ContextEdit 1.2

ContextEdit lets you control which items appear on your context menu
2.0  (4 votes)
1.2 (See all)

ContextEdit gives you control over the context menu commands (i.e., the commands that appear when you right-click on an object in Windows Explorer) available in your system. Windows Explorer gives you some control over this via its View | Options | File Types command. ContextEdit lets you do things that Windows Explorer does not, including:Disabling shell commands without deleting them entirely, Enabling and disabling Context Menu Handlers, Edit, create, and/or remove commands that are associated directly with a file extension instead of a named file type.
It will repair "broken" file associations in which an extension is linked to a master file type that does not exist.
It overcomes certain bugs in Windows Explorer when editing commands via View | Folder Options | File Types
Since this program lets you modify aspects of your system's behavior that Windows normally does not, it's a good idea to read the About File Associations topic in the Help file to get a better understanding of what information this program exposes to you and why.
Zipped file includes
setup.exe - ContextEdit installation program
readme.txt - Readme file for Context Edit
license.txt - PC Magazine Utilities license agreement - ContextEdit source code (for programmers)

Neeraj Joshi
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Review summary


  • ContextEdit lets you control both types of context menu items. It also allows you to disable context menu items without removing them entirely
  • Ability to add shell commands to all files regardless of type, or to all files without an associated program


  • None in particular
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