unpin from start menu option lost


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Guest

Windows XP Home. Following a downloaded tuneup I mysteriously lost Outlook
Express. I used system restore and got the program back with the icon pinned
to the start menu. I wanted icon on desktop so right clicked on OE in start
menu but the menu I expected, (giving the unpin option), did not appear. Does
anyone know how to restore this option ? Thanks - Ian
 
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Ayush

Replied to [Ian_H]s message :
Windows XP Home. Following a downloaded tuneup I mysteriously lost Outlook
Express. I used system restore and got the program back with the icon pinned
to the start menu. I wanted icon on desktop so right clicked on OE in start
menu but the menu I expected, (giving the unpin option), did not appear. Does
anyone know how to restore this option ? Thanks - Ian


See if this works (run this from Start > Run):
reg add HKCR\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\{a2a9545d-a0c2-42b4-9708-a0b2badd77c8} /f
 
G

Guest

Thanks for your replies gentlemen.
I would not know how to add the entry to the registry as suggested by Ayush.
(I am a bit nervous that I would omit some step everyone else
would know about automatically, and muck up a sytem that is otherwise OK).
Method 2 sounded safer to me as it relied on an automatic process.
However could not get it to work. This is what I did.

Went to Kelly korner 160 RHS etc
Saved a file called startmenunpin registration entries
Clicked RUN
nothing much appeared to happen
restarted computer
right clicked on pinned OE icon and title in start menu
no menu appeared so still unable to select the unpin option

regards - Ian H
 
W

Wesley Vogel

right clicked on pinned OE icon and title in start menu
no menu appeared so still unable to select the unpin option

No right click menu at all in the Start menu?

If your right click menu is missing in the Start Menu...

XP Start Menu >>
Right click the Start button | Properties |
Start Menu tab | Customize button | Advanced tab |
Scroll down to and Check: Enable dragging and dropping |
Click OK | Click OK

Classic Start Menu >>
Right click the Start button | Properties |
Start Menu tab | Customize button |
Scroll down to and Check: Enable dragging and dropping |
Click OK | Click OK

Enable dragging and dropping
[[Prevents users from using the drag-and-drop method to reorder or remove
items on the Start menu. Also, this entry removes context menus from the
Start Menu.]]

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Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In
 
G

Guest

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Newish to computer stuff



MON 19
Enabling dragging and dropping, (following your suggestions), worked fine;
and I successfully restored OE icon to desktop. Thanks a lot, you guys are
great.
Regards - Ian H










































No right click menu at all in the Start menu?

If your right click menu is missing in the Start Menu...

XP Start Menu >>
Right click the Start button | Properties |
Start Menu tab | Customize button | Advanced tab |
Scroll down to and Check: Enable dragging and dropping |
Click OK | Click OK

Classic Start Menu >>
Right click the Start button | Properties |
Start Menu tab | Customize button |
Scroll down to and Check: Enable dragging and dropping |
Click OK | Click OK

Enable dragging and dropping
[[Prevents users from using the drag-and-drop method to reorder or remove
items on the Start menu. Also, this entry removes context menus from the
Start Menu.]]

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In
 
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Wesley Vogel

Keep having fun.

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Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In
Ian_H said:
--
Newish to computer stuff



MON 19
Enabling dragging and dropping, (following your suggestions), worked fine;
and I successfully restored OE icon to desktop. Thanks a lot, you guys are
great.
Regards - Ian H

No right click menu at all in the Start menu?

If your right click menu is missing in the Start Menu...

XP Start Menu >>
Right click the Start button | Properties |
Start Menu tab | Customize button | Advanced tab |
Scroll down to and Check: Enable dragging and dropping |
Click OK | Click OK

Classic Start Menu >>
Right click the Start button | Properties |
Start Menu tab | Customize button |
Scroll down to and Check: Enable dragging and dropping |
Click OK | Click OK

Enable dragging and dropping
[[Prevents users from using the drag-and-drop method to reorder or remove
items on the Start menu. Also, this entry removes context menus from the
Start Menu.]]

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In
Ian_H said:
Thanks for your replies gentlemen.
I would not know how to add the entry to the registry as suggested by
Ayush. (I am a bit nervous that I would omit some step everyone else
would know about automatically, and muck up a sytem that is otherwise
OK). Method 2 sounded safer to me as it relied on an automatic process.
However could not get it to work. This is what I did.

Went to Kelly korner 160 RHS etc
Saved a file called startmenunpin registration entries
Clicked RUN
nothing much appeared to happen
restarted computer
right clicked on pinned OE icon and title in start menu
no menu appeared so still unable to select the unpin option

regards - Ian H

--
Newish to computer stuff


:

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
Read the instructions at the top.
160. Right hand side.
Disable or Enable Pin to Start Menu - Right Click
Click on Enable.
startmenupin.reg is the file that you want.


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Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In Ian_H <Ian_H @discussions.microsoft.com.> hunted and pecked:
Windows XP Home. Following a downloaded tuneup I mysteriously lost
Outlook Express. I used system restore and got the program back with
the icon pinned to the start menu. I wanted icon on desktop so right
clicked on OE in start menu but the menu I expected, (giving the unpin
option), did not appear. Does anyone know how to restore this option ?
Thanks - Ian
 

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