Add “Windows Apps” Cascading Menu in My Computer Context Menu in Windows 7 and Later

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

Add Cascading Menus for Programs in Desktop and My Computer Context Menus in Windows 7 and Later

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 "Windows Apps" in Windows 7 My Computer context menu which contains following useful shortcuts under it:

  • Calculator
  • Character Map
  • Command Prompt
  • Disk Defragmenter
  • Internet Explorer
  • Notepad
  • Paint
  • Problem Steps Recorder
  • Snipping Tool
  • Sound Recorder
  • System Restore
  • Task Scheduler
  • Windows Media Player
  • Wordpad

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.

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 keys in Registry Editor:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\Shell

Then run the registry script again.

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Comments

  • Is this reg. script work on Windows 7 x64...???

  • VG

    ^^ Yes.

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