How to Take Control of Your Context Menu with ShellMenuView

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Ceadderman

I just got it and it works great, too bad I cannot relate my story since your craptastic Spam filter grew a stiffy for what I was attempting to relate.

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bpstone

64-bit Windows Users Only
open the “64-bit Download” page on NirSoft website -> click “here” -> open “Downloads” -> right click “x64tools” -> “7 – Zip” (non-windows program) -> click “Open archive” -> “Extract” “shexview.exe” + “shexview.chm” + “shmnview.exe” + “shmview.chm” to “Downloads” -> create “New Folder” in “Downloads” then rename  "New Folder" to “NirSoft x64 Tools” -> move “shexview.exe” + “shexview.chm” + “shmnview.exe” + “shmview.chm” from “Downloads” to “NirSoft x64 Tools” folder -> open “Computer” -> open partition "(C:)" -> open “Program Files” (not x86) -> move “NirSoft x64 Tools” to “Program Files” -> inside “Program Files” right click “Create shortcut” then select “Yes” -> move to “Start Menu” -> You’re done! :P lol

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Ceadderman

Mine was in (x86) for Win7, I have 64 bit but that file didn't appear in my list of options from C: drive which is the only drive I have(Paired RAID0+2) so I get to hunt down the other one. I downloaded my MP4 in 64 bit if I remember correctly and that appeared in the (x86) subset. 

Either way it really is a solid program from the little use I have gotten of it in the last half hour. I am impressed.

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bpstone

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Program_Files

"On 64-bit versions of Windows, there are two folders for application files; the %ProgramFiles% folder contains 64-bit programs, and the %ProgramFiles(x86)% folder (called "\Program Files (x86)" on US-English systems) contains 32-bit programs. On Windows NT-based operating systems (NT4, 2000, XP, Vista, etc), the Program Files folders are protected, meaning that only Administrators can change their contents; while this is a more secure solution, it means that programs which were accustomed to running as administrator and creating logs or other files in the folder containing the application cannot do so when the user is not an administrator, which is increasingly common."

Just so you don't think I was making that folder up. lol :P You may have accidently done something with that folder or you've mistaken your computer to have 64-bit OS. I'm not really sure since I cannot see your computer myself.

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bpstone

You probably downloaded the 32-bit program then. I guess it doesn't matter, so long as it works. I downloaded the 64-bit pack then extracted the programs I wanted. Since some people might prefer their shortcut in All Programs instead of on the start menu, here: (Windows 7) Start Menu -> right click All Programs -> click Open -> open Programs -> insert desired folder. You can use the program on any partition, but most people might prefer it to be in their programs files.

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JE_Delta

Using this program is going to be so much easier than digging through the registry!

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bjoswald

Now this is a nice little tool. Oh, how I hate when programs secretly pollute my context menus with 200 useless functions. 

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