How to Add any program shortcut to Windows 7 right click Context Menu

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Have you ever imagined, if you can add your favorite program or application in Windows 7 right click context menu, how easy it will be to start the program.

In this tutorial, we will guide you how to add any program of your choice in Windows 7 context menu with proper Icon.

Click Start button, type “regedit” (without the quotation marks) and press Enter from keyboard. Accept the security prompt to run Windows registry editor:

How to Add any program shortcut to Windows 7 right click Context Menu

Windows registry editor will open. Go to :

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\

Right click on the Shell key, and select New > then click Key ; name it as you need. We will show how to add Opera browser in right click context menu. So, we have created a Key named “Opera” :

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Click on Key you have created (in our example it is Opera) and the in the right sided pane right click in an empty place and click “New” and then “expandable string value“. Name the new value ‘Icon‘ :

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Right Click on “Icon” and click “modify” and in the edit string dialog enter the path of the icon file (the file must have .ico extension, you will find the icon file in the program folder of that program, else download or convert as you wish. We have downloaded the icon and created a folder in C drive) :

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Now, create a key under “Opera” and name it as “command” ; edit its default value in right sided pane by double clicking it and set the value as the exact full path of the program. In our example, it is:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera \Opera.exe

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Right click on the desktop, a full functioning Opera icon will be there:

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Obviously, you will want it to place as you like (higher or lower in the context menu); for that, create a string value named “Position” ; edit the value as “Top” or “Bottom” under “Opera” Key ; we have set to “Top” in our example:

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Download all needed pre-made registry files to add and remove Opera in right click context menu from here.

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