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

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

    How to Add "Search" to "My Computer" Context Menu in Vista and Windows 7
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    How to Add "Search" to "My Computer" Context Menu in Vista and Windows 7

       Information
    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
    Search - Add  or Remove from "My Computer" Context Menu-desktop_icon.jpg Search - Add  or Remove from "My Computer" Context Menu-explorer.jpg
    Search - Add  or Remove from "My Computer" Context Menu-start_menu.jpg

    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
    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
    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












  1. Posts : 91
    Win7 Pro SP1 x64
       #1

    Nice.. Useful addition. Thanks Brink
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 70,932
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #2

    You're most welcome netbox. :)
      My Computer


  3. Posts : 20
    Windows 7 Home Premium, 32 bit
       #3

    Remove Search from Context menu


    Shawn,

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

    CJ Cotter
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 70,932
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Hello CJ, and welcome to Seven Forums. :)

    Were you able to successfully merge the .reg file from step 1?
      My Computer


  5. Posts : 20
    Windows 7 Home Premium, 32 bit
       #5

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


    Yes. No problem whatsoever.
      My Computer


  6. Posts : 20
    Windows 7 Home Premium, 32 bit
       #6

    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 Computer


  7. Posts : 70,932
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #7

    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 Computer


  8. Posts : 20
    Windows 7 Home Premium, 32 bit
       #8

    Search - Remove from Context Menu


    Thank you for your help! Attached is the REG file. For my search engine, I'm using Agent Ransack.
    Search - Add  or Remove from "My Computer" Context Menu Attached Files
      My Computer


  9. Posts : 70,932
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #9

    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
      My Computer


 
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