cannot open folders from start menu


A

Andy Fish

Hi,

I am using windows xp pro sp1. when I right click on a folder in the start
menu and try 'open' or 'explore' nothing happens. The other actions such as
delete/rename work OK. This is with both the classic and xp style start
menus.

I have checked the HKCR/Folder registry key and all is ok. The open and
explore actions work OK from outside the start menu too. I even tried
creating a brand new account on the machine and that has the same problem.

Anyone else have any ideas as to what might be wrong?

many thanks

Andy
 
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K

Kelly

Hi Andy,

Check your settings here: Most users who face this issue can still right
click the Start button, even though they can't right click on the Start
Menu. Here is the workaround:

Right click the Start button, select Properties, Customize. Scroll through
the options on the Advanced tab and put the check mark back in Enable
dragging and dropping.
 
A

Andy Fish

Kelly said:
Hi Andy,

Check your settings here: Most users who face this issue can still right
click the Start button, even though they can't right click on the Start
Menu. Here is the workaround:

I have drag and drop enabled. the problem is not that the menu does not
appear - it appears correctly but if I select 'open' or 'explore' nothing
happens.

I also have a shortcut to the CD drive on my start menu, and this works OK
(presumably because the file type is not 'folder')

note that even a brand new user account exhibits the same symptoms, so I
suspect it's not a user profile problem.
 
A

Andy Fish

Kelly,

203 didn't work. I downloaded the taskbar repair tool but can't find
"Restore Explore and Open to the Right Click" or anything similar

Andy
 
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A

Andy Fish

open is in bold, explore is in normal. I have never used tweakUI

the taskbar plus fixes seem to be talking about the start button itself - I
am talking about folders on the start menu

I have also tried your "Restore Taskbar and Start Menu" reg tweak but that
didn't work either

:-(((
 
R

Ramesh [MVP]

Hi Andy,

In the meantime, can you post the contents of these registry keys?

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers

Click Start, Run and type Regedit to open the Registry Editor.

--
Ramesh - Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k

The Parasite Fight:
http://aumha.org/a/parasite.php

Outlook Express: Getting News from Newsgroups:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/using/howto/oe/gettingnews.mspx

open is in bold, explore is in normal. I have never used tweakUI

the taskbar plus fixes seem to be talking about the start button itself - I
am talking about folders on the start menu

I have also tried your "Restore Taskbar and Start Menu" reg tweak but that
didn't work either

:-(((
 
A

Andy Fish

here they are.

note that I do not have a problem opening folders from within explorer -
it's only on the start menu.

Andy

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\EncryptionMenu]
@="{A470F8CF-A1E8-4f65-8335-227475AA5C46}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Offline Files]
@="{750fdf0e-2a26-11d1-a3ea-080036587f03}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Sharing]
@="{f81e9010-6ea4-11ce-a7ff-00aa003ca9f6}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\WinZip]
@="{E0D79304-84BE-11CE-9641-444553540000}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\ZipScan]
@="{80E0886C-C630-464D-896F-478EDA4122D4}"



[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\WinZip]
@="{E0D79304-84BE-11CE-9641-444553540000}"



[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\AraxisMe
rge65]
@="{7A0B5906-6671-42FE-B404-6247FC57770B}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Send To]
@="{7BA4C740-9E81-11CF-99D3-00AA004AE837}"



Hi Andy,

In the meantime, can you post the contents of these registry keys?

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers

Click Start, Run and type Regedit to open the Registry Editor.

--
Ramesh - Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k

The Parasite Fight:
http://aumha.org/a/parasite.php

Outlook Express: Getting News from Newsgroups:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/using/howto/oe/gettingnews.mspx

open is in bold, explore is in normal. I have never used tweakUI

the taskbar plus fixes seem to be talking about the start button itself - I
am talking about folders on the start menu

I have also tried your "Restore Taskbar and Start Menu" reg tweak but that
didn't work either

:-(((
 
R

Ramesh [MVP]

I understand this occurs only within Start Menu. But worth giving it a try. *Backup and delete these two:

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\AraxisMerge65]
@="{7A0B5906-6671-42FE-B404-6247FC57770B}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\ZipScan]
@="{80E0886C-C630-464D-896F-478EDA4122D4}"

If it does not help, you can undo the setting any time.

--
Ramesh - Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k

The Parasite Fight:
http://aumha.org/a/parasite.php

Outlook Express: Getting News from Newsgroups:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/using/howto/oe/gettingnews.mspx

here they are.

note that I do not have a problem opening folders from within explorer -
it's only on the start menu.

Andy

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\EncryptionMenu]
@="{A470F8CF-A1E8-4f65-8335-227475AA5C46}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Offline Files]
@="{750fdf0e-2a26-11d1-a3ea-080036587f03}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Sharing]
@="{f81e9010-6ea4-11ce-a7ff-00aa003ca9f6}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\WinZip]
@="{E0D79304-84BE-11CE-9641-444553540000}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\ZipScan]
@="{80E0886C-C630-464D-896F-478EDA4122D4}"



[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\WinZip]
@="{E0D79304-84BE-11CE-9641-444553540000}"



[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\AraxisMe
rge65]
@="{7A0B5906-6671-42FE-B404-6247FC57770B}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Send To]
@="{7BA4C740-9E81-11CF-99D3-00AA004AE837}"



Hi Andy,

In the meantime, can you post the contents of these registry keys?

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers

Click Start, Run and type Regedit to open the Registry Editor.

--
Ramesh - Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k

The Parasite Fight:
http://aumha.org/a/parasite.php

Outlook Express: Getting News from Newsgroups:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/using/howto/oe/gettingnews.mspx

open is in bold, explore is in normal. I have never used tweakUI

the taskbar plus fixes seem to be talking about the start button itself - I
am talking about folders on the start menu

I have also tried your "Restore Taskbar and Start Menu" reg tweak but that
didn't work either

:-(((
 
K

Kelly

More info NEEDED here:

Which part of the Start Menu and did you place the folder there yourself?
Are these above the line that separates Help and Support/Searcha and Run?
Have you set any policies via User Configuration\Administrative
Templates\Start Menu & Taskbar? Which Start Menu are you using?
 
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A

Andy Fish

BINGO (sorry - is that a UK expression) - zipscan was the culprit

I should have thought - I upgraded zipscan recently

Thanks very much for your help. I know it seems like a trivial feature but
it's very important to me - I like to keep a shortcut to "my computer" in
the start menu so I can easily navigate to anything on the hard disk. I was
almost comtemplating a reinstall to get this feature back.

Andy


I understand this occurs only within Start Menu. But worth giving it a try.
*Backup and delete these two:

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\AraxisMe
rge65]
@="{7A0B5906-6671-42FE-B404-6247FC57770B}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\ZipScan]
@="{80E0886C-C630-464D-896F-478EDA4122D4}"

If it does not help, you can undo the setting any time.

--
Ramesh - Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k

The Parasite Fight:
http://aumha.org/a/parasite.php

Outlook Express: Getting News from Newsgroups:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/using/howto/oe/gettingnews.mspx

here they are.

note that I do not have a problem opening folders from within explorer -
it's only on the start menu.

Andy

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\EncryptionMenu]
@="{A470F8CF-A1E8-4f65-8335-227475AA5C46}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Offline Files]
@="{750fdf0e-2a26-11d1-a3ea-080036587f03}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Sharing]
@="{f81e9010-6ea4-11ce-a7ff-00aa003ca9f6}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\WinZip]
@="{E0D79304-84BE-11CE-9641-444553540000}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\ZipScan]
@="{80E0886C-C630-464D-896F-478EDA4122D4}"



[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\WinZip]
@="{E0D79304-84BE-11CE-9641-444553540000}"



[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\AraxisMe
rge65]
@="{7A0B5906-6671-42FE-B404-6247FC57770B}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Send To]
@="{7BA4C740-9E81-11CF-99D3-00AA004AE837}"



Hi Andy,

In the meantime, can you post the contents of these registry keys?

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers

Click Start, Run and type Regedit to open the Registry Editor.

--
Ramesh - Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k

The Parasite Fight:
http://aumha.org/a/parasite.php

Outlook Express: Getting News from Newsgroups:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/using/howto/oe/gettingnews.mspx

open is in bold, explore is in normal. I have never used tweakUI

the taskbar plus fixes seem to be talking about the start button itself - I
am talking about folders on the start menu

I have also tried your "Restore Taskbar and Start Menu" reg tweak but that
didn't work either

:-(((
 
A

Andy Fish

Kelly

As you can see from my reply to Ramesh, I found the culprit to be a utility
called zipscan which has an explorer integration. I'm now back working again

Thanks for all your help on this problem. I must admit that when I saw the
huge volume of messages on this group I was skeptical about getting any real
help, but I have been proved well and truly wrong.

Andy
 
R

Ramesh [MVP]

You're welcome. Glad to be of assistance!

--
Ramesh - Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k

The Parasite Fight:
http://aumha.org/a/parasite.php

Outlook Express: Getting News from Newsgroups:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/using/howto/oe/gettingnews.mspx

BINGO (sorry - is that a UK expression) - zipscan was the culprit

I should have thought - I upgraded zipscan recently

Thanks very much for your help. I know it seems like a trivial feature but
it's very important to me - I like to keep a shortcut to "my computer" in
the start menu so I can easily navigate to anything on the hard disk. I was
almost comtemplating a reinstall to get this feature back.

Andy


I understand this occurs only within Start Menu. But worth giving it a try.
*Backup and delete these two:

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\AraxisMe
rge65]
@="{7A0B5906-6671-42FE-B404-6247FC57770B}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\ZipScan]
@="{80E0886C-C630-464D-896F-478EDA4122D4}"

If it does not help, you can undo the setting any time.

--
Ramesh - Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k

The Parasite Fight:
http://aumha.org/a/parasite.php

Outlook Express: Getting News from Newsgroups:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/using/howto/oe/gettingnews.mspx

here they are.

note that I do not have a problem opening folders from within explorer -
it's only on the start menu.

Andy

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\EncryptionMenu]
@="{A470F8CF-A1E8-4f65-8335-227475AA5C46}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Offline Files]
@="{750fdf0e-2a26-11d1-a3ea-080036587f03}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Sharing]
@="{f81e9010-6ea4-11ce-a7ff-00aa003ca9f6}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\WinZip]
@="{E0D79304-84BE-11CE-9641-444553540000}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\ZipScan]
@="{80E0886C-C630-464D-896F-478EDA4122D4}"



[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\WinZip]
@="{E0D79304-84BE-11CE-9641-444553540000}"



[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\AraxisMe
rge65]
@="{7A0B5906-6671-42FE-B404-6247FC57770B}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Send To]
@="{7BA4C740-9E81-11CF-99D3-00AA004AE837}"



Hi Andy,

In the meantime, can you post the contents of these registry keys?

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers

Click Start, Run and type Regedit to open the Registry Editor.

--
Ramesh - Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k

The Parasite Fight:
http://aumha.org/a/parasite.php

Outlook Express: Getting News from Newsgroups:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/using/howto/oe/gettingnews.mspx

open is in bold, explore is in normal. I have never used tweakUI

the taskbar plus fixes seem to be talking about the start button itself - I
am talking about folders on the start menu

I have also tried your "Restore Taskbar and Start Menu" reg tweak but that
didn't work either

:-(((
 
O

Out_of_Context

Hi

Same problem here. It started with a complaint of
move/copy coming up when selecting multiple files to open.
The move/copy was an "inhouse" addition which has easily
been removed, but when the user selects multiple files to
open...nothing happens. A single file will open without a
problem, but not more than one at a time. I assume it
comes down to programs that have overwritten the context
menu handlers, but have already exported registry keys
from "HKLM\Classes and HKClasses_Root" from broken PC and
imported to working PC, and it still works ok on the
already working PC. I don't really know where next, but
will keep at it. In the meantime, the info below has been
applied to my site and hasn't worked, but may be useful
for you...

We got a few down this way that have a problem when:

1. Select multiple documents (any file types)
2. Right click and select open
3. Nothing happens.
4. It works on any single file when used

"I know the option works, as I have tested this on my PC,
so it's not XP. I'm pretty confident it's a
ContextMenuHandler key that has gone bad (possibly after a
program installation). I have already compared the
following keys, and found them to be the same on both
working and non-working PC's:

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\Shell\]
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Shell\]
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shell\]
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers\]
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers\]
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenu
Handlers]

I also found
http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/slowrightclick.htm which has
the user's exact problem listed, but the "really cool"
ShellEx view shows all as enabled, and even if I enable
all, it still doesn't work - the program is rather simple
to use :) Basically, the above link doesn't resolve the
issue even though the issue is listed."

Note that the Classes_Root keys above also exist in
HK_Local_Machine\Classes. I changed both areas with no
luck. (And don't forget to back-up your registry if you're
going to play around there...)

Cheers
 
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R

Ramesh [MVP]

Hi Out_of_Context,

I'm unsure if the issue resolved or not. But, I have my comments here:

This is not advisable. HKCR stores crucial information about the system and merging the contents of the HKCR from another machine might not suit the computer (due to differences in software / configuration).

Can you explain this a bit further please? Actually, you need to disable the cm.handlers one-by-one to isolate the issue. Have you done that?

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k

Windows 2000 Group Policy Registry Table:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/techinfo/reskit/en-us/gp/gpref.asp

Hi

Same problem here. It started with a complaint of
move/copy coming up when selecting multiple files to open.
The move/copy was an "inhouse" addition which has easily
been removed, but when the user selects multiple files to
open...nothing happens. A single file will open without a
problem, but not more than one at a time. I assume it
comes down to programs that have overwritten the context
menu handlers, but have already exported registry keys
from "HKLM\Classes and HKClasses_Root" from broken PC and
imported to working PC, and it still works ok on the
already working PC. I don't really know where next, but
will keep at it. In the meantime, the info below has been
applied to my site and hasn't worked, but may be useful
for you...

We got a few down this way that have a problem when:

1. Select multiple documents (any file types)
2. Right click and select open
3. Nothing happens.
4. It works on any single file when used

"I know the option works, as I have tested this on my PC,
so it's not XP. I'm pretty confident it's a
ContextMenuHandler key that has gone bad (possibly after a
program installation). I have already compared the
following keys, and found them to be the same on both
working and non-working PC's:

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\Shell\]
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Shell\]
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shell\]
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers\]
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers\]
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenu
Handlers]

I also found
http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/slowrightclick.htm which has
the user's exact problem listed, but the "really cool"
ShellEx view shows all as enabled, and even if I enable
all, it still doesn't work - the program is rather simple
to use :) Basically, the above link doesn't resolve the
issue even though the issue is listed."

Note that the Classes_Root keys above also exist in
HK_Local_Machine\Classes. I changed both areas with no
luck. (And don't forget to back-up your registry if you're
going to play around there...)

Cheers
 
G

Guest

Ramesh-

I'm having the same problem this guy had- no response when selecting open or
explore in the right click menu when trying to access files in my start menu.
It's driving me crazy. I checked for the registry entries that this guy had
problems with, and they're not on my computer. Here's a list of my registry
entries:

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\EncryptionMenu]
@="{A470F8CF-A1E8-4f65-8335-227475AA5C46}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Offline Files]
@="{750fdf0e-2a26-11d1-a3ea-080036587f03}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Sharing]
@="{f81e9010-6ea4-11ce-a7ff-00aa003ca9f6}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\WinRAR]
@="{B41DB860-8EE4-11D2-9906-E49FADC173CA}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\WinZip]
@="{E0D79304-84BE-11CE-9641-444553540000}"


[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\ImageWalker]
@="{0F2FAFF8-304D-4EC4-9607-1DCDF89F3C3A}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\WinRAR]
@="{B41DB860-8EE4-11D2-9906-E49FADC173CA}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\WinZip]
@="{E0D79304-84BE-11CE-9641-444553540000}"


[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Send To]
@="{7BA4C740-9E81-11CF-99D3-00AA004AE837}"


Thanks for any help you can give me!
Rach :)
 
G

Guest

I read through the previous posts. Okay, I might be wrong, but I think I
just solved the problem by deleting

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\ImageWalker]
@="{0F2FAFF8-304D-4EC4-9607-1DCDF89F3C3A}"

The program it came from still works okay with it deleted. I'm very happy,
thanks for the help!

Btw, are there any good primers on this registry stuff? I feel like I just
got really lucky, and I don't know much about the stuff I'm playing with!

Thanks :)

wagacca said:
Ramesh-

I'm having the same problem this guy had- no response when selecting open or
explore in the right click menu when trying to access files in my start menu.
It's driving me crazy. I checked for the registry entries that this guy had
problems with, and they're not on my computer. Here's a list of my registry
entries:

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\EncryptionMenu]
@="{A470F8CF-A1E8-4f65-8335-227475AA5C46}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Offline Files]
@="{750fdf0e-2a26-11d1-a3ea-080036587f03}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Sharing]
@="{f81e9010-6ea4-11ce-a7ff-00aa003ca9f6}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\WinRAR]
@="{B41DB860-8EE4-11D2-9906-E49FADC173CA}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\WinZip]
@="{E0D79304-84BE-11CE-9641-444553540000}"


[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\ImageWalker]
@="{0F2FAFF8-304D-4EC4-9607-1DCDF89F3C3A}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\WinRAR]
@="{B41DB860-8EE4-11D2-9906-E49FADC173CA}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\WinZip]
@="{E0D79304-84BE-11CE-9641-444553540000}"


[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Send To]
@="{7BA4C740-9E81-11CF-99D3-00AA004AE837}"


Thanks for any help you can give me!
Rach :)


Ramesh said:
Hi Andy,

In the meantime, can you post the contents of these registry keys?

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers

Click Start, Run and type Regedit to open the Registry Editor.

--
Ramesh - Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k

The Parasite Fight:
http://aumha.org/a/parasite.php

Outlook Express: Getting News from Newsgroups:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/using/howto/oe/gettingnews.mspx

open is in bold, explore is in normal. I have never used tweakUI

the taskbar plus fixes seem to be talking about the start button itself - I
am talking about folders on the start menu

I have also tried your "Restore Taskbar and Start Menu" reg tweak but that
didn't work either

:-(((
 
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R

Ramesh [MVP]

are there any good primers on this registry stuff?

www.winguides.com

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k

Windows 2000 Group Policy Registry Table:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/techinfo/reskit/en-us/gp/gpref.asp

I read through the previous posts. Okay, I might be wrong, but I think I
just solved the problem by deleting

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\ImageWalker]
@="{0F2FAFF8-304D-4EC4-9607-1DCDF89F3C3A}"

The program it came from still works okay with it deleted. I'm very happy,
thanks for the help!

Btw, are there any good primers on this registry stuff? I feel like I just
got really lucky, and I don't know much about the stuff I'm playing with!

Thanks :)

wagacca said:
Ramesh-

I'm having the same problem this guy had- no response when selecting open or
explore in the right click menu when trying to access files in my start menu.
It's driving me crazy. I checked for the registry entries that this guy had
problems with, and they're not on my computer. Here's a list of my registry
entries:

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\EncryptionMenu]
@="{A470F8CF-A1E8-4f65-8335-227475AA5C46}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Offline Files]
@="{750fdf0e-2a26-11d1-a3ea-080036587f03}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Sharing]
@="{f81e9010-6ea4-11ce-a7ff-00aa003ca9f6}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\WinRAR]
@="{B41DB860-8EE4-11D2-9906-E49FADC173CA}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\WinZip]
@="{E0D79304-84BE-11CE-9641-444553540000}"


[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\ImageWalker]
@="{0F2FAFF8-304D-4EC4-9607-1DCDF89F3C3A}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\WinRAR]
@="{B41DB860-8EE4-11D2-9906-E49FADC173CA}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\WinZip]
@="{E0D79304-84BE-11CE-9641-444553540000}"


[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Send To]
@="{7BA4C740-9E81-11CF-99D3-00AA004AE837}"


Thanks for any help you can give me!
Rach :)


Ramesh said:
Hi Andy,

In the meantime, can you post the contents of these registry keys?

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers

Click Start, Run and type Regedit to open the Registry Editor.

--
Ramesh - Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k

The Parasite Fight:
http://aumha.org/a/parasite.php

Outlook Express: Getting News from Newsgroups:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/using/howto/oe/gettingnews.mspx

open is in bold, explore is in normal. I have never used tweakUI

the taskbar plus fixes seem to be talking about the start button itself - I
am talking about folders on the start menu

I have also tried your "Restore Taskbar and Start Menu" reg tweak but that
didn't work either

:-(((
 

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