Removing more annoying context menus

In addition to an earlier article on removing annoying context menus in Windows:

  • Removing “Move to Dropbox“:
    regsvr32 /u "C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Dropbox\bin\DropboxExt.22.dll"
  • Removing “SnagIt” context menu:
    regsvr32 /u "C:\Program Files (x86)\TechSmith\SnagIt 11\SnagItShellExt.dll"

Windows Media Player is also pretty stubborn. To get rid of “Add to Windows Media Player list”, “Play with Windows Media Player” and “Shop for music online”, you need to remove the following registry keys:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\Directory.Audio\shell\Enqueue
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\Directory.Audio\shell\Play
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\Directory.Image\shell\Enqueue
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\Directory.Image\shell\Play
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\Directory.Video\shell\Enqueue
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\Directory.Video\shell\Play
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\audio\shell\Enqueue
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\audio\shell\Play
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\video\shell\Enqueue
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\video\shell\Play
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\Directory.Audio\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\WMPShopMusic

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2 Comments

  1. Just want to add that the registry location for windows 10 is a little different, but just searching for the “WMPShopMusic” key got the job done.

    Thanks for the post

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