How to Add or Remove Google Drive Context Menu in Windows  

    How to Add or Remove Google Drive Context Menu in Windows

    How to Add or Remove Google Drive Context Menu in Windows

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    19 Jun 2020
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    How to Add or Remove Google Drive Context Menu in Windows


    Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service created by Google. It allows users to store files in the cloud, share files, and edit documents, spreadsheets, and presentations with collaborators. Google Drive encompasses Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides, an office suite that permits collaborative editing of documents, spreadsheets, presentations, drawings, forms, and more.

    To use Google Drive on your PC, you must first download and install: Backup and Sync from Google

    When you install Backup and Sync from Google on your Windows computer, a Google Drive context menu will be added for when you right click on your files and folders.

    This tutorial will show you how to add and remove the Google Drive context menu for all users when Backup and Sync from Google is installed in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to add or remove the Google Drive context menus.

    The Google Drive context menus will only be available while the Backup and Sync from Google app is running.


    EXAMPLE: Google Drive context menus
    How to Add or Remove Google Drive Context Menu in Windows-google_drive_context_menu-1.png How to Add or Remove Google Drive Context Menu in Windows-google_drive_context_menu-2.png How to Add or Remove Google Drive Context Menu in Windows-google_drive_context_menu-3.png



    Here's How:

    1 Do step 2 (add) or step 3 (remove) below for what you would like to do.


    2 To Add Google Drive Context Menu

    This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Add_Google_Drive_context_menu.reg

    Download

    (Contents of .reg file for reference)
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\GDContextMenu]
    @="{BB02B294-8425-42E5-983F-41A1FA970CD6}"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\GDContextMenu]
    @="{BB02B294-8425-42E5-983F-41A1FA970CD6}"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\GDContextMenu]
    @="{BB02B294-8425-42E5-983F-41A1FA970CD6}"


    3 To Remove Google Drive Context Menu

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Remove_Google_Drive_context_menu.reg

    Download

    (Contents of .reg file for reference)
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\GDContextMenu]
    
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\GDContextMenu]
    
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\GDContextMenu]


    4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, OK (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn




  1. Posts : 370
    Win7 Pro X64, Win10 Pro x640
       #1

    Thank you @Brink! You answered my question if the Google Keep context menu will work on files and folders and it does!
      My Computer

  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 56,453
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21364
    Thread Starter
       #2

    You're most welcome.
      My Computers


 

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