How to remove 'edit' option from context menu?


  1. Posts : 4
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    How to remove 'edit' option from context menu?


    I find the edit option really annoying and useless. Is there any way to remove it?
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  2. dalchina's Avatar
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    How do you remove it?

    If it's been added by a 3rd party program, you can disable it quite easily, safely and reversibly with Shellexview (free) - just search for it.

    More:
    How to Clean Up Your Messy Windows Context Menu
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    dalchina said:
    How do you remove it?

    If it's been added by a 3rd party program, you can disable it quite easily, safely and reversibly with Shellexview (free) - just search for it.

    More:
    How to Clean Up Your Messy Windows Context Menu
    Well I think it's built with windows because it opens the file always with notepad...
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  4. dalchina's Avatar
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    Thank you for your reply.

    I note I don't have one on this PC for txt documents, but I have assigned txt to another program.

    Built in context menu options can't be removed, so I suppose that's actually interesting.
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  5. Edwin's Avatar
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    Computer\HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\text\shell\edit

    Text files only.

    Export a backup first!
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    Edwin said:
    Computer\HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\text\shell\edit

    Text files only.

    Export a backup first!
    Thank you, it did work! But what about other fortmats such as reg, etc.?
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  7. Edwin's Avatar
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    Andriano24 said:
    Thank you, it did work! But what about other fortmats such as reg, etc.?
    I wouldn't fiddle with that one, somehow it screws up the 'Merge' command!
    Last edited by Edwin; 25 Jan 2020 at 06:03.
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  8. f14tomcat's Avatar
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    As a safety net, if you get things messed up by changing too many or the wrong ones, here is the tutorial on how to put them all back to default.

    Restore Default File Type Associations in Windows 10
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  9. Edwin's Avatar
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    Edwin said:
    I wouldn't fiddle with that one, somehow it screws up the 'Merge' command!
    I'm sorry, seems to be okay to delete the Edit only subkey, make a backup first, though!

    Computer\HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\regfile\shell\edit
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  10. Posts : 4
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    Edwin said:
    I'm sorry, seems to be okay to delete the Edit only subkey, make a backup first, though!

    Computer\HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\regfile\shell\edit
    Thank you very much!
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