How to remove unwanted entries in the right click menu


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Fokke Nauta

Hi all,

When I right click on an image file, I get a load of unwanted entries.
I want to remove them. I already installed ShellExView and
ShellMenuView, but in there I can't find these entries. Is there any
other way to clean up the right click menu?

Thanks beforehand for your help.

Fokke
 
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Quilljar

I recall a piece of free software which allowed you to edit, add and
subtract everything ,on the right click menu. I am sorry I have lost it
since changing computers several times¬ Try googlimg

Quilljar
 
S

slate_leeper

Hi all,

When I right click on an image file, I get a load of unwanted entries.
I want to remove them. I already installed ShellExView and
ShellMenuView, but in there I can't find these entries. Is there any
other way to clean up the right click menu?

Thanks beforehand for your help.

Fokke

You can download and run the program autoruns from www.
sysinternals.com.

Start the program, wait until it says "ready" in the bottom left
corner. Then with CTRL-F, do a search for the word "shell" and repeat
the search as needed with the Function-3 key.

For each instance of the word "shell," read the line and determine if
it is one of the unwanted entries. If so, click the checkbox for that
entry to uncheck it. If you don't know what it is, leave it alone.

Reboot, and your unwanted entries should be gone.

You might want to create a restore point before doing this.

-dan z-




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mick

Hi all,
When I right click on an image file, I get a load of unwanted entries.
I want to remove them. I already installed ShellExView and ShellMenuView, but
in there I can't find these entries. Is there any other way to clean up the
right click menu?

Thanks beforehand for your help.

Fokke
Here are some context menu editors which may help

http://maketecheasier.com/4-tools-edit-context-menu-windows/2010/10/07

http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/OS-Enhancements/Context-Menu-Editor-WindowsClub.shtml
 
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Fokke Nauta

You can download and run the program autoruns from www.
sysinternals.com.

Start the program, wait until it says "ready" in the bottom left
corner. Then with CTRL-F, do a search for the word "shell" and repeat
the search as needed with the Function-3 key.

For each instance of the word "shell," read the line and determine if
it is one of the unwanted entries. If so, click the checkbox for that
entry to uncheck it. If you don't know what it is, leave it alone.

Reboot, and your unwanted entries should be gone.

You might want to create a restore point before doing this.

-dan z-
I tried this one, but it wasn't able to find the entries. The registry
editor was, but there are too many entries, for each extension (of a
graphical file) one. That's too many to edit manually. There must be a
better way.
I hope ...

Fokke
 
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Philip Herlihy

I already tried these, as I wrote in my post.
They can't find the entries.

Fokke
Sorry! I missed your original post and was responding to the followup
above!
 
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Dave-UK

Fokke Nauta said:
Hi all,

When I right click on an image file, I get a load of unwanted entries.
I want to remove them. I already installed ShellExView and
ShellMenuView, but in there I can't find these entries. Is there any
other way to clean up the right click menu?

Thanks beforehand for your help.

Fokke
Make a note of the exact wording that appears in the right-click menu.
Enter that phrase into Regedit's search box.
That should find the matching reg key.
 
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Fokke Nauta

Make a note of the exact wording that appears in the right-click menu.
Enter that phrase into Regedit's search box.
That should find the matching reg key.
I thought it would be diving into the registry.
I found three of the entries in more than 100 keys. (View / edit / print
with ACDSee Photomanager 12). Too much work to delete them all. But I
can't find in ACDSee to get this undone.

Fokke
 
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BobbyM

I thought it would be diving into the registry.
I found three of the entries in more than 100 keys. (View / edit / print
with ACDSee Photomanager 12). Too much work to delete them all. But I
can't find in ACDSee to get this undone.
Download & install the free version of Glary Utilities. One of the
categories under "optimize & improve" is "context menu manager". You
simply have to uncheck whatever you don't want showing up when you right
click & it should go away.
 
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mick

Download & install the free version of Glary Utilities. One of the
categories under "optimize & improve" is "context menu manager". You simply
have to uncheck whatever you don't want showing up when you right click & it
should go away.
I mentioned Glary Utilities in an earlier post but it does not rid the
context menu entries for ACDSee even after unticking and a reboot.
 
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Dave-UK

Fokke Nauta said:
I thought it would be diving into the registry.
I found three of the entries in more than 100 keys. (View / edit / print
with ACDSee Photomanager 12). Too much work to delete them all. But I
can't find in ACDSee to get this undone.

Fokke
You can't. ACDSee seems to want to keep file associations to itself.
From the Desktop try:

Start orb > All Programs > Default Programs.

On the left side scroll to the file extension you want to change.
Select it and click on the 'Change program...' button.
Select the program you want to associate with the file type and click OK.

When you want to make ACDSee ignore that file type, right-click and 'Open With...'
and select ACDSee. Then a box will pop up asking to re-associate this file type
with ACDSee , select NO and make your choice permanent there.
 
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mick

I thought it would be diving into the registry.
I found three of the entries in more than 100 keys. (View / edit / print with
ACDSee Photomanager 12). Too much work to delete them all. But I can't find
in ACDSee to get this undone.

Fokke
You usually find that deleting the first key deletes all the other
associated keys. MAKE A COPY of the registry before you delete
anything.

It is the View, Develop, Edit and Print with ACDSee context entries
that I assume you are trying to delete. I have tried to do it with
Glary Utilities but it does not work. There is nothing in options in
ACDSee that I could find, nor does altering the file associations make
any difference. Could not find anything in the ACDSee forums either
but you could post and ask if there is a way of changing the entries.
 
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mick

Fokke Nauta said:
You can't. ACDSee seems to want to keep file associations to itself.
From the Desktop try:

Start orb > All Programs > Default Programs.

On the left side scroll to the file extension you want to change.
Select it and click on the 'Change program...' button.
Select the program you want to associate with the file type and click OK.

When you want to make ACDSee ignore that file type, right-click and 'Open
With...'
and select ACDSee. Then a box will pop up asking to re-associate this file
type with ACDSee , select NO and make your choice permanent there.
I tried that Dave but ACDSee just won't let go of managing all image
types. I really hadn't noticed that before as I am using ACDSee Pro 6
by choice and I am happy with that. I do not use Windows Explorer,
Directory Opus is my file manager and when double clicking to open an
image file it has its own viewer, so ACDSee only opens if I
specifically ask it to from the context menu.
 
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mick

Fokke Nauta said:
I tried that Dave but ACDSee just won't let go of managing all image types. I
really hadn't noticed that before as I am using ACDSee Pro 6 by choice and I
am happy with that. I do not use Windows Explorer, Directory Opus is my file
manager and when double clicking to open an image file it has its own viewer,
so ACDSee only opens if I specifically ask it to from the context menu.
ooops! yes that does work, change .jpg images to open with windows
viewer and then the ACDSee context entries disappear :)
 
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Fokke Nauta

I mentioned Glary Utilities in an earlier post but it does not rid the
context menu entries for ACDSee even after unticking and a reboot.
I tried Glary utilities as well, to no avail. It wasn't able to find the
ACDSee entries.

Fokke
 

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