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Windows 7: Restorator 2007 Content Menu Issue


05 Jun 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 
Restorator 2007 Content Menu Issue

Hi Guys
Having a problem . Problem is when I right click on a .DLL file on my desktop I don't see " Open with Restorator " on the content menu . But when I do that on my laptop I see " Open with Restorator " I checked the settings on my desktop inside Restorator and there is a check for " Context Menu extension in Windows Explorer " but I am still have able to see a Open with Restorator on my desktop's context menu.


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06 Jun 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Do both the desktop and laptop have Windows 7 on them? I had a similar problem with East Tec Eraser and their support said the context menu item didn't work in Windows 7.

I added a send to shortcut and that might work for you.

Open an explorer window (any folder)

Paste this into the address bar and hit enter

%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo

(The direct link is C:\Users\{your user name}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo)

Put a shortcut to Restorator there

Right click a dll, send to, Restorator

If that doesn't work, you may have to reinstall, see if there is an option to add to context menu while installing. Hope this helps. A Guy
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07 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

A GUY....
Thank You for replying . Desktop has Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and Laptop has Windows 7 Ultimate x86 . I checked on the desktop inside the settings option in Restorator and there is a check by " Context Menu extension in Windows Explorer " on both desktop and laptop . The laptop has Restorator in the context menu but the desktop doesn't like I mentioned on my POST before yours .
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07 Jun 2010   #4

xp, vista, seven
 
 

Open regedit.exe through the start menu search or run box, and then browse down to the following key:


HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell


Right-click on “shell” and choose to create a new key, calling it “Open with Notepad”. Create a new key below that one called “command”. Double-click on the (Default) value in the right-hand pane and enter in the following:


notepad.exe %1


The change should take effect immediately… just right-click on any file and you’ll see the next menu entry.



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07 Jun 2010   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VistaKing View Post
A GUY....
Thank You for replying . Desktop has Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and Laptop has Windows 7 Ultimate x86 . I checked on the desktop inside the settings option in Restorator and there is a check by " Context Menu extension in Windows Explorer " on both desktop and laptop . The laptop has Restorator in the context menu but the desktop doesn't like I mentioned on my POST before yours .
Yes I realize, and my EastTec also has that box checked and didn't work. But short of asking the developer, I was offering a possible workaround. You would be better served by someone with Restorator replying with what the entry on their registry looks like, then you can do similar to what pcs3657 is suggesting, manually add the context menu entry. Sorry I couldn't help. A Guy
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07 Jun 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pcs3657 View Post
Open regedit.exe through the start menu search or run box, and then browse down to the following key:


HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell


Right-click on “shell” and choose to create a new key, calling it “Open with Notepad”. Create a new key below that one called “command”. Double-click on the (Default) value in the right-hand pane and enter in the following:


notepad.exe %1


The change should take effect immediately… just right-click on any file and you’ll see the next menu entry.




What does NOTEPAD.EXE have to do with Restorator ? Two different programs


Added: Uninstalled and Reinstalling the Restorator 2007 didn't fix my content menu issue
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17 Feb 2013   #7

Windows 7 v.6.1 Edition Familial Premium on a 64 bit laptop
 
 
The Solution for Windows 7 & 8

This is kind of late, but still useful from the search results. This Solution works also for any shortcut that you want to add on the Explorer context menu. For adding shortcuts on the Desktop context menu, see my tutorial:

http://www.sevenforums.com/chillout-...le-layers.html.


@pcs3657, you were on the right path to the solution. Here is the final one for any program and its icon‼
Part 1: The layout on the context menu:

❶ Write in a text file the path of your program, e.g., Restorator.exe in this case, including the quotes:
Windows 7: "C:\Program Files\Restorator 2007\Restorator.exe"
Windows 8: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Restorator 2007\Restorator.exe"
Trick: If your path is different, copy it from the Explorer this way:
Windows 7: Click in the address bar in an empty space at the end, CTRL+C and paste it in your file CTRL+V.





Then, add a back-slash and the program's name: \Restorator.exe. Finally, quote the entire address like above.

Windows 8: Shift + Right-click on the program > ‘Copy as path’. Then, paste it in your file. The quotes are already included.
❷ Open the Registry Editor:
Windows 7: Start Menu > write regedit > click on the program “Regedit.exe” above.

Windows 8: Win button + R > write regedit.
❸ Go to the key [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\Shell]

❹ Right-click on the “Shell” key > New > Key. Name it: Restorator.

❺ On the right side, right-click on “(Default)” > Modify... > Press the space bar once before you write: Open with Restorator (or whatever you want to see on your menu).

Note: The optional space before "Open" is just to separate the string nicely from the too closed icon.


Part 2: The icon:

❶ Right-click on the empty space below “(default)” > New > String Value. Name it: Icon.

❷ Then, right-click on “Icon” > Modify... > paste your quoted Path and add: ,1 at the end right after the quote, then, press Enter.

Example: "the path\Restorator.exe",1

Note: The comma 1 is the index number of the two icons in the Restorator.exe file, i.e., #0 and #1. You may change it for the ,0 if you prefer that one.

The presentation of the Restorator on the context menu is done. Check it out...


Part 3: The command:

Now let's tell it what to do.

❶ Right-click on the Restorator key on the left side > New > Key. Write: command.

❷ On the right side, right-click on “(Default)” > Modify... > paste your quoted Path and add after the end quote:
one space and "%1" (including those quotes too), then, press Enter.

Example: "the path\Restorator.exe" "%1"

Note: The %1 is a variable pointing to the file you just Right-clicked on. And it must be quoted too.


Normally, the registry program has copied your new keys-values-data here too [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\*\Shell]. If it did not, then do it manually.




[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\Shell\Restorator]
(default) .. REG_SZ .. " Open with Restorator"

; for Windows 7:
Icon ...... REG_SZ ... "C:\Program Files\Restorator 2007\Restorator.exe",1

; for Windows 8:
Icon ...... REG_SZ ... "C:\Program Files (x86)\Restorator 2007\Restorator.exe",1



[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\Shell\Restorator\command]

; for Windows 7:
(default) .. REG_SZ .. "C:\Program Files\Restorator 2007\Restorator.exe" "%1"

; for Windows 8:
(default) .. REG_SZ .. "C:\Program Files (x86)\Restorator 2007\Restorator.exe" "%1"


To add shortcuts on the Desktop context menu (Windows 7), see my tutorial:

http://www.sevenforums.com/chillout-...le-layers.html.


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