Monday, June 23, 2008

Remove Windows Media Player Right Click Context Menu Options

Today's tip is an oldie but a goodie. Not to mention super easy. Windows Media Player adds several menu items when you right click a file in Windows Explorer:

Add to Burn List
Add to Windows Media Player List
Play with Media Player
If you're like me and hardly ever use Windows Media Player, these options not only clutter up your right click context menu, they slow your navigation down as well. Luckily, to remove it, all you need to do is go to Start>Run> and enter:

egsvr32 /u wmpshell.dll

That's it! And if you ever change your mind and want it back, just run the command:

egsvr32 wmpshell.dll

And all will be just as before. I found the answer to this tip through the blog Tech Recipes, Your cookbook of Tech Tutorials. Thanks for cooking this one up guys!

If you want to take more control of your right click context menu, here's how to edit the "Send to" menu entries.

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Anonymous said...

It is "regsvr32 /u wmpshell.dll" not "egsvr32 /u wmpshell.dll" - You forget "r" :P

Anonymous said...

C:\>egsvr32 /u wmpshell.dll
'egsvr32' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.


Anonymous said...

Great tip!