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Registry key for Explorer context menu controlling drives

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Recently I uninstalled dozens of applications, which were no longer needed, from my Windows 7 Professional SP-1 32-bit desktop, and used Registry First Aid to delete erroneous registry entries afterwards.  Since then, the context menu for two CD/DVD drives, one internal SATA REV drive, and an external USB REV drive is missing the 'Format...' option.  Using Disc Manager, there is no longer an option to format those drives.  An external USB thumb drive still has the format option on right click.  I have tried multiple approaches to fixing this, including ejecting and re-connecting USB devices and running SFC.  Other Windows operating systems on the same desktop still have the format option for those drives.  Eventually I restored a disc image which was made before the changes which I mentioned, and now the format option is again appearing.  If I knew which registry key(s) create that format option, I'd prefer to restore the disc to its recent state (without the obsolete applications) and just fix the context menu for drives with removable storage.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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Can you restore the Registry First Aid backup? That is a very aggressive registry cleaner if you use the default settings. I stopped using it about a decade ago

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Thank you for your suggestion.  I will check to see if a backup was made.  Meanwhile, is there a registry key which produces the 'Format...' option for those drives?
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Thank you.   I'm thinking of exporting the relevant part of the registry from before the steps which removed 'Format', and importing it into the registry which is missing 'Format'.   Although there is not a specific key, is there a general section in Classes which would apply here?
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Not really .   There are many context settings.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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Here is an article for changing context values. It might help you

http://www.online-tech-tips.com/computer-tips/windows-right-click-context-menu/
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Thanks and try the article I posted for you to see if it helps.
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