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

20 Jun 2011   #21
fimble

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by debugged View Post
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.
I'll admit its not my idea, just, like most things, something I stumbled across and made a note of for future reference.

After the details in this post happened it made me think "". Well, it made me think!! I was pulling my hair out with several "text based mods" not happening.

Be aware it doesn't work its magic on the "initial file change re-boot". You have to change the files you've modded over and then re-boot. At re-start, or when ready, run mcbuilder and re-boot again. Job done.

Now I need to find out what the "Create Shortcut" in Menu Item 216 belongs to!! Aaaargh!!! That'll bug me now until, hopefully, someone gives me/ I find the answer!

But glad to have helped a few folk, a little knowledge is a dangerous shared is a good thing.

And thanks for the rep debugged!!


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20 Jun 2011   #22
fimble

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by anaron View Post
Now gotta get the "open using Resource Hacker" off some of my program icons. Always something to play with.
The easiest way would be to uninstall it. After you've done a re-boot at some stage, re-install but deny any permissions asked, although I don't remember ResHack asking. You can then add it, if you wish, into your Open With... list. Just make sure you un-tick the "Always open with this program" box.

Personally I don't do this, I add a shortcut to my "Send To" folder for ResHack. Although how you'll be able to create a shortcut now......
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20 Jun 2011   #23
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Good stuff guys, and good help. Way to go

A Guy
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21 Jun 2011   #24
anaron

Windows 7 Pro 64 bitv & Windows 10 Home
 
 

fimble, did have to uninstall as the documentation says Resource Hacker "will" add entries to certain .dll and .exe entries without giving you a choice. Just got to find where the add entries is so it can be turned on or off. Personally, I like things like this in the "open with" menu.

Creating shortcuts is no issue as it can still be done by dragging to desktop and "create shortcut here" then move it where you want.
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21 Jun 2011   #25
fimble

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by anaron View Post
fimble, did have to uninstall as the documentation says Resource Hacker "will" add entries to certain .dll and .exe entries without giving you a choice. Just got to find where the add entries is so it can be turned on or off. Personally, I like things like this in the "open with" menu.
I'm with you on the "open with" menu.

Just remembered why I don't get it in my context menu, ever. It's set up on my "portable" partition and has been for a couple of years. Can't remember how I did that either now!!
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21 Jun 2011   #26
fimble

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Just did a "standard" ResHack install and located these four registry shell entries:

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\cplfile\shell\ResourceHacker\command]
@="\"C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Resource Hacker\\reshacker.exe\" \"%1\""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\dllfile\shell\ResourceHacker\command]
@="\"C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Resource Hacker\\reshacker.exe\" \"%1\""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\ResourceHacker\command]
@="\"C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Resource Hacker\\reshacker.exe\" \"%1\""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ocxfile\shell\ResourceHacker\command]
@="\"C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Resource Hacker\\reshacker.exe\" \"%1\""

I think I installed to my different partition and just deleted those entries. Subsequent system installs have removed it totally from the registry.

HTH
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21 Jun 2011   #27
anaron

Windows 7 Pro 64 bitv & Windows 10 Home
 
 

Right fimble. To remove the "Open wth Resource Hacker" from the context menu, disable the exefile entry.
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21 Jun 2011   #28
fimble

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by anaron View Post
Right fimble. To remove the "Open wth Resource Hacker" from the context menu, disable the exefile entry.
Yes, deleting that registry entry will remove the context entry from .exe files. Back up (export) first, just in case.
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03 Aug 2013   #29
TheRealHelix

windows 7 x32 Professional
 
 
teach how to make portable

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Gary , you need Resource Hacker to do it
B4 i go and post how to make Resource Hacker portable instead of having it permanently installed. I thought I would ask if its OK that i put up a tutorial on how to make Resource Hacker portable, without having every edit you do kept in the save menu. If not it is OK just asking to try and help out the forum.
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04 Mar 2014   #30
jonnyhotchkiss

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Hi guys, found this whilst experiencing an issue trimming my context.

I use LOADS of programs. I'll be associating them all with the relevant file types/folders/etc....

I don't need: Rename, Cut, Copy, Delete.
I deleted them from Menu 210 (in system32 and syswow64's en-us folder's shell.dll.mui), ran mcbuilder, and the changes are made... but this causes problems with other folders:

"Properties" context function adds a shortcut to favorites (instead of displaying properties page!)
Two Properties context entries appear when right-clicking folders in nav.pane (bottom opens properties, other adds favorites shortcut)...

I've undone the shell.dll.mui changes (for now), until I can interpret (and resolve) the parameters, ie


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 "Create &shortcut", 16, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED
MENUITEM "&Delete", 17, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED
MENUITEM "Rena&me", 18, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED
MENUITEM "", 65535, MFT_SEPARATOR, MFS_ENABLED


211 MENUEX
LANGUAGE LANG_ENGLISH, SUBLANG_ENGLISH_US
{
POPUP "", 0, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED, 0
{
MENUITEM "P&roperties", 19, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED
}
}


276 MENUEX
LANGUAGE LANG_ENGLISH, SUBLANG_ENGLISH_US
{
POPUP "", 0, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED, 0
{
MENUITEM "&Restore favorite links", 0, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED
MENUITEM "&Add current location to Favorites", 1, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED
}
}
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