Problem changing context menu for .gif files


R

Rick

Microsoft Windows XP Professional Version 2002 Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 7

I'm trying to changing the Context Menu for .gif files.
Presently it is as follows:

Preview
Edit
Print
Preview
===============
Open With >
Internet Explorer
Paint
Adobe Photoshop CS2
Windows Picture and Fax Viewer
Paint Shop Pro 8
Microsoft Office Picture Manager

First I want to delete the "Open With > Internet Explorer" item.

I make a change to the registry as follows; deleting the "iexplorer.exe"
string value:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.gif\OpenWithList]
"a"="mspaint.exe"
"b"="Photoshop.exe"
"c"="shimgvw.dll"
"d"="Paint Shop Pro.exe"
"MRUList"="abcd"

But the instant I right click on a .gif file, the "iexplorer.exe" string
value magically reappears!!
I've been successful at deleting the "Open With > Internet Explorer" context
menu item for .jpg and .bmp files.
But with .gif files it keeps coming right back.

I also desire to delete the second "Preview" in the top section and can't
find it in the registry anywhere.

Can anyone tell me how to permanently delete "Open With > Internet Explorer"
and the second "Preview" items in the context menu for .gif files? I don't
understand why after I delete the "iexplorer.exe" sting value it restores
itself with just a single right click on a .gif file.
 
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R

Ramesh, MS-MVP

Hi Rick,

Download FileExtInfo.zip tool, unzip and run it. Select .GIF from the list and generate a report. Post the entire contents here.

FileExtInfo: http://windowsxp.mvps.org/fileextinfo.htm

--
Regards,

Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows XP Shell/User]
Windows® XP Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


Microsoft Windows XP Professional Version 2002 Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 7

I'm trying to changing the Context Menu for .gif files.
Presently it is as follows:

Preview
Edit
Print
Preview
===============
Open With >
Internet Explorer
Paint
Adobe Photoshop CS2
Windows Picture and Fax Viewer
Paint Shop Pro 8
Microsoft Office Picture Manager

First I want to delete the "Open With > Internet Explorer" item.

I make a change to the registry as follows; deleting the "iexplorer.exe"
string value:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.gif\OpenWithList]
"a"="mspaint.exe"
"b"="Photoshop.exe"
"c"="shimgvw.dll"
"d"="Paint Shop Pro.exe"
"MRUList"="abcd"

But the instant I right click on a .gif file, the "iexplorer.exe" string
value magically reappears!!
I've been successful at deleting the "Open With > Internet Explorer" context
menu item for .jpg and .bmp files.
But with .gif files it keeps coming right back.

I also desire to delete the second "Preview" in the top section and can't
find it in the registry anywhere.

Can anyone tell me how to permanently delete "Open With > Internet Explorer"
and the second "Preview" items in the context menu for .gif files? I don't
understand why after I delete the "iexplorer.exe" sting value it restores
itself with just a single right click on a .gif file.
 
R

Rick

That worked well. Can you make anything of this?


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
FileExtInfo v1.0 - Log file
12/22/2006 12:47:46 AM

Complete File association information for ---> .GIF
Useful for troubleshooting File association and other problems
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.GIF]
"PerceivedType"="image"
@="giffile"
"Content Type"="image/gif"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.GIF\OpenWithList]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.GIF\OpenWithList\ois.exe]
@=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.GIF\OpenWithProgids]
"giffile"=hex(0):

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.GIF\PersistentHandler]
@="{098f2470-bae0-11cd-b579-08002b30bfeb}"


[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\giffile]
@="GIF Image"
"EditFlags"=dword:00010000
"FriendlyTypeName"=hex(2):40,00,25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,\
00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,\
32,00,5c,00,73,00,68,00,69,00,6d,00,67,00,76,00,77,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,\
00,2c,00,2d,00,33,00,30,00,32,00,00,00
"ImageOptionFlags"=dword:00000003

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\giffile\CLSID]
@="{25336920-03F9-11cf-8FD0-00AA00686F13}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\giffile\DefaultIcon]
@="shimgvw.dll,2"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\giffile\shell]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\giffile\shell\open]
"MuiVerb"="@shimgvw.dll,-550"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\giffile\shell\open\command]
@="\"C:\\Program Files\\Internet Explorer\\iexplore.exe\" -nohome"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\giffile\shell\open\ddeexec]
@="\"file:%1\",,-1,,,,,"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\giffile\shell\open\ddeexec\application]
@="IExplore"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\giffile\shell\open\ddeexec\topic]
@="WWW_OpenURL"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\giffile\shell\open\DropTarget]
"Clsid"="{E84FDA7C-1D6A-45F6-B725-CB260C236066}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\giffile\shell\printto]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\giffile\shell\printto\command]
@="rundll32.exe C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\shimgvw.dll,ImageView_PrintTo /pt
\"%1\" \"%2\" \"%3\" \"%4\""


[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.GIF]
"ImageOptionFlags"=dword:00000003


[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\image]
"TileInfo"="prop:Dimensions;Type;Size"
"InfoTip"="prop:Dimensions;WhenTaken;DocTitle;DocComments;CameraModel;Type;Size"
"Details"="prop:Name;Type;Dimensions;Size;Write"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\image\OpenWithList]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\image\OpenWithList\MSPaint.exe]
@=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\image\OpenWithList\shimgvw.dll]
@=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\image\shell]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\image\shell\edit]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\image\shell\edit\command]
@=hex(2):22,00,25,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,72,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,\
00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,6d,00,\
73,00,70,00,61,00,69,00,6e,00,74,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,22,00,20,00,22,\
00,25,00,31,00,22,00,00,00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\image\shell\print]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\image\shell\print\command]
@=hex(2):72,00,75,00,6e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,\
00,20,00,25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,\
25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,00,68,\
00,69,00,6d,00,67,00,76,00,77,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,49,00,6d,00,\
61,00,67,00,65,00,56,00,69,00,65,00,77,00,5f,00,46,00,75,00,6c,00,6c,00,73,\
00,63,00,72,00,65,00,65,00,6e,00,20,00,25,00,31,00,00,00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\image\shell\print\DropTarget]
"Clsid"="{60fd46de-f830-4894-a628-6fa81bc0190d}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\image\ShellEx]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\image\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\image\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers\ShellImagePreview]
@="{e84fda7c-1d6a-45f6-b725-cb260c236066}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\image\ShellEx\PropertyHandler]
@="{eb9b1153-3b57-4e68-959a-a3266bc3d7fe}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\image\ShellEx\{BB2E617C-0920-11d1-9A0B-00C04FC2D6C1}]
@="{3F30C968-480A-4C6C-862D-EFC0897BB84B}"


[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.GIF]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.GIF\OpenWithList]
"MRUList"="ebdac"
"b"="mspaint.exe"
"a"="shimgvw.dll"
"c"="Paint Shop Pro.exe"
"d"="Photoshop.exe"
"e"="iexplore.exe"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.GIF\OpenWithProgids]
"giffile"=hex(0):




Hi Rick,

Download FileExtInfo.zip tool, unzip and run it. Select .GIF from the list
and generate a report. Post the entire contents here.

FileExtInfo: http://windowsxp.mvps.org/fileextinfo.htm

--
Regards,

Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows XP Shell/User]
Windows® XP Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


Microsoft Windows XP Professional Version 2002 Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 7

I'm trying to changing the Context Menu for .gif files.
Presently it is as follows:

Preview
Edit
Print
Preview
===============
Open With >
Internet Explorer
Paint
Adobe Photoshop CS2
Windows Picture and Fax Viewer
Paint Shop Pro 8
Microsoft Office Picture Manager

First I want to delete the "Open With > Internet Explorer" item.

I make a change to the registry as follows; deleting the "iexplorer.exe"
string value:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.gif\OpenWithList]
"a"="mspaint.exe"
"b"="Photoshop.exe"
"c"="shimgvw.dll"
"d"="Paint Shop Pro.exe"
"MRUList"="abcd"

But the instant I right click on a .gif file, the "iexplorer.exe" string
value magically reappears!!
I've been successful at deleting the "Open With > Internet Explorer" context
menu item for .jpg and .bmp files.
But with .gif files it keeps coming right back.

I also desire to delete the second "Preview" in the top section and can't
find it in the registry anywhere.

Can anyone tell me how to permanently delete "Open With > Internet Explorer"
and the second "Preview" items in the context menu for .gif files? I don't
understand why after I delete the "iexplorer.exe" sting value it restores
itself with just a single right click on a .gif file.
 
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R

Ramesh, MS-MVP

The 2nd "Preview" can be removed using the following steps:

Click Start, Run and type Regedit.exe
Navigate to the following branch:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\giffile\shell\open\command

Backup the key by exporting it to a REG file.

Double-click the (default) value in the right pane, and set its data as:

rundll32.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\shimgvw.dll,ImageView_Fullscreen %1

Close Regedit.exe

The 2nd problem should also be resolved (iexplore.exe should no longer add to the OpenWithList)

--
Regards,

Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows XP Shell/User]
Windows® XP Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


That worked well. Can you make anything of this?


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
FileExtInfo v1.0 - Log file
12/22/2006 12:47:46 AM

Complete File association information for ---> .GIF
Useful for troubleshooting File association and other problems
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.GIF]
"PerceivedType"="image"
@="giffile"
"Content Type"="image/gif"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.GIF\OpenWithList]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.GIF\OpenWithList\ois.exe]
@=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.GIF\OpenWithProgids]
"giffile"=hex(0):

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.GIF\PersistentHandler]
@="{098f2470-bae0-11cd-b579-08002b30bfeb}"


[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\giffile]
@="GIF Image"
"EditFlags"=dword:00010000
"FriendlyTypeName"=hex(2):40,00,25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,\
00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,\
32,00,5c,00,73,00,68,00,69,00,6d,00,67,00,76,00,77,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,\
00,2c,00,2d,00,33,00,30,00,32,00,00,00
"ImageOptionFlags"=dword:00000003

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\giffile\CLSID]
@="{25336920-03F9-11cf-8FD0-00AA00686F13}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\giffile\DefaultIcon]
@="shimgvw.dll,2"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\giffile\shell]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\giffile\shell\open]
"MuiVerb"="@shimgvw.dll,-550"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\giffile\shell\open\command]
@="\"C:\\Program Files\\Internet Explorer\\iexplore.exe\" -nohome"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\giffile\shell\open\ddeexec]
@="\"file:%1\",,-1,,,,,"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\giffile\shell\open\ddeexec\application]
@="IExplore"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\giffile\shell\open\ddeexec\topic]
@="WWW_OpenURL"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\giffile\shell\open\DropTarget]
"Clsid"="{E84FDA7C-1D6A-45F6-B725-CB260C236066}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\giffile\shell\printto]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\giffile\shell\printto\command]
@="rundll32.exe C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\shimgvw.dll,ImageView_PrintTo /pt
\"%1\" \"%2\" \"%3\" \"%4\""


[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.GIF]
"ImageOptionFlags"=dword:00000003


[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\image]
"TileInfo"="prop:Dimensions;Type;Size"
"InfoTip"="prop:Dimensions;WhenTaken;DocTitle;DocComments;CameraModel;Type;Size"
"Details"="prop:Name;Type;Dimensions;Size;Write"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\image\OpenWithList]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\image\OpenWithList\MSPaint.exe]
@=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\image\OpenWithList\shimgvw.dll]
@=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\image\shell]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\image\shell\edit]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\image\shell\edit\command]
@=hex(2):22,00,25,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,72,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,\
00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,6d,00,\
73,00,70,00,61,00,69,00,6e,00,74,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,22,00,20,00,22,\
00,25,00,31,00,22,00,00,00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\image\shell\print]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\image\shell\print\command]
@=hex(2):72,00,75,00,6e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,\
00,20,00,25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,\
25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,00,68,\
00,69,00,6d,00,67,00,76,00,77,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,49,00,6d,00,\
61,00,67,00,65,00,56,00,69,00,65,00,77,00,5f,00,46,00,75,00,6c,00,6c,00,73,\
00,63,00,72,00,65,00,65,00,6e,00,20,00,25,00,31,00,00,00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\image\shell\print\DropTarget]
"Clsid"="{60fd46de-f830-4894-a628-6fa81bc0190d}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\image\ShellEx]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\image\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\image\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers\ShellImagePreview]
@="{e84fda7c-1d6a-45f6-b725-cb260c236066}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\image\ShellEx\PropertyHandler]
@="{eb9b1153-3b57-4e68-959a-a3266bc3d7fe}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\image\ShellEx\{BB2E617C-0920-11d1-9A0B-00C04FC2D6C1}]
@="{3F30C968-480A-4C6C-862D-EFC0897BB84B}"


[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.GIF]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.GIF\OpenWithList]
"MRUList"="ebdac"
"b"="mspaint.exe"
"a"="shimgvw.dll"
"c"="Paint Shop Pro.exe"
"d"="Photoshop.exe"
"e"="iexplore.exe"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.GIF\OpenWithProgids]
"giffile"=hex(0):




Hi Rick,

Download FileExtInfo.zip tool, unzip and run it. Select .GIF from the list
and generate a report. Post the entire contents here.

FileExtInfo: http://windowsxp.mvps.org/fileextinfo.htm

--
Regards,

Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows XP Shell/User]
Windows® XP Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


Microsoft Windows XP Professional Version 2002 Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 7

I'm trying to changing the Context Menu for .gif files.
Presently it is as follows:

Preview
Edit
Print
Preview
===============
Open With >
Internet Explorer
Paint
Adobe Photoshop CS2
Windows Picture and Fax Viewer
Paint Shop Pro 8
Microsoft Office Picture Manager

First I want to delete the "Open With > Internet Explorer" item.

I make a change to the registry as follows; deleting the "iexplorer.exe"
string value:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.gif\OpenWithList]
"a"="mspaint.exe"
"b"="Photoshop.exe"
"c"="shimgvw.dll"
"d"="Paint Shop Pro.exe"
"MRUList"="abcd"

But the instant I right click on a .gif file, the "iexplorer.exe" string
value magically reappears!!
I've been successful at deleting the "Open With > Internet Explorer" context
menu item for .jpg and .bmp files.
But with .gif files it keeps coming right back.

I also desire to delete the second "Preview" in the top section and can't
find it in the registry anywhere.

Can anyone tell me how to permanently delete "Open With > Internet Explorer"
and the second "Preview" items in the context menu for .gif files? I don't
understand why after I delete the "iexplorer.exe" sting value it restores
itself with just a single right click on a .gif file.
 

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