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July 7, 2005 2:58:04 PM

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I have ACDSee installed on my XP Pro computer. Everytime I right-click on a
file (any file, for that matter), one of the choices is "Browse with ACDSee".
I want to remove this from the list. I tried running ShellExView but this
particular program knows how to hide itself and does not show on the list
(probably purposely designed by ACDSee). Anyone know an easy way to remove
this annoying shell extension? Thanks in advance.
Anonymous
July 7, 2005 10:14:53 PM

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Backup your registry, in case things go wrong.

Then, search the registry for the "EXACT" text in the drop down list. When
you find it, delete it out. Try the drop down again. It should be gone
without a reboot.

Example: Drop down = "Browse With Paint Shop Pro 9"

Search for the text string and delete it. Close regedit.

It works for me (-:

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"Frank" <Frank@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:8D06F600-258E-4924-8748-FF2E1626E612@microsoft.com...
>I have ACDSee installed on my XP Pro computer. Everytime I right-click on
>a
> file (any file, for that matter), one of the choices is "Browse with
> ACDSee".
> I want to remove this from the list. I tried running ShellExView but this
> particular program knows how to hide itself and does not show on the list
> (probably purposely designed by ACDSee). Anyone know an easy way to
> remove
> this annoying shell extension? Thanks in advance.
Anonymous
July 8, 2005 8:11:29 AM

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What makes you think it's a shell extension? Where is it on the menu.

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"Frank" <Frank@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:8D06F600-258E-4924-8748-FF2E1626E612@microsoft.com...
>I have ACDSee installed on my XP Pro computer. Everytime I right-click on a
> file (any file, for that matter), one of the choices is "Browse with ACDSee".
> I want to remove this from the list. I tried running ShellExView but this
> particular program knows how to hide itself and does not show on the list
> (probably purposely designed by ACDSee). Anyone know an easy way to remove
> this annoying shell extension? Thanks in advance.
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Anonymous
July 8, 2005 12:04:04 PM

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Have you tried removing it in the Registry with Regedit?
Look at this key:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\Browse with ACDSee

You might do a search see if there are any others.

....Alan

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In microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics, "Frank"
<Frank@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>I have ACDSee installed on my XP Pro computer. Everytime I right-click on a
>file (any file, for that matter), one of the choices is "Browse with ACDSee".
> I want to remove this from the list. I tried running ShellExView but this
>particular program knows how to hide itself and does not show on the list
>(probably purposely designed by ACDSee). Anyone know an easy way to remove
>this annoying shell extension? Thanks in advance.
Anonymous
July 8, 2005 1:45:10 PM

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>> particular program knows how to hide itself and does not show on the list

It's not a shell extension then.

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"Frank" <Frank@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:8D06F600-258E-4924-8748-FF2E1626E612@microsoft.com...
>I have ACDSee installed on my XP Pro computer. Everytime I right-click on
>a
> file (any file, for that matter), one of the choices is "Browse with
> ACDSee".
> I want to remove this from the list. I tried running ShellExView but this
> particular program knows how to hide itself and does not show on the list
> (probably purposely designed by ACDSee). Anyone know an easy way to
> remove
> this annoying shell extension? Thanks in advance.
July 8, 2005 2:23:03 PM

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Alan and Richard, thank you! Your suggestions worked beautifully. I did a
registry search using the exact wording and found about 6 instances which I
deleted. Now my drop-down choices are the way I want them. Thanks again!
Anonymous
July 8, 2005 9:39:38 PM

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Glad you're happy now.

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Regards,

Richard Urban

Quote from: George Ankner
"If you knew as much as you thought you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!"

"Frank" <Frank@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:034712F9-835C-4742-AF31-AD7744FB1CE0@microsoft.com...
> Alan and Richard, thank you! Your suggestions worked beautifully. I did
> a
> registry search using the exact wording and found about 6 instances which
> I
> deleted. Now my drop-down choices are the way I want them. Thanks again!
!