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Search - Add or Remove from "My Computer" Context Menu

How to Add "Search" to "My Computer" Context Menu in Vista and Windows 7
Published by Brink
08 May 2012
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How to Add "Search" to "My Computer" Context Menu in Vista and Windows 7

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This will show you how to add Search to the "My Computer" context menu for all users in Windows 7 or Vista. This is for when you right click on Computer from the Start Menu, navigation pane in Windows Explorer, or desktop icon.


EXAMPLE: "Search" added to "My Computer" Context Menu
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Here's How:
1. To Add "Search" to "My Computer" Context Menu
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
Add_Search_to_My_Computer_Context_Menu.reg
download
B) Go to step 3.
2. To Remove "Search" from "My Computer" Context Menu
NOTE: This is the default setting.
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
Remove_Search_from_My_Computer_Context_Menu.reg
download
3. Save the .reg file to the desktop.

4. Right click on the downloaded .reg file and click on Merge.

5. When prompted, click on Run, Yes (UAC-Windows 7) or Continue (UAC-Vista), Yes, and OK to approve merging the .reg file.

6. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.
That's it
Shawn









08 May 2012   #1
netbox

Win7 Pro SP1 x64
 
 

Nice.. Useful addition. Thanks Brink


My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 May 2012   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome netbox.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Sep 2014   #3
CJ Cotter

Windows 7 Home Premium, 32 bit
 
 
Remove Search from Context menu

Shawn,

Your REG file did not work for me. Have any other suggestions? Thank you.

CJ Cotter
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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28 Sep 2014   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello CJ, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Were you able to successfully merge the .reg file from step 1?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Sep 2014   #5
CJ Cotter

Windows 7 Home Premium, 32 bit
 
 
Search - Add or Remove from "My Computer" Context Menu

Yes. No problem whatsoever.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Sep 2014   #6
CJ Cotter

Windows 7 Home Premium, 32 bit
 
 
Search - Remove from "My Computer" Context Menu

I used notepad to look inside the "remove" REG file. That same alpha-numeric registry key is located in a number of places throughout my registry. None of them say "search" or "Windows search".
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Sep 2014   #7
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Search is not in the context menu by default unless you had added it. The "remove" .reg in this tutorial was designed to remove what was added be the "add" .reg file.

If you added Search to your "My Computer" context menu using some other method than this tutorial, then please export the registry key below and upload it here. I'll be happy to take a look at it to see which key is the one for it on your computer, and post back with a .reg file that will remove it for you.

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Sep 2014   #8
CJ Cotter

Windows 7 Home Premium, 32 bit
 
 
Search - Remove from Context Menu

Thank you for your help! Attached is the REG file. For my search engine, I'm using Agent Ransack.


Attached Files
File Type: reg Search REG.reg (6.6 KB, 126 views)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Sep 2014   #9
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

The entry for this context menu is not at the registry location where this tutorial adds it. Could you post a screenshot of your "My Computer" context menu to see if it may help to ID the issue?

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums
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