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add a "shortcut" Cascading Desktop Context Menu

  1. #1


    Posts : 18
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    add a "shortcut" Cascading Desktop Context Menu


    Hello Brink,

    Instead of having shortcuts on my desktop, could I use a similar trick to add a "shortcut" Cascading Desktop Context Menu in Windows 8.1, under of which I can have all my shortcuts to applications or files?

    I have a file named registry.vbs with which I open directly a key in the registry and I would like to have it in my desktop context menu as a shortcut.
    I tried to put it in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\background\shell but it does not open as it is not an exe file.

    Thanks in advance.
    Entropy

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Entropy,

    A .vbs file would use a bit of a different registry entry. Here's an example I use from the tutorial below for this. You can substitute with the name of your file and it's location instead.

    Restore Point - Add "Create Restore Point" to Context Menu in Windows - Windows 7 Help Forums


    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\Create Restore Point\command]
    @="WScript C:\\Windows\\CreateRP-Success_Message.vbs"



    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 18
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Thank you Shawn. For once again you are brilliant!!!

    Regards,
    Christos
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome Christos. I'm glad it could help.
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