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Add items to the context menu

Restore "New > Text Document" in Windows Explorer context menu

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/24412-add-remove-default-new-context-menu-items-windows-10-a.html#option1

Restore_New_Text_Document_context_menu_item.reg

Add Windows Terminal to the context menu

Windows Terminal, see: WinTerminal Installing is simple: simply execute the install.ps1 script in an elevated prompt.

However, there are three layouts, default (with submenus), flat, and mini. Installation and uninstallation requires flat and mini as parameter:
  • .\install.ps1 flat and .\uninstall.ps1 flat
  • .\install.ps1 mini and .\uninstall.ps1 mini
I've chose the mini layout.

Remove items from the context menu

Keep your context menu sleek!

Remove 'CRC SHA' from FILE context menu

  1. Open 7-Zip File Manager.
  2. On the 7-Zip window, switch to the Tools menu and then select the Options... button.
  3. On the Options page, switch to the 7-Zip tab and then uncheck the CRC SHA option in the Context menu items section.

Remove 'Share with/Give access to', 'Share', 'Restore previous versions' and 'Include in library' from FILE context menu

  1. Open Winaero Tweaker.
  2. Scroll down to the Context Menu section and then select Remove Default Entries.
  3. Check the Share with/Give Access To, Share (Modern Sharing), Restore Previous Versions, Include in library and Open in Windows Terminal checkboxes.

Remove 'Run as administrator' from the known file types context menu

In the Registry Editor, delete the Computer\HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\RunAs key

Remove 'Restore from snapshot' from the FILE and FOLDER context menus

By default, Rollback RX Home adds 'Restore from snapshot' to the context menus of files and folders.
  • in the Registry Editor, go to Computer\HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\ShdExt - this probably stands for Shield Extension
  • double-click the (Default) string value and prefix its data with some dashes (I used the prefix ----LegacyDisable----)
  • then go to Computer\HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\ShdExt
  • again, double-click the (Default) string value and prefix its data with some dashes
  • you don't have to logoff/logon - the changes take place immediately!
source: https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/how-to-clean-up-your-messy-windows-context-menu/

Remove duplicate PowerToys context menu items

PowerToys has two context menu items:
  • Resize pictures
  • PowerRename
Both can occur twice in the context menu (depending on whether your choose a file or a folder, or a folder background). I think it's due to the fact that I'm using !StartAllBack, where I enabled the Classic context menus option in the Explorer category.

You can get rid of one of them by deleting the following registry keys:

PowerRename context menu:

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\PackagedCom\ClassIndex\{1861E28B-A1F0-4EF4-A1FE-4C8CA88E2174}]

Image Resizer context menu:

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\PackagedCom\ClassIndex\{8F491918-259F-451A-950F-8C3EBF4864AF}

Attached you find a backup of these registry keys. You never know you need them. Be aware that they return when you update PowerToys: HCR-PC-CI-PT.ImgResizerCtxMenu_metro.reg & HCR-PC-CI-Ms.PT.PwrRenameCtxMenu_metro.reg.

Maybe a more final solution can be found here: https://winaero.com/how-to-remove-edit-with-clipchamp-from-context-menu-in-file-explorer/.
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