Windows 10: Removing Office '16 context menu entries? Solved

  1.    23 May 2018 #1

    Removing Office '16 context menu entries?


    I've recently installed Office 16 in Win10 64bit and only just noticed that it's added new context meny entries in my explorer.
    Upon /r clicking (in the desktop, not on a file), under "new" category, there are now entries for each and every Office 'product':
    New Word document, New Excel, etc. etc.

    As per title, i'd like to remove them all if possile.
    CCleaner does not see them as added, so that's not an option. I tried looking in registry under those 'shell' entries i'm aware of, but found nothing. I also downloaded the relevant tool from Nirsoft's page just in case, but it too cannot see them. I lastly Googled for a solution, but have yet to find anything relevant.

    Any help would be appreciated.
    And thank you for reading :)
    Last edited by Aenra; 23 May 2018 at 19:52.
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       23 May 2018 #2

    The list can get a bit long, LibreOffice, WordPerfect, SoftMaker [office-type] are the same. One way to shorten it would be to uninstall the programs then reinstall using Custom to choose only the programs desired. Microsoft Office 2000 [yeah it's old but does work] also shows on the menu on one of my Notebooks.
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       23 May 2018 #3


    For Office 2007 the Registry keys to delete in order to remove these are


    so when you get to each section you will find that your entries are .15 or .16 instead. Paste HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.accdb etc into RegEdit's address bar then look to see what you have.

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  4.    25 May 2018 #4

    Try3 said: View Post
    the Registry keys to delete in order to remove these
    Denis, thank you so much! Really appreciate it, added some rep :)
    Once again, much obliged, don't think i'd have found those on my own.
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