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How To Reset Context Menu In Windows 10

The context menu has been an important part of our guides. Today, we will show you how to reset context menu for a fresh start.

The context menu is definitely what gives Windows users the capacity to tinker with Windows by allowing the creation of various tools and software that are available in a snap. You can add Bluetooth connection, take snips, and more.

If you managed to make a mess of things and have an item out of place, your best bet would be to reset the context menu and restore your changes.

To do this, we will need to make a registry file, you might need to familiarize yourself with the process by visiting our guide.

As with our previous registry guides, we offer you the option of making your own through this guide, as well as providing you with a ready made registry file that is ready to be downloaded and executed.

STEP 1:

Right-Click anywhere on your desktop, choose New and Text Document. In the body of the notepad, enter the following.

Making the registry file.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

; Library
 [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.library-ms\ShellNew]
 "Handler"="{c7ca6167-2f46-4c4c-98b2-c92591368971}"
 "IconPath"=hex(2):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,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,69,\
 00,6d,00,61,00,67,00,65,00,72,00,65,00,73,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,\
 2d,00,31,00,30,00,30,00,31,00,00,00
 "NullFile"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.library-ms\ShellNew\Config]
 "IsFolder"=""
 "IsOptIn"=""
 "NoEmptyFile"=""
 ; Folder
 [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\ShellNew]
 "Directory"=""
 "IconPath"=hex(2):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,\
 00,68,00,65,00,6c,00,6c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,33,00,\
 00,00
 "ItemName"="@shell32.dll,-30396"
 "MenuText"="@shell32.dll,-30317"
 "NonLFNFileSpec"="@shell32.dll,-30319"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\ShellNew\Config]
 "AllDrives"=""
 "IsFolder"=""
 "NoExtension"=""
 ; Shortcut
 [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.lnk\ShellNew]
 "Handler"="{ceefea1b-3e29-4ef1-b34c-fec79c4f70af}"
 "IconPath"=hex(2):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,\
 00,68,00,65,00,6c,00,6c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,2d,00,\
 31,00,36,00,37,00,36,00,39,00,00,00
 "ItemName"="@shell32.dll,-30397"
 "MenuText"="@shell32.dll,-30318"
 "NullFile"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.lnk\ShellNew\Config]
 "DontRename"=""
 ; Bitmap image
 [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.bmp\ShellNew]
 "ItemName"=hex(2):40,00,25,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,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,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,2c,00,\
 2d,00,35,00,39,00,34,00,31,00,34,00,00,00
 "NullFile"=""
 ; Contact
 [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.contact\ShellNew]
 "command"=hex(2):22,00,25,00,70,00,72,00,6f,00,67,00,72,00,61,00,6d,00,46,00,\
 69,00,6c,00,65,00,73,00,25,00,5c,00,57,00,69,00,6e,00,64,00,6f,00,77,00,73,\
 00,20,00,4d,00,61,00,69,00,6c,00,5c,00,57,00,61,00,62,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,\
 65,00,22,00,20,00,2f,00,43,00,72,00,65,00,61,00,74,00,65,00,43,00,6f,00,6e,\
 00,74,00,61,00,63,00,74,00,20,00,22,00,25,00,31,00,22,00,00,00
 "iconpath"=hex(2):25,00,50,00,72,00,6f,00,67,00,72,00,61,00,6d,00,46,00,69,00,\
 6c,00,65,00,73,00,25,00,5c,00,57,00,69,00,6e,00,64,00,6f,00,77,00,73,00,20,\
 00,4d,00,61,00,69,00,6c,00,5c,00,77,00,61,00,62,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,\
 2c,00,31,00,00,00
 "MenuText"=hex(2):40,00,25,00,43,00,6f,00,6d,00,6d,00,6f,00,6e,00,50,00,72,00,\
 6f,00,67,00,72,00,61,00,6d,00,46,00,69,00,6c,00,65,00,73,00,25,00,5c,00,73,\
 00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,5c,00,77,00,61,00,62,00,33,00,32,00,72,00,\
 65,00,73,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,2d,00,31,00,30,00,32,00,30,00,33,\
 00,00,00
 ; Journal Document
 [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.jnt\jntfile\ShellNew]
 "Command"=hex(2):22,00,25,00,50,00,72,00,6f,00,67,00,72,00,61,00,6d,00,46,00,\
 69,00,6c,00,65,00,73,00,25,00,5c,00,57,00,69,00,6e,00,64,00,6f,00,77,00,73,\
 00,20,00,4a,00,6f,00,75,00,72,00,6e,00,61,00,6c,00,5c,00,4a,00,6f,00,75,00,\
 72,00,6e,00,61,00,6c,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,22,00,20,00,2f,00,6e,00,20,\
 00,30,00,00,00
 "FileName"="journal.jnt"
 "ItemName"=hex(2):40,00,22,00,25,00,50,00,72,00,6f,00,67,00,72,00,61,00,6d,00,\
 46,00,69,00,6c,00,65,00,73,00,25,00,5c,00,57,00,69,00,6e,00,64,00,6f,00,77,\
 00,73,00,20,00,4a,00,6f,00,75,00,72,00,6e,00,61,00,6c,00,5c,00,4a,00,6f,00,\
 75,00,72,00,6e,00,61,00,6c,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,22,00,2c,00,2d,00,33,\
 00,30,00,37,00,39,00,00,00
 ; Rich Text Document
 [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.rtf\ShellNew]
 "Data"="{\\rtf1}"
 "ItemName"=hex(2):40,00,25,00,50,00,72,00,6f,00,67,00,72,00,61,00,6d,00,46,00,\
 69,00,6c,00,65,00,73,00,25,00,5c,00,57,00,69,00,6e,00,64,00,6f,00,77,00,73,\
 00,20,00,4e,00,54,00,5c,00,41,00,63,00,63,00,65,00,73,00,73,00,6f,00,72,00,\
 69,00,65,00,73,00,5c,00,57,00,4f,00,52,00,44,00,50,00,41,00,44,00,2e,00,45,\
 00,58,00,45,00,2c,00,2d,00,32,00,31,00,33,00,00,00
 ; Text Document
 [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.txt\ShellNew]
 "ItemName"=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,\
 00,6e,00,6f,00,74,00,65,00,70,00,61,00,64,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,2c,00,\
 2d,00,34,00,37,00,30,00,00,00
 "NullFile"=""
 ; Compressed (zipped) Folder
 [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.zip\CompressedFolder\ShellNew]
 "Data"=hex:50,4b,05,06,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00
 "ItemName"=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,\
 00,7a,00,69,00,70,00,66,00,6c,00,64,00,72,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,\
 2d,00,31,00,30,00,31,00,39,00,34,00,00,00

STEP 2:

When you have done so, Navigate to File in the toolbar, and select Save As. Over here, you will be prompted to give your file a name, save it as anything, as long as it ends with .reg make sure that in File Type, you choose All Files.

Making the file we need to reset context menu.

STEP 3:

Navigate to the location where you saved the registry file, double click on it and affirm (click yes / OK) all the proceeding dialog boxes! You have now successfully reset context menu to scratch!

Here is a link to a ready made registry file [Jumpshare Link], ready to be downloaded and executed to reset context menu.

While this guide may not be used by most people, it is still bound to be useful who tampered with context menus.

Let us know if this guide was of help to you in the comments section below!

  • Steve Langston

    file not found

  • Steve Langston

    cannot import. not a registry script?

  • Hector Mota

    I can’t even execute the file from cmd

  • Doesn’t even work, f*ck this shit.

  • richard zape

    reupload the file and fix the download link please