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Windows 7: How to add context menu in a library?

15 Nov 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
How to add context menu in a library?

does anybody know how to add a context menu (right click menu) inside a library in windows 7?


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19 Nov 2011   #2

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Windows 8.1 Pro x64

Hello persep and welcome to the forums

Can you please explain your problem in more detail? This way we'll be able to (hopefully) provide the necessary fix :)

My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Nov 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

This is what I get when I right click in my Music library:

I want to add a menu item to open my music with vlc but I can't find anyway to do it
My System SpecsSystem Spec

19 Nov 2011   #4


Sounds like you need an "Open With" option. Take a look at this tutorial:
Add or Remove ‘Open With’ to Context Menu

Also, here are a multitude of 3rd party apps that will allow you to customize your Context Menus:
Ultimate Tool To Customize The Context Menu In Windows | door2windows
Customize the Right Click Menu in Windows 7 - Make Tech Easier
Edit Context Menu Items In Windows 7 & Vista
Right Click Enhancer - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Downloads
Right-Click Extender download and reviews from SnapFiles
FileMenu Tools
Download: Ultimate Windows Context Menu Customizer ~ MinitechSource

Also, as a work-around, to expand your number of Context Menu items, try pressing + holding down the Shift key before right-clicking on the file or folder. You may already have the Open With option there.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Nov 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Sorry, I didn't explain myselft. It would be a folder (disc album) I want to play with vlc not a file. I already can open a music file with a vlc context menu but not the disc album
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Nov 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

An example.
Righ click on a folder with music:

Fine, I can open it with mediaplayer and vlc.Thant's ok.
But if a go to my Music Library on the same folder I get this:

There, I can only use Media Player not vlc. The programs you listed (I haven't tried them all) mainly work with normal folders and not Libraryes, notice the lfew options when you open a Library folder
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