Shell Menu Backup and Restore

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  1. raakii

    raakii Registered Member

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    Hi members , i need a simple software to backup and restore shell asociation(Context menu association).Pls help...
     
  2. pandlouk

    pandlouk Registered Member

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    Hi raaki,

    You can create a bat file with the following
    the above will save the current user shell menu in a file named user_shellmenu_backup.reg .

    then you can use the created backup reg file to restore your settings.

    Panagiotis
     
  3. raakii

    raakii Registered Member

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    The reg file on adding to registry does not get the shell or context menu settings.:oops:
     
  4. pandlouk

    pandlouk Registered Member

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    For those probably you will need the local machine shell extensions. You can modify the bat by replacing the string
    "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes"
    with
    "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes"

    or create a bat like
    which backup both of them.

    Panagiotis
     
  5. raakii

    raakii Registered Member

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    Thanks finally the trick worked .:thumb: Excellent solution. One more question is there any way to backup the shortcuts pinned up on start menu?Not the programs on the documents and settings.I need to know where they are stored
     
  6. pandlouk

    pandlouk Registered Member

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    Glad I could help. :)
    For XP they are stored at the following folders:
    C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu
    C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs
    C:\Documents and Settings\*\Start Menu
    C:\Documents and Settings\*\Start Menu\Programs

    *= your account name


    Panagiotis
     
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