Add Register DLL context menu commands for DLL files in Windows 10

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.

Add VBScript file (*.vbs) to New menu of File Explorer

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.

Add Run as administrator context menu item to VBS files

There are not many cases when you need to execute a VBS script (*.vbs file) as Administrator. But when you need it, it can be tricky. Instead of just double clicking a VBScript, you need to open an elevated command prompt and type the name of the VB script file at the correct path to execute the script as admin. To avoid this, you can add a context menu command for VBS files to the File Explorer app which will allow you to run the selected VBS file as administrator. Here is how.

Add Scan with Windows Defender to Explorer right click context menu in Windows 10

As you may already know, Microsoft bundled antivirus protection software with Windows 10. It is called Windows Defender and provides basic protection. According to Microsoft, it is good enough for most users. However, by default it does not scan removable drives. When you need to scan a removable drive or a specific file or folder with Defender, it is useful to have a context menu item to do it quickly.

Hotkey to show the titlebar menu of Modern Apps in Windows 8.1 Spring Update 1 (Feature Pack)

In our earlier roundup of Windows 8.1 Spring Update 1 (Feature Pack), we wrote about Modern apps finally having a title bar with close and minimize buttons. We also covered a hotkey to show the Taskbar when a Modern app is focused. Now I would like to share a simple tip to show the context menu for the title bar of Modern Apps with a hotkey.

Add Scan with Windows Defender to Explorer right click context menu in Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1 comes with a built-in antivirus protection software called Windows Defender. It provides basic protection and according to Microsoft, it is good enough for many users. If you need to check some file or folder, for example, files on a removable drive, you should launch the Windows Defender app using the Control Panel and customize the scan options. This is not handy and takes too many clicks. In this article we will see how to add it directly to the File Explorer right click context menu, so you will be able to scan for files with just a right click.