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July 26, 2004 5:25:21 PM

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I created a menu choice on the popup menu for folders to
go to that directly to that directory in a DOS window,
which is a very handy thing. Trouble is the first time I
did it, I made a typo in the Action name and now I can't
get rid of it. I am logged in with admin priveleges, but
when I select the Action in the Edit File Type dialog,
both the Edit and Remove buttons are always disabled. I
also tried logging in as the true administrator to the
machine, but the buttons were still disabled. Does anyone
know any other way of getting rid of menu choices on the
popup menu for a folder? There are other commands I'd
like to get rid of as well. Thanks.

Natasha

PS Here is how you add the command to the popup menu:

1. Tools > Folder Options > File Types

2. Click Folder file type.

3. Click Advanced button.

4. Click New and configure:

Action: Command Prompt Here

Application Used to Perform Action: c:\windows\system32
\cmd.exe /K cd

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Anonymous
July 26, 2004 5:57:30 PM

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Natasha wrote:
> I created a menu choice on the popup menu for folders to
> go to that directly to that directory in a DOS window,
> which is a very handy thing. Trouble is the first time I
> did it, I made a typo in the Action name and now I can't
> get rid of it. I am logged in with admin priveleges, but
> when I select the Action in the Edit File Type dialog,
> both the Edit and Remove buttons are always disabled. I
> also tried logging in as the true administrator to the
> machine, but the buttons were still disabled. Does anyone
> know any other way of getting rid of menu choices on the
> popup menu for a folder? There are other commands I'd
> like to get rid of as well. Thanks.
>
> Natasha
>
> PS Here is how you add the command to the popup menu:
>
> 1. Tools > Folder Options > File Types
>
> 2. Click Folder file type.
>
> 3. Click Advanced button.
>
> 4. Click New and configure:
>
> Action: Command Prompt Here
>
> Application Used to Perform Action: c:\windows\system32
> \cmd.exe /K cd

Natasha

Or you could use the Microsoft PowerToy, "Open command window here". <bg>

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Anonymous
July 27, 2004 10:45:42 AM

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Type regedit in Start Run and navigate to

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell

If after adding cmd to directories (known as File Folder in Filetypes - not all folders can have a command prompt, eg My Computer) the default command has changed type in Start Run
regsvr32 /i shell32
--
----------------------------------------------------------
'Not happy John! Defending our democracy',
http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/06/29/1088392635123...

"Natasha" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:46f501c4734e$ac730940$a401280a@phx.gbl...
> I created a menu choice on the popup menu for folders to
> go to that directly to that directory in a DOS window,
> which is a very handy thing. Trouble is the first time I
> did it, I made a typo in the Action name and now I can't
> get rid of it. I am logged in with admin priveleges, but
> when I select the Action in the Edit File Type dialog,
> both the Edit and Remove buttons are always disabled. I
> also tried logging in as the true administrator to the
> machine, but the buttons were still disabled. Does anyone
> know any other way of getting rid of menu choices on the
> popup menu for a folder? There are other commands I'd
> like to get rid of as well. Thanks.
>
> Natasha
>
> PS Here is how you add the command to the popup menu:
>
> 1. Tools > Folder Options > File Types
>
> 2. Click Folder file type.
>
> 3. Click Advanced button.
>
> 4. Click New and configure:
>
> Action: Command Prompt Here
>
> Application Used to Perform Action: c:\windows\system32
> \cmd.exe /K cd
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Anonymous
July 27, 2004 10:45:43 AM

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Hmm. Not quite sure what your telling me to do. When I
navigate to that key, shell Type is REG_SZ and Data is
none. Under shell is find and under find are other
entries. What to do? Thank you!

Natasha

>-----Original Message-----
>Type regedit in Start Run and navigate to
>
>HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell
>
>If after adding cmd to directories (known as File Folder
in Filetypes - not all folders can have a command prompt,
eg My Computer) the default command has changed type in
Start Run
>regsvr32 /i shell32
>--
>----------------------------------------------------------
>'Not happy John! Defending our democracy',
>http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/06/29/1088392635123...
ml
>
>"Natasha" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message news:46f501c4734e$ac730940$a401280a@phx.gbl...
>> I created a menu choice on the popup menu for folders
to
>> go to that directly to that directory in a DOS window,
>> which is a very handy thing. Trouble is the first time
I
>> did it, I made a typo in the Action name and now I
can't
>> get rid of it. I am logged in with admin priveleges,
but
>> when I select the Action in the Edit File Type dialog,
>> both the Edit and Remove buttons are always disabled.
I
>> also tried logging in as the true administrator to the
>> machine, but the buttons were still disabled. Does
anyone
>> know any other way of getting rid of menu choices on
the
>> popup menu for a folder? There are other commands I'd
>> like to get rid of as well. Thanks.
>>
>> Natasha
>>
>> PS Here is how you add the command to the popup menu:
>>
>> 1. Tools > Folder Options > File Types
>>
>> 2. Click Folder file type.
>>
>> 3. Click Advanced button.
>>
>> 4. Click New and configure:
>>
>> Action: Command Prompt Here
>>
>> Application Used to Perform Action: c:\windows\system32
>> \cmd.exe /K cd
>.
>
Anonymous
July 27, 2004 11:20:12 AM

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

Look under Folder rather than directory then. All directories are folders but not all folders are directories (eg My Computer and Control Panel). Therefore a file system command should have been put under Directory (known as File Folder in Filetypes dialog) as there is no directory if you choose Command Prompt here for My Computer.

Commands for Directories are added together from AllFileSystemObjects (all files and directories), Folders, and Directory.
--
----------------------------------------------------------
'Not happy John! Defending our democracy',
http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/06/29/1088392635123...

<anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:487c01c47353$a8c26b10$a501280a@phx.gbl...
> Hmm. Not quite sure what your telling me to do. When I
> navigate to that key, shell Type is REG_SZ and Data is
> none. Under shell is find and under find are other
> entries. What to do? Thank you!
>
> Natasha
>
> >-----Original Message-----
> >Type regedit in Start Run and navigate to
> >
> >HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell
> >
> >If after adding cmd to directories (known as File Folder
> in Filetypes - not all folders can have a command prompt,
> eg My Computer) the default command has changed type in
> Start Run
> >regsvr32 /i shell32
> >--
> >----------------------------------------------------------
> >'Not happy John! Defending our democracy',
> >http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/06/29/1088392635123...
> ml
> >
> >"Natasha" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> message news:46f501c4734e$ac730940$a401280a@phx.gbl...
> >> I created a menu choice on the popup menu for folders
> to
> >> go to that directly to that directory in a DOS window,
> >> which is a very handy thing. Trouble is the first time
> I
> >> did it, I made a typo in the Action name and now I
> can't
> >> get rid of it. I am logged in with admin priveleges,
> but
> >> when I select the Action in the Edit File Type dialog,
> >> both the Edit and Remove buttons are always disabled.
> I
> >> also tried logging in as the true administrator to the
> >> machine, but the buttons were still disabled. Does
> anyone
> >> know any other way of getting rid of menu choices on
> the
> >> popup menu for a folder? There are other commands I'd
> >> like to get rid of as well. Thanks.
> >>
> >> Natasha
> >>
> >> PS Here is how you add the command to the popup menu:
> >>
> >> 1. Tools > Folder Options > File Types
> >>
> >> 2. Click Folder file type.
> >>
> >> 3. Click Advanced button.
> >>
> >> 4. Click New and configure:
> >>
> >> Action: Command Prompt Here
> >>
> >> Application Used to Perform Action: c:\windows\system32
> >> \cmd.exe /K cd
> >.
> >
July 27, 2004 11:20:13 AM

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

Great! That worked! Thank you so much.

Natasha

>-----Original Message-----
>Look under Folder rather than directory then. All
directories are folders but not all folders are
directories (eg My Computer and Control Panel). Therefore
a file system command should have been put under Directory
(known as File Folder in Filetypes dialog) as there is no
directory if you choose Command Prompt here for My
Computer.
>
>Commands for Directories are added together from
AllFileSystemObjects (all files and directories), Folders,
and Directory.
>--
>----------------------------------------------------------
>'Not happy John! Defending our democracy',
>http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/06/29/1088392635123...
ml
>
><anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:487c01c47353$a8c26b10$a501280a@phx.gbl...
>> Hmm. Not quite sure what your telling me to do. When
I
>> navigate to that key, shell Type is REG_SZ and Data is
>> none. Under shell is find and under find are other
>> entries. What to do? Thank you!
>>
>> Natasha
>>
>> >-----Original Message-----
>> >Type regedit in Start Run and navigate to
>> >
>> >HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell
>> >
>> >If after adding cmd to directories (known as File
Folder
>> in Filetypes - not all folders can have a command
prompt,
>> eg My Computer) the default command has changed type in
>> Start Run
>> >regsvr32 /i shell32
>> >--
>> >-------------------------------------------------------
---
>> >'Not happy John! Defending our democracy',
>>
>http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/06/29/1088392635123...
>> ml
>> >
>> >"Natasha" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
in
>> message news:46f501c4734e$ac730940$a401280a@phx.gbl...
>> >> I created a menu choice on the popup menu for
folders
>> to
>> >> go to that directly to that directory in a DOS
window,
>> >> which is a very handy thing. Trouble is the first
time
>> I
>> >> did it, I made a typo in the Action name and now I
>> can't
>> >> get rid of it. I am logged in with admin
priveleges,
>> but
>> >> when I select the Action in the Edit File Type
dialog,
>> >> both the Edit and Remove buttons are always
disabled.
>> I
>> >> also tried logging in as the true administrator to
the
>> >> machine, but the buttons were still disabled. Does
>> anyone
>> >> know any other way of getting rid of menu choices on
>> the
>> >> popup menu for a folder? There are other commands
I'd
>> >> like to get rid of as well. Thanks.
>> >>
>> >> Natasha
>> >>
>> >> PS Here is how you add the command to the popup
menu:
>> >>
>> >> 1. Tools > Folder Options > File Types
>> >>
>> >> 2. Click Folder file type.
>> >>
>> >> 3. Click Advanced button.
>> >>
>> >> 4. Click New and configure:
>> >>
>> >> Action: Command Prompt Here
>> >>
>> >> Application Used to Perform Action:
c:\windows\system32
>> >> \cmd.exe /K cd
>> >.
>> >
>.
>
!