Windows 10: Suddenly C: Drive in my right-clickmenu? Solved

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

  1. Posts : 347
    Windows 10 PRO
       23 Jan 2018 #1

    Suddenly C: Drive in my right-clickmenu?


    I don't know what exactly happened but just right now I have the C: drive in my right-clickmenu in Windows 10. How did I do that or is there more?

    I'm puzzled here, how do I remove this? (Shoo, you belong in EXPLORER!(
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 7,033
    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       23 Jan 2018 #2

    RingTailCoon said: View Post
    ....just right now I have the C: drive in my right-clickmenu in Windows 10....
    Which right-click menu? Start? Desktop? Taskbar? ...or something else?

    A screenshot may help - the Snipping tool has a 'delay' function that's helpful in catching menus that would normally disappear when you click elsewhere..
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 347
    Windows 10 PRO
    Thread Starter
       23 Jan 2018 #3

    Bree said: View Post
    Which right-click menu? Start? Desktop? Taskbar? ...or something else?

    A screenshot may help - the Snipping tool has a 'delay' function that's helpful in catching menus that would normally disappear when you click elsewhere..
    On the desktopClick image for larger version. 

Name:	prob.jpg 
Views:	30 
Size:	18.0 KB 
ID:	173922
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 347
    Windows 10 PRO
    Thread Starter
       23 Jan 2018 #4

    It's still there... Heeeeeeelp! :'(
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.   My ComputersSystem Spec


  6. Posts : 7,033
    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       23 Jan 2018 #6

    I've been searching through @Brink's tutorials for clues, like this one...
    Remove Display settings from Desktop Context Menu in Windows 10

    ...but don't see anything quite like your 'C:\' drive. What (if anything) happens if you click it?
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  7.    23 Jan 2018 #7

    You will have to edit the Windows Registry. Be sure to backup the Registry Key before editing it.
    In the Registry Editor. Browse to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Shell and delete the entry. How to Clean Up Your Messy Windows Context Menu
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  • Posts : 29,408
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17672
       23 Jan 2018 #8

    Hello RingTailCoon, :)

    Please go ahead and export the keys below from your Registry Editor (regedit.exe) as .reg files, and upload the .reg files here. I'll be happy to take a look at it to see if I can find this context menu, and post back a .reg file to remove it for you.

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  • Posts : 347
    Windows 10 PRO
    Thread Starter
       23 Jan 2018 #9

    Bree said: View Post
    I've been searching through @Brink's tutorials for clues, like this one...
    Remove Display settings from Desktop Context Menu in Windows 10

    ...but don't see anything quite like your 'C:\' drive. What (if anything) happens if you click it?
    I go right to Explorer (you know, the folders and stuff)

    Lemme try fdegrove's solution, looks legit!
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  • Posts : 347
    Windows 10 PRO
    Thread Starter
       23 Jan 2018 #10

    Well DAGNABBIT! It works! Thank you, fdegrove!

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	solved.jpg 
Views:	25 
Size:	19.4 KB 
ID:	173926

    Whatever I did or how it got there... It's gone now!

    Last few days my PC is doing strange things but MBAM says all things are safe... (no viruses)... Hopefully I'm not being hacked or something?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  •  
    Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

    Related Threads
    Solved Suddenly many BSODs in BSOD Crashes and Debugging
    I was watching a stream for a while, when i closed firefox it caused a BSOD. After i turned the pc back on it started to constantly BSOD, sometimes right after getting into windows. There are various stop codes: ...
    Solved PC won't boot up suddenly in General Support
    I was just using my PC and suddenly got a BSOD coded 'BAD_POOL_CALLER'. The PC restarted itself and wouldn't boot up anymore. It goes through the Windows loading screen, shows a black screen then a blue screen : ...
    System Drive suddenly going nuts at 100% in Performance & Maintenance
    I assume that might be the indexing service but i took some screenshots 116926 116927 Second time 116928
    Before I recently upgraded my computer from Win 7 Pro to Win 10 Pro, the drive was working fine. But now Windows will not recognize the drive.......although it does show up in Disk Management, there is no content. I then ran the utility EaseUS...
    Solved Optimization not available suddenly on SSD in Performance & Maintenance
    Hi, I have a strange problem. Suddenly optimization is not available for my SSD partitions in the Win 10 defrag tool. Before you say defrag is not done on SSD let me say that I checked and the Win 10 tool auto detects its SSD and preforms TRIM...
    Our Sites
    Site Links
    About Us
    Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

    Designer Media Ltd
    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:18.
    Find Us