Why does this not work

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  1. Posts : 889
    W10-2009 19042.1348
       #11

    Thanks to al 3 of you: I obviously have my work cut out, with my additions (in HKCU\...folder or ...Directory) mixed in with those of installed programs, saved variously in HKLM & HKCU (not to mention the change of order depending on the folder contents). My additions have always ended up in 'top' because I didn't know about the option (and being mine, they are the most important, so will stay on top). I don't think I should spend any more time on this.

    NB: I have always added mine using vbs, so the script can have commented-out lines for removing the entries when not required.
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  2. Posts : 7,456
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #12

    mngerhold said:
    NB: I have always added mine using vbs, so the script can have commented-out lines for removing the entries when not required.
    In a CMD script, use REM or :: to comment out lines.
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  3. Posts : 11,362
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1706
       #13

    mngerhold said:
    I have always added mine using vbs, so the script can have commented-out lines for removing the entries when not required.

    And in a .reg file, you start a comment line with
    Code:
    ;

    Denis
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  4. Posts : 889
    W10-2009 19042.1348
       #14

    But neither of those options will remove an entry! What I meant was this:
    Code:
    WSHShell.RegWrite "HKCU\Software\Classes\Directory\shell\rename_files\command\", "c:\program files\utils\rename.exe %1"
    'WSHShell.RegDelete "HKCU\Software\Classes\Directory\shell\rename_files\command\"
    'WSHShell.RegDelete "HKCU\Software\Classes\Directory\shell\rename_files\"
    so removing the leading apostrophe removed the lines. Not elegant, but it saved delving into the registry, or learning how to add a 'remove' to a .reg file (I know now, having just looked it up: add a hyphen at the start of the line, or after "value=" or somesuch).

    I should add I first did this 15 years ago on partially locked work PCs, where Regedit was not available (but for some reason I wasn't going to question, vbs scripts were permitted!).
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  5. Posts : 11,362
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1706
       #15

    mngerhold said:
    But neither of those options will remove an entry!
    ; bmp file - remove Context menu, New entry
    ;[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.bmp\ShellNew]

    The ; comments out my .reg file entry for removing a particular entry.

    Denis
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  6. Posts : 889
    W10-2009 19042.1348
       #16

    Denis: yes, I see - if I had started using .reg files that is probably what i would have done. Martin
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  7. Posts : 7,456
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #17

    Reg delete "HKCU\Software\Classes\Directory\shell\rename_files\" /f

    In a CMD script, the above line will delete \rename_files\, while the following will not.

    :: Reg delete "HKCU\Software\Classes\Directory\shell\rename_files\" /f


    :: denotes "Comment out". /f denotes "Force overwriting".
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  8. Posts : 889
    W10-2009 19042.1348
       #18

    Thanks Matthew - I responded too quickly without thinking! I'm just stuck in the one groove.
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  9. Posts : 7,456
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #19

    How would you write the following in VBScript?

    Code:
    (REG ADD "HKCR\.lnk_elevated\ShellNew" /V "Command" /T REG_SZ /D "schtasks /run /tn ""Apps\Create_an_elevated_shortcut""" /F)

    The above syntax has actually been used in the script in the tutorial below:
    How to Add Create Elevated Shortcut to New Context Menu in Windows 10
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  10. Posts : 11,362
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1706
       #20

    mngerhold, Matthew,

    Please may I take advantage of your continuing involvement in this thread for a moment.

    Was my conclusion in my post #5 correct, is adding a script of my own to a context menu as easy as this?
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
      [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\isLink]
      @="Is This a Link"
      "Extended"=""
      [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\isLink\command]
      @=""C:\\rexxprogs\\isItaLink.bat" "%1""
      [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\isLink]
      @="Is This a Link"
      "Extended"=""
      [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\isLink\command]
      @=""C:\\rexxprogs\\isItaLink.bat" "%1""
    {This is expressed as a .reg file. I know I have reg cmds and vbs alternative methods}

    If it can really be that simple then I will also investigate refinements [dividers, submenus, ...] but I would appreciate knowing that I have interpreted this thread correctly so I know that I have a solid basis for further learning.

    Denis
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