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How to Add Permanently Delete to Context Menu in Windows 10

When you delete a file or folder in Windows, the item(s) get placed in the Recycle Bin by default until you empty the Recycle Bin to permanently delete them if you didn’t want to restore them.

If you permanently delete a file or folder, the item(s) will bypass the Recycle Bin and be immediately permanently deleted instead.

This tutorial will show you how to add Permanently delete to the context menu of files and folders for all users in Windows 10.

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How to Add Enable or Disable USB Storage Devices Connection context menu in Windows

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove a USB storage devices connection desktop context menu to make it easy to quickly enable or disable connecting USB storage devices on demand for all users in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

When users try to connect a USB storage device (ex: USB flash drive or external USB drive) while disabled, the USB storage device will not connect and will not show in This PC, File Explorer, and Disk Management.

Any currently connected USB storage devices will continue to show and have access to if you disable connecting USB storage devices until disconnected or you sign out (log off), restart computer, or shut down computer.

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How to Add Extract All to Context Menu of MSI files in Windows 10

A Microsoft Windows installer package (.msi) file is a storage file containing the instructions and data required to install an application.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove Extract All in the context menu of .msi files for all users in Windows 10.

The Extract All context menu will extract all contents of the .msi file into a folder at the same location as the .msi file.

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How to Add ‘Open command window here’ context menu in Windows 10

A command prompt is an entry point for typing computer commands in the Command Prompt window. By typing commands at the command prompt, you can perform tasks on your computer without using the Windows graphical interface.

Starting with Windows 10 build 14986, the Open command window here context menu item has been removed by default and replaced with the Open PowerShell window here context menu item.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove a Open command window here context menu for all users in Windows 10.

This context menu will open a command prompt using the same working directory that you right clicked on.

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How to Enable or Disable Delay Send to Context Menu Build in Windows 10

The Send to context menu makes it easy for you to quickly send a copy of items (ex: files, folders, libraries) to Bluetooth device, Compressed (zipped) folder, Desktop (create shortcut), Documents, Fax recipient, Mail recipient, and removable and network drives.

By default when you right click on a file or folder, items in the SendTo folder are built (enumerated) before you even click/tap the on the Send to context menu.

Sometimes drives may cause a delay when trying to open the Send to context menu while you are waiting on them to connect or spin back up if turned off after being idle. Setting to have the Send to context menu items to be built only when you click/tap on or hover over the actual Send to context menu can help improve the speed of opening other context menus by not having to wait on the Send to menu items to be built first.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable delay Send to context menu build for all users in Windows 10.

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How to Add or Remove Send to Context Menu in Windows 10

The Send to context menu makes it easy for you to quickly send a copy of items (ex: files, folders, libraries) to Bluetooth device, Compressed (zipped) folder, Desktop (create shortcut), Documents, Fax recipient, Mail recipient, and drives.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Send to context menu for all users in Windows 10.

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How to Add or Remove ‘Turn off display’ cascading context menu in Windows

By default in Windows, you can set to automatically turn off the display after being idle for a specified amount of minutes.

When the display turns off, you would just need to move the mouse, touch the touchpad or touchscreen, click a mouse or touchpad button, or press a key for the display to turn back on.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove a Turn off display desktop context menu that will let users Turn off display or Lock computer and Turn off display on demand in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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How to Add or Remove Change Network Location Context Menu in Windows 10

A network location identifies the type of network that a PC is connected to with a network adapter.

The first time you connect to a network, you might be asked if you want to find PCs, devices, and content on the network, and automatically connect to devices like printers and TVs. Turning on this setting prepares your PC for sharing files and devices on a network. Based on the network location you choose, Windows will automatically assign a network discovery state to the network and automatically sets the appropriate Windows Firewall and security settings for the type of network that you connected to. You can change the network location anytime.

This tutorial will show you how to add a “Change Network Location” desktop context menu to toggle the current network connection to be private or public in Windows 10.

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How to Add or Remove Install CAB Context Menu in Windows 10

A cabinet is a single file, usually with a .cab extension, that stores compressed files in a file library. Some Windows 10 updates are redistributed in the .cab archive format.

You can use the DISM /Add-Package command with Windows cabinet (.cab) files to install or remove updates, service packs, language packs, and to enable or disable Windows features.

This DISM command can be used to make installing a .cab updates (ex: KB3197356) easy with a single click in its context menu.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove Install from the context menu of .cab files for all users in Windows 10.

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How to Add or Remove a Windows Backup and Restore context menu in Windows 10

The Backup and Restore (Windows 7) feature in Windows 10 will allow you to select to let Windows choose or let you choose what to back up, and to browse and search your backup for files and folders to restore.

•If you select let Windows choose, Windows will back up data files saved in libraries, on the desktop, and in default Windows folders. Windows will also create a system image, which can be used to restore your computer if it stops working. These items will be backed up on a regular schedule.
•If you select let me choose, you can select libraries and folders, and whether to include a system image in the backup. The items you choose will be backed up on a regular schedule.

A system image is a copy of the drives required for Windows to run. It can also include additional drives. A system image can be used to restore your computer if your hard drive or computer ever stops working; however, you can’t choose individual items to restore.

This tutorial will show you how to add a Windows Backup and Restore desktop context menu to quickly create, manage, and restore backups and create a system image in Windows 10.

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How to Add or Remove ‘Run as different user’ Context Menu on Start in Windows 10

The Run as different user context menu allows a user to run .bat, .cmd, .exe, .msc, and .msi files with different permissions than the user’s current logon provides.

If added, you will need to right click or press and hold on a .bat, .cmd, .exe, .msc, or .msi file on Start or in All apps, and click/tap on More to see the Run as different user context menu item.

When the Run as different user context menu is used, it will prompt the user to enter the user name and password credentials to use.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Run as different user context menu in Start for all users in Windows 10.

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How to Add or Remove ‘Run as different user’ Context Menu in Windows 10

The Run as different user context menu allows a user to run .bat, .cmd, .exe, .msc, and .msi files with different permissions than the user’s current logon provides.

By default, you will need to press and hold the Shift key and right click on a .bat, .cmd, .exe, .msc, or .msi file to see the Run as different user context menu item.

When the Run as different user context menu is used, it will prompt the user to enter the user name and password credentials to use.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Run as different user context menu for all users in Windows 10.

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How to Add a File Attributes context menu in Windows 10

File attributes are metadata associated with computer files that define file system behavior. Each attribute can have one of two states: set and cleared. Attributes are considered distinct from other metadata, such as dates and times, filename extensions or file system permissions. In addition to files, folders, volumes and other file system objects may have attributes.

This tutorial will show you how to add an Attributes context menu to quickly set and clear the file attributes below for files and folders in Windows 10.

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How to Add Windows PowerShell Script to New Context Menu in Windows 10

A .ps1 script file is a text file that contains one or more Windows PowerShell commands or expressions. A .ps1 file will open with Notepad by default. To run a .ps1 file with PowerShell, you would right click or press and hold on the .ps1 file and click tap on “Run with PowerShell”.

The New context menu allows users to quickly create new files, folders, and shortcuts. You can right click or press and hold on your desktop or in any folder window, and click/tap on New to open the New context menu.

By default, Windows PowerShell Script is not in the New click context menu. Adding “Windows PowerShell Script” to the New context menu will make it easy for users to be able to quickly create a new .ps1 file on demand ready to be edited afterwards.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove Windows PowerShell Script to the New context menu for all users in Windows 10.

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How to Add ‘Open PowerShell window here as administrator’ context menu in Windows 10

Windows 10 comes with Windows PowerShell 5.0 included.

Windows PowerShell is a task-based command-line shell and scripting language designed especially for system administration. Built on the .NET Framework, Windows PowerShell helps IT professionals and power users control and automate the administration of the Windows operating system and applications that run on Windows.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove a Open PowerShell window here as administrator context menu for all users in Windows 10.

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How to Add ‘Open PowerShell window here’ context menu in Windows 10

Windows 10 comes with Windows PowerShell 5.0 included.

Windows PowerShell is a task-based command-line shell and scripting language designed especially for system administration. Built on the .NET Framework, Windows PowerShell helps IT professionals and power users control and automate the administration of the Windows operating system and applications that run on Windows.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove a Open PowerShell window here context menu for all users in Windows 10.

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How to Add ‘Open Bash window here as administrator’ context menu in Windows 10

Microsoft first made investments that improve cmd, PowerShell, and many other command-line tools and developer scenarios. Second Microsoft decided to grow their command line family by adding real, native Bash and with it support for Linux command-line tools which run directly on Windows in an environment that behaves like Linux!

Starting with Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14316, you can natively run Bash in Windows. BASH is a popular text-based shell and command-language. It is the default shell included within Ubuntu and other Linux distro’s, and in OSX. Users type commands into a shell to execute scripts and/or run commands and tools to accomplish many tasks.

You can now run Bash scripts, Linux command-line tools like sed, awk, grep, and you can even try Linux-first tools like Ruby, Git, Python, etc. directly on Windows. You can also access your Windows filesystem from within Bash allowing you to work on the same set of files using your preferred Windows tools or Linux command-line tools.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove Open Bash window here as administrator to the context menu for all users in Windows 10.

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