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Windows 7: delete invalid context menu heading

15 Nov 2009   #1
Andyonline

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 
delete invalid context menu heading

Hi everyone, i am new to the forum and looking for a bit of help. when i right click on the recyle bin in windows 7, i get an option to shred with pc optimizer pro which is a programme i no longer have on my pc. Can anyone tell me how i get rid of this from the context menu?

thanks in advance for any replies


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15 Nov 2009   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Andy, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You can use a free program called ShellExView to help remove or disable that "Context menu" type.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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15 Nov 2009   #3
Andyonline

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

hi shawn, thanks for the quick response. I did download this but got a bit lost. i have downloaded again and will try again.

Any help would be appreciated !
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15 Nov 2009   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

No problem.

When you run it, look under the Type column for Context Menu items. Next, look at the Extension Name and Description for this Context Menu item to see if that may be the one. You can then right click on the context menu item and disable it for now to make sure that it is it before deleting it.
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15 Nov 2009   #5
Andyonline

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Hi Shawn, i have the type which is displaying the context menus but there is nothing there about pcoptimizerpro???????????
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15 Nov 2009   #6
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

To add to Shawn's suggestion - Nir's apps are great, but you will probably find this easier to use -it's free , too:

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Glary Utilities

You may want to click where it says other builds and get the non toolbar version.

Make sure you give it Admin privileges - rt click the .exe , select Properties> Tick Run As Admin, OK , Apply.


BTW - if you want to use one of Nir's apps. - that will be a static item so

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/shell_menu_view.html is the one to try.


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15 Nov 2009   #7
Andyonline

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Thanks for your help. i managed to delete the context menu easily with glarys utilities.

Cheers
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15 Nov 2009   #8
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You're welcome, it's a useful app.
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15 Nov 2009   #9
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That's great news Andy. Thank you for the tip SI.
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