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"Edit" and "Remove" buttons are grayed out for the File Folder entry in the File Types dialog box ?

Published: Sep 09, 2005
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Symptom

When you open Control Panel - Folder Options - File Types tab, select the File Folder entry, and click the Advanced button, the Edit and Remove buttons may be grayed out. As a result, you may be unable to remove the additional right-click command entries for file system folders.

Resolution

To remove the additional entries, you may need to edit the registry. Follow these steps:

  • Click Start, Run and type Regedit.exe
  • Navigate to the following branch:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT \ Directory \ shell

  • Backup the key to a file. More information is here
  • Right-click the subkey which you want to remove, and choose Delete.
  • Exit the Registry Editor

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