Help with command folder with key name in registry


  1. Posts : 11
    Win10 Home v1909 (10.0.18363)
       #1

    Help with command folder with key name in registry


    Hi All,
    I have been annoyed with an entry "Backup using FileFort Backup" on the File Folders right click drop down menu, I would think left when evaluating different backup apps.
    I searched the registry HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ and found the key name entry folder, there is a command line sub folder with it. I am unsure if it is safe to delete the key name as the the command line folder will be automatically deleted as well.
    Is this OK to delete too, I think that it probably is but I am nervous of meddling with the registry.
    Please answer with a definitively correct answer and not a hunch.
    Thankyou
    Win 10 Home v 1909
    Last edited by Whatsisname; 15 Jul 2020 at 06:41.
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  2. Posts : 1,495
    Win10 Pro
       #2

    Regardless of the answer you should be using some sort of backup program, Macrium Reflect Free Edition is a favorite here, as a precaution in case any of the suggestions cause problems. With a full backup of your system if anything goes wrong you can be back up and running within minutes with no damage. At least have your important data backed up.
    Remember that no answer you get will be 100% guaranteed since every system has a slightly different combination of software and maybe other underlying problems as well.
    Have you tried a Google Search?
    Have you tried tech support/forum for the software?
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  3. Posts : 35,575
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #3

    File Folders right click drop down menu
    If you're talking about a context menu entry from a 3rd party program there are plenty of ways of disabling that reversibly - using 3rd party context menu editors- without risking messing about in the registry.

    And if you don't use it, and it's not a leftover from having uninstalled FileFort Backup (you don't say) well, you could simply uninstall the program.
    "Backup using FileFort Backup"
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  4. Posts : 11
    Win10 Home v1909 (10.0.18363)
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Thanks for getting back
    No I don't use FileFort backup, it's deleted and I use FreeFileSync RealTime synced.
    I would rather not use a third party app if what I have just written makes it safe to delete that entry. Help with command folder with key name in registry-regeditfilefort-backup-entry.jpg

    You have the entry highlighted.
    Safe to delete?
    If not what are these other ways of disabling or removing the drop down entry?
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  5. Posts : 35,575
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #5

    Thank you for your reply. I'm not going to comment on registry hacks. Good luck.

    However, you could consider this approach which is much more systematic:

    Reinstall the program, then uninstall it using e.g.
    Revo Uninstaller
    or
    Geek Uninstaller

    Both have free versions.These run an additional scan after the normal uninstaller has been run. Many authors fail to write their uninstallers efficiently and leave debris behind (hence we have 'registry cleaners' - to be avoided).

    I routinely use Geek uninstaller.
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  6. Posts : 11
    Win10 Home v1909 (10.0.18363)
    Thread Starter
       #6

    OK, Thank you for the replies. I took the bull by the horns. Did a registry backup exported to portable drive and a restore point, wrestled said bull to floor and deleted the key name.
    All safe and well and context menu entry has gone.
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  7. Posts : 13,960
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503
       #7

    You need to get over your aversion to 3rd party software. They can make life easier and in many case safer when messing with Windows internals like registry.

    This is just a small part of the 3rd party software I use at different times for different purposes. They are all safe, well known and used by a lot of people here:

    Help with command folder with key name in registry-image.png

    Just my $.02 worth
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