I'm not an admin, but I will like to customize the right click menu.
I searched the web, and fond quiet a few posts on how to change the registry in order to modify the menu - but all require changes in the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT wich, as I understood, is out of bounds for normal users.
What key should I modify? or, what tool can I use?

The OS is windows 7.

  • If adding context menu options required access to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT then there would be a ton of programs that exist that wouldn't exist. You don't mention what these tutorals were exactly. – Ramhound Jul 9 '13 at 15:32
  • To prevent others saying thats a duplicate of for example this question: Its not. Those tools need admin rights to work properly. So the difficulty in this question is to find a solution which doesn't need admin rights. – nixda Jul 9 '13 at 16:11
  • @Ramhound some thing like this question. all other things I fond on the web are similar. – elyashiv Jul 10 '13 at 8:50
  • @nixda Karan already pointed out while HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT is protected its simply a merged view of diferent registry keys. A normal use has permission to HKEY_CURRENT_USER and WinRAR, WinZip don't require elevated permissions to install. – Ramhound Jul 10 '13 at 10:49
  • @Ramhound Karans answer was posted after my comment – nixda Jul 10 '13 at 10:54

The HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT key provides a merged view of HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes and HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes. So as a standard (non-admin) user you should have access to the latter key.

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