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# Missing "OPEN" & "EXPLORE" options from context menu

Q: Missing "OPEN" & "EXPLORE" options from context menu

when i right click on my DVD writer i do not get the options "OPEN",EXPLORE & AUTOPLAY"..How do i bring them back?

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Hi all,

Is there a way to add the WinXP style "explore" option in the right click -folder- context menu?
So the left window pane opens up the folder tree structure rather than using the right pane's folder view.

A:"Explore" option missing in Right-Click Context Menu

Explore and Open are the same thing in Vista and 7. The Folder tree, now called Navigation Pane is always visible unless hidden by the user.

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safe to assume its impossible to remove the "open" and the "merge" entries from the context menu? I figure if i want to open or merge them i would simply double click. Clutter and redundency in this vein dont suit me :P

A:remove the "open" and "merge" entries from context menu?

Open I don't think so, Merge sounds like it is added by a 3rd party program, and likely can be removed. Have a look at ShellMenuvVew and ShellExView from NirSoft. You can remove entries with both. But Open will not be listed, and I have seen no way to remove it. A Guy

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There appears to be no open thread on this issue...disappearing context menu "new/textdocument" option.

After trying several alternate text editor demos I found that my registry .txt entry was empty except for the (default) line item...I replaced the entry with an expanded entry found elsewhere on this forum which called for notepad.exe and included ItemName and NullFile etc.

After rebooting and checking my program associations to verify that my new editor, EditPlus, was the default, I found that the "new/text document" option appears and works in all the usual places including the desktop...

But there must be more to the story... Notepad still appears in the ItemName entry. Is this just a default reg entry, with the actual default program assignments appearing elsewhere?

BTW, as an old poster suggested elsewhere X-Setup has been de-commissioned but is still available on MajorGeeks. It has some editing capability but wouldn't add a new TXT item because "it already existed" (already registered).

W7 x64 SP1

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Is there anyway to add the "Open file location" to the context menus of files that appear in jumplists?

For example, my media player is pinned to the task bar. Right clicking on it brings up the jumplist with a list of recent TV episodes I've watched. It would be nice to have the ability to right click on the last episode I've watched and "Open file location" to select the next episode.

I used to do that from the "Recent Items" menu, until I moved my media files to an external drive. Now "Recent Items" doesn't keep track of files opened from external drives!!

A:Context Menu of Jumplist Items Missing "Open file location"?

Hello msafi.

Have a look through these, maybe there's an answer for you.

Jump List Tutorials

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Hello! ... How about removing these two:
"Restore previous versions" and "Share with"

A:Remove "Restore previous versions" and "Share with" from context menu

Hello Pcunite,

This tutorial can show you how to remove Restore Previous Versions from the context menu.Restore Previous Versions - Restore or Remove from Context Menu - Vista Forums
In addition, if you like, this tutorial will show you how to remove the Previous Versions tab in the poperties page.Previous Versions Tab - Restore or Remove from Properties - Vista Forums
This tutorial can show you how to remove Share with from the context menu.Share with - Restore when Missing in Context Menu
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Well, that's it really.

I'm using Excel 2007 and when I right-click on a cell or row, the "cut" and "copy" options are greyed out. I can still work using the toolbar menus and icons, or the shortcut keys, so it's not a big problem, but I'm not comfortable with the context menu not working properly.

This happens in all workbooks, including brand new ones. I've looked through the Excel Options but can't find anything.

Any ideas?

A:Solved: "Cut" and "Copy" greyed out in Excel's context menu

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When I right click on my C & D drive in My Computer the Open and Explore words in in odd characters and clicking on them does nothing. This happened after I used a USB key on another computer that had these characters. How do I fix this?

A:Solved: Right Click C Drive "Open" &amp; "Explore" in odd characters

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Would you be able to tell me what "CopyAsPathMenu" and "XXX Groove GFS Context Menu Handler XXX" do? They don't appear in the context menu when I right-click a file.

GrooveShellExtensions.dll - Should I Block It? (GrooveShellExtensions Module)

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Never mind.

Joe

A:"Send To" replaced with "Encoding" in Context Menu in IE???

Never mind....

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Anyone knows why when i remove "Send To" & "Pin To Start" context menu entries from registry, windows automatically creates new one's after restart. Never had such problem in 8, and it's driving me nuts!!!!!

Thanks for help!

A:Can't Remove "Send To" & "Pin To Start" From Context Menu

Hello Newuser015,

This may be able to help with that.

Pin to Start Menu - Add or Remove from Context Menu in Windows 7 - Windows 7 Help Forums

Send to - Add or Remove from Context Menu - Windows 7 Help Forums

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Hi, I'm using Windows 8.1 x64 and I'd like to add to the MAIN menu of context menu (just right-clicking) the options to create a New Folder and a New Text Document. Right now I have to go to the "New" option and then select Folder or Text Document.

Thanks!

This may help:

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Hi All
Quite frequently I have to save files to different directories and subdirectories on the Data partition.
Thanks :-)

A:Options for "Save As" context menu

Hello Kiwig,

This would be called the places bar in common file dialog boxes.

The places bar is limited to only having up to 5 items that can be in it. The tutorial below can help show you how to change the items to what you would like instead.

Common File Dialog Box - Customize Places Bar - Windows 7 Help Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi all,

I'm puzzling this one. In the folder options when I choose 'view' the radio button to show the hidden files is missing. I've already checked the registry at the HKLM/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Explorer/Advanced/Hidden

and everything seems ok (value for 'Type' is 'group' etc.). Using the XP tweak (Kelly's corner #155) shows the hidden files, but the button still missing.

Another thing that I encountered with was that from the start menu the "Help and Support" not working. Again, the registry seems fine, and the process is activated (started). This came up when I tried to use system restore option - with no success.

Virus scan didn't find alerts of any kind

To make a long story short- below is the log file of HiJackThis. Please review it and reply if you see something to be concerned with for repairing my computer.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 14:36:54, on 21-Dec-08
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe

A:missing "show hidden files" button + "Help and Support" not working from start menu

Ok I found the answer (after quite a lot searching), as follows:

1. for the 'Hidden files' radio button - I used methods 1 and 2 from here-
http://www.technize.com/2007/05/13/s...s-not-working/

2. for the helpcenter I just reinstalled it as described here -
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/rebuildhelp.htm
note that the file 'dataspec.xml' is needed to be available for this, and it can't be done directly from the XP CD. The thing that worked for me was to insert the XP CD, and use the file that in my computer (C:\) and afterwards another file on the CD.

Again, all this happened with no virus detection, so I believe that there is no infection. However, if someone has remarks on the HiJackThis log I've put, feel free to add them.

Have a nice day,

Fitch.

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Hi,

When our website users click on an html attachment embedded on a web-page in IE9, the download manager will not display the "Open" option. It will only display "Save" and "Cancel" which our users don't like, having to save the
html document in a folder to open it. Whereas, when downloading attachments like pdf, word etc. all three options are displayed.

Is there any setting to tweak , which will display all the 3 options for HTML attachments as well?

Hi,
So I suggest you test to reset all zones to a lower level temporarily and then please attempt to download this html attachment again.

However, since you can normally download the other documents, I suspect there is some restriction in the website which you are trying to view. I recommend you to contact the administrator of that website if possible.
Thanks!

We
are trying to better understand customer views on social support experience, so your participation in this
interview project would be greatly appreciated if you have time.
Thanks for helping make community forums a great place.

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I installed some software to assist me in converting .pdf docs. I didn't keep the name of the software but did uninstall it via control panel.

I now have mulitiple "File" menu entries: 29 entries between "open" and "save". The entires are all idenical, "Open PDF"

Nothing happens when I click on them. How can I remove them from my "File" menu?

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hi, I just noticed when I right click the mouse, that some items are missing by Send To.... For example- send to -disk, zip. etc. I used some cleaning progs. yesterday, and now these items are missing. Could that be a cause? Can you tell me how I can get these items back ? I need to send some progs to disk, but it doesn't work. I'm helping myself with copy and paste right now. Thank you

A:[Resolved] context menu "send to" missing some objects

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When I try to set a picture that is in my picture file as desktop background I right click and highlight and click Set As Desktop Background. This used to work but now the ?Set As Desktop Background? is missing from context menu. I have Windows 7 Home Premium. Can you help?

A:Missing "set as desktop background" from picture context menu

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Please add which Antivirus and any other third party utility you use for security/ reg cleaners.... to your next post,
Use Clean boot,
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/179159-troubleshoot-application-conflicts-performing-clean-startup.html
Click Start and type in the search box,
msconfig
Click on the suggestion on top or hit the Enter key,
Go to the Startup section and take some screen shots for a complete list,
Go to the Services section and on the bottom left Check the box to Hide All Microsoft services,
Repeat the screen shots,
See the links above my signature on how to take and upload screen shots here,
Cheers.

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I am running Win 7/SP1. I have a Sony Blu-Ray Burner BWU-500S. When I right click on the drive I no longer have a format option in the context menu. Does anyone know how I can restore/recreate the format item? I just recently did a clean install of Win 7 & have been in the process of reloading all my software. Everything concerning my drive was just fine, but somwhere something has gotten corrupted. I am not running any particular DVD burning software either.

Thanks in advance for any help.
Jim

A:Context menu item "Format" missing on my DVD RW drive

Hello Jim,

For a CD/DVD/Blu-Ray drive, you will not have the Format option available unless you have a blank unformatted disc in the drive.

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Is it possible to add icon to the entry Open File/Folder Location? I created expendable string value and name it Icon and then in value i inserted the path to the .ico file, but no icon is showing up.

Have a look here

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Hi dear friends.

I am facing a terrible problem on my pc.

The "open with" command disappeared completely from my file context menu.

The fact is that I cannot have alternate choices of opening media files or any files, cause the command is not there!

So please, if anyone knows, tell me the default command line to edit on my registry...or otherwise please provide me the appropriate solution.

My OS is Vista Home Premium 32 bit.

Any other questions are welcomed!

A:"Open With" command disappeared completely from File Context Menu

Welcome to Vista Forums!

If you double-click a file, what happen?

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1. Create a newTask named OpenCmdHereAsAdminNoUAC and activate "Run with the highest privileges"

2. Go to the Actions Tab, create a new Action "Start a Program" choose "C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe" and set the Working Directory (Start in) to %CURDIR%

3. Create a Shortcut named OpenCmdHereAsAdminNoUAC.
In the "Type the location of the item" Field type:

and copy the created Shortcut to C:\Windows\System32

Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

; Created by: Darth Nukem
; Created on: 08_20_16
"HasLUAShield"=""
@="cmd /s /c \"setx CURDIR \"%V\"& start c:\\windows\\system32\\OpenCmdHereAsAdminNoUAC.\"lnk\"& exit\""
"HasLUAShield"=""
@="cmd /s /c \"setx CURDIR \"%V\"& start c:\\windows\\system32\\OpenCmdHereAsAdminNoUAC.\"lnk\"& exit\""

A:[How-To] Context menu "Open elevated Command Prompt Here" without UAC

Elevated Shortcut without UAC - Create in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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I use Office XP (esp Word 2002, .doc) on my Win7 machine. I use the Office 2007 Compatability Pack to be compatible with Word 2007/2010's .docx. A little clumsy, but it works...I don't want to change to Open Office, et al.

I set the default font in my Word 2002 as Times New Roman-12pt. Every time Word 2002 opens, I get that. Good.

However, every time I open Word using the "New" context menu, it opens as Word 2007 (.docx) in Courier New-10 pt. How do I:

1--have it open in 2002? [I think it's a reg hack, but I haven't found one that works]

2--lacking that, at least have it open in Times New Roman--12pt? [I use the same procedure with 2007/.docx to set the default font as I did with 2002/.doc, but it doesn't "stick".]

Thnx.......

A:Getting Word to Open in Correct Format on "New" Context Menu

Quote: Originally Posted by chriswchrisw

.........every time I open Word using the "New" context menu, it opens as Word 2007 (.docx).........

I've not been able to reproduce this.

I started with W7 pro 64bit SP1 in a virtual machine via VirtualBox and I installed Office 2002 (I tested using right-click > New > Microsoft Word Document and I got a 2002 doc as expected.)

Then I installed the Office Compatibility Pack and tested again - I still got a 2002 doc.

I applied all of the Office updates and tested again - I still got a 2002 doc.

I applied the Office Compatibility Pack SP3 and tested again - I still got a 2002 doc.

I restarted between updates and tests - but no joy (or no sadness :-)

What I've not done is to apply all of the OS patches because I'm on a slow connection to the net - but I don't think that would matter to this problem. All I can suggest is to uninstall the Office Compatibility Pack and test. If "New" still makes a docx, then do a repair on Office 2002 (you might need the CD). Worse comes to worse, uninstall Office 2002 and start fresh.

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Hey Fellow Techies,

I'm having an issue with a security flaw in Server 2008 R2, it should be a similar kernal as 7 so I'm hoping we can come up with an answer.

L.S.S. - When you right click on a shortcut and go to the properties box there is an option to "open file location" I want to either remove the button or disable it.

I have removed the "Open folder location" link from the context menu itself. I do not want to disable the properties tab completely due to users on occasion need file or shortcut information. This seems to be a big flaw in windows and the last way for users to easily access the C: drive, which I DO NOT want.

Cameron C

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Hey Fellow Techies,

I'm having an issue with a security flaw in Server 2008 R2, it should be a similar kernal as 7 so I'm hoping we can come up with an answer.

L.S.S. - When you right click on a shortcut and go to the properties box there is an option to "open file location" I want to either remove the button or disable it.

I have removed the "Open folder location" link from the context menu itself. I do not want to disable the properties tab completely due to users on occasion need file or shortcut information. This seems to be a big flaw in windows and the last way for users to easily access the C: drive, which I DO NOT want.

Cameron C

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Hey Fellow Techies,

I'm having an issue with a security flaw in Server 2008 R2, it should be a similar kernal as 7 so I'm hoping we can come up with an answer.

L.S.S. - When you right click on a shortcut and go to the properties box there is an option to "open file location" I want to either remove the button or disable it.

I have removed the "Open folder location" link from the context menu itself. I do not want to disable the properties tab completely due to users on occasion need file or shortcut information. This seems to be a big flaw in windows and the last way for users to easily access the C: drive, which I DO NOT want.

Cameron C

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...and I can't figure out how to put them back.

Tweak UI won't allow it, and I'm not sure how to fix this at the Registry level.

An extensive search of the web only netted me a number of "How to remove...", but no "How to add/replace..."

All I recall doing, last evening was opening a .dat file and saving a copy of it as a text file (No, I don't remember which it was). As soon as I'd finished saving, my Notepad icon changed (fixed that) and both Notepad and Wordpad were gone from the "New" context menu.

I did come across what looked like instructions to add a "Shellnew" registry item (I know Notepad is .txt, not sure what the Wordpad extension is), but I really don't know how to do this, exactly. I've d/l, but not yet installed a program called "Coding Cake" and these are the instructions I found related to adding something to the "New" context menu:
<SCRIPT LANGUAGE="VBScript" defer>
Const ForReading = 1, ForWriting = 2
Dim fso, f, strDesDir
Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set doc = parentwin.document
Set sel = doc.selection
Set rng = sel.createRange()
Dim strTitle
strTitle = rng.text
if(Len(strTitle) = 0) then
MsgBox "No Select"
else
Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")

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I have no idea when this occurred. I lost the onboard video a few weeks ago and installed an nVidea card. But that's about it. If I right click any image type in Windows, the above message does not appear in the context menu. If I right click an image within any browser, I get the option in the context menu.

I've searched and read most threads pertaining to this issue here, but none have helped. I'd wouldn't mind a SysRestore, but I don't know a date when this began don't want to go back so far that a number of installs/uninstalls would be affected.

Any help is appreciated.

A:"Set as Desktop Background" missing from context menu

In the RUN Box type in "regsvr32 shimgvw.dll" (Without the quotes).

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About a week ago I suddenly noticed that wordpad went missing from my "new" right-click context menu. I believe that happened when I installed the latest version of libreoffice, because now instead of wordpad I have all the libreoffice options under "new". Does anybody know how I can restore wordpad to my "new" context menu without upsetting anything else? Will it require a registry edit? I checked in libreoffice over and over and can't find an option to disable in context menu.

See if this tute helps

#8

Quote:
NOTE: This is for a WordPad .rtf document file. If you have Office Word installed, then it may be set to be the default program instead of WordPad to open RTF files with and would remove Rich Text Document if so, and you may have Microsoft Word Document instead.

A manual method if that isn't what you seek:

How to Add / Remove Items from “New” in Windows Context Menu? - Tweaking with Vishal

A Guy

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Can anyone help me with this ? i got a picture ... i cant sendto desktop as shortcut the icon is missing .. help !!

A:"Desktop As Shortcut" Command Is Missing from the "Send To" Menu

Maybe this info will help:
Send To Context Menu - Remove or Restore Default Items

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hi, as per the title says... is there any way to remove "open autoplay" from context menu (while right-clicking drives)...

thank u....

A:how to remove "open autoplay" from context menu

Hi.

The "normal"way to disable autoruns is,start\control\panel\AutoPlay....there you can make any changes you like.

Though i wonder why you have the autoplay option under a hard disk.

Do you have installed any media player like vlc,gom,kmp....?

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Hello,

I would add "Open Trash" to the context menu. I can not find the command to put in the registry.
I put the icon and the name "Trash". it appears with "right click".
But the value 'command'? I can not find.
a big thank you for your help.

Hello Fab, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you mean to open the Recycle Bin, then you might see if this below may work for you for adding it to your desktop context menu.

If you like, edit the .reg file in the tutorial below to help modify your context menu with it.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I have Photoshop Elements 9 and Photoshop Elements 10 installed but it seems that I can only ever get one version of PSE visible in the right click/open with context menu. After installing PSE 10 the "open with" menu was stuck to open with PSE9 even though I manually browsed to the PSE 10 editor in the "open with" menu. Then I used the "OpenWithAdd" utility to get PSE10 in the context menu. It succeeded but now PSE9 has disappeared.

I suppose I could use the "OpenWithAdd" utility to get back to PSE9. I would really like to have the option of having the choice to open with PSE9 or 10 in the "open with" context menu. Is this possible? Since these are two separate programs and can each be launched independently (although they will not both open at the same time) there should be a way to have both appear in the right click/open with context menu. Your thoughts would be appreciated.

Kind Regards
Chris

A:Having Two Versions Of Elements in "Open With" Context Menu

ContextEdit should allow you to have a right click (Context) menu entry for PE9 and PE10.

Quote:

Use Edit to look at an existing one then add a new one for the other version.

OpenWith is a bit different so give this a try.

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Hi everyone,

I wonder if you guys can help me. I have 3 versions of Framemaker installed and when I right-click an .fm file and then Open With I can see the three versions of Framemaker to pick from. They have different icons and they do open different applications but the text next to all three of them is the same- "Adobe Framemaker 10" (see attachment). It's kind of annoying. How do I change the text displayed there? I know it sits somewhere in the registry, just can't figure out where

A:Strange "Open With" context menu behavior

Check these keys : Key:HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FrameMaker.Document\Shell\Open\Command|__ Value ""%programfiles%\adobe\framemaker7.1\framemaker.exe" "%1""
and change the value name.

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I double-click and get "search" instead of "open"--only when I click a disk, like Hard Drive C: or Floppy A: or CD F: and so on.

It didn't used to do this, so I must've inadvertently changed some setting somewhere, but darned if I can find it now.

Any ideas?

A:Solved: On the "my computer" list, I double-click on disks and get "search" instead of "open"

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Using Word 2007, I am unable to pin the "New" and "Open" Word Document to the Start Menu. I was able to do this in XP and Vista. I go to "All Programs" and can load Word but cannot find the options new/open. In Word I go to "Word Options" and it is not listed there either. Thanks.

A:Pinning "New" and "Open" Word document to start menu

Using Word 2007, I am unable to pin the "New" and "Open" Word Document to the Start Menu. I was able to do this in XP and Vista. I go to "All Programs" and can load Word but cannot find the options new/open. In Word I go to "Word Options" and it is not listed there either. Thanks.

I note that you have posted this question in Microsoft's Discussion Groups - Windows 7 - Word 2007 in Word General Questions.
Some reasonable replies were given to you that you didn't respond to. Did you actually try them?

This Tutorial written by our Brink would seem to be a reasonable alternative for you to use.
Quick Launch - Enable or Disable

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Found out today that "send to CD" entry in the Explorer context menu is missing. How can i recreate it?

thanks

A:"send to cd" missing from context menu

You can try this:
Copy the following into a .reg file and double click.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

@="{7BA4C740-9E81-11CF-99D3-00AA004AE837}"

Or you can try Restore the Right Click
To use the VBS Files:
Download .vbs file and save it to your hard drive (you may want to right click and use Save Target As). Double
click the vbs file. You will be prompted when the script is done.

NOTE: If your anti-virus software warns you of a "malicious" script, this is normal if you have "Script Safe" or similar technology enabled. These scripts are not malicious, but they do make changes to the System Registry.

Disclaimer: These registry edits and script files are presented "as is". Every effort has been made to ensure the files work as stated. I assume no responsibility for your use of these files.

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Hey guys,

let me start by congratulating you on this GEM forum you have set up.

I found all my answers to some annoyances on this forum

Background to the problem:

(OS: Windows 7 Professional x86)

I have managed to create a Homegroup in Windows 7, everything works great.

Though I cannot share a single file but "Share with" appears in the context menu of a folder. (see images attached)

Problem:

When right clicking the file i want to share with other computers in my network, I don't get the "Share with" or "Sharing.." entry in the context menu.

Maybe I messed up with the registry, I hope this is repairable

Question:

How can I add this entry to the context menu of the file I want to share?

I would be grateful if someone helps me out

Thanks & Regards
Kyle

A:Missing "Share with" in Context Menu

Hello Kyle, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Double check in Folder Options to make sure that you have the Use Sharing Wizard checked. If unchecked, you will still have "Share with" for folders, but not with files.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hello together,

when I use my right mouse button and click on Computer -> Manage an error message appears:

"This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Please install a program or, if one is already installed, create an association in the Default Programs control panel."

I can use mmc.exe and add this snap it, so it is at the right place on the hard disk.

How can I fix this "broken link"?

A:Can not open "Manage" using context menu any more

Hello Wildeskraut, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Manage - Fix "File does not have a program associated"

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I currently have a batch script that I wrote that uses an executable command-line video file-format converter along with the %1 modifier for filenames and a slew of other modifiers pertaining to video encoding options. Now, I can right-click a video, say, an MPG file, select "Open With," and then "Video Encode.bat." It slips the file's name and path into the %1 modifier flawlessly, makes an MP4 file matching my criteria, and then the second line of the batch file deletes the source file. It works great, however I have a couple of folders, with a couple of hundred of these files in each I would like to run through my script. Windows Vista is my primary OS, but MS did away with the "Open With" context menu whenever more than one file is selected. I created a VM running XP, and I get the "Open With" context menu with multiple files selected, but for some reason, when I tell it to run my script, it only opens one instance of my command line script, processes one video, deletes the source, and closes. I need to find at least one of two desirable solutions to this issue...

1. Open up multiple instances of the script simultaneously (which can be done, if I click each file separately -- I've done 35 videos at once before) or...

2. Open up one file, run the script, and upon closing of the command line, open another window and start the process over on the next file and proceed in this manner until all the files are done.

Put a shortcut to the batch file in the Sendto folder, then you can select multiple files and use SendTo.
Sendto is located here on Vista/Win 7:

Code:
Or you can drag and drop files onto the batch file, or onto a shortcut to the batch file as well

You need to use the SHIFT command in a loop in the batch file to process multiple files. Sounds like you haven't allowed for more than one file.
This will loop through each command line parameter (file names in this case) until there are none left:

Code:
:Loop
If "%~1"=="" Goto :EOF
:: Commands to process file here
Shift
Goto Loop

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How would i go about adding the "open with" option in the context menu for URL extensions? I use 3 different browsers since some do things better than others, and id like more of an option when opening a link I've placed on my desktop other than always using the default browser. So I'd like to be able to add the "open with" option so i can choose which to open it with.

Hello Ashen, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The tutorial below can help show you how to add "Open with" to the context menu of .url files.

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Hey everyone!

I've gotten myself into a bit of a stupid situation, and I'd be really grateful for anyone's help.

Well I was in the registry editor trying to clean up my context menu a little, and as a result I nolonger have "open" in the context menu for audio and video files only. This means double clicking doesn't open the file. I can however go to "open with" and open it that way.

Does anyone have any ideas of how to restore this? I guess this is a perfect example as to why you should back up your registry!

To begin with you might try a System Restore. That should reverse the edits you made to the registry.

Let us know...

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Hi,
I seem to have a dilemma. As noted in the subject line, the "New" is missing. I checked the Registry and noted that the value is correct for the Registry key:

{D969A300-E7FF-11d0-A93B-00A0C90F2719}

Does anyone have any other suggestions?

Jake

Perhaps this regfile will work:
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm #286

It's listed for XP, so I would backup the necessary keys or whole registry, first. Your choice.

moper

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In Windows XP, fully updated, I have several folders full of mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

But all the figures in the "Duration" column appear to be in "hours" and "minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03", but what I want is "minutes" and "seconds".

Any thoughts as to how to change this?

A:Solved: Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

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When I click on "tools" on the menu bar in any folder that I am exploring and subsequently click on "folder options" I notice that the "view" tab is completely missing. The only tab I have access to is "file types"

This creates a serious problem when dealing with hidden folders that were hidden prior to me having knowledge of this "view" feature being absent.

What are my options to restore this "view" tab so that I can view the hidden files that I need access to?

TIA

A:"View Tab" in "Folder Options" missing

Other than a system restore, I don't know how to restore the view tab. I can tell you how to enable the hidden files and folders from the registry.
Start> Run> type: regedit and hit OK. Navigate to:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\
Click on Advanced folder in the left pane and look for Hidden in the right panel. Set the value to 1 to show and 2 to hide.
If not there, create DWORD value with Value name: Hidden and set the value as above.

Edit: Forgot to add, you need to restart computer for settings to be changed.

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When I right click a file in explorer many of the context menu options are missing. For example an mp3 file has "Add to media player list" in the context menu, but not the "enqueue" and "play" options for Winamp. Most, but not all, of the right-click options for non-Microsoft software have disappeared. SmartFTP is one that sill shows up.

I downloaded and ran a program called ShellExView which can enable and disable shell extensions. The missing extensions are there and enabled but they do not show up in explorer.

Vista X64 or X86?

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I am running Windows XP SP3, fully updated, on an Acer lap top PC.

I have several folders full of .mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. To do this I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

The two new columns appear, but the format of the "Duration" column appears to be "hours:minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03" for most .mp3's, when what I want to see is 'hours:minutes:seconds", e.g. "00:03:45".

This also happens for video files (.avi files), e.g. all my episodes of "Heroes" (sad, I know) have a duration of "00:42" instead of "00:42:xx".

Here are two pictures showing the problem with the .mp3's. The first is of Explorer showing the Duration as "Hours:Minutes":

The second picture is of the properties window of the first .mp3 in the list above:

I copied some .mp3 files to another (old) PC on my home network, and it displayed the duration field correctly:

Also, the properties window correctly shows the duration also:

I'm not the only person to have this problem. I received a private message from a member of another forum where I posted about this problem several weeks ago. That person also has the same problem with the duration field.

The tech guys on that forum were unable to find the source... Read more

A:Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

* bump *

Tricky, this one!

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For the past week wheneve I start my computer. The screen. Dims as soon as I move my mouse or press down a key on my keyboard. I thought maybe my power settings became changed somehow. But whenever I try to open "Power Options" it doesn't open up. I am also unable to get any network connectivity with this laptop. My network icon is not in the notification area, and when I ipen the Network and Sharing center my network is not wireless or wired. It says "Unknown" Operating System:  windows7Can anyone please help me?

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I am using Windows 7

I can not open a gif file sent to me. Only one way I know how to open is:
~ right click on gif
~ click on "properties"
~ click on "change"...but there is no "change"...

A:Can not open gif - "Properties" missing tabs and options

Hello Nownadthen, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if downloading and meging the gif option in the tutorial may be able to help. It will restore the default associations for .gif files.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I thought I was computer savvy until this problem came up. When I double click my computer, recycle bin, control panel, etc, the hourglass comes up for a few seconds, goes off, and nothing else. No error messages or anything, just nothing. I have viewed a few of the threads covering this and a common link was the hijack this result. I have posted that here, and really hope that someone can help me with this. I have run SpyBotSD and adaware, I have run mutiple virus scans, I did an SFC, and the final thing was to repair windows using the original disk, none of which has help. I am running Window XP w/SP2. Any other suggestions would be certainly appreciated. Hope to here from someone soon. MTCS, out.

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TDSTEL~1\ENTERN~1\app\pppoeservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Toolbox2.0\Apache Tomcat 4.0\webapps\Toolbox\StatusClient\StatusCl... Read more

A:I cannot open "my computer" "control panel" "recycle bin", etc...

You may want to reinstall the operating system.

Backupthe files that are importantto you before you reinstall.

The "New" installation will overwrite the current one

If you do not format your hard drive before the reinstall the installation should not harm your files (That's why I suggest backingup your files) and will speed up the installation process.

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Ok, so basically, whenever I turn the computer on, 3 error messages appear:

- A virtual driver failed to inicialize DLL. Chose close to end the program. H:/Windows/system32/code/pRee.exe

- A virtual driver failed to inicialize DLL. Chose close to end the program. H:/Windows/system32/code/pRee1.exe

(sorry if some terms are incorrect, my computer is in Spanish, to I tried to translate as best as possible)

Please help me solve this terrible problem, it is really getting me on my nerves! (oh, and if this helps, I've recently donwloaded this so called "Limewire acceleration", and whenever I ran the setup, it didn't work. I don't really remember the name of the website I downloaded it from, sorry...)

A:Can't Open "My Documents", "Trash" or other files in "My Computer"!?

Hi and Welcome to the forum

I am almost certain that you have malware problems. Most like caused by you doing file sharing/ P2P - Limewire.

Suggest that you go here and follow the directions:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...oval-help.html

Please be advised that the malware people are very busy and it could take a couple days to assist you.

BG

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Entering the bios limits me to certain options. Is there anyway to access the other options? sorry, newbie here.

A:No "usb legacy support" "qfan" options on my asus laptop bios.

If your BIOS doesn't include such options, then they simply are not there.

I don't know about hacking BIOS's, and I wouldn't suggest it at all. You could brick your motherboard.

However, you should check with your manufacturer's website and see if there is an update available for the BIOS that may increase available options.

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i use windows 7 pro.32bit-dell laptop; When i right click on a file the "Open With" option is not listed in the the pop up menu,how can i resolve this issue/turn this feature back on?

A:"OPEN WITH" menu option is missing

Hello Amunptah, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Could you right click on the file, click on Properties, click on the General tab, then post a screenshot of it?Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums
This will help us know what file type this is happening with, and what the issue may be.

For now, you might see if this may help to restore "Open with".

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Greetings!

I have an XP machine which I only ever user myself (as in, there are no other users on the machine, no guest account, and it logs in without a password).

I'm trying to sort out my expansive and bloated Start Menu Programs list, but it seems that there are two separate lists. One for "Joe" (the main user account) and one for "all users", I guess because some programs give the option of installing for just one user or for everyone.

All of the programs show up in the Start Menu when I click on it, but when I go into Windows Explorer to try and sort them out, there are two separate folders;

I know I can move them around in these folders (ie; putting them in related groups, such as "system tools" etc), but can I move all of them from the main user to the "all users" folder, (or vice versa) without any problems?

Thanks!
~Joe

A:[SOLVED] Merging &quot;user&quot; and &quot;all users&quot; start menu program lists

Yes, you can consolidate them all in one, or slit them up as desired.

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Good day all.

I recently restarted my computer only to be met with an empty desktop.

Also, My Start Menu is empty. I can't locate any of programs or documents.a Right clicking and going to windows explorer, I could only view : "My Computer", "Windows (C); and when I click on them, they contain few irrelevant files.

In other words I can't find my personal saved documents, "my document" folder , recycle bin and all other programs.

My wifi still works so the only thing I can do on my system is browse on the internet.

However, I can open a microsoft office file, PDF files, if I download it directly from my email or from an external drive.

I can save files on my new blank desktop.

I presume this is a virus attack.

Can anyone be kind enough to advise me on what to do?

A:Desktop erased. Can't Locate "My Documents" folder and "Start Menu" folders

thanks,

v

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Good day all.

I recently restarted my computer only to be met with an empty desktop.

Also, My Start Menu is empty. I can't locate any of programs or documents.a Right clicking and going to windows explorer, I could only view : "My Computer", "Windows (C); and when I click on them, they contain few irrelevant files.

In other words I can't find my personal saved documents, "my document" folder , recycle bin and all other programs.

My wifi still works so the only thing I can do on my system is browse on the internet.

However, I can open a microsoft office file, PDF files, if I download it directly from my email or from an external drive.

I can save files on my new blank desktop.

I presume this is a virus attack.

Can anyone be kind enough to advise me on what to do?

A:Desktop erased. Can't Locate "My Documents" folder and "Start Menu" folders

Your files and folders may have been hidden by the virus, go to folder options and 'show hidden files and folder' to see if they actually are hidden. If they are, you can use Grindler's UnHide tool to 'unhide' all of your files and folders. As for the virus, move this thread to the virus and other malware removal forum in order for it to be noticed by an authorised malware removal member.
Good luck!

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Good day all.

I recently restarted my computer only to be met with an empty desktop.

Also, My Start Menu is empty. I can't locate any of programs or documents.a Right clicking and going to windows explorer, I could only view : "My Computer", "Windows (C); and when I click on them, they contain few irrelevant files.

In other words I can't find my personal saved documents, "my document" folder , recycle bin and all other programs.

My wifi still works so the only thing I can do on my system is browse on the internet.

However, I can open a microsoft office file, PDF files, if I download it directly from my email or from an external drive.

I can save files on my new blank desktop.

I presume this is a virus attack.

Can anyone be kind enough to advise me on what to do?

AFTER FOLLOWING SOME ADVICE I AM BEGINNING TO GET SOME OF MY FILES BACK BUT MY START PROGRAM FOLDERS ARE ALL EMPTY. For example; when i click the microsoft office folder, it is empty.

HOW CAN I GET RID OF THIS VIRUS PLEASE?

A:Desktop erased. Can't Locate "My Documents" folder and "Start Menu" folders

closing duplicate, please respond at http://forums.techguy.org/windows-7/1003509-desktop-erased-cant-locate-my.html . Please do not create duplicate threads for the same issue.

thanks,

v

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XP Home (installed SP2 recently, which MIGHT have something to do with this?).

Just saved two word docs and a bmp file, all separately. All three times I saw that a new location has been added to the Save As drop-down menu. It didn't open to My Documents folder but was in the general folder list of the whole computer. The location was called "FTP File Locations." It's never appeared on the Save As menu before. This made me think of the file/print sharing control, which is now located in the Windows Firewall, but I don't use that Firewall, I turned it off to use Norton. What was FTP Locations? And is there any way to disable file/print sharing without using the Windows Firewall? (These may be the same thing, I don't know.) Also, in Network Connections, I thought I'd find file/print sharing control there, but now XP wants me to run a whole Network Wizard thing..I'm afraid I'll somehow set up a network instead! or enable all kinds of things..I don't want to create a disaster here.

(My son installed an FTP program months ago for work he was doing, but the program was removed. I just searched for it, it's definitely gone.)

This is a stand-alone, non-networked home computer.

P.S. I saved another Word doc and now it's back to opening to My Documents folder as usual..now I can't find the FTP Locations anywhere.

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My office just upgraded, and I can no longer use Windows XP. On this system, I was able to add a separate taskbar to facilitate quick access to commonly-browsed folder locations on our vast network, and another one expedited the launching of useful programs and lists. Each task on each taskbar was represented with a big custom icon to save eye strain. I had them installed in opposite vertical margins, and they were set on auto-hide to keep them out of the way when not being used. Just move your mouse pointer to the left or right margin, and BAM! Sorry for the cliche, but I really got used to the convenience of what I had set up, and I just don't think I can be as efficient without anything comparable.

Now there appears to be nothing comparable in the Windows 7 GUI, and it's making me sick with rage! I see only the option to put a "toolbar" on an existing "taskbar", and no option to create any additional taskbars! This cramps up your one-and-only taskbar, plus the tiny toolbar access buttons require way too much precision for anything that's supposed to be quick. When you've figured out how to bring up that ridiculous button, the list that it yields is small enough to cause painful eyestrain - nothing efficient, much less cool about this at all! I have seen customization options in other OS GUIs that may have resolved some of these issues, but I see none such in W7.

I have tried every google search string that I can think of, and found... Read more

Several possibilities here: Second taskbar in windows7? [Solved] - Windows 7 - Windows 7

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Hello!
Do you know how to add "Copy path" and "copy name" to context menu?
Like this screen shot!

On my PC the "copy as path" you show is accessed by holding down the shift key while right clicking.

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Hello
Ive managed to change all the icons on my system to custom ones apart from devices and printers and recorded tv on the right of the start menu.(the ones that appear over your user picture when you hover over them) Ive searched everywhere for their location in the registry but cant find them anywhere.(spent 3 hrs today searching the reg for them)
Please does anyone know the keys for these 2 items.Ill be suprised if no-one on here has a list of them all somewhere

Thankyou

A:change start menu icons "devices and printers" and "recorded tv"

Hello Danny,

The default icon for Devices and Printers is located at the registry locations below. This will also change the icon in all other locatations as well. For example in the Control Panel.

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{A8A91A66-3A7D-4424-8D24-04E180695C7A}\DefaultIcon

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I have Windows 7 Home Pro installed on my laptop, and I'm one of those people that likes to keep my Start Menu folder OCD-tidy.

In W7 (as I believe it was in Vista) there are two folders that handle the program shortcuts for the Start Menu. There's a user-specific one (for programs only that user can use) and the all-users one (for programs everyone can use).

and

I'm the only user on my laptop, so I'd like to just consolidate these two folders into one to make it easier for me to sort and keep track of. Is there any reason not to just drag-and-drop stuff from one to the other? Is there one that I should use in preference to the other (should I keep everything in the "user" folder or the "all-users" folder?

I'm pretty sure I just did this without any problem in Vista, but I wanted to make sure so I don't mess anything up as I'm new to W7.

Thanks,
Joe

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re:

Lower right hand "Quick Launch" Menu ( on da desktop) and
"Green Box" of CPU usage in it.

Many times while surfing on da net and opening some web sites, all of a sudden, I see,
a green square BOX in the lower right corner of the screen showing CPU usage and
filling the box with green color in it,...
and it clogs and blocks the whole activities
and can not even get out of it, or can close any of the application.

What is that? Why it does that?

It means low memory? Low space? or What?

What should be done to avoid it? What should we do when it comes?

Thanks.

A:Lower right hand "Quick Launch" Menu and "Green Box" of CPU usage

Hi..

not quite sure what you mean...any chance you can provide a screenshot of it please?

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I am infected with this crap and have used the following tools to try to get rid of it:
Windows Defender, Unible PowerSuite (SpeedUpMyPC, Registry Booster & Spyware Protector) and Norton's One Button Checkup and WinDoctor.

Not sure if it's related, but my DISPLAY is locked at 640 X 480.

Atempted the 5 Step Process before posting and Panda ActiveScan froze and crashed after scanning 59253 files, but not before identifying 28 spyware files.

Here's my extra.txt log from Deckard's:

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Extra logfile - please post this as an attachment with your post.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

-- System Information ----------------------------------------------------------

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (build 2600) SP 2.0
Architecture: X86; Language: English

CPU 0: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz
Percentage of Memory in Use: 36%
Physical Memory (total/avail): 1277.95 MiB / 810.39 MiB
Pagefile Memory (total/avail): 1516.89 MiB / 1165.44 MiB
Virtual Memory (total/avail): 2047.88 MiB / 1930.88 MiB

A: is Removable (No Media)
C: is Fixed (NTFS) - 37.21 GiB total, 18.7 GiB free.
D: is CDROM (CDFS)

\\.\PHYSICALDRIVE0 - ST340014A - 37.25 GiB - 1 partition
\PARTITION0 - Unknown - 39.19 MiB
\PARTITION1 (bootable) - Installable File System - 37.21 GiB - C:

-- Security Center -------------------------------------------------------------

A:Netsky Worm-Popups-The Three Icons - "Error Cleaner" "Privacy Protector" "Spyware..."

Bump.

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Ok, so im new here so hey everybody..

to the point: my laptop is "stuttering"/lagging/skipping.
whatever you wanna call it its doing it.
my video/music/and cursor skip every second for a splt second it starts on start-up and dont stop til i turn my laptop off. it happens in a pattern its not random, ive done checked my drivers, spyware, and m RAM is good.. so can someone please help me? ***could it be because my battery wont hold a charger? so it has to be hooked up to the charger at ALL times or it dies Example: is the charger not got the "juice" to run the laptop by itself so it studders/skips..*** i dont know if this has anything to do with my problem but i ran "event viewer" and found this : The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:
Cdrom
Imapi
redbook

OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2250 @ 1.73GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 502 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945GM Express Chipset Family, 224 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 39723 MB, Free - 23484 MB; D: Total - 12684 MB, Free - 3633 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0FF049, , .HWPLLB1.CN1296167S5169.
Antivirus: McAfee VirusScan, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disable

A:Solved: Whole computer "studders"/"skips"/"lags" .. have event viewer report (PLEASE

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Please help us to troubleshoot the following problem in our Compaq NX 9000 Machine with Windows XP Professional Operating System:-

- An error shows with two options "Switch to" & "Retry" after booting the machine, which forces to press "Retry" button in the error window repeatedly and as you press this "Retry" button, "Start Menu" automatically opens and it then again asks to press "Retry" Button.
________________________________

Thanks to all helping members.

Regards,

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I have had the Ad Watch bug and get the "create an association in the Folder Options" error message when trying to open a program. Nothing will open and all exe.and lnk. files are missing from Folder Options. When I try to create new exe. files and new lnk files, the "apply" button is not highlighted so it will not save. I can make other changes and the button is there but it still won't save the exe changes. I am at my wits end. I have been on most forums looking for the answer. Please help.

A:"Apply" button not working in "Folder Options"

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Hi. Start menu -> I can only see shut down, or sleep, depending on how it's configured, but to access other power options I have to click on the small white arrow to the right of the power button.

So if the default setting of the big button is shutdown then it's a hassle to choose sleep because I have to click on the oh so small button arrow thing.

There's loads of room at the bottom right of my start menu so please tell me how to have a shutdown button AND a sleep button, because I frequently use both functions and don't want to have to choose only one for quick access. Cheers

A:Start menu -> Shutdown Button - "shut down" and "sleep"

It's that difficult to click the arrow?

There is/are gadget(s) with this functionality.

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Do you or anyone else willing to help me, know which registry key I would have to manually delete in order to remove the "Move To" and "Copy To" options from my context-menu?

Please help me solve the problems with my registry. I'm using Windows XP Pro (64-bit Edition). The problems started when I tried opening windows by clicking on folders & files, which are listed on my Start Menu:

Whenever I double-click (or right-click on any folders listed on my Start Menu, and then select "Open" or "Explore") to open files listed on the menu, the "Move To" & "Copy To" windows pop-up.

The "Move To" & "Copy To" windows won't go away, unless I click on "OK" or "Cancel". And now that I have the lastest stable-release of WinRAR installed on my XP, the "Move To" and "Copy To" options aren't listed on my context-menu, anymore. However, I can't open any of the folders I want to access via my Start Menu because my registry is still setup to make the "Move To" and "Copy To" windows appear. And now when I click on "OK" or "Cancel" on each of those windows: none of the folders I wanted to open appear.

The previous owner of my PC configured the registry to make the start-menu & context-menu include the "Move To" & "Copy To" options. So whenever I click on an option in the start m... Read more

A:Why do the "Move To" & "Copy To" windows appear when I click on Start Menu?

Sorry, I have no idea how to fix your particular issue. But, the way to avoid this kind of problem is to immediately format the disk and install the operating system fresh when taking possession of a previously owned computer.

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stupid window programs adding that function to only .jpg but not other format.
no I do NOT want to know how to add those fnctions to other format, and NO I do NOT want to learn or get use to it, I want it removed PLEASE.

I used glary, it doesnt help.
I used default program editor, it doesn't show the way to remove it.
I tried using shellexview, shellmenuview, both not user friendly, cant seem to find what I want.

However I have found the registry in regedit to the rotate ones through shellviews but it won't let me make any changes. I tried giving permission so i can change it but it wont give me permission to give permission to change. when i change it says some program still running it but of course nothing is running it and ontop of all that I don't even know how or what to change.

can someone please show me how to get rid of these 2 things in the context menu, or please write a registry for me that I could just double click on it then click OKAY, and it does ALLLLLLLL the work.

thank you so very much with sugar on top + 2 hairy thumbs up.

A:remove .jpg context menu "rotate clockwise/counterclockwise" option

Quote: Originally Posted by unityole

...window programs adding that function to only .jpg

Those "Rotate..." items are put there by Windows Photo Viewer. If you only see them with jpg files, I guess you are using another image viewer that has taken the associations for everything but jpg? You might try to add jpg to that other photo viewer's associations.

Otherwise, a quick fix is to disable Windows Photo Viewer. Navigate to:
C:\Program Files\Windows Photo Viewer\PhotoViewer.dll

Take ownership and full control of PhotoViewer.dll
Rename to PhotoViewer.dll.bak

You might like an alternate image viewer - how about FastStone Image Viewer
I recommend using the portable version.
In the settings interface, associate all your image files with FastStone and everything will open with it, and no context menu "Rotate.."

P.S. I did look for a registry or a dll-hack fix, but it is not readily apparent - maybe buried in binary code somewhere ...

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Greetings all. How do I add the keyboard shortcut command "ctrl+F" to the Internet Explorer context menu? I know where I need to go in the registry to add an item to the context menu of Internet Explorer, but I don't know how to add a keyboard shortcut.

I am not sure I understand. Ctrl+F activates the "Find on this page" search box in Internet Explorer (IE) and funcions when you are working in the IE window, there is no setting up required for this.

A right click on the IE icon for a "Find on this page" in the context menu will not be very useful since IE does not yet know what page you intend to look at. If you just want a search function for IE pages you can use the search box on the taskbar.

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Hi Shawn, is there a way to remove "Create Shortcut" from the right-click context menu on a file/folder?

A:Remove "Create Shortcut" from file and folder context menu?

Editing of the language file should work.

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How can I remove the "Filmstrip" option from the View submenu of the right-click context menu for folders?

I've been doing a lot of troubleshooting, and something I changed a while back must have added the Filmstrip option. For a very long time, the 'Thumbnails' option was at the top, so I keep setting it to Filmstrip by mistake. I know it's not a big deal, but it is annoying, and since I never want to use Filmstrip view, I'd like to just remove the menu option completely.

Thanks.

A:[SOLVED] Is it possible to remove the &quot;Filmstrip&quot; view option from context menu?

Hi possibly this may work How to remove applications from the Right-click Menu?

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I know it's here somewhere. A while back I found a Tutorial here on how to add "Save Icon Positions" and "Restore Icon Positions" to the context menu. I am sure while there, I also found a way to remove it. Could someone please point me to the right spot?

A:Removing "Save & Restore Icon Positions" from Context Menu

The Tutorials usually have a bunch of related Tutorials listed at the bottom of them,

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Is there a way to disable (grayout) the View>Show desktop icon when you right click the desktop? The purpose is to prevent user from changing /toggling the setting. We want it to be always "Checked".

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Hi there,

I have a weird and frustrating problem: In my desktop context menu, the option "Sort by" doesn't show up. I don't know why and did some Google searches but almost everything I found was related to explorer issues, not to desktop issues!

I also read through "How to Change the Desktop Icons View Alignment and Sort By Order in Vista" and "How to Change the Group By - Sort By - Arrange By View in Windows 7 Explorer", yet the only thing I found is that indeed the "Sort by" option should be available.

I also found

Quote:
You?ve always been able to auto-arrange your desktop icons by right-clicking on the desktop and choosing ?Sort By.? Now Windows 7 makes it even easier. To auto-arrange the desktop icons according to your default settings, simply press and hold F5. Order is instantly accomplished.

Source: 7 Windows 7 Tips: Part 3 (Now you have 21 total things to try!) - Windows Live
which I consider being ridiculous, at least from my feeling at the moment.

*edit* Attached an actual screenshot.

I hope there is a way out and that M$did not kill off this important 101-feature! Thanks in advance! Kind regards. A:"Sort by" doesn't show up in desktop context menu Hello KnowledgeWorker. Please excuse my mess but I get "sort by" on my desktop though I'm not sure where to start to help you sort your issue; I'm sure someone else with some knowledge of it will come along to help shortly. 9 more replies Answer Match 105.6% I did this years ago with XP, worked for word/wordpad/notepad/and online, like here. Now that I bumped up to 7, forgot how to do it... I think a quick regedit Surprised no tut on this. For me, it's much easier to leave the cursor where I want to insert the character than going to start>Accessories>System Tools>Character Map or start>search>charmap>charmap.exe, and then 4 more clicks to copy desired character. Remembering the keys, not going to happen. Also, related question, once you finally get to character map, why 4 more clicks? Scroll to desired character>select>copy>paste. Seems select and copy are redundant. How about macros? I generally only use a few of these odd characters anyway, and rarely at that. Or even better, how about speech macros for these characters? If there were speech commands for unusual characters (e.g., ?, ?, ?, ?) and numbers/math (e.g., ?, ?, ?), that could save a LOT of time. Ever try to find/insert the ? or √?symbol? So, 1) character map in context menu? or even better, 2) speech macros for a greater selection of characters/symbols, including math? Two questions, sorry. But related. Any help with either would be appreciated. A:How to add "character map" to context menu when writing/editing text I know this can be done from a 3rd party app: Download Context Menu Editor 1.1 Free - Add / delete application shortcuts - Softpedia 4 more replies Answer Match 105.6% I've definitely looked my way around the net for this one, but alas, she's a hard one for those search engines & me to make any sense of for what I'm specifically trying to find a way to do. I've made a few of my own context menu shortcuts (copy file path / create dir filelist /reg backup/create sys restore / toggle firewall block status / toggle hide protected system files / file+folder unblock) cuz I do a lot of things repetitively & they really make things much quicker for day2day tasking. So basically I have 2 questions for the smart ones out there who could teach a noob like me a few things. If not teach, then just share? <3 1.) Like title says BUT without opening it; I want to skip having to go to properties of the file -> click compatibility tab -> check "Run this program as an administrator" under Privilege Level -> then click "Change settings for all users" -> to then click the box again (I know i can just click the 2nd box and skip checking the 1st, but ya kno wut i'm saying; making sure both get applied). ->clicking OK -> then clicking OK = just to make sure that particular file will always run as admin whether thru a shortcut or not. Can I make a .bat file or must I do a wscript for that? (I can then take that & add into context menu to my preference, but not important) or maybe even a less-intrusive method? You will save my neck some sweet sweet second fractions guys! also, if u have the time to... Read more A:Toggle "Run as Administrator" compatibility option from context menu? Hi Arrestme, and thank you for joining Seven Forums, And nice image there. Those compatibility configurations are saved to the registry. Specifically to the key ofHKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers or insteadHKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers if the settings should apply for all users. Note that that second location, in HKLM, is a virtual key (a.k.a. "hidden registry key") so don't expect to be able to search it through RegEdit. When a compatibility setting is configured on an application, the path of that executable is written to the according registry key, as a value. And the value's data contains the compatibility configuration information for that executable, in the form of a space separated list of strings, each string called a 'flag'. The flag for configuring an application to run with administrative rights is 'RUNASADMIN'. E.g. Instead of using the gui to set the "Run this program as an administrator" compatibility setting for all users, one could alternatively choose to run the command Code: reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers" /v "C:\path\to\FL.exe" /t "REG_SZ" /d "RUNASADMIN" to succeed the same effect. (N.B., generally, writing to the HKLM hive requires local administrative rights, so an elevated command prompt would be needed.) ... Read more 9 more replies Answer Match 105.6% I modify and clean up the start menu entries on all my machines, and it's an irritation having to construct shortcuts to a program file that you are looking at in Explorer by- Highlight and copy the folder address from Explorer address bar Paste into the target shortcut address Manually type a "\" Highlight and copy the .exe file name Paste (append) into the shortcut target address What I want is a right-click menu item to copy the FULL PATH of the currently selected file to the clipboard. Just like the "Copy link location" menu function in Firefox. Note this is not the same as the normal "Create Shortcut" option which creates a shortcut file in the current folder, I just want the path text on the clipboard. Sounds simple but i'm not much of a registry hacker. Any idea how to do this? A:How to add a "Copy Shortcut text" context menu item Hi Coline, There may be a way to do it without adding 3rd party tools but a quick search through SevenForums Tutorials found this: Advanced Context Menu by Tw33k - Advanced Context Menu Hope this helps. Regards, Jamie 3 more replies Answer Match 105.6% After running a program downloaded from the internet to verify file associations, I now have this problem :- Each time I right-click on a shortcut on the desktop and then click on "Open", a window opens, asking me to register for a "windows explorer context menu component"! I can't close the window until the countdown timer expires, and when I click "Register Now", its website opens and ask me to pay a license fee of$149.95!

I have run FileTypesMan and Unassociate but to no avail. Can you tell me how to reset my shortcuts to work the way they should?

A:register for a "windows explorer context menu component"!

Hello Bob, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Did you uninstall the program that caused this?

If so, then you might see if doing a system restore using a restore point (if available) dated before this happened may be able to undo and fix it for you.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi there,

Im looking for a way to add a few items to the MAIN / FIRST context menu that pops up when right clicking an object.
I know theres plenty of apps that will let you do this, but they all place everything in there own little drop down in the context menu.

Like file menu tools, shell toys, etc.
They always end up just like the "send to" menu...drop downs and slide outs.
Which is great and all, but im just looking for a way to cut out using a drop down / slideout menu.
The items i would like to add to the context menu would be in the very first context menu that pops up.

Basically this....where it says "move to" in the main context menu, I want another option to " move to sync".
The same goes for the "copy to" option.

G:\SYNC will be the target folder most likely.

Picture attached of what im looking to do. (its not real text, i made it up in paint.)

I got my context menu all cleaned up...now if i could actually ADD items to the main context menu...

Any and all suggestions are greatly appreciated.

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This is to redress the issue:  The existing Answer refers to an external non-Microsoft website for a solution, and also states it doesn't guarantee the solution will work.  This site wants us to download an executable to fix the issue.  Me,
I'd rather poke my own nose into the registry thank you very much.
Well someone please from Microsoft Answer with the necessary changes to the Registry to fix this issue?
Since I know "Microsoft doesn't support the Registry", or at least I've read that too many times to count, and believe it to be true.  I'd just like to add that the
"Include in Library" context menu registry entries must have a vulnerability, since I know I didn't change it; and based on the number of people who in the past have had the issue, so please... Include the necessary
warnings if one must "Microsoft does not support the registry"  "Warning: Modifying they registry may cause your computer to stop working."  and last but not least:  "REGISTRY:  DO NOT ENTER!  HERE BE DRAGONS!"
Truth is I set up my libraries when I first got Windows 7; however, I haven't needed to add any libraries until now.  I finally realized that I could aggregate several folders of some new projects I'm working.

Would someone post the location of the pertinent entries, and what is needed to allow the
"Include in Library" context menu to work?

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hey guys, i have a laptop with windows 7 32-bit system and got the "toggle hidden files" on my context menu by a simple process and love it, so I wanted to have the same thing on my desktop, which is also windows 7, but it is 64-bit. I have tried a few different methods, including putting the hidden.dll (or whatever its called) in the system32 folder and using the regsvr32 command to "install" it, and nothing. I saw on another forum that that file doesn''t work for 64-bit so I was wondering if anyone here knew how to get this on a 64-bit system. I use hidden files a lot so it would be really awesome if someone could help out. Thanks a bunch.

-Taylor

I also use hidden files a lot and would love to know how to enable this option under Win7 x64 Right-Click Context Menu...

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I have LibreOffice 3.6 installed on my Windows 7 computer. I am not using MS Office at all. However I still exclusively use .doc files for Writer because everyone else I correspond with uses Office.

I want to add the option to create a "new" .doc file to the Windows context menu when right clicking on the desktop or folder empty space. I've seen similar questions but nothing that talks about what to do when Word isn't installed.
Thanks!

A:How Add "New" Word Document to Windows Context Menu? - no MSOffice

Hi toasty,
As far as I know you can do it by creating a registry entry. Just follow these steps:

1. Create a new .txt file.
2. Paste the following:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.doc\ShellNew]
"NullFile"=""

3. Save it, and change the extension of a .txt file to .reg
4. Double click the reg file, and click yes on every popup window.

Works just fine on my pc, hope it'll work for you.

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I've noticed that if I right click a jpg file I get "set as desktop background" option in the context menu.

How can I remove this option?

PS: I just want to remove the context menu option, not the function ..

A:Remove "set as desktop background" in Explorer Context Menu

I believe all the options that will remove the context menu entry will also disable the function. I have yet to find a program that cleans up all available context menu entries. Most only do limited removal.

Desktop Background - Specify and Prevent Change

Disable Set as Desktop Background altogether - found the solution! - Microsoft Windows Vista Community Forums - Vistaheads

You can change the desktop wallpaper setting after administrator selects "Prevent Changing Wallpaper" option in Group Policy

Q&A: Disable right click option to set JPGs or BMPs as Desktop Background | TechRepublic

A Guy

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I want to remove the option of ?Format? from context menu for drives. Could I get some help on how to do this?

A:Removing "Format" option from context menu for drives!

I guess it is not possible to remove/disable the "Format" option from the Context Menu for drives. The only way is to just disable the user's Context Menu.
To do that, you have to create the registry data listed below and then Sign out and Sign in.
Registry Location: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion \Policies\Explorer
Type: REG_DWORD
Options: 1=Enable 0=Disable

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Hi, this has been driving me nuts and i cant find the solution anywhere.

I tried this reg edit below, but it DID NOT WORK for me :

"HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Policies \ Explorer

Any ideas....should this be something else? like a "0" maybe.

Any and all help is greatly appreciated

A:Remove Floppy and CD drive from "Send To" context menu in XP

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I'm trying to remove the Personalize option of the desktop context menu via GPO - if I use the Microsoft.Personalization object in the User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Control Panel\Hide Specified Control Panel items GPO then the item is removed from control panel as expected, but the menu item remains in the desktop context menu and clicking on it throws a generic "Unspecified Error" pop upIs there a better way to achieve this?

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I've managed to remove loads of other things from my context menu with no probs, but I can't for the life of me find the registry key to remove this option!
Anyone able to help?

Also, while we're at it, is there any way to easily add my own items to the context menu? I have a vbs file that i'd like to add which toggles hidden files.

Thanks!

A:How do I remove "Restore previous versions" from my context menu?

Welcome to the Forums.

You can look through this list of Tutorials at the link below.

http://www.vistax64.com/tags/index.php?tag=/context/

I hope you find something you can use.

Later Ted

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Hi,
I managed to create these custom context menu options:

Creating two registry keys in [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell], and using these commands:

Code:
attrib -h "%1"
attrib +h "%1"
("Mostra" = show, "Nascondi" = hide in italian)

Now, is there a way to make only one of the two options appear? ("Show file" if the file is hidden, "Hide file" if the file is not hidden). I suppose it's not that easy...

Thanks for the help!

A:"Hide/show selected file" using context menu

Hello Trial4life, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see how this may work for you.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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