Clean up R-Click Context Menus

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  1. Posts : 7
    Windows 10
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    Clean up R-Click Context Menus


    Hi, I'm trying to delete the majority of items I see when R-Clicking on items. I've tried a BUNCH of programs but none of them seem to be able to do what I want (or I just can't figure them out) - Context Menu Editor, Easy Context Menu, Context Menu Tuner, Ultimate Windows Context Menu Customizer, MenuMaid, FileMenu Tools, etc...

    Here are some examples of things I want to get rid of in a couple different context menus (highlighted in red):
    Folders:
    Clean up R-Click Context Menus-folder.png
    Images:
    Clean up R-Click Context Menus-image.png
    Video:
    Clean up R-Click Context Menus-video.png

    I just realized that I only use 4 items on the regular in the R-Click menu, everything else is just clutter.

    I don't want to have to hide all these items one by one in every context menu they appear, I want to disable them everywhere across the entire computer in a single click. Is this possible? I really only need to see 'Open With' 'Send to" "Delete' and 'Properties'.

    I'm using Windows 10. Thanks for your help!
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  2. Posts : 18,255
    Win 10 Home 10.0.19045.1806 (x64) [22H2]
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  3. Posts : 7
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thanks Ghot. I actually tried ShellExView already but was having a hard time identifying the items I'm tying to disable or save. For example, I don't see 'Properties' or 'Send to' or 'Delete' as Context Menu items. Also, when I tried to disable everything other than the 'Open with' menu item (see below) I got a popup saying "Shell extensions created by Microsoft are a part of the operating system and disabling them may lead to a system that cannot boot properly." so I definitely don't want to do that.

    Clean up R-Click Context Menus-annotation-2020-07-22-122738.jpg

    What do you think?
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  4. Posts : 35,580
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #4

    I think what you are struggling with is the distinction between default context menu entries- provided by Windows- and those added by 3rd party programs.

    The tools you mention address the latter, not the former.
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  5. Posts : 1,564
    11, 10, 8.1 and 7 all Professional versions, and Linux Mint
       #5

    As far as I know the answer to the ACTUAL question you ask is a positive NO
    I don't want to have to hide all these items one by one in every context menu they appear, I want to disable them everywhere across the entire computer in a single click.
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  6. Posts : 18,255
    Win 10 Home 10.0.19045.1806 (x64) [22H2]
       #6

    ObjectNull said:
    Thanks Ghot. I actually tried ShellExView already but was having a hard time identifying the items I'm tying to disable or save. For example, I don't see 'Properties' or 'Send to' or 'Delete' as Context Menu items. Also, when I tried to disable everything other than the 'Open with' menu item (see below) I got a popup saying "Shell extensions created by Microsoft are a part of the operating system and disabling them may lead to a system that cannot boot properly." so I definitely don't want to do that.

    Clean up R-Click Context Menus-annotation-2020-07-22-122738.jpg

    What do you think?



    As well as ShellEx, there's it's companion ShellMenuView, which has "other" context menu entries that can be disabled.
    https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/shell_menu_view.html



    Removing context menu items that are NOT on the lists of one of these two programs, will probably break Windows.
    These two programs, have been around since the Windows 98 days. If they can't remove something, it's probably best NOT to remove it.
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  7. Posts : 1,484
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #7

    Hi Everyone, Brink has tutorials to remove things like Open With, and Send to from the right click context menu. Send to Context Menu - Add or Remove in Windows 10 | Tutorials
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  8. Posts : 1,484
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #8

    Sorry, forget my post just realised I was looking at the wrong entries.
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  9. Posts : 5,209
    21H1 64 Bit Home
       #9

    Regarding PotPlayer.

    Clear the highlighted items:

    Clean up R-Click Context Menus-potplayer.jpg
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  10. Posts : 5,209
    21H1 64 Bit Home
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