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    Hi all,

    For years now I have been using a tool called PowerShell by James Smith.
    I am wanting to do this same type of thing in Windows 7.
    Does anyone know how to add stuff to the right-click context menu?

    Here is a link to the devs site with the info on his past programs:
    http://www.renogeek.com/programs.php

    His Powershell-V for Vista and Powershell XP are absolutely awesome.

    All I am really interested in being able to do is this:
    Right Click The "My Computer" icon.
    - Add/Remove Programs
    - Calculator
    - Device Manager
    - Control Panel
    - Backup and Restore
    - Reliability and Performance Monitor
    - System Config
    - Task Manager

    Right Click a "Folder" icon.
    - Copy to Folder
    - Move to Folder

    Right Click on a File.
    - Copy to Folder
    - Move to Folder

    Any help is appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Sanderson View Post
    Hi all,

    For years now I have been using a tool called PowerShell by James Smith.
    I am wanting to do this same type of thing in Windows 7.
    Does anyone know how to add stuff to the right-click context menu?

    Here is a link to the devs site with the info on his past programs:
    http://www.renogeek.com/programs.php

    His Powershell-V for Vista and Powershell XP are absolutely awesome.

    All I am really interested in being able to do is this:
    Right Click The "My Computer" icon.
    - Add/Remove Programs
    - Calculator
    - Device Manager
    - Control Panel
    - Backup and Restore
    - Reliability and Performance Monitor
    - System Config
    - Task Manager

    Right Click a "Folder" icon.
    - Copy to Folder
    - Move to Folder

    Right Click on a File.
    - Copy to Folder
    - Move to Folder

    Any help is appreciated.
    Hi Tim and welcome


    Just visited the developers site and Powershell runs in vista so it will run in win 7. Are you having problems with installing it in win 7? If you are you may need to install it using "compatibility" mode. Simply right click the installer>properties>compatibility mode.

    Let us know if that doesnt work

    Ken J
    Microsoft Most Valuable Professional-- Windows Expert Consumer 2009---2015
    MCC 2013-2015

    Wanikiyi & Dyami--Team ZigZag3143

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    Thanks for the welcome Ken, and the advice, but it doesn't work. At least for me it doesn't.
    I am running Win 7 Ultimate x64. I have tried installing it using compatibility mode and it still doesn't work.
    I also am in an administrator account and have UAC turned off.

    The only thing I can figure is that the reg entries for the shortcuts used by Vista are different than in 7.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Sanderson View Post
    Thanks for the welcome Ken, and the advice, but it doesn't work. At least for me it doesn't.
    I am running Win 7 Ultimate x64. I have tried installing it using compatibility mode and it still doesn't work.
    I also am in an administrator account and have UAC turned off.

    The only thing I can figure is that the reg entries for the shortcuts used by Vista are different than in 7.
    Powershell in Windows 7 is Powershell V2. I don't know what changes need to be made to Powershell V1 scripts to run in V2.

    There are three programs listed at Edit Context Menu Items In Windows 7 & Vista the may help.

    Joe
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Sanderson View Post
    Thanks for the welcome Ken, and the advice, but it doesn't work. At least for me it doesn't.
    I am running Win 7 Ultimate x64. I have tried installing it using compatibility mode and it still doesn't work.
    I also am in an administrator account and have UAC turned off.

    The only thing I can figure is that the reg entries for the shortcuts used by Vista are different than in 7.
    some are, x64 changed some things, I have some of those by reg tweak here http://lounge.windowssecrets.com/ind...owtopic=772853
    I can do all the rest here on my 64 also but in 7 I go with background, any whitespace in any folder or desktop, not My Computer

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    Since you are running 64-bit windows and PowerShell will not install, my guess would be that PowerShell is based on a 32-bit DLL which gets plugged into Explorer. And 64-bit Exploer will not accept a 32-bit DLL. So unless James Smioth comes up with a 64-bit version, you are stuck without it.

    One other possibility - it could have a 16-bit installer (which is very possible considering how old the utility is) and 16-bit stuff will not run on 64-bit Windows.

    By the way, it is very confusing that James Smith called his Explorer extension utility PowerShell because there is a Windows PowerShell that comes with Windows 7, but that is a scripting language, not an Explorer extension utility.

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