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February 7, 2005 4:07:08 PM

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I think context menu is what this item is called. Example when I right
click on the start button I see "explore", "scan with Norton's",
"properties" etc. I would like to add to this menu. I have read about
context menus, but they all applied to IE or windows explorer. How do I go
about adding items to the start menu? One that I know I would like to add
is the "device manager". Any general help as to how to add to this menu
would be greatly appreciated.

thank you

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Anonymous
February 7, 2005 10:52:07 PM

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Jerry,

This REG file adds Device Manager entry to Folder / Start Menu context:

-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\Device Manager\command]
@="mmc.exe \"C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\devmgmt.msc\""

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

Copy the above contents (exclued the horizontal lines) to a Notepad and save
as "dev.reg". Double-click the file dev.reg to merge the contents to the
registry. If Windows is installed in a different drive\path than C:\, alter
the path accordingly in the REG file.

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"Jerry" <jhuffman@triad.rr.com> wrote in message
news:0KJNd.57599$dt3.5958150@twister.southeast.rr.com...
>I think context menu is what this item is called. Example when I right
>click on the start button I see "explore", "scan with Norton's",
>"properties" etc. I would like to add to this menu. I have read about
>context menus, but they all applied to IE or windows explorer. How do I go
>about adding items to the start menu? One that I know I would like to add
>is the "device manager". Any general help as to how to add to this menu
>would be greatly appreciated.
>
> thank you
Anonymous
February 7, 2005 10:54:32 PM

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Anonymous
February 8, 2005 10:43:15 AM

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Anonymous
February 8, 2005 2:26:28 PM

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You're welcome.

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"Its only me" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message
news:uxxOZEaDFHA.4072@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Thankyou, Ramesh. That worked a treat.
>
>
> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@online.mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:eCaEwAaDFHA.3840@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> It happens because you may have included the lines, or word-wrap may have
>> caused it. Find the attached dev.reg file. You need to use a newsreader
>> to
>> download the attachment.
>>
>> --
>> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
>> Windows XP Shell/User
>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>>
>>
>> "Its only me" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message
>> news:o 5jnX4TDFHA.3840@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
February 8, 2005 4:24:15 PM

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Let me confirm this as I understand it.

Cope this line to notepad with no wrap (one continuous line):

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\Device Manager\command]
@="mmc.exe \"C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\devmgmt.msc\""

Then save as "dev.reg". Double-click the file dev.reg to merge the contents
to the
registry.

Is this correct?

Also is this general format that can be used to add any context menu to
Start?
Is there anyplace I can a list (for files and locations) for adding other
menus to the Start?



"Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@online.mvps.org> wrote in message
news:%230ojdLaDFHA.512@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> You're welcome.
>
> --
> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP Shell/User
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>
>
> "Its only me" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message
> news:uxxOZEaDFHA.4072@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> Thankyou, Ramesh. That worked a treat.
>>
>>
>> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@online.mvps.org> wrote in message
>> news:eCaEwAaDFHA.3840@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>> It happens because you may have included the lines, or word-wrap may
>>> have
>>> caused it. Find the attached dev.reg file. You need to use a newsreader
>>> to
>>> download the attachment.
>>>
>>> --
>>> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
>>> Windows XP Shell/User
>>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>>>
>>>
>>> "Its only me" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message
>>> news:o 5jnX4TDFHA.3840@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>
Anonymous
February 8, 2005 10:27:50 PM

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Include "Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00" as the first line (as I gave)

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"Jerry" <jhuffman@triad.rr.com> wrote in message
news:343Od.58138$dt3.6207214@twister.southeast.rr.com...
> Let me confirm this as I understand it.
>
> Cope this line to notepad with no wrap (one continuous line):
>
> [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\Device Manager\command]
> @="mmc.exe \"C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\devmgmt.msc\""
>
> Then save as "dev.reg". Double-click the file dev.reg to merge the
> contents to the
> registry.
>
> Is this correct?
>
> Also is this general format that can be used to add any context menu to
> Start?
> Is there anyplace I can a list (for files and locations) for adding other
> menus to the Start?
>
>
>
> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@online.mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:%230ojdLaDFHA.512@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> You're welcome.
>>
>> --
>> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
>> Windows XP Shell/User
>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>>
>>
>> "Its only me" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message
>> news:uxxOZEaDFHA.4072@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>>> Thankyou, Ramesh. That worked a treat.
>>>
>>>
>>> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@online.mvps.org> wrote in message
>>> news:eCaEwAaDFHA.3840@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>>> It happens because you may have included the lines, or word-wrap may
>>>> have
>>>> caused it. Find the attached dev.reg file. You need to use a newsreader
>>>> to
>>>> download the attachment.
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
>>>> Windows XP Shell/User
>>>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> "Its only me" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message
>>>> news:o 5jnX4TDFHA.3840@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>
>
>
Anonymous
February 8, 2005 10:28:21 PM

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Manage the context-menu entries for folders, drives and Namespace objects:
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/context_folders.htm

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"Jerry" <jhuffman@triad.rr.com> wrote in message
news:343Od.58138$dt3.6207214@twister.southeast.rr.com...
> Let me confirm this as I understand it.
>
> Cope this line to notepad with no wrap (one continuous line):
>
> [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\Device Manager\command]
> @="mmc.exe \"C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\devmgmt.msc\""
>
> Then save as "dev.reg". Double-click the file dev.reg to merge the
> contents to the
> registry.
>
> Is this correct?
>
> Also is this general format that can be used to add any context menu to
> Start?
> Is there anyplace I can a list (for files and locations) for adding other
> menus to the Start?
>
>
>
> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@online.mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:%230ojdLaDFHA.512@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> You're welcome.
>>
>> --
>> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
>> Windows XP Shell/User
>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>>
>>
>> "Its only me" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message
>> news:uxxOZEaDFHA.4072@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>>> Thankyou, Ramesh. That worked a treat.
>>>
>>>
>>> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@online.mvps.org> wrote in message
>>> news:eCaEwAaDFHA.3840@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>>> It happens because you may have included the lines, or word-wrap may
>>>> have
>>>> caused it. Find the attached dev.reg file. You need to use a newsreader
>>>> to
>>>> download the attachment.
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
>>>> Windows XP Shell/User
>>>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> "Its only me" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message
>>>> news:o 5jnX4TDFHA.3840@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>
>
>
February 9, 2005 5:29:13 PM

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Thanks very much, I will give it a try.
"Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@online.mvps.org> wrote in message
news:o 9xeuYeDFHA.3596@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> Manage the context-menu entries for folders, drives and Namespace objects:
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org/context_folders.htm
>
> --
> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP Shell/User
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>
>
> "Jerry" <jhuffman@triad.rr.com> wrote in message
> news:343Od.58138$dt3.6207214@twister.southeast.rr.com...
>> Let me confirm this as I understand it.
>>
>> Cope this line to notepad with no wrap (one continuous line):
>>
>> [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\Device Manager\command]
>> @="mmc.exe \"C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\devmgmt.msc\""
>>
>> Then save as "dev.reg". Double-click the file dev.reg to merge the
>> contents to the
>> registry.
>>
>> Is this correct?
>>
>> Also is this general format that can be used to add any context menu to
>> Start?
>> Is there anyplace I can a list (for files and locations) for adding other
>> menus to the Start?
>>
>>
>>
>> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@online.mvps.org> wrote in message
>> news:%230ojdLaDFHA.512@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>> You're welcome.
>>>
>>> --
>>> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
>>> Windows XP Shell/User
>>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>>>
>>>
>>> "Its only me" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message
>>> news:uxxOZEaDFHA.4072@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>>>> Thankyou, Ramesh. That worked a treat.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@online.mvps.org> wrote in message
>>>> news:eCaEwAaDFHA.3840@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>>>> It happens because you may have included the lines, or word-wrap may
>>>>> have
>>>>> caused it. Find the attached dev.reg file. You need to use a
>>>>> newsreader to
>>>>> download the attachment.
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
>>>>> Windows XP Shell/User
>>>>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> "Its only me" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message
>>>>> news:o 5jnX4TDFHA.3840@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>>
>>
>>
>
February 9, 2005 11:21:39 PM

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As far as things went, it looked ok until I clicked on Device Manager in the
Start menu. When I click on it, this error message came up:

"This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this
action. Create an association in the Folder options control panel."

I am totally lost now as to how or what to associate it with.
HELPPPPPPPPPPP

Thank you
"Jerry" <jhuffman@triad.rr.com> wrote in message
news:Z6pOd.71234$fE4.12337482@twister.southeast.rr.com...
> Thanks very much, I will give it a try.
> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@online.mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:o 9xeuYeDFHA.3596@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>> Manage the context-menu entries for folders, drives and Namespace
>> objects:
>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org/context_folders.htm
>>
>> --
>> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
>> Windows XP Shell/User
>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>>
>>
>> "Jerry" <jhuffman@triad.rr.com> wrote in message
>> news:343Od.58138$dt3.6207214@twister.southeast.rr.com...
>>> Let me confirm this as I understand it.
>>>
>>> Cope this line to notepad with no wrap (one continuous line):
>>>
>>> [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\Device Manager\command]
>>> @="mmc.exe \"C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\devmgmt.msc\""
>>>
>>> Then save as "dev.reg". Double-click the file dev.reg to merge the
>>> contents to the
>>> registry.
>>>
>>> Is this correct?
>>>
>>> Also is this general format that can be used to add any context menu to
>>> Start?
>>> Is there anyplace I can a list (for files and locations) for adding
>>> other menus to the Start?
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@online.mvps.org> wrote in message
>>> news:%230ojdLaDFHA.512@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>>> You're welcome.
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
>>>> Windows XP Shell/User
>>>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> "Its only me" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message
>>>> news:uxxOZEaDFHA.4072@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>>>>> Thankyou, Ramesh. That worked a treat.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@online.mvps.org> wrote in message
>>>>> news:eCaEwAaDFHA.3840@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>>>>> It happens because you may have included the lines, or word-wrap may
>>>>>> have
>>>>>> caused it. Find the attached dev.reg file. You need to use a
>>>>>> newsreader to
>>>>>> download the attachment.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> --
>>>>>> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
>>>>>> Windows XP Shell/User
>>>>>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> "Its only me" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message
>>>>>> news:o 5jnX4TDFHA.3840@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
February 10, 2005 12:51:02 PM

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Jerry,

Export the key and post here:
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell]

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"Jerry" <jhuffman@triad.rr.com> wrote in message
news:nhuOd.68421$K72.8530679@twister.southeast.rr.com...
> As far as things went, it looked ok until I clicked on Device Manager in
> the Start menu. When I click on it, this error message came up:
>
> "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this
> action. Create an association in the Folder options control panel."
>
> I am totally lost now as to how or what to associate it with.
> HELPPPPPPPPPPP
>
> Thank you
> "Jerry" <jhuffman@triad.rr.com> wrote in message
> news:Z6pOd.71234$fE4.12337482@twister.southeast.rr.com...
>> Thanks very much, I will give it a try.
>> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@online.mvps.org> wrote in message
>> news:o 9xeuYeDFHA.3596@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>>> Manage the context-menu entries for folders, drives and Namespace
>>> objects:
>>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org/context_folders.htm
>>>
>>> --
>>> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
>>> Windows XP Shell/User
>>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>>>
>>>
>>> "Jerry" <jhuffman@triad.rr.com> wrote in message
>>> news:343Od.58138$dt3.6207214@twister.southeast.rr.com...
>>>> Let me confirm this as I understand it.
>>>>
>>>> Cope this line to notepad with no wrap (one continuous line):
>>>>
>>>> [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\Device Manager\command]
>>>> @="mmc.exe \"C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\devmgmt.msc\""
>>>>
>>>> Then save as "dev.reg". Double-click the file dev.reg to merge the
>>>> contents to the
>>>> registry.
>>>>
>>>> Is this correct?
>>>>
>>>> Also is this general format that can be used to add any context menu to
>>>> Start?
>>>> Is there anyplace I can a list (for files and locations) for adding
>>>> other menus to the Start?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@online.mvps.org> wrote in message
>>>> news:%230ojdLaDFHA.512@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>>>> You're welcome.
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
>>>>> Windows XP Shell/User
>>>>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> "Its only me" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message
>>>>> news:uxxOZEaDFHA.4072@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>>>>>> Thankyou, Ramesh. That worked a treat.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@online.mvps.org> wrote in message
>>>>>> news:eCaEwAaDFHA.3840@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>>>>>> It happens because you may have included the lines, or word-wrap may
>>>>>>> have
>>>>>>> caused it. Find the attached dev.reg file. You need to use a
>>>>>>> newsreader to
>>>>>>> download the attachment.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
>>>>>>> Windows XP Shell/User
>>>>>>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> "Its only me" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message
>>>>>>> news:o 5jnX4TDFHA.3840@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
February 11, 2005 2:43:58 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

Well I never did get this to work and finally gave up the idea. However in
my exploring I did come across what I think is just as good. In the
properties of the Start button, I found it can be modified more to my
liking. I was able to remove things like My Document, My Pictures and a few
other items I never use. I was able to add Administrative Tools which I
find very helpful. This may help others to modify their Start Menu to their
liking as it did me.

To do this Right Click on the Start Menu --> properties, select the Start
Menu Tab, then click the customize, then the Advanced Tab. Here you can
modify the Start Menu.


"Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@online.mvps.org> wrote in message
news:ug0pZfyDFHA.1260@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> Jerry,
>
> Export the key and post here:
> [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell]
>
> --
> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP Shell/User
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>
>
> "Jerry" <jhuffman@triad.rr.com> wrote in message
> news:nhuOd.68421$K72.8530679@twister.southeast.rr.com...
>> As far as things went, it looked ok until I clicked on Device Manager in
>> the Start menu. When I click on it, this error message came up:
>>
>> "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this
>> action. Create an association in the Folder options control panel."
>>
>> I am totally lost now as to how or what to associate it with.
>> HELPPPPPPPPPPP
>>
>> Thank you
>> "Jerry" <jhuffman@triad.rr.com> wrote in message
>> news:Z6pOd.71234$fE4.12337482@twister.southeast.rr.com...
>>> Thanks very much, I will give it a try.
>>> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@online.mvps.org> wrote in message
>>> news:o 9xeuYeDFHA.3596@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>>>> Manage the context-menu entries for folders, drives and Namespace
>>>> objects:
>>>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org/context_folders.htm
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
>>>> Windows XP Shell/User
>>>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> "Jerry" <jhuffman@triad.rr.com> wrote in message
>>>> news:343Od.58138$dt3.6207214@twister.southeast.rr.com...
>>>>> Let me confirm this as I understand it.
>>>>>
>>>>> Cope this line to notepad with no wrap (one continuous line):
>>>>>
>>>>> [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\Device Manager\command]
>>>>> @="mmc.exe \"C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\devmgmt.msc\""
>>>>>
>>>>> Then save as "dev.reg". Double-click the file dev.reg to merge the
>>>>> contents to the
>>>>> registry.
>>>>>
>>>>> Is this correct?
>>>>>
>>>>> Also is this general format that can be used to add any context menu
>>>>> to Start?
>>>>> Is there anyplace I can a list (for files and locations) for adding
>>>>> other menus to the Start?
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@online.mvps.org> wrote in message
>>>>> news:%230ojdLaDFHA.512@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>>>>> You're welcome.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> --
>>>>>> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
>>>>>> Windows XP Shell/User
>>>>>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> "Its only me" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message
>>>>>> news:uxxOZEaDFHA.4072@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>>>>>>> Thankyou, Ramesh. That worked a treat.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@online.mvps.org> wrote in message
>>>>>>> news:eCaEwAaDFHA.3840@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>>>>>>> It happens because you may have included the lines, or word-wrap
>>>>>>>> may have
>>>>>>>> caused it. Find the attached dev.reg file. You need to use a
>>>>>>>> newsreader to
>>>>>>>> download the attachment.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>>> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
>>>>>>>> Windows XP Shell/User
>>>>>>>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> "Its only me" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message
>>>>>>>> news:o 5jnX4TDFHA.3840@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
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