Add “System Shortcuts” Cascading Menu in Windows 7 and Later Desktop Context Menu

Recently we posted a tutorial for adding your favorite programs shortcuts under cascading menus in Windows 7 Desktop context menu:

Add Cascading Menus for Your Favorite Programs in Windows 7 Desktop Context Menu

It might become very useful if you want to add your frequently used programs or system tools under separate groups.

Today in this article, we are providing a ready-made registry script which can add a new cascading menu "System Shortcuts" in Windows 7 Desktop context menu which contains following useful shortcuts under it:

  • Administrative Tools
  • Change Date and Time
  • Change Regional Settings
  • Folder Options
  • God Mode
  • Internet Options
  • Network Connections
  • Power Options
  • Programs and Features
  • Recycle Bin
  • Run
  • Search
  • Services
  • System Properties
  • User Accounts
  • User Accounts Classic
  • Window Switcher


By default, it adds the cascading menu in the middle of context menu. But if you want, you can add it at top or bottom of context menu as shown in following images:

System_Shortcuts_at_Bottom.png System_Shortcuts_at_Top.png

There are 3 different scripts included in the ZIP file, simply run the desired REG file to add the cascading menu.

There is also an uninstallation script available in the ZIP file so that you can remove the cascading menu.

Download Registry Script

PS: If the cascading menu doesn't work for you, first take ownership of following key in Registry Editor:


Then run the registry script again.

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