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    Playing It safe (WinXP-SP-2)

    I had issues with my context menus, and, after imaging my drive (see Leif, I listen), I started wuith a fresh XP install. All coontext problems are gone.

    Now, as I add "stuff", some will impact the context menus.

    Will setting a Restore Point protect the context menus? IOW, if I end up having a problem with my context menus, will restoring bring back the context menus "to normal"?

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    Re: Playing It safe (WinXP-SP-2)

    The easiest way to protect context menus is to export HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT key from the Registry to the .reg file.
    But be aware: when you "restore" (merge back to the Registry) this file, all previous default programs (associated with double-clicking) will be restored.

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    Re: Playing It safe (WinXP-SP-2)

    Can't help with the restore point info, but have you considered using a 3rd party program to edit the context menus to your own liking. There's a <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> one I haven't tried:

    "Context Menu Editor can view and delete links to programs on your context menus (the popup menus you see when you right-click). Context Menu Editor does not delete the programs, it just removes them from your menus. Menu deletions cannot be undone so please use with care - you may need to reinstall your software if you want them back. Context Menu Editor can view and delete menu items for right clicking on files, right clicking on folders and right clicking in Internet Explorer. Try Context Menu Editor today to see just how clean your menus can be! "
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    Re: Playing It safe (WinXP-SP-2)

    Thnaks guys. Now I'm covered two ways.

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    Re: Playing It safe (WinXP-SP-2)

    Just remember that when you 'restore' something to the registry using regedit it merges not overwrites. So, if you added 'bad data' (i.e. a new key or data) to the registry and that 'data' did not exist in your export it is still going to be there after you 'restore' your saved information.

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    Re: Playing It safe (WinXP-SP-2)

    Joe:

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    using regedit it merges not overwrites
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    Joe:

    It'll overwrite if the keys are the same, yes?

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    Re: Playing It safe (WinXP-SP-2)

    Yes.

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    Re: Playing It safe (WinXP-SP-2)

    Hans:

    OK, thanks.

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