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Windows 7: Right Click Menu Resembles XP?


02 Dec 2009   #1
Wrinkledlion

Windows 7
 
 
Right Click Menu Resembles XP?

A few weeks ago, my computer crashed for reasons that I'm still unsure of, and I had to reinstall using a USB key. (See this topic if you want to read about that in detail.)

After the reinstall, it's mostly been working, but it's been treating my right-click menus very oddly. They look normal inside of programs and on the "My Documents" and "Recycle Bin" desktop icons, but all the folders and documents that don't come built into the OS have flat menus that turn blue as you mouse over them, exactly like in XP and earlier systems. Any idea how I can remedy this?




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02 Dec 2009   #2
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

It's caused by some 3rd party software you installed.
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03 Dec 2009   #3
Rishone

Win 7 64, OSX Snow Leopard
 
 

Most probably, its caused by that Carbonite Context menu, from a google search, i think its an online backup app, so get the latest version (win7 supporting version, if there is one) from their website and reinstall that app.

And also update VLC, 7Zip to there latest version.
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03 Dec 2009   #4
Wrinkledlion

Windows 7
 
 

I downloaded the latest 7Zip, and I already have the latest version of VLC, but I can't find any way to update Carbonite on their webpage.
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03 Dec 2009   #5
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Give this app a try:

ShellMenuView v1.12

Description

ShellMenuView is a small utility that display the list of static menu items that appeared in the context menu when you right-click a file/folder on Windows Explorer, and allows you to easily disable unwanted menu items.

System Requirements

ShellMenuView works properly on Windows 2000 and Windows XP. You can also use ShellMenuView on Windows 98 for viewing the menu items list, but the disable/enable feature won't work on this version of Windows. (The disabling feature is achieved by adding 'LegacyDisable' key to the desired menu item in the Registry, and this Registry key is not supported by Windows 98)

Search for other utilities in NirSoft






Or Autoruns:
Autoruns for Windows v9.57
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03 Dec 2009   #6
Wrinkledlion

Windows 7
 
 

That says 2000 and XP. Does it work on 7?
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03 Dec 2009   #7
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Yes, sure does.
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03 Dec 2009   #8
Wrinkledlion

Windows 7
 
 

Okay, by deleting the Carbonite registry value in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers, I've got pictures and program context menus looking normal, but when I click on a folder it still looks bad and shows the Carbonite option. How can I fix the folders?
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03 Dec 2009   #9
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

You need to do a search in the registry and remove all instances of Carbonite
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03 Dec 2009   #10
Wrinkledlion

Windows 7
 
 

All instances? Wouldn't that uninstall it?
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