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"Open File Location" - Add or Remove from Context Menu

How to Add or Remove "Open File Location" and "Open Folder Location" from the Context Menu
Published by Brink
25 Jun 2012
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How to Add or Remove "Open File Location" and "Open Folder Location" from the Context Menu

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This will show you how to add or remove "Open File Location" and "Open Folder Location" from the context menu for all users in Windows 7 and Windows 8.

This is when you right click on a shortcut of a file or folder, or an included library folder.

You must be logged in as an administrator to be able to do the steps in this tutorial.


EXAMPLE: "Open File Location" and "Open Folder Location" in Context Menu
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Here's How:
1. Do step 2 or 3 below for what you would like to do.

2. To Add "Open File/Folder Location" to Context Menu
NOTE: This is the default setting.
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.
Add_Open_File_Location.reg
download
3. To Remove "Open File/Folder Location" from Context Menu
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.
Remove_Open_File_Location.reg
download
4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to Merge it.

6. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve merging the .reg file.

7. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.
That's it
Shawn
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25 Jun 2012   #1
cubefred14

windows 7 starter
 
 

your my angel shawn,, thank you o much..

and also thank you for the quick rply...

big big thanks mann,, which i could hug you to say how thankful i am...

T-H-A-N-K-Y-O-U-S-H-A-W-N


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25 Jun 2012   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Fred.
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11 May 2014   #3
Lateron

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Hi Shawn,
I know Iīm a few years late on this but Iīve just found your article about "To Add "Open File/Folder Location" to Context Menu". I wonder if you can tell me how to do the same thing, only for my Windows Task Manager?
From the Applications tab I can go to the correct process but in the process tab on the process just selected, the right click "open file location" does not work (anymore - it did a long time ago). I have scanned my registry but cannot find anything useful on "Taskmanager".
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11 May 2014   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Lateron, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I've searched, but so far I'm not able to find a reference for Task Manager in the registry either.

If this has just recently started, then you could do a system restore using a restore point dated before it started to hopefully fix it.
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11 May 2014   #5
Lateron

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
"Open File Location" not working on Task manager

Hello Brink,
I wish it were that simple! No, this problem has been with me for quite a while. I donīt have a clue what caused it. On many occasions I have searched Internet for a solution but have not found one. Everyone just assumes the "open file location" works.
I have looked at my laptopīs register and found many more entries for task manager than on my tower. None of the entries refer to "open file location". What they are for is a mystery for me.

Thanks for your input.
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