Windows 10: Customize File Explorer context menu?

Discus and support Customize File Explorer context menu? in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; I tried searching the tutorials but came up empty . . . Is it possible to customize the file explorer context menu to remove items you don't want to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by ztalk112, Dec 21, 2020.

  1. ztalk112 Win User

    Customize File Explorer context menu?


    I tried searching the tutorials but came up empty . . .

    Is it possible to customize the file explorer context menu to remove items you don't want to appear on the menu? The "context" in this case is the menu that appears when you click on a .txt file, an image file or a shortcut.

    v2004 build 19041

    Thanks!

    :)
     
    ztalk112, Dec 21, 2020
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  2. Custom context menu entries

    So, just throwing this out there, in case somone knows.

    I have added a custom context menu entry for the program rightload, since by default the menu is broken in vistax64.

    It works pefect with single files, but when I select mutiple files and try to open, I get mutiple instances of the program (which makes sense), here is my entry:

    C:\Program Files (x86)\Rightload\Rightload.exe --server=1 --autostart %1

    So the %1 passes the filename to the program, and when I select multiple files it is just opening multiple instances of rightload each with a different file.

    What I'd like to do is be able to pass a list of the files selected to the program. Since I know it is capable of uploading multiple files from the context menu, all in one instance.

    So, is there something I can pass besides %1 that will do this? I have looked around and can't seem to find an answer anywhere... *Frown Customize File Explorer context menu? :(
     
    ArmoredCavalry, Dec 21, 2020
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  3. JustNoOne Win User
    Context Menus in File Explorer not rendering properly

    I get the same issue too.

    From a clean install, I installed the following that added context menu entries (can't remember if there's more as I'm being affected by it now):

    • dropbox
    • google drive
    • bit defender
    • visual studio code
    • vlc
    I notice that this usually happens when I'm performing large copy operations between drives (60k+ files, 100+ gb). It's sporadic, but tends to occur more often when it has stalled or is going through a large number of tiny files (transfer speed is reported
    as 0 b/s to 20kb/s).

    All other context menus are fine (including file explorer's address bar).
     
    JustNoOne, Dec 21, 2020
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  4. Customize File Explorer context menu?

    File Explorer task bar context menu pinned items not working

    Basically, when I right-click on the File Explorer it brings up the context menu fine. But when I click on a pinned or recent document it closes the context menu and then nothing happens. All other context menus work fine. Also, the File Explorer, Unpin
    and Close Window options work fine (although sometimes the list of recent files covers those options).

    I tried to fix it by running gpedit.msc and going to
    User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > File Explorer and disabled Remove File Explorer’s default context menu. I also enabled Display the menu bar in File Explorer (they were both not
    configured by default). And then I restarted my computer. It fixed nothing.

    Just a small problem, because I can always just open another window through the context menu or if it's cover open another directory in another window through the already opened window. It's just a pain because I do
    a lot of file management, and it makes it really tedious and slow.

    Thanks,

    -
     
    Electroshockist, Dec 21, 2020
    #4
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