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Adding print to context menu - Reverse this reg file pls?

  1. #1


    Detroit
    Posts : 68
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64

    Adding print to context menu - Reverse this reg file pls?


    I have a small collection of reg files ive been accumulating and theyre always in pairs just in case :P (and until I learn my way around adequately without such - but thats another story).

    One of which I dont have its "pair" and I find important is the "Print" in context menu option. I have removed it for now due to not having a printer but at some point in the near future im sure I will and I'd like to be able to easily add the option back.

    Here is the Reg file I used to remove it, if someone could reverse it, and repost it I would be very greatful.

    Remove Print on Context Menu.reg

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    The .reg file---

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    ;--------
    ;-------- Remove "Print" from context menu for image files
    ;--------
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\image\shell\print]
    
    
    
    
    ;-------- 
    ;-------- Remove Print From common text-based files
    ;-------- 
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\text\shell\print]
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\batfile\shell\print]
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\cmdfile\shell\print]
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\docfile\shell\print]
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\fonfile\shell\print]
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\htmlfile\shell\print]
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\inffile\shell\print]
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\inifile\shell\print]
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\JSEFile\shell\print]
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\JSFile\shell\print]
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\MSInfo.Document\shell\print]
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\otffile\shell\print]
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\pfmfile\shell\print]
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\regfile\shell\print]
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\rtffile\shell\print]
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ttcfile\shell\print]
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ttffile\shell\print]
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\txtfile\shell\print]
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VBEFile\shell\print]
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VBSFile\shell\print]
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Wordpad.Document.1\shell\print]
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\WPEDoc\shell\print]
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\WPSDoc\shell\print]
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\wrifile\shell\print]
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\WSFFile\shell\print]
    
    
    ;-------- 
    ;-------- Remove Print From Internet Shortcut
    ;-------- 
    [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\InternetShortcut\shell\print]
    
    
    ;-------- 
    ;-------- Remove Print From Acrobat-/Foxit-registered .pdf files
    ;-------- 
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AcroExch.Document.7\shell\print]
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FoxitReader.Document\shell\print]
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Detroit
    Posts : 68
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64


    that is the entry i need to put print back inside the context menu? Ie: the opposite of the one I listed?

    If so, thank you very much - if not, hopefully i was more clear this time.

    I am looking over your entry and it all looks to be removal, i need the opposite - replacement :P (or a pair, remove AND replace since judging by what you have there, mine is rather incomplete lol)

    Either way, thank you very much for taking the time to reply.. Im slowly learning my way around this stuff :P
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    If you like, you could do a system restore using a restore point dated before you used that .reg file to undo it.

    System Restore - How to Do in Windows 8
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  5. #5


    Detroit
    Posts : 68
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64


    Lol. You must be misunderstanding me
    (Though I disable system restore anyhow)

    I used the reg file I attached to remove print from my context menu. I did this intentionally.

    I'm asking if somebody can provide me the same reg file, but opposite. A reg file which reverses what it does, essentially returns print to my context menu (in case I change my mind and/or get a printer in the future) lol.

    Who knows, maybe I'm the confused one
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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