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I installed Moo0 Rightclicker and I believe after that the problems began. Notice the difference:

Comparison of context menus for the desktop (left) and a file (right)

On the left is what happens when I right click the desktop or a folder, and on the right when I right click a file (I've highlighted the region to which I'm referring in red). See how on the left there's a nice gutter with a bevel? Why has that stopped happening on the menu to the right? It's puzzling me and I've removed the Rightclicker application and still have this issue. Please, if anyone knows anything and can offer advice I would highly appreciate it. I realize this is a minuscule problem but it irks me. Thanks!

UPDATE: Increase in weirdness in the form of foreign characters:

Weirdness

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More info on moo0 right clicker registry changes Take a look about halfway down the page. –  Ben Plont May 1 '13 at 6:47
    
I can't vouch for the info in the above website... main settings for context menus are located in the registry at HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT > folder > shellex > ContextMenuHandlers > LibraryLocation ... Is there anything other than the default in the Library Location? Otherwise, I'm stumped... –  Ben Plont May 1 '13 at 6:55
    
What is the default for "Library Location?" Just whatever is (Default)? The value is {3dad6c5d-2167-4cae-9914-f99e41c12cfa}. –  Gabriel Ryan Nahmias May 1 '13 at 20:45
    
{3dad6c5d-2167-4cae-9914-f99e41c12cfa} is the default. If you just highlight the ContextMenuHandler folder in the left column, do you entries beside the default which should have (value not set) in the DATA column? –  Ben Plont May 1 '13 at 21:20
    
No other entries... –  Gabriel Ryan Nahmias May 2 '13 at 2:24
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MAKE SURE TO BACK UP YOUR REGISTRY FILES BEFORE MAKING ANY CHANGES TO THE REGISTRY

main settings for context menus are located in the registry at HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT > folder > shellex > ContextMenuHandlers (I made an error earlier when I said library Locations, check the ContextMenuHandlers spot again.)

There should only be one file in that location called default. Context menus are also located in 4 other places that I know of:

One at a time navigate to the following registry locations and check for entries other than the default

1 HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\folder\shell here the only entry I have is default / type = REG_SZ / (value not set)

2 HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFileSystemObjects\ShellEx here the only entry I have is default / type = REG_SZ / (value not set)

3 HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell here the only entry I have is default / type = REG_SZ / value = none

4 HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers here the only entry I have is default / type = REG_SZ / (value not set)

The default Context Menu when right clicking files looks like this:

ContextMenu

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This sounds great but can you provide the default values for each of those entries? I see (value not set) and the like and am wondering if there is a GUID or something else that should be there instead. What are the values in your registry? Can you provide me each key? Thanks! –  Gabriel Ryan Nahmias May 13 '13 at 18:26
    
what do you mean by "provide you each key"? Would you like me to send you the .reg files like you asked above? Or would you like screen shots of the binary info that pop up when "change binary data" is selected? I have set aside a folder with the .reg files like you asked, but I have no idea how to get them to you. –  Ben Plont May 13 '13 at 18:48
    
Hey, sorry for the long delay. I would love to have the REG files. Email them to gabriel@terrasoftlabs.com if you can. I appreciate it! Check out how distorted my menu has become. –  Gabriel Ryan Nahmias May 22 '13 at 21:59
    
As in look at the original post. –  Gabriel Ryan Nahmias May 22 '13 at 23:14
    
I emailed you 4 files. I hope they help. I also just found this article: howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/…. Good luck. –  Ben Plont May 23 '13 at 17:50
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