TUTORIAL: Add any Image in Desktop/Explorer Context Menu !

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  1. Vishal Gupta

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    Hi guys!
    Another tutorial after a long time bcoz of my exams.:-D
    Though its not a BIG tutorial but a very small & Interesting one!

    After following this tutorial, u'll get ur desired image in the context menu (the menu which appears when u right-click on desktop or explorer). See the following screenshot of my context menu:

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    Now lets begin the tutorial!

    1.) First d/l the attached ZIP file and extract the DLL file from it.
    2.) now simply register the DLL file by giving following command:

    Code:
    regsvr32 < DLL_File_Location >
    i.e., if the downloaded DLL file is in D:\Image.dll , then give following command:

    Code:
    regsvr32 d:\Image.dll
    3.) Now see the magic. U'll get an image added to the context menu.:)

    4.) To remove the image simply unregister the DLL file by giving following command:

    Code:
    regsvr32 < DLL_File_Location > /u
    NOTE : If u want to change the image, simply edit the file using Resource Hacker and change the image in the file. U can add any BMP file (max size 96x96).
    ( I got this DLL file a long time back, so can't remember the sitename. )


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    Another gud tut. But how did u get that !**~._vishal._~**!
     
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    Vishal Gupta

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    thnx!
    U can add ur customized String anywhere in any menu.
    For more details, u can read this tut also. :)
     
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    hi vishal , im facing a problem, i tried to change the image but the image in the menu does not change , it is showing the same 'genuine windows' image

    i copied image.dll provided by u in C drive , there is also one more dll file created image_original.dll and it is not getting deleted, i even tried to copy the modified image.dll in different folder but again it is showing same 'genuine windows' image
     
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    Its becoz u hv registered the previous image.
    Try this:

    1.) Unregister the previous image.dll file, by giving following commad:

    regsvr32 /u file_location

    2.) logoff, and the image will be gone from the context menu.

    3.) now register the new file.
     
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    thnx 4 quick reply:

    is it necessary to log off the machine??

    and what do i have to do if i wanna use image bigger than 96x96?
     
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    U hv to log off, otherwise windows will not let u delete the file!
    U can take the big image, but it'll not look good. Try it and u'll see the result ;)
     
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    Just askin..Shud i take a risk after doing this stuff coz already i am paid for one of ur reshack tricks:rolleyes:
     
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    yes u can go ahead , i have myself tried 4 or 5 times....didnt create any problems for me ... :)
     
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    @Rakesh.... Which Reh Hack trick made you pay?
     
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    Very funny:mad:
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    @VISHAL

    why do u make separate threads for your reshack tricks..Cant u club all ur tut in a single thread u have made..For eg i could see
    http://www.thinkdigit.com/forum/showthread.php?t=30859
    http://www.thinkdigit.com/forum/showthread.php?t=34566
    http://www.thinkdigit.com/forum/showthread.php?t=31112

    All these are related to the same stuff of reshack then why do u make diff.. posts.
     
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    Vishal Gupta

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    ^^
    Sorry if i hurt u, but my intention was not to make fun of u or nebody else!
    I just pasted the link coz aditya.shevade asked about the topic and I didnt want that ne1 face the same prob as u faced...
     
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    Nahhhhhh its ok dude.Common i nvr thought such stuff abt getting hrt:p
     
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    thnx buddy!
    thats like a good DIGITian. :cool:
     
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    Thats like a gud practical human:D
     
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