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asked 2018-12-20 16:06:55 +0100

taxineil gravatar image

updated 2020-09-08 15:33:50 +0100

Alex Kemp gravatar image

Hi,I want to remove links to libreoffice that have installed themselves in my Windows contextual sub menu,but I cant find any instructions for doing that,usually I would do it via ccleaner,but they are not showing up there,any ideas?Thanks.

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answered 2018-12-30 21:44:01 +0100

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The free Nirsoft utilities make this pretty easy.
Take a look at the ShellMenuNew utility.

It lists all the items in the New menu.
You select those you want to disable and press F7.
By disabling vs. deleting they may not come back on update.
Do not know for sure.

Easy to re-enable by selecting and pressing F8.
So if you make a mistake it is easy to fix.

Also see ShellExView and OpenWithView.


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Thanks,Glary utilities sorted out the final few.

taxineil gravatar imagetaxineil ( 2019-01-01 13:24:27 +0100 )edit

answered 2018-12-20 16:23:06 +0100

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updated 2018-12-21 17:09:55 +0100

You would need to remove the 'ShellNew' registry key for each program you want to remove.

This Superuser post may give you all the info you need.

It is possible (maybe likely) that LO will replace them during your next update.

As the article I linked to says: in regedit, go to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT and for each root entry that represents a LO file type (.odt, .ods, .odg, odp, etc.), navigate to the ShellNew subkey and delete it.

This article (link) may offer you a more comfortable way.

You will need to delete every ShellNew key found which has "LibreOffice" in it's "Filename" subkey (right-hand pane in Regedit).
In the "New" context menu on my PC there are only 5 documents associated with LO. You will not damage the program by deleting ShellNew keys from the registry.

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Whats the name of the shells though?I cant find any named libreoffice or anything similar.A lot of the shells are just numbers.

taxineil gravatar imagetaxineil ( 2018-12-20 16:45:21 +0100 )edit

See EDIT 2 in my answer, above.

BigRAl gravatar imageBigRAl ( 2018-12-20 17:30:33 +0100 )edit

Sorry,I didn't realise that was a link.I've followed along as best I can,but its difficult to spot the one that is actually in the sub contextual menu,there is a least 2 I've found,just for the first in the list,but I dont want to damage the program.I need to learn more about the registry before I tackle that.Maybe there's another way?

taxineil gravatar imagetaxineil ( 2018-12-20 21:29:33 +0100 )edit

I'm sorry, I know of no other way, but see EDIT 3 in my answer, above.

BigRAl gravatar imageBigRAl ( 2018-12-21 12:20:12 +0100 )edit

Okay,thanks.Edit 3 took care of 9 of the items,cant find the others,but its clearer than it was.Also sent a suggestion to Microsoft to make it easier to remove these sort of things.Thanks for your help.

taxineil gravatar imagetaxineil ( 2018-12-22 11:10:23 +0100 )edit

Glary utilities got rid of the final few.Thanks

taxineil gravatar imagetaxineil ( 2019-01-01 13:25:08 +0100 )edit
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