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Remove Context Menu item

New Here ,
Mar 09, 2019 Mar 09, 2019

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How do I remove the Context Menu item for Combine files in Acrobat... when I right click on a folder in File Explorer?

Using Windows 10 vrsion 1809 and Adobe Acrobat XI Pro version 11.0.23Context Menu.GIF

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LEGEND ,
Mar 09, 2019 Mar 09, 2019

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This is a part of Acrobat, I know of no way to stop it doing this, whether in the old unsupported XI, or current DC product.

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Adobe Employee ,
Mar 14, 2019 Mar 14, 2019

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As mentioned by "TestScreenName" above, its a default behavior of the application there is no way that it can be removed or customized.

If you would like to give your inputs about it, you may use this form to request new features or suggest modifications to existing features- Feature Request/Bug Report Form

Thanks,

Akanchha

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New Here ,
Feb 02, 2021 Feb 02, 2021

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Can your communications team be any less helpful?

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Feb 24, 2022 Feb 24, 2022

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New Here ,
Feb 25, 2020 Feb 25, 2020

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Don't know if this reply is a little late, but you can unregister it in regedit.exe.

Start Button>type Regedit, make sure you export a back-up and make sure the Export Range is "All" (good habit to have), browse to <Computer\HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Adobe.Acrobat.ContextMenu>, or just Ctrl-F to find Acrobat. Once inside, double click the (Default) key and add "--" at the beginning of Value Data.

 

Don't have to save or anything, the change is immediate. Check by right-clicking your folder and it should be gone.

This is a non-destructive way of removing it. Re-enable it by removing the "--" and you'll get it back.

 

Hope that helps!

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New Here ,
May 30, 2020 May 30, 2020

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Thanks! This worked for me 😄

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New Here ,
May 30, 2020 May 30, 2020

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Worked for me!

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New Here ,
Aug 22, 2020 Aug 22, 2020

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Wonderful. Many thanks!

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Explorer ,
Jan 04, 2021 Jan 04, 2021

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Worked perfectly.

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New Here ,
Feb 24, 2022 Feb 24, 2022

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For me a better key is (paste that into search bar in registry editor): Computer\HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Adobe.Acrobat.ContextMenu

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Community Beginner ,
May 14, 2022 May 14, 2022

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This \HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Adobe.Acrobat.ContextMenu worked for me.

Thanks a lot

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Explorer ,
Nov 09, 2022 Nov 09, 2022

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actually the \*\shellex\ path affects the context menu of a selected file, while the \Folder\shellex\ path is for the context menu of a selected folder.

However this is my Windows 11 - 22H2 experience, and could be slightly different in windows 10.

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 01, 2023 Jun 01, 2023

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Thank you, this seems to be the better option for Windows 10.

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New Here ,
Mar 18, 2022 Mar 18, 2022

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Worked Instanly Thanks!

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New Here ,
Jul 07, 2023 Jul 07, 2023

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Worked great for me! Now the Windows 11 explorer doesn't crash everytime I right click on the desktop.

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New Here ,
Aug 21, 2023 Aug 21, 2023

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Worked perfect thanks! Can't believe Adobe doesn't have an option to disable context menu items.

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Feb 13, 2024 Feb 13, 2024

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+1, I don't know why this isn't at the top of the page smh.

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