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Hello;

 

I have EMC9 and have a problem

 

whenever I right-click on a folder or drive there is this context menu item that I don't want

 

- Move or Rename Audio Files

 

how do I get rid of this item as it causes nothing but headaches if clicked accidentally or otherwise

 

right below this item:

- Move or Rename Audio Files

is

- Open command window here (XP Powertoy)

which I use several times a day

 

My job is audio and have hundreds of GB of Audio on my disks and I never need to use an application

other than Explorer or CMD to do any file renaming

 

I've searched around and found where it's supposed to be in the registry but it's not there

and when I directly search the registry for this item it never turns up.

 

(×_°)

 

 

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Hello Brendon;

 

thanks for the info;

 

now as to how do I modify the context menu I's still just a bit stuck, (°_°)

 

I found several registry keys containing reference to the file you mention

is there a specific Key I can modify to remove the item from the context menu

or

if I zap!* this file directly at the location of the file on disk

will it affect the function of any of the rest of the EMC9 suite programs or the system in general?

 

(when all else fails, I have nasty tricks for zapping files & folders)

 

Cheers

 

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Hi Richard,

 

I just trod on the file [i'm ever so subtle :) ] and that stopped it. However if I was using EMC 9 I'd just rename it and give the software a bit of a workout to see if it broke anything else. If something vital got broken the file could be returned to its original name and you could look for another way to disable the context reference.

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Hi Brendon;

 

Thanks again;

 

I just did a little stepping of my own:

 

a> rename file to: DC_ShellExt.dl_

 

b> create blank empty 0 byte text file with the original name: DC_ShellExt.dll

- any calls to it return nothing,

 

if anything gets bugged out by this easy method (above)

then I'll try the ol' command line:

 

RegSvr32.exe /u DC_ShellExt.dll :unsure:

(which can be more dangerous than the first method, and yield unwanted / uncorrectable results)

 

the other option is:

a> ...

then

c> create folder with the original file name:DC_ShellExt.dll

- any calls to it return a new explorer window at that location.

- works great for rooting out problem programs

 

Cheers

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the other option is:

a> ...

then

c> create folder with the original file name:DC_ShellExt.dll

- any calls to it return a new explorer window at that location.

- works great for rooting out problem programs

 

Cheers

 

That's a useful technique I hadn't thought of. Thanks Richard.

 

Jess,

Which post in that humungous topic is relevant to this? It's huge and full of angry people slagging each other, which is why I and many others avoided it at the time.

 

Regards,

Brendon

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Thanks to all for your help:

 

I have successfully removed the context menu item: <_<

no prompts when opening the program about missing .dll files

 

I didn't have to modify the reg. key as the context menu was modified with the system boot (today)

I removed the reference to the DC_ShellExt.dll file from the windows prefetch aslo

and I exported the reg key so that I know where to go hunting if I should need to later.

 

I've tested burning with the Sonic Side (RecordNow Data DVD)

which passed & verified no problems, which is good because I hate coasters

 

I still have at least a few more tests to do

mainly involving Data CD/DVD's

 

my main use is Data DVD / CD

most of the suite has yet to even be opened once

 

(°o°)

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