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Remove 3rd Party software shortcut from context menu

Posted on 2011-02-10
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I have a locked down server desktop that guest users use...they can't browse the network, they can't see drives i don't want them to see, etc.  however, after we installed ws-ftp pro they can now right click to the context menu and see a "ws-ftp upload wizard".  through this wizard they can see and do everything.  in order to maintain functionality of the desktop  i can't lock down/eliminate the context menu, but is there a way to customize what shows up on there?  
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so far none of the steps in this article are working...but i'll keep trying.
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I would just search the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT key for the text exactly as it appears in the context menu. You will probably turn up a CLSID key that has a Shell subkey, with another subkey under that labeled with the wsftp text. Just delete this subkey (the "WS_FTP Upload Wizard" key under Shell, NOT Shell itself).

Standard registry disclaimer here. Export the whole CLSID key to a file first so you can re-import it if something gets jacked up.

Or, you can just run this command:

regsvr32 /u C:\progra~1\ws_ftp~1\wsftpsi.dll

Make sure the path is correct to your installation of course.
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ShellExView v1.50 - Shell Extensions Manager
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/shexview.html

Simple GUI method to find it, and either Disable or Delete it....
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I was not able to find it in the Registry, using the "howtogeek" site instructions or by using the "find" feature, but the nirsoft utility installed and found it in about 30 seconds.  Thanks!
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Glad you got it taken care of! I love ShellExView and didn't even think to go there.

For future seekers, I found out that unregistering the dll via the command-line is Ipswitch's recommended method:

http://support.ipswitch.com/kb/WS-20020711-DM01.htm
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