What is this UWTSettings in my right click context menu?

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  1. Posts : 772
    Windows 10 Home x64 - Version 21H2 (OS Build 19044.1706)
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    What is this UWTSettings in my right click context menu?


    I have a custom right click context menu and this UWTSettings appears out of nowhere:

    What is this UWTSettings in my right click context menu?-uwt-settings.jpg


    The odd thing is, if I go to the registry location of my right click context menu items, the UWTSettings item is not present:

    What is this UWTSettings in my right click context menu?-not-found.jpg

    Does anyone have any idea what that item (UWTSettings) is or why it is there? I searched on this site for it to no avail and maybe it goes by some other name that I'm missing.

    Also, if I click on the UWTSettings in the right click context menu, the result is an error message stating that there is no app associated with it to open it. Umm! - That is because I didn't put it there!
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  2. Posts : 4,525
    Windows 11 Pro 64-bit
       #2

    I think its Ultimate Windows Tweaker software check out freeware NirSoft tools like ShellMenuView or ShellExView to delete that context menu option.
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  3. Posts : 772
    Windows 10 Home x64 - Version 21H2 (OS Build 19044.1706)
    Thread Starter
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    FreeBooter said:
    I think its Ultimate Windows Tweaker software check out freeware NirSoft tools like ShellMenuView or ShellExView to delete that context menu option.
    Yes, some of the right click context menu items rely on NirSoft; but what exactly do I have to research in order to remove that item? It is a NirCmd .exe executable that is placed in the C:\ directory to allow some right click context menu items to work.

    And thank you for your fast reply!
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  4. Posts : 4,525
    Windows 11 Pro 64-bit
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    Delete UWTSettings registry key at HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\UWTSettings
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  5. Posts : 772
    Windows 10 Home x64 - Version 21H2 (OS Build 19044.1706)
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    FreeBooter said:
    Delete UWTSettings registry key at HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\UWTSettings
    That did the trick! I have a question though - How on earth did you know to look for the registry key in that location?

    I made a back-up of the registry key in case something goes wrong; but I don't foresee any trouble arising from it being gone.
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  6. Posts : 4,525
    Windows 11 Pro 64-bit
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    Thanks to google i have found the correct registry key.
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  7. Posts : 772
    Windows 10 Home x64 - Version 21H2 (OS Build 19044.1706)
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    FreeBooter said:
    Thanks to google i have found the correct registry key.
    You found a way to search for it that I couldn't find!

    Thank you again for the fast fix.

    I still can't fathom why that would just automatically appear since I have already had the latest Cumulative Update for some time now and just out of nowhere it appeared. I wonder what triggered it if it wasn't the latest CU?
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  8. Posts : 4,525
    Windows 11 Pro 64-bit
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    I think old version of Ultimate Windows Tweaker software adds that context menu option.

    Ultimate Windows Tweaker 4 for Windows 10
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  9. Posts : 772
    Windows 10 Home x64 - Version 21H2 (OS Build 19044.1706)
    Thread Starter
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    FreeBooter said:
    I think old version of Ultimate Windows Tweaker software adds that context menu option.

    Ultimate Windows Tweaker 4 for Windows 10
    I never installed that software ever and that is why I am taken aback as to how it occurred.
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  10. Posts : 4,525
    Windows 11 Pro 64-bit
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    EyeInTheSky said:
    I never installed that software ever and that is why I am taken aback as to how it occurred.
    Now that is strange maybe it was context menu modifier software you have used add that UWTSettings context menu. Tell you the true i have no idea.
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