Windows 10 comes with a new Universal app, Paint 3D. It adds a new context menu item for images. It is called "Edit With Paint 3D" and launches the UWP app. If you are not going to use Paint 3D, you might find it useful to get rid of the context menu command. Here is how.
You can add Open In New Process to the context menu in Windows 10. This will allow you to open a folder in a separate Explorer.exe process. This can be useful in a number of situations. Here is how it can be done.
You can add Organize to the context menu in Windows 10. This will allow you to customize the appearance of File Explorer and get a number of useful commands like Remove properties, Layout, Change folder and search opions etc. You will be able to toggle the Details Pane, Preview pane and the Navigation pane from a single menu by right clicking. Here is how it can be done.
In this article, we will see how to add the Select command to the context menu in Windows 10. This will allow you to select files or invert the selection in File Explorer directly with one click.
You can add Layout to the context menu in Windows 10. This will allow you to customize the appearance of File Explorer. You will be able to toggle the Details Pane, Preview pane and the Navigation pane from a single menu by right clicking. Here is how it can be done.
Today, we will see how to add the Navigation Pane to the context menu in Windows 10. This will allow you to toggle the Navigation pane in File Explorer directly with one click.
It is useful to have an open to run Windows Installer files (*.msi) as administrator. There are some desktop apps which have issues installing correctly when UAC is enabled. Also, when you install an MSI package in a limited user account, it requires an elevated command prompt and a number of additional actions. To avoid this, you can add a context menu command for MSI files to the File Explorer app which will allow you to run the selected MSI file as administrator. Here is how.
For many versions, Windows has included an advanced security feature called Encrypting File System (EFS). It allows the user to store files and folders encrypted, so they will be protected from unwanted access. Other user accounts cannot access it, neither can anyone from the network or by booting into another OS and accessing that folder. This is the strongest protection which is available in Windows to protect individual files and folders without encrypting the whole drive. But Microsoft has kept this useful feature pretty well hidden and only in business editions of Windows. It is possible to add Encrypt and Decrypt commands to the right click menu (context menu) in File Explorer to using EFS becomes easier.
Sometimes it is useful to have the ability to re-register Windows DLL files to fix various issues in the operating system. Components of Windows which use COM/OLE/ActiveX servers need to be registered using regsvr32. For some reason, they can get unregistered and then some desktop apps won't work properly unless you register them using the command line. Having commands to register the DLL from the context menu makes this process faster. Here is how it can be done.
Recently, we showed you a trick which allows you to have the New - Windows Batch File (*.bat) menu item in the context menu of File Explorer. In this article, we will see how to get a similar, useful context menu item to create a New -> VBScript file. It will save your time if you need to create them from time to time. You get a new file with the VBS extension instantly with one click.