Some programs insist on adding items to the context menu. Most of the time, the installation program does not ask first whether I want that – mostly I don’t – and even more annoyingly, most programs also do not offer an easy way to turn off the integration into the right-click menu.
Unforyunately, some companies make it very difficult to get rid of their additions. Adobe is really getting on my nerves, as it adds a variety of items that I don’t find useful, some of which I can’t even get rid of with the above mentioned tools from Nirsoft.
If you also want to keep a clean right-click menu in Windows Explorer, the below information might help:
- To remove the Combine supported files in Acrobat context menu item:
regsvr32 /u "C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Acrobat 10.0\Acrobat Elements\ContextMenu.dll"
or for 64-bit Windows:
regsvr32 /u "C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Acrobat 10.0\Acrobat Elements\ContextMenu64.dll"
- To remove Outlook PDF Maker:
regsvr32 /u "C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Acrobat 10.0\PDFMaker\Mail\Outlook\PDFMOutlook.dll"