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    Duplicate Context menu items (XP SP2)

    I don't know how long this has been happening but I noticed that in most all of my taskbar shortcuts and some Start Menu entries have duplicate occurances of options like WinZip and Acronis. See screenshot.

    I looked in HKey_Classes_Root*ShellexContextMenuHandlers in the reg but see only one key for example "WinZip".
    Does anyone know how to edit or delete these extra entries in the Right Click Menu?
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    Re: Duplicate Context menu items (XP SP2)

    Have you looked at HKEY_CURRENT_USERClasses to see if the duplicates are there?

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    Re: Duplicate Context menu items (XP SP2)

    Hans,
    I don't see any Classes entered under HKEY_CURRENT_USER at all.
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    Re: Duplicate Context menu items (XP SP2)

    Try HKCUSoftwareclasses

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    Re: Duplicate Context menu items (XP SP2)

    Oops, sorry. See Joe's correction.

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    Re: Duplicate Context menu items (XP SP2)

    Joe,
    All I see in there is a list of file extensions.

    Found a google saying to add to the HKCR a new key called Inkfile with a string value of IsShortcut but that didn't work either.
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    Re: Duplicate Context menu items (XP SP2)

    Bob, it's not <code>INKFILE</code> but <code>LNKFILE</code>. There should already be a key named <code>LNKFILE</code> in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT. Create a new string value <code>IsShortcut</code> under this key.

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    Re: Duplicate Context menu items (XP SP2)

    Hans,

    OK it's an L ( el ) not an I ( eye ) added that String Value to the LNKFILE. That took care of WinZip.

    I also found a little utility that will edit the Context Menu and that got rid of the NAVs.

    DL it <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> at: CONTEXTEDITOR

    Thanks for opening my eye, Hans. <img src=/S/eyeout.gif border=0 alt=eyeout width=15 height=15> ( pun intended )
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