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Windows Defender Cascading Desktop Context Menu - Create in Windows 8

  1. #10


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    It sounds like part of the .reg file did not merge with your registry for some reason.

    If you could, edit the .reg file, then double check in your registry to see if those entries have been added or not. Afterwards, please post back with what wasn't added. I'll see what I can do to help.

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  2. #11


    bangalore
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    Windows 8.1 professional x64 + WMC


    Is malwarebytes stopping changes to the registry?
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  3. #12


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    I wouldn't think so since it's not an application/executable file.

    For the entries that you find didn't merge, I was going to get you to check the permissions of the keys to see if there may have been some sort of permissions issue that prevented parts of the .reg file from being merged.

    By default, the .reg file should of had full permission to do so once you did step 4 to approve.
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  4. #13


    bangalore
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    First of all If the reg files were not merged it would have never showed up in the context menu rite?
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  5. #14


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    There are several entries in the .reg file. It looks like some of them didn't merge for you.

    It could very well merged enough for the context menu to show, but not enough for the submenus.

    If you could double check your registry to compare it with the .reg file to let me know what wasn't merged, that would help out a lot in figuring out what may have gone wrong for you and hopefully getting it sorted.
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  6. #15


    bangalore
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    where should I look in the registry?Please guide me.
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  7. #16


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    bagavan,

    I'm going to say it wouldn't be a good idea for you to go poking around in your registry if you are not familiar enough with it. It's just not worth the risk of you mistakenly doing something in there that could hose your Windows 8 installation.

    Instead, try enabling the built-in Administrator account, sign in to it, then try merging the .reg file being sure to click on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK at step 4. If you click on No or Cancel by mistake (and it's easy to do), then the .reg file will fail to merge completely.
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  8. #17


    bangalore
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    I enabled the admin account and I ran the reg file.

    but still the problem is not solved.
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  9. #18


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Great tutorial Shawn!

    What we still miss on Win8 is the right click on file or folder scan. That was well included in Security Essentials in previous Windows versions. Can we transfer that shell entry (some way) from Security Essentials to Defender?

    I see the guys here did something to "send to" and it works with the command line scanner:


    And adding that to what I want is this:


    That is what I need. I case I missed a tutorial with this, sorry.

    If it was possible in the GUI it would be even nicer but nevertheless we have this and your tutorial for extra right click options.

    Thank you.

    Hopachi
    Last edited by Brink; 17 Dec 2012 at 17:08. Reason: removed links
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  10. #19


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    Hello Hopachi,

    Thank you.

    I'll create something today that should work a bit better than these two, and will post back later with it.

    To bad you can only scan a folder, and it's in the command prompt.
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