Saturday, January 15, 2011

Remove Items From Context Menu

Have you ever noticed that some applications like WinZip, Microsoft office items and others, add / remover some items to the context menu when you right-click on a file or folder?
I  will share you a  registry tweek for this,  

Open Registry Editor to start it.
Windows XP: Go to Start menu, open Run, and type regedit and hit Enter.
Windows Vista: Go to Start menu, type regedit in the Search box and hit Enter.
Once your Registry Editor is open, navigate to,

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ ContextMenuHandlers

Suppose you want to remove WINRAR, first make a backup by right-clicking on the WINRAR  folder and selecting Export. Then save the registry at some safe place. Once backup is done, simple delete the folder.
You will see that WINRAR has not available  from the right-click context menu of every file in your computer.

Remove Item From Right-Click Context Menu Of Folders

Note: This method works with the folders, when you  right click on  any of your  folder, this will remove the program from the context menu list.
Use the same method as above to open Registry Editor.
Once your Registry Editor is open, navigate to,

Delete WINRAR folder, just like you did in first method.
You will now see that WINRAR has removed from the right-click context menu of both files and folders in your computer.
if you don't have much experience with registry editor, download a small software from below link and  you can easily find this solution

Note: Make sure you had backup of your Registry. In case you have mistakenly removed the wrong folder/entry,so that you can restore it easy.

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