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managing right click context menu

by deanvet / June 15, 2014 5:52 AM PDT

I have XP Pro sp3. I need to manage, edit, add, delete items in the context menu for files, & folders. I have downloaded several free programs, none of which work for me. I have worked with the registry but it does not list the total items in the menu that I want to delete. I have about 30 entries in a context menu as well as 20+ in the send to menu associated with the context menu. I have never intentionally added items to those menus and I use only about a dozen items. How can I edit those menus ie. delete those I do not nor will ever use.

Please don't tell me to upgrade to 7 or 8. My situation is not currently compatable to upgrading.

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You'll need to reveal what doesn't work for you.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 15, 2014 5:55 AM PDT

I've used many context editors over the years and all but a few work for me. Some folk think the change should be instant but many require a reboot. Or at least a log on and log back in.

Remember that XP is quite old so I shortchange folk a lot now.

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managing right click context menu
by deanvet / June 19, 2014 3:52 AM PDT

Bob: Thanks for the response. I downloaded your recommendation and it did work but is really more complicated than I thought would be necessary to just get rid of a few right click items. However, I did get rid of a lot and now have a more usuable right click.

I know Xp is quite old but so am I and XP works better than I do. Probably next year I will need to enter a retirement home and I promise that at that time I will leave XP. I figure that it will cost me about $4000 to get a new system like I currently have and replace all of my old peripherals, software and external items or I may have to cut back on my computering and find other hobbies.


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Or move up to Linux?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 19, 2014 4:45 AM PDT

Since we can run Virtual Box for our old XP and Apps we can, for no cost move up and out.

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