Previously we wrote how to add Services in Right click context menu in Windows 7. However, for some reason; that did not worked for our regular visitor Lorney.
Instead of working on that; we will create a batch file to run services.msc and then integrate it with right click menu.
As usually; it will have the following features:
- Custom positioning of the services option in right click context menu
- Custom icon of the services option in right click context menu
- Custom name of the services option in right click context menu
Things required for adding services.msc to right click context menu
We need two things to add working services option: a batch file to run services.msc, a nice icon in *.ico format of 16 x 16 pixels size for the services menu in right click or other executable to share the icon (recommended) and a registry file to add services to right click menu.
We are giving the example of services option in right click menu:
Creating the batch files to run services.msc
One batch file is required to run services.msc. Open Notepad and write the following code:
Save the file asfor the example above and do not forget to change the file type from text to All files from drop down menu in Notepad before saving it.
You can name as you like; but it is not good to name it like something that has no relation with services.msc
Place the batch files in in C: drive. You can place anywhere, but you need to change that in registry file too.
Creating the registry to add services.msc in right click menu
This will add the functionality to get services.msc working from right click context menu. Open Notepad, copy paste the following and modify as per your need:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
The red text is what you want to see as main menu; you can name as Work Folder for example.
Next the cyan text represents the path of icon of another program. Do not get confused.
The greenish text is name and path of the batch file to run services.
Position determines where the services (or whatever you have named) will be placed in right click menu. We have used bottom. You can use top, middle etc.
Save the file asand do not forget to change the file type from text to All files from drop down menu in Notepad before saving it. Name does not matter here at all. You can save as you like.
Now, double click the reg file and accept the security warnings and you will see the Services option in right click context menu when clicked on an empty place inside folder or Windows 7 desktop.
You will get services option in the way you want.
Removal of services option from right click:
Add a minus sign before the H starts after the third bracket; liketo all where there is HKEY and save it (with some good name) as reg file and run it. It will break the association; so the option will disappear from right click context menu.
Obviously, you might delete the bat file manually too.
Downloads for adding or removing the services option:
As usually all the required files are here for your download. All are ready made; you need not to do the codings to get services option.
The rar file is password protected, type thecustomizewindows.com as the password.