Removing Start button right click item

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Minor but irritating problem:

A piece of software I used to use installed an option when you right-click
on the START button in XP (the same option is also there when you right
click on a folder in Explorer).

I've uninstalled the software, but the option is still there. And I've
really poked around and I'm pretty sure it's all gone ...

If I go to Folder Options, File Types, File Folder, Advanced, the item is
there in the list (and not set as default) but when I select it the 'Edit'
and 'Remove' buttons are greyed out.

Does anyone know how I can zap this? I'm using XP home SP1 - yes, I know, I
will get SP2 soon, I promise .... :)

Many thanks


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What software? Is it a secret?

Click Start | Run | Type: regedit | OK
Navigate to >>>

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\OpenWithList
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers

Look for entries related to [[A piece of software I used to use]]

Open regedit and do a Ctrl + F for [[A piece of software I used to use]]

Remove unwanted entries from the context menus
http://www.subvers.com/technobabble/html/tweaks/context-menus.htm

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its like that <itslikethat@itslikethat.com> hunted and pecked:
> Minor but irritating problem:
>
> A piece of software I used to use installed an option when you
> right-click on the START button in XP (the same option is also there
> when you right click on a folder in Explorer).
>
> I've uninstalled the software, but the option is still there. And I've
> really poked around and I'm pretty sure it's all gone ...
>
> If I go to Folder Options, File Types, File Folder, Advanced, the
> item is there in the list (and not set as default) but when I select
> it the 'Edit' and 'Remove' buttons are greyed out.
>
> Does anyone know how I can zap this? I'm using XP home SP1 - yes, I
> know, I will get SP2 soon, I promise .... :)
>
> Many thanks
>
>
> ---
> Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free.
> Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).
> Version: 6.0.788 / Virus Database: 533 - Release Date: 01/11/2004
 
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"Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:uNurP1DxEHA.2600@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> What software? Is it a secret?
>
> Click Start | Run | Type: regedit | OK
> Navigate to >>>
>
> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\OpenWithList
> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers
> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background
> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell
> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers
> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell
> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers
> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell
> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers
>
> Look for entries related to [[A piece of software I used to use]]
>
> Open regedit and do a Ctrl + F for [[A piece of software I used to use]]
>
> Remove unwanted entries from the context menus
> http://www.subvers.com/technobabble/html/tweaks/context-menus.htm
>
> --
> Hope this helps. Let us know.
> Wes
>
> In news:O7QgU7BxEHA.1524@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl,
> its like that <itslikethat@itslikethat.com> hunted and pecked:
>> Minor but irritating problem:
>>
>> A piece of software I used to use installed an option when you
>> right-click on the START button in XP (the same option is also there
>> when you right click on a folder in Explorer).
>>
>> I've uninstalled the software, but the option is still there. And I've
>> really poked around and I'm pretty sure it's all gone ...
>>
>> If I go to Folder Options, File Types, File Folder, Advanced, the
>> item is there in the list (and not set as default) but when I select
>> it the 'Edit' and 'Remove' buttons are greyed out.
>>
>> Does anyone know how I can zap this? I'm using XP home SP1 - yes, I
>> know, I will get SP2 soon, I promise .... :)
>>
>> Many thanks
>>

Thanks for the help Wesley - keys deleted - and XP hasn't crashed yet! If I
could give a rep on the newsgroup I would ..... :)


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What is [[a rep on the newsgroup]] ??

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In news:%23ndL$WExEHA.2568@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl,
its like that <itslikethat@itslikethat.com> hunted and pecked:
> "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:uNurP1DxEHA.2600@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> What software? Is it a secret?
>>
>> Click Start | Run | Type: regedit | OK
>> Navigate to >>>
>>
>> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\OpenWithList
>> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers
>> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background
>> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell
>> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers
>> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell
>> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers
>> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell
>> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers
>>
>> Look for entries related to [[A piece of software I used to use]]
>>
>> Open regedit and do a Ctrl + F for [[A piece of software I used to
>> use]]
>>
>> Remove unwanted entries from the context menus
>> http://www.subvers.com/technobabble/html/tweaks/context-menus.htm
>>
>> --
>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>> Wes
>>
>> In news:O7QgU7BxEHA.1524@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl,
>> its like that <itslikethat@itslikethat.com> hunted and pecked:
>>> Minor but irritating problem:
>>>
>>> A piece of software I used to use installed an option when you
>>> right-click on the START button in XP (the same option is also there
>>> when you right click on a folder in Explorer).
>>>
>>> I've uninstalled the software, but the option is still there. And
>>> I've really poked around and I'm pretty sure it's all gone ...
>>>
>>> If I go to Folder Options, File Types, File Folder, Advanced, the
>>> item is there in the list (and not set as default) but when I select
>>> it the 'Edit' and 'Remove' buttons are greyed out.
>>>
>>> Does anyone know how I can zap this? I'm using XP home SP1 - yes, I
>>> know, I will get SP2 soon, I promise .... :)
>>>
>>> Many thanks
>>>
>
> Thanks for the help Wesley - keys deleted - and XP hasn't crashed
> yet! If I could give a rep on the newsgroup I would ..... :)
>
>
> ---
> Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free.
> Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).
> Version: 6.0.788 / Virus Database: 533 - Release Date: 01/11/2004
 
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"its like that" <itslikethat@itslikethat.com> wrote
| Minor but irritating problem:
|
| A piece of software I used to use installed an option when you right-click
| on the START button in XP (the same option is also there when you right
| click on a folder in Explorer).
|
| I've uninstalled the software, but the option is still there. And I've
| really poked around and I'm pretty sure it's all gone ...
|
| If I go to Folder Options, File Types, File Folder, Advanced, the item is
| there in the list (and not set as default) but when I select it the 'Edit'
| and 'Remove' buttons are greyed out.
|
| Does anyone know how I can zap this? I'm using XP home SP1 - yes, I know, I
| will get SP2 soon, I promise .... :)


Search the registry for the exact text that you see in those context menu
items, then delete the relevant keys.

It gets a bit tricky (1) if one character is underlined,
or (2) if some of the text is right-justified.

(1) For an underline, precede the character with an "&".
Example:
Special &Function
would display with "F" underlined.

(2) For right-justified text, use "\t"
Example:
Left side text\tRight side text
would display as...
| Left side text Right side text |


Start
Run
regedit
Enter

Edit-Menu
Find...

Find what: [ <text> ]
Look at:
[Y] Keys
[Y] Values
[Y] Data


Delete the key.

Press [F3] to search for the next occurrance of <text>.