TUTORIAL: Add DEVICE MANAGER, CONTROL PANEL, Etc. in My Computer Context Menu !

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  1. Vishal Gupta

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    Guys!

    Following tutorial will help U in adding some useful shortcuts (Control Panel, Device Manager & Add/Remove Programs) to My Computer Context Menu (The Menu which appears when we right-click on My Computer icon on Desktop).

    U hv to simply paste the code in Notepad and save the file with any name but .REG extension. and then run the file to add the shortcuts. :)

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell]
    @="none"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell\Control Panel]
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell\Control Panel\command]
    @=hex(2):72,00,75,00,6e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,\
      00,20,00,73,00,68,00,65,00,6c,00,6c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,\
      2c,00,43,00,6f,00,6e,00,74,00,72,00,6f,00,6c,00,5f,00,52,00,75,00,6e,00,44,\
      00,4c,00,4c,00,00,00
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell\DevMgr]
    @=hex(2):40,00,25,00,77,00,69,00,6e,00,64,00,69,00,72,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,\
      00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,64,00,65,00,76,00,6d,00,67,00,\
      72,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,2d,00,34,00,00,00
    "SuppressionPolicy"=dword:4000003c
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell\DevMgr\command]
    @=hex(2):25,00,77,00,69,00,6e,00,64,00,69,00,72,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,\
      00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,6d,00,6d,00,63,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,\
      65,00,20,00,2f,00,73,00,20,00,25,00,77,00,69,00,6e,00,64,00,69,00,72,00,25,\
      00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,64,00,65,00,\
      76,00,6d,00,67,00,6d,00,74,00,2e,00,6d,00,73,00,63,00,00,00
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell\Software]
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell\Software\command]
    @=hex(2):63,00,6f,00,6e,00,74,00,72,00,6f,00,6c,00,20,00,61,00,70,00,70,00,77,\
      00,69,00,7a,00,2e,00,63,00,70,00,6c,00,00,00
    
    
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    thanks ... will be quite a useful shortcut
     
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    Adiing Add/remove shortcut to context menu was the only reason, i used autopatcher. Now, I have another reg tweak to speed up my work.
     
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    cool man
    very good work done

    btw:wher did u learn all this??
     
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    keep it up dude!
     
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    Than U all of U... :D
    If u liked the above mentioned trick, then u'll surely like this one also:

    Adding Shortcuts to Drives in My Computer COntext Menu

    1.) Open regedit and nevigate to:

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\Shell\

    2.) Now create a new Key under it, give any name to it, like Shortcut1, etc.

    3.) Select this new key and in right-side pane change the value of Default Value to any of ur desired value (Actually this is the label which will be displayed when u'll right-click on my computer). So give it any name like Shortcut to C: Drive.

    4.) Now create another key under the previously created key and give it name command.

    5.) Select this key and change its default value to:

    C:\Windows\explorer.exe C:\

    And now u'll get an entry in My computer context menu, which will let u go to C: Drive. :)

    PS: U can do the same for other drives too. Simply change the label and command. In Command change only the last character saying the drive number, e.g., for D: drive it'll be C:\Windows\explorer.exe D:\.
     
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    A good tweak again. Vishal, a reg guru like you shud revert ur location back to local_machine\.....
    He he
     
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    Vishal Gupta

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    thnx buddy!
    Location changed as per casanova request. :D
     
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    tHANKS FOR YOUR TIP. BUT IN THE WINDOWS 2000 ADVANCED SERVER MACHINE, THE CONTEXT MENU LOOKS DIFFERENT. INSTEAD OF SHOWING THE NAME LIKE DEVICE MANAGER, IT IS SHOWING SOMETHING LIKE "C:\WINNT\..." . BUT CLICKING ON THIS IS TAKING ME TO THE DEVICE MANAGER. cAN YOU POST A CORRECTION. IT IS SUCH GOOD TIP AND THE MENU IS DIFFERENT IS UNPALATABLE
     
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    Change name of "My Computer"

    yn = "%USERNAME% on %COMPUTERNAME%"
    Reg_Write HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT, "CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}", "LocalizedString", yn, REG_EXPAND_SZ
    Else
    yn = "@%SystemRoot%\system32\SHELL32.dll,-9216"
    Reg_Write HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT, "CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}", "LocalizedString", yn, REG_EXPAND_SZ


    Adds Drive Cleanup to right click of MY Computer

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell\Drive Cleanup\command]
    @="cleanmgr"


    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    ;Adds Add/Remove to right click of MY Computer

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell\Event Viewer\command]
    @="eventvwr"


    Adds Lock Computer to right click of My Computer

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell\Lock Computer\command]
    @="rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation"



    @="Microsoft Configurator"
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell\msconfig\command]
    @="msconfig.exe"



    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell\Calculator\command]
    @="calc"


    Adds Event Viewer to right click of MY Computer

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell\Event Viewer\command]
    @="eventvwr"


    ;Remove "Search..." from right click of MY Computer

    [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell\find]
     
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    Sorry dude! I hvnt checked it on 2000 neither I'm using it, so can't help in this matter. But will let u know if I found any solution for it. :)
     
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    Now this is very useful and nice tips. Thank You. sir.
     
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    rakeshishere HELP AND SUPPORT

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    Dude this vishal is ultimate...Wish i could a get a Fast track on vishal's tut's on the nxt month's mag or i would recommend him to make an e-book full of his tweaks/tricks like we had some book on java by some member of this forum which was included in the digit's cd/dvd
     
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    All Hail Reg Guru Vishal Gupta.
     
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    First thnx a lot all of u guys :) So sweet of u that u all think so.

    Each word of urs encourages me to do these things.

    @rakeshishere
    It'll be so nice of DIGIT if it publishes my tuts in the mag and I'll be happy if I could fulfill ur this wish in future.

    But for now I'm extremely sorry :( coz I hv no time to do this now-a-days. Actually I'm busy now in my MCA project, and after that it'll be my exam time. So my schedule is very busy till February. :neutral:

    But I promise u that if i could get time, i'll definitely do something about it. :)

    Guys! I really need those encouraging words of u all...
     
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    For those who don't know windows registry, Registry Tweaker would be best option to start.

    It has a huge list of tweaks, each with list of reg-entries to create/modify/delete, and more important, its descriptions.
     
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    Nice work man ... thinking of making a folder by ur name in Bookmarks (using Opera).
     
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    thnx a lot guys for ur so sweet comments :)
    I really need such appreciation :)
     
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    Great Work MAN!!!!1
     
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    thanks to vishal.... how to experiment with the registry man.. (i want to be on safer side....!)
     
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