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Context menu frustrations!

Is there any utility, preferably freeware, that can a help me organize/edit/delete the items in my context menu's?
Most annoying of which right now is "Browse with Paint Shop Pro". I could not find any setting to remove that in the application. I also have many Winzip references in my menu's even after I unchecked them under Winzip preferences.
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janlafata
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janlafata
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nltechCommented:
http://www.bartdart.com/ has a freeware context menu editor.
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nedvisCommented:
Menu items like "Browse with Paint Shop Pro" , "Add to WinZip Archive" , " Open with WinAmp", "Open with
MS Paint" , "JustZIPit - than Email" , "Sendto" etc. are socalled shell extensions or functionality enhancements/plug-ins to the standard Windows Explorer ( acctually graphical SHELL ).
Extensions are usually described  with   HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT keys in Windows Registry and each and every shell extension hve their own identification number ( CLSID ).

For instance when you install very popular hard-disk cleaner CrapCleaner ( http://www.ccleaner ) installer with add two new menu items to Recycle Bin ( Open CCleaner and Run CCleaner) and they are located in :
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}\Shell\Open CCleaner
Windows Registry key.

When you delete HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}\Shell folder/entry in the lefthand registry pane you've acctually removed menu entry "Open CCleaner" from
Recycle Bin right-click menu.

Same way you can remove annoying "Browse with Paint Shop Pro" menu entry by manually editing Windows Registry and any other menu item ( e.g. Add to WinZIP etc. )
Just run regedit , press Ctrl + F ( or click "Edit" and select "Find" ) and type  Browse with Paint Shop Pro then press enter. It might take couple minuter for Windows Registry to find registry keys related to the shell function you're about to remove.
Once you see "Browse with Paint Shop Pro" registry entry make sure it is located within Shell folder/subfolder in
 My Computer/HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT/CLSID
and delete it. Your menu entry is gone!.

NOTE: BEFORE YOU EDIT WINDOWS REGISTRY MAKE WINDOWS REGISTRY BACKUP ; IN CASE SOMETHING WENT WRONG WHEN MAKING CHANGES YOU CAN RESTORE OLD CONFIGURATION.

good luck
nedvis
 
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