Removing unwanted apps from Context menu New section


  1. Posts : 470
    Windows 10 Pro version 21H2
       #1

    Removing unwanted apps from Context menu New section


    How is it possible to delete non-system items from the context menu? As an example, I am referring to the collection of shortcuts of Libre Office and some other apps.
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  2. Posts : 13,301
    Windows 10 Pro (x64) 21H2 19044.1526
       #2

    Glary utilties can do it.

    Glary Utilities | Glarysoft

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  3. Posts : 470
    Windows 10 Pro version 21H2
    Thread Starter
       #3

    @thomaseg1, thanks, I am about to give it a try.
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  4. Posts : 959
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home
       #4

    Here's a bit of PowerShell to list the Registry keys that have ShellNew sub-keys, which are the source for the context menu entries.
    Code:
    gci HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Classes -Recurse -Depth 2 |
       ? PSChildName -eq 'ShellNew' |
       select { $_.PSParentPath.Split('::')[-1] }

    Code:
    PS C:\> gci HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Classes -Recurse -Depth 2 |
       ? PSChildName -eq 'ShellNew' |
       select { $_.PSParentPath.Split('::')[-1] }
    
     $_.PSParentPath.Split('::')[-1]
    ---------------------------------
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.api\AcroExch.Plugin
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.bmp
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.contact
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.fdf\AcroExch.FDFDoc
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.library-ms
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.lnk
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.odg\LibreOffice.DrawDocument.1
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.odp\LibreOffice.ImpressDocument.1
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.ods\LibreOffice.CalcDocument.1
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.odt\LibreOffice.WriterDocument.1
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.pdx\PDXFileType
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.rtf
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.secstore\AcroExch.SecStore
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.txt
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.xdp\AcroExch.XDPDoc
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.xfdf\AcroExch.XFDFDoc
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.zip\CompressedFolder
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{a5a3563a-5755-4a6f-854e-afa3230b199f}
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Folder
    
    
    PS C:\>
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  5. Posts : 35,444
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #5

    The venerable New Menu Editor lets you remove and add items:
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    while Nirsoft's Shellmenunew gives you more options and complete access:
    Removing unwanted apps from Context menu New section-untitled.png
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  6. Posts : 31
    Windows 10 Pro
       #6
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  7. Posts : 470
    Windows 10 Pro version 21H2
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Much thanks to everyone. Edited with ShellMenuNew and Glary Utilties. BTW, the 'New Menu Editor' download was blocked by windows.
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  8. Posts : 35,444
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #8

    It's old- don't expect it to conform to modern standards. I had a download from long ago on file- I'm surprised you managed to find one - I seem to recall I couldn't readily find one. But you have other ways of doing the same thing. It just looks quite neat..

    zip atttached
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  9. Posts : 470
    Windows 10 Pro version 21H2
    Thread Starter
       #9

    @dalchina, thanks for your multiple good advice and help.
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