F5 | Signed :  Malwarebytes Corporation

<FileContextMenu> | SendTo | C:\Windows\system32\shell32.dll | Windows Shell Common Dll | AE57F6C7AB3ED244B5F14151C4EA0057 | Signed :  Microsoft Corporation

<FileContextMenu> | {596AB062-B4D2-4215-9F74-E9109B0A8153} | C:\Windows\system32\twext.dll | Previous Versions property page | 534D84434D9DB1D1E1E865F64E52AA8E | Signed :  Microsoft Corporation

<FileContextMenu> | {CA8ACAFA-5FBB-467B-B348-90DD488DE003} | C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASCTXMN64.DLL | SUPERAntiSpyware Context Menu Extension | 2640B083BB33CC6095CB0E6E2F8ACC98 | Signed :  SUPERAntiSpyware.com

<FolderContextMenu> | disksorter | C:\Program Files (x86)\Disk Sorter\bin\sppshex.exe | No description | 4D719E74F6BDCA23EA09BBB9E033EC4E | Unsigned :  No publisher

<FolderContextMenu> | explore | C:\Windows\system32\explorerframe.dll | ExplorerFrame | EED05D42D91835064703E2318552ED25 | Signed :  Microsoft Corporation

<FolderContextMenu> | open | C:\Windows\Explorer.exe | Windows Explorer | 332FEAB1435662FC6C672E25BEB37BE3 | Signed :  Microsoft Corporation

<FolderContextMenu> | opennewprocess | C:\Windows\system32\explorerframe.dll | ExplorerFrame | EED05D42D91835064703E2318552ED25 | Signed :  Microsoft Corporation

<FolderContextMenu> | opennewwindow | C:\Windows\system32\explorerframe.dll | ExplorerFrame | EED05D42D91835064703E2318552ED25 | Signed :  Microsoft Corporation

<FolderContextMenu> | TakeOwnerShipEx | C:\Program Files (x86)\TakeOwnershipEx\TakeOwnershipEx.exe | TakeOwnershipEx | AA6964CF7CE6212808C5A117019F023F | Unsigned :  http://winaero.com

<FolderContextMenu> | BriefcaseMenu | C:\Windows\system32\syncui.dll | Windows Briefcase | A10B048B681C38E26CA90CD1BC123604 | Signed :  Microsoft Corporation

<FolderContextMenu> | Library Location | C:\Windows\system32\shell32.dll | Windows Shell Common Dll | AE57F6C7AB3ED244B5F14151C4EA0057 | Signed :  Microsoft Corporation

<FolderContextMenu> | MBAMShlExt | C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamext.dll | Malwarebytes Anti-Malware | D713FBECECD754FB7110CC5C4E0948F5 | Signed :  Malwarebytes Corporation

<FolderContextMenu> | SATrustCtxMenuExt | C:\Program Files\SecureAge\Whitelist\SATrustCtx.dll | Application Whitelisting context menu | 5772933CFF7B8600681911E351D7D2FF | Signed :  SecureAge Technology Pte. Ltd.

<FolderContextMenu> | Browse with &IrfanView | C:\Program Files (x86)\IrfanView\i_view32.exe | IrfanView | D5C0C468F5CE03E680F73283EC5DF1AC | Signed :  Irfan Skiljan

<FolderContextMenu> | cmd | C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe | Windows Command Processor | 5746BD7E255DD6A8AFA06F7C42C1BA41 | Signed :  Microsoft Corporation

<FolderContextMenu> | disksorter | C:\Program Files (x86)\Disk Sorter\bin\sppshex.exe | No description | 4D719E74F6BDCA23EA09BBB9E033EC4E | Unsigned :  No publisher

<FolderContextMenu> | find | C:\Windows\Explorer.exe | Windows Explorer | 332FEAB1435662FC6C672E25BEB37BE3 | Signed :  Microsoft Corporation

<FolderContextMenu> | Force Delete | C:\Program Files\UVK - Ultra Virus Killer\UVK_en.exe | Ultra Virus Killer | 8465CF8686EEBFBDE54203CDD8548B8B | Signed :  Carifred

<FolderContextMenu> | LA_Enqueue | V:\LA_Portable_v4.8.2\LA.exe | Light Alloy - multimedia player | 805C8BD192E5015FEB52024240E6726F | Unsigned :  http://www.light-alloy.ru

<FolderContextMenu> | LA_PlayIn | V:\LA_Portable_v4.8.2\LA.exe | Light Alloy - multimedia player | 805C8BD192E5015FEB52024240E6726F | Unsigned :  http://www.light-alloy.ru

<FolderContextMenu> | runas | C:\Windows\system32\takeown.exe | Takes ownership of a file | 53F4BCD594CC2A791E16246AED525B6D | Signed :  Microsoft Corporation

<FolderContextMenu> | UltraFileSearch | C:\Program Files (x86)\UltraFileSearch\UltraFileSearch.exe | UltraFileSearch - File Search Utility | 9F22B70497B99C813551841617A333A3 | Unsigned :  Stegisoft

<FolderContextMenu> | EmEditor | C:\Program Files\EmEditor\emedshl64.dll | EmEditor Context Menu | 6A25C383BC6804933F5F7A3B4D9781CF | Signed :  Emurasoft, Inc.

<FolderContextMenu> | EncryptionMenu | C:\Windows\system32\shell32.dll | Windows Shell Common Dll | AE57F6C7AB3ED244B5F14151C4EA0057 | Signed :  Microsoft Corporation

<FolderContextMenu> | LockHunterShellExt | C:\Program Files\LockHunter\LHShellExt64.dll | LockHunter Explorer Extension | 579AD392C231FDDD39E5792D7DCDA77A | Signed :  Crystal Rich Ltd

<FolderContextMenu> | Sharing | C:\Windows\system32\ntshrui.dll | Shell extensions for sharing | 037A719DAD50603202C978CD802623E4 | Signed :  Microsoft Corporation

<FolderContextMenu> | {596AB062-B4D2-4215-9F74-E9109B0A8153} | C:\Windows\system32\twext.dll | Previous Versions property page | 534D84434D9DB1D1E1E865F64E52AA8E | Signed :  Microsoft Corporation

<FolderContextMenu> | {CA8ACAFA-5FBB-467B-B348-90DD488DE003} | C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASCTXMN64.DLL | SUPERAntiSpyware Context Menu Extension | 2640B083BB33CC6095CB0E6E2F8ACC98 | Signed :  SUPERAntiSpyware.com
I reckon a new admin level account with 7-zip installed is likely to work fine but I'll test and post back here.

Edit: I've fixed the Puran Defrag file context menu issue shown above.
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