Remove Pinterest from File Explorer Right Click Menu

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  1. Posts : 154
    Win 10 Pro X64, Win 10 Home X64, Win 7
       #1

    Remove Pinterest from File Explorer Right Click Menu


    I'm doing a little computer Spring cleaning. I'd like to remove a Pinterest item from the File Explorer right click menu.

    Below is a screen shot of the right click menu (Pinterest is the 3rd item down)
    I've searched and attempted to find a solution without success.
    - I've looked in "autoruns" for an entry
    - I've looked in the registry at the following locations
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFileSystemObjects\ShellEx
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandler
    -I've run "shexview.exe" to look for an entry.

    In all of these I've looked for a entry called Pinterest as well as something that right click opens for a PDF file (one of the places that it appears)

    I can't find any reference.

    Any suggestion for another place to look?

    I'm using Win 10 Pro x64 Version 22H2
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  2. Posts : 2,911
    Windows 10 Pro for the Bro
       #2

    Here's a site with more app suggestions:
    How to Customize the Windows 10 Context Menu: Add, Remove Items and More | TechSpot

    Try CCleaner Free

    Do you use Pininterest? If not, uninstalling it should remove it. If you use it, open the app and see if there's a way in its settings to disable the context menu from the right-click menu.
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  3. Posts : 154
    Win 10 Pro X64, Win 10 Home X64, Win 7
    Thread Starter
       #3

    pepanee said:
    Here's a site with more app suggestions:
    How to Customize the Windows 10 Context Menu: Add, Remove Items and More | TechSpot

    Try CCleaner Free

    Do you use Pininterest? If not, uninstalling it should remove it. If you use it, open the app and see if there's a way in its settings to disable the context menu from the right-click menu.
    I don't use Pinterest and don't have a Pinterest app installed. The only time that I have seen Pinterest is in the result of a Google image search. I've probably looked at some of these search results but didn't install anything. I have no idea how that entry got added to my right click menu. (May be the Chinese spy balloon installed it as it passed over North America. ;-)
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  4. Posts : 2,911
    Windows 10 Pro for the Bro
       #4

    lol maybe.

    Check out this link. Remove it from: Add or Remove Programs
    How Do I Get Pinterest Off My Computer [Solved] 2023 - SirHow

    Hopefully it's listed there...
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    Mac OS Catalina
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  6. Posts : 154
    Win 10 Pro X64, Win 10 Home X64, Win 7
    Thread Starter
       #6

    pepanee said:
    lol maybe.

    Check out this link. Remove it from: Add or Remove Programs
    How Do I Get Pinterest Off My Computer [Solved] 2023 - SirHow

    Hopefully it's listed there...
    Sadly, it's not listed there. I've never intentionally installed anything from Pinterest.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Am I missing something? This post looks like a way to add Pinterest to MS Edge. I'm trying to remove a Pinterest link from my File Explorer right click menu.
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  7. Posts : 2,911
    Windows 10 Pro for the Bro
       #7

    Here's another idea.
    Search for, and open: Microsoft Store
    ...um, I dunno how to use that app really. Whoops.

    I found this link that takes you straight to the new "metro" version of the Pinterest app:
    ms-windows-store://pdp/?ProductId=9pfhdsf91b9r&referrer=bingwebsearch&ocid=bingwebsearch
    (copy/paste whole previous line into your browser above)

    I have a green button that says: Get
    Does yours say the same? Or maybe hopefully says an option to Uninstall.

    I'm hoping this is a different location than that previous one you went to from my previous suggestion...
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  8. Posts : 154
    Win 10 Pro X64, Win 10 Home X64, Win 7
    Thread Starter
       #8

    pepanee said:
    Here's another idea.
    Search for, and open: Microsoft Store
    ...um, I dunno how to use that app really. Whoops.

    I found this link that takes you straight to the new "metro" version of the Pinterest app:
    ms-windows-store://pdp/?ProductId=9pfhdsf91b9r&referrer=bingwebsearch&ocid=bingwebsearch
    (copy/paste whole previous line into your browser above)

    I have a green button that says: Get
    Does yours say the same? Or maybe hopefully says an option to Uninstall.

    I'm hoping this is a different location than that previous one you went to from my previous suggestion...
    Are you suggesting that I install Pinterest and then uninstall it to see if the right click menu item disappears?
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  9. Posts : 2,911
    Windows 10 Pro for the Bro
       #9

    dsscottage said:
    Are you suggesting that I install Pinterest and then uninstall it to see if the right click menu item disappears?
    If yours also says "Get", then yes, my next suggestion would be to install it, then Uninstall it. It could remove leftover Registry entries which somehow stuck around. Quick request too, (first, let's HOPE this fixes it), but if not, can you expand that right-click entry by placing your mouse over it, so it shows things in that menu, on the right. Take a screenshot of that if possible.
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  10. Posts : 9,790
    Mac OS Catalina
       #10

    dsscottage said:
    Sadly, it's not listed there. I've never intentionally installed anything from Pinterest.

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    Am I missing something? This post looks like a way to add Pinterest to MS Edge. I'm trying to remove a Pinterest link from my File Explorer right click menu.
    Yes it means that extensions that are added can do this behavior. We have no way of accessing your computer and with what little info you have given, we can only give you suggestions. You are showing some other questionable stuff in right click, run FRST Download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and post the resulting log.
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