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Windows 7: Remove "Create Shortcut" from file and folder context menu?

20 Jun 2011   #11
A Guy

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20 Jun 2011   #12
Neutron16

Windows 8.1 ; Windows 7 x86 (Dec2008-Jan2013)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Grrreat. there are 10,298 subfolders in there.
OHHH, c'mon!
Nobody is saying that you need to go through all of them.
Search, search, search.
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20 Jun 2011   #13
anaron

Windows 7 Pro 64 bitv & Windows 10 Home
 
 

Looks like I started a thread on this at about the same time of this one. Arc referred me to this one. Using Everything I found 6 mui files on my c drive.
1. C:\Windows\System32\en-US\shell32.dll.mui
2. C:\Windows\SysWOW64\en-US\shell32.dll.mui
3. C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-shell32.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_en-us_59801cbd3a2f3965\shell32.dll.mui
4. C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-shell32.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17514_en-us_5bb13085371dbcff\shell32.dll.mui
5. C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-shell32.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_en-us_b59eb840f28caa9b\shell32.dll.mui
6. C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-shell32.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17514_en-us_b7cfcc08ef7b2e35\shell32.dll.mui

Using beta ResHacker (the first download would not open two of the mui's) & Se7en File Replacer, I removed the "create shortcut" from all 6, rebooted and still have the same issue. Restored and changed all 6 manually as I kind of like to see what's happening as it happens. Still did not fix the issue so I can only assume that there is another file or more that has this locked in. This thing is really a bugger! Been playing with it for about two weeks now! Sooner or later, it will happen!
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20 Jun 2011   #14
fimble

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Open your "Run" window, or an elevated command prompt. Type in mcbuilder. When it finishes running (if you are using the run window the opened command prompt shuts itself). Do a reboot.

Create Shortcut should now be gone.

Be aware on 64bit systems you will have two shell32.dll.mui's.

One in C:\Windows\System32\en-US
Other in C:\Windows\SysWOW64\en-US

They're slightly different to each other so you'll need to modify both.

The Winsxs are default backups. Personally I don't touch them. (I'm not saying anyone who does is wrong, I just don't).
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20 Jun 2011   #15
anaron

Windows 7 Pro 64 bitv & Windows 10 Home
 
 

Mcbuilder did not resolve the issue.
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20 Jun 2011   #16
fimble

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Try the entries in Menu 210 of your shell32.dll.mui file(s). Mine Reads:

210 MENUEX
LANGUAGE LANG_ENGLISH, SUBLANG_ENGLISH_US
{
POPUP "", 0, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED, 0
{
MENUITEM "Cu&t", 24, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED
MENUITEM "&Copy", 25, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED
MENUITEM "&Paste", 26, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED
MENUITEM "", 65535, MFT_SEPARATOR, MFS_ENABLED
MENUITEM "Rena&me", 18, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED
MENUITEM "", 65535, MFT_SEPARATOR, MFS_ENABLED
MENUITEM "Create &Shortcut", 16, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED
MENUITEM "", 65535, MFT_SEPARATOR, MFS_ENABLED
MENUITEM "&Delete", 17, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED
MENUITEM "", 65535, MFT_SEPARATOR, MFS_ENABLED
}


Which matches / is the right order reading down my context menu(s)
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20 Jun 2011   #17
fimble

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

OK, to try it out. I changed the entries in Menu 210 of my shell32.dll.mui files in C:\Windows\System32\en-US and C:\Windows\SysWOW64\en-US from:

210 MENUEX
LANGUAGE LANG_ENGLISH, SUBLANG_ENGLISH_US
{
POPUP "", 0, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED, 0
{
MENUITEM "Cu&t", 24, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED
MENUITEM "&Copy", 25, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED
MENUITEM "&Paste", 26, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED
MENUITEM "", 65535, MFT_SEPARATOR, MFS_ENABLED
MENUITEM "Rena&me", 18, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED
MENUITEM "", 65535, MFT_SEPARATOR, MFS_ENABLED
MENUITEM "Create &Shortcut", 16, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED
MENUITEM "", 65535, MFT_SEPARATOR, MFS_ENABLED
MENUITEM "&Delete", 17, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED
MENUITEM "", 65535, MFT_SEPARATOR, MFS_ENABLED
}


To:
210 MENUEX
LANGUAGE LANG_ENGLISH, SUBLANG_ENGLISH_US
{
POPUP "", 0, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED, 0
{
MENUITEM "Cu&t", 24, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED
MENUITEM "&Copy", 25, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED
MENUITEM "&Paste", 26, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED
MENUITEM "", 65535, MFT_SEPARATOR, MFS_ENABLED
MENUITEM "Rena&me", 18, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED
MENUITEM "", 65535, MFT_SEPARATOR, MFS_ENABLED
MENUITEM "", 65535, MFT_SEPARATOR, MFS_ENABLED
MENUITEM "&Delete", 17, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED
MENUITEM "", 65535, MFT_SEPARATOR, MFS_ENABLED
}


Swapped them out and rebooted. No difference. Ran mcbuilder and re-booted and create shortcut has gone from my folder and file context menus.


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20 Jun 2011   #18
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Great job
I hope now anaron and Britton30 will be able to do it
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20 Jun 2011   #19
debugged

Windows 7
 
 

fimble - I logged in to give rep for the mcbuilder tip. I was looking for this long ago pre-SP1 when Windows wasn't automatically reconfiguring after winlogon.exe.mui tweaks. Finally, an answer to my request at the bottom of this old post: https://www.sevenforums.com/customiza...t-changes.html
Thanks.
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20 Jun 2011   #20
anaron

Windows 7 Pro 64 bitv & Windows 10 Home
 
 

Finally back to the computer, restored and started over. Worked like a dream with the 210 menu! Amazing something so simple took so long for me to get there. Thanks guys! Not gotta get the "open using Resource Hacker" off some of my program icons. Always something to play with.
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