Windows 10: Can't Remove "Send To" & "Pin To Start" From Context Menu

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  1.    12 Jan 2016 #1

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


    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!
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  3.    12 Jan 2016 #3

    Thanks for reply, Send To removes using reg file, but returns after PC reboot, Pin to start isn't removed.....
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  4. Posts : 29,435
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17672
       12 Jan 2016 #4

    Possibly some utility program you may have installed adding it back?
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  5.    12 Jan 2016 #5

    Maybe shellmenuview & shellexview? Do you know locations of those entries in win10 registry? I would try delete them by hand....
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  6. Posts : 29,435
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17672
       12 Jan 2016 #6

    You can edit the .reg files in the tutorials to see all the locations for them to help. :)
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  7.    12 Jan 2016 #7

    Reg key - "[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\{a2a9545d-a0c2-42b4-9708-a0b2badd77c8}]" is deleted, but "Pin To Start" still apears in context menu. Maybe there is another key in win10?
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  • Posts : 29,435
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17672
       12 Jan 2016 #8

    Search for {a2a9545d-a0c2-42b4-9708-a0b2badd77c8} in Registry Editor using the Find and Find Next feature to see if there may be able more under a ContextMenuHandlers key.

    This will not affect the Start menu context menu though.
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  •    12 Jan 2016 #9

    Found:
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\{a2a9545d-a0c2-42b4-9708-a0b2badd77c8}
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Application.Reference\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\{a2a9545d-a0c2-42b4-9708-a0b2badd77c8}
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{a2a9545d-a0c2-42b4-9708-a0b2badd77c8}
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\{a2a9545d-a0c2-42b4-9708-a0b2badd77c8}
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Launcher.AllAppsDesktopApplication\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\{a2a9545d-a0c2-42b4-9708-a0b2badd77c8}
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Launcher.Computer\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\{a2a9545d-a0c2-42b4-9708-a0b2badd77c8}
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Launcher.DualModeApplication\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\{a2a9545d-a0c2-42b4-9708-a0b2badd77c8}
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Launcher.ImmersiveApplication\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\{a2a9545d-a0c2-42b4-9708-a0b2badd77c8}
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Launcher.SystemSettings\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\{a2a9545d-a0c2-42b4-9708-a0b2badd77c8}
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\MSILink\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\{a2a9545d-a0c2-42b4-9708-a0b2badd77c8}
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{a2a9545d-a0c2-42b4-9708-a0b2badd77c8}
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\{a2a9545d-a0c2-42b4-9708-a0b2badd77c8}
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Application.Reference\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\{a2a9545d-a0c2-42b4-9708-a0b2badd77c8}
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{a2a9545d-a0c2-42b4-9708-a0b2badd77c8}
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\{a2a9545d-a0c2-42b4-9708-a0b2badd77c8}
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Launcher.AllAppsDesktopApplication\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\{ a2a9545d-a0c2-42b4-9708-a0b2badd77c8}
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Launcher.Computer\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\{a2a9545d-a0c2-42b4-9708-a0b2badd77c8}
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Launcher.DualModeApplication\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\{a2a954 5d-a0c2-42b4-9708-a0b2badd77c8}
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Launcher.ImmersiveApplication\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\{a2a95 45d-a0c2-42b4-9708-a0b2badd77c8}
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Launcher.SystemSettings\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\{a2a9545d-a0c2-42b4-9708-a0b2badd77c8}
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\MSILink\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\{a2a9545d-a0c2-42b4-9708-a0b2badd77c8}
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{a2a9545d-a0c2-42b4-9708-a0b2badd77c8}
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell Extensions\Blocked {a2a9545d-a0c2-42b4-9708-a0b2badd77c8} - REG_SZ type

    Do i need to delete all of them?
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  • Posts : 29,435
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17672
       12 Jan 2016 #10

    Only the ones found in a ContextMenuHandlers key.

    I would highly recommend to create a restore point first. This way if it messes something up, you could do a quick system restore using the restore point to undo it.
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