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Accessories Desktop Context Menu - Create in Windows 8


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Accessories Desktop Context Menu - Create in Windows 8
This tutorial will show you how to add a cascading (expandable) Windows Accessories desktop context menu for all users in Windows 8.
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How to Add a Windows Accessories Cascading Desktop Context Menu in Windows 8
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This tutorial will show you how to add a cascading (expandable) Windows Accessories desktop context menu for all users in Windows 8.
How to Add a "Windows Accessories" Cascading Desktop Context Menu in Windows 8

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This tutorial will show you how to add a cascading (expandable) Windows Accessories desktop context menu for all users in Windows 8.

You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to add or remove this desktop context menu, but all users are able to use it.

Note   Note
The Windows Accessories folder in Windows 8 is located at the paths below.

Current User:
%AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Windows Accessories

All Users:
%ProgramData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Windows Accessories


EXAMPLE: "Windows Accessories" Cascading Desktop Context Menu
Windows_8_Accessories.jpg


Here's How:

1. To Add "Windows Accessories" to the Desktop Context Menu
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 3 below.​
Add_W8_Accessories_to_Desktop_Context_Menu.reg
download

2. To Remove "Windows Accessories" from the Desktop Context Menu
NOTE:
This is the default setting.
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 3 below.​
Remove_W8_Accessories_from_Desktop_Context_Menu.reg
download
3. Save the REG file to your desktop.

4. Double click/tap on the downloaded REG file to merge it.

5. Click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK when prompted to approve the merge.

6. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.

7. Right click or press and hold on your desktop to see the change.
NOTE: You could press the :winkey: + D keys to go to your desktop.


That's it,
Shawn
 
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Nice but, I only get the Windows Accessories with the right arrow/carrot thing. Click on it nothing happens. I used the download.
 

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Hello Jere,

It sounds like you may not have done all of step 5 to approve merging the .reg file. If you click on "No" or "Cancel" by mistake, it will not fully work.

Please try merging the .reg file again to see if that may be the case. :)
 

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  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
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    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
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    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
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Windows Accessories right click.jpg So I have done it twice. As the graphic shows, I have the Windows Accessories in my context menu, it can be highlighted but nothing happens or drops down. I have not gone into my regedit yet. It's not critical. But it always concerns me when some simple little alteration doesn't work as intended.
 

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Ok. Let's see if we may be able to troubleshoot why it's not working for you.

Do you get all of the prompts from step 5 when you merge the .reg file?

If you have not already, see if restarting the computer may help. It's not required to restart, but you may have some glitch that doing so may help.

Does your Windows 8 drive have the C: drive letter?
 

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    64-bit Windows 10
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    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
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    Thermaltake Core P3
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    Corsair Hydro H115i
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    Logitech wireless K800
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    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
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I don't understand. I just checked again & it's there! Everything is fine. Thanks.
 
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Great news.

:thumbsup:
 

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    64-bit Windows 10
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    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
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    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

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