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    Open Location context menu - Add or Remove in Windows 10

    Open Location context menu - Add or Remove in Windows 10

    Add or Remove 'Open file location' and 'Open folder location' Context Menu in Windows 10
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    24 Nov 2015
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    Add or Remove 'Open file location' and 'Open folder location' Context Menu in Windows 10

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    When you right click or press and hold on a shortcut of a file, shortcut of a folder, file or folder in search results, or a file or folder in a library in File Explorer, you can click/tap on the Open file location or Open folder location context menu item to open the source location of the file or folder with the file or folder selected.

    This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the 'Open file location' and 'Open folder location' context menu for all users in Windows 10.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to add or remove the 'Open file location' and 'Open folder location' context menu.


    EXAMPLE: "Open file location" and "Open folder location" context menu

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    Here's How:

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


     2. To Add "Open file location" and "Open folder location" Context Menu

    NOTE: 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_Open_Location_context_menu.reg

    download


     3. To Remove "Open file location" and "Open folder location" Context Menu

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

    Remove_Open_Location_context_menu.reg

    download

    4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

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

    6. If prompted, click on Run, Yes (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.    04 Jun 2016 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 31
    Windows 10

    Thanks! But how I can make it work too for every file on the start menu? Actually im using startisback
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  2.    04 Jun 2016 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 25,662
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046
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    I'm afraid that this is only for File Explorer instead.
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  3.    04 Jun 2016 #3
    Join Date : Apr 2016
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    windows 10 pro

    cool brink i like it
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  4.    04 Jun 2016 #4
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 31
    Windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    I'm afraid that this is only for File Explorer instead.
    Just found the solution on another topic of yours: Open File Location-Start Menu-Windows 7? - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Thanks for it!

    Anyway to make shift+right click as default every time I click right click on a item inside the start menu?
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  5.    04 Jun 2016 #5
    Join Date : Oct 2013
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    Great news.
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  6.    04 Jun 2016 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Great news.
    Thanks!

    But still, it is possible to merge or making shift+right click as a default right click?
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  7.    04 Jun 2016 #7
    Join Date : Oct 2013
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    I haven't been able to get it to use Shift + Right Click with the usual "Extended" string value.
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  8.    09 Jul 2017 #8
    Join Date : Jul 2017
    Posts : 35
    windows 10

    thanks but the menu only appear in some folders (the one shown in search mode, which is cool) but not on other folders. And it does not show on any files. Any idea why?
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  9.    09 Jul 2017 #9
    Join Date : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046
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    Hello chok, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    When you right click or press and hold on a :shortcut of a file", "shortcut of a folder", "file or folder in search results", or a "file or folder in a library" in File Explorer, you should see a Open file location or Open folder location context menu item to open the source location of the file or folder with the file or folder selected.
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