Context menu icon not showing


  1. Posts : 830
    Windows 10 Pro 21H2
       #1

    Context menu icon not showing


    I created this .reg file to show Locate32.exe icon on context menu, but it is not there:
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Directory\shell\locate\command]
    @="D:\\Programs\\Locate\\Locate32.exe /p \"%1\""
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Drive\shell\locate\command]
    @="D:\\Programs\\Locate\\Locate32.exe /p \"%1\""
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Directory\shell\locate]
    @="&Locate..."
    "Icon"="D:\\Programs\\Locate\\Locate32.exe"
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  2. Posts : 35,411
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #2

    Hi, whilist this program adds Locate32 to the context menu somewhat easily, there seems little point in doing so, as you can't, for example, seem to have Locate32 start searching from the folder from whose context menu you've launched it. The path to that folder is passed as parameter as the search string, which isn't helpful.

    Context menu icon not showing-1.pngContext menu icon not showing-2.pngContext menu icon not showing-3.png
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  3. Posts : 830
    Windows 10 Pro 21H2
    Thread Starter
       #3

    You totally lost me, I don't understand what this has to do with the icon.

    EDIT: Maybe I do now. If I search from the root, the icon isn't present. If I search from anywhere else, it is.
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  4. Posts : 35,411
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #4

    Can you see the last screenshot: Locate32 is there- in the context menu.

    I have used a free program to successfully add it, complete with icon.

    The first two screenshots show how.

    Oh, and thank you for your reply..
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  5. Posts : 830
    Windows 10 Pro 21H2
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Yep on the free program, thanks for the info.
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  6. Posts : 35,411
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #6

    I forgot to give the name- it's not in the title bar, I note;
    Easy Context menu v1.6

    Sordum produces some neat things.
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  7. Posts : 830
    Windows 10 Pro 21H2
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Go back and look again, the name is in the title bar....

    - - - Updated - - -

    I gave Easy Context menu v1.6 a try and it made 27 entries into the registry vs the 3 that I had and both seem to accomplish the same thing.
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