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How to remove items from the right click (context) menu in Windows?

How to remove items from the right click (context) menu in Windows?

The right click (context) menu is minimal and clean on a fresh installation of Windows. Install a bunch of applications and soon the context menu is loaded with all kinds of opening options from various applications.

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Guest [Entry]

"I've written a lengthy explanation of how to clean up a messy context menu, using either the registry editor:

If you want to clean things up the truly geeky way, you can open up regedit.exe through the start menu search or run box, and then browse down to one of the following keys…
Most of the menu items that used for all files and folders can be found by looking at one of these keys:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFileSystemObjects\ShellEx

Items that are specific to folders can usually be found in one of these keys instead:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers

You can read more at: How to Clean Up Your Messy Windows Context Menu
Or use some freeware NirSoft tools like ShellMenuView or ShellExView."
Guest [Entry]

"To add to the other answers, here are other software that can also edit the Context Menu:

Default Programs Editor - Its UI makes it easy to disable context menu of a specific file type.
MenuMaid - Its UI makes it easy to disable all context menu from a specific program."
Guest [Entry]

"If you're running Windows XP, Microsoft has a free utility called Microsoft PowerToys for Windows XP. The specific ""PowerToy"" that has the remove menu items options is called ""TweakUI"".

How to edit menu options with TweakUI:

Download, install and open TweakUI.
Click on the the ""Templates"" option on the left hand side.
Check/uncheck the items you want.
Bonus: Add other custom items.

Link

Windows XP downloads"
"If you're running Windows XP, Microsoft has a free utility called Microsoft PowerToys for Windows XP. The specific ""PowerToy"" that has the remove menu items options is called ""TweakUI"".

How to edit menu options with TweakUI:

Download, install and open TweakUI.
Click on the the ""Templates"" option on the left hand side.
Check/uncheck the items you want.
Bonus: Add other custom items.

Link

Windows XP downloads"