Rearranging the context menu (right click)

  1. sea skimmer's Avatar
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    windows 10 home 64bit
       #1

    Rearranging the context menu (right click)


    I know there's a lot of programs that can add and remove stuff from the context menu when you right click a file or folder but is there a way to rearrange the standard windows entries to a different position? Example...

    This is the original
    Rearranging the context menu (right click)-context-menu.png



    To this
    Rearranging the context menu (right click)-context-menu-modified.png

    When I'm in a hurry i am forever clicking delete instead of rename.
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  2. Paul Black's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #2

    Hello @sea skimmer,

    I don't think it is possible for the default entries, although they are included in the registry for the most part!

    Have a look at => Order in the Windows Explorer context menu.
    Have a look at => Arranging Context Menu Items.

    I hope this helps!
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  3. spapakons's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 21H1 (May 2021 build 19043.985)
       #3

    I think it is much simpler to install OpenShell that add the good old cut-copy-paste buttons in the Explorer window like in Windows XP or older. You can then add/remove icons. You can add a "rename" icon for fast access. I usually add the undo, copy to and move to icons, so I don't have to do two steps to copy or move a file.
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  4. phrab's Avatar
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    windows 10 professional 64-bit, 21H1
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    spapakons said:
    I think it is much simpler to install OpenShell that add the good old cut-copy-paste buttons in the Explorer window like in Windows XP or older. You can then add/remove icons. You can add a "rename" icon for fast access. I usually add the undo, copy to and move to icons, so I don't have to do two steps to copy or move a file.
    I know this is an old thread, but I have Classic Start Menu (similar to Open Shell). Can you explain how you can add cut, copy & then disable them. I've been trying to get rid of cut & copy from my context menu, but haven't figured out how.

    Thank you in advance.
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  5. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 31,159
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #5

    There is no straightforward way. These are essentially embedded into O/S files.
    This gives some clue:
    Remove "Create Shortcut" from file and folder context menu? Solved - Windows 7 Help Forums
    esp. post #2,#16 e.g.
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  6. phrab's Avatar
    Posts : 715
    windows 10 professional 64-bit, 21H1
       #6

    dalchina said:
    There is no straightforward way. These are essentially embedded into O/S files.
    This gives some clue:
    Remove "Create Shortcut" from file and folder context menu? Solved - Windows 7 Help Forums
    esp. post #2,#16 e.g.
    Thanks for the reply & link. I have Resource Hacker, version 5.17, but even though I can see the C:\Windows\SysWOW64\en-US\shell32.dll.mui file, when I drag it into Resource Hacker, I get a message that it can't find the file. I took ownership of the file, but I still can't find a way to open it. I see there's a version 5.18, but the update is from April of last year to November.

    Is there something else that I have to do to the file to open it in Resource Hacker?
    Last edited by phrab; 01 May 2021 at 22:54.
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