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How can add items to the system pop up menu?
The items that i will add will call my exe file.
i.e: like WinZip add's it's 'add to zip', or like adding an my own item next to properties of 'my computer'.
I need to add my new entry to every pop up menu availble. i need the option not to show my new entry if neeeded.
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Edit the Registry for the extention that you want your menu to appear.

For Example, the MIDI player REG entry looks like this
(.MID files are of type midfile)

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\midfile\shell="Open"
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\midfile\shell\open="Open"
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\midfile\shell\open\command="C:\\WINDOWS\\mplayer.exe %1"
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\midfile\shell="Play"
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\midfile\shell\play="Play"
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\midfile\shell\play\command="C:\\WINDOWS\\mplayer.exe /play /close %1"

If you wanted to add a View command, you add the lines

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\midfile\shell="View"
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\midfile\shell\View="View"
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\midfile\shell\View\command="C:\\MYPROG.EXE  %1"

This should help

Chris

So you are basically adding the sub-key View, a sub-key under view called command, and a

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