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Context Menu Restore Previous Versions - Restore or Remove from Context Menu

Brink

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mvp
Restore Previous Versions - Restore or Remove from Context Menu How to Restore or Remove "Restore Previous Versions" from the Vista Context Menu
This will allow you to restore or remove the Restore Previous Versions menu item from the context menu for all users.
Published by Brink Category: Context Menu 
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How to Restore or Remove "Restore Previous Versions" from the Vista Context Menu
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This will allow you to restore or remove the Restore Previous Versions menu item from the context menu for all users.
How to Restore or Remove "Restore Previous Versions" from the Vista Context Menu

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This will allow you to restore or remove the Restore Previous Versions menu item from the context menu for all users.

Previous Versions is only available for the Ultimate, Business, and Enterprise editions of Windows Vista. For the other Vista editions, you might try this free alternative: http://www.shadowexplorer.com/

EXAMPLE: "Restore Previous Versions" before and after Removed from the Context Menu
Default_Context_Menu.jpg Removed_Context_Menu.jpg
Here's How:
1. To Remove "Restore Previous Versions" from the Context Menu
A) Click on the download button below to download the​
Remove_Previous_Versions_Context_Menu.reg file.​
download

B) Go to step 3.​

2. To Restore "Restore Previous Versions" to the Context Menu
A) Click on the download button below to download the​
Restore_Previous_Versions_Context_Menu.reg file.​
download

3. Click on Save, and save the .reg file to the Desktop.​
4. Right click on the .reg file (on Desktop) and click on Merge.​
5. Click on the Run button in the Security Warning pop-up.​
6. Click on Continue (UAC), Yes, and then OK when prompted.​
7. When done, you can delete the .reg file (on Desktop).​
That's it,
Shawn


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#2
Is this normally enabled by default?

I never remember seeing it before, but I see it now.

The reason I ask is that I had used 'System Restore' to fix my right click context menu, which for an unknown reason, seemed to be reset and none of my custom entires were there, such as the Windows Live OneCare 'Scan for viruses' and the WinRAR options also.
 

Brink

Staff member
mvp
#3
Hi Ollyau,

Yes, Restore Previous Versions is in the context menu by default in Vista.

Some common things that may reset or mess with the context menu to see if you did recently are a Windows Update, another just added context menu item from some program, and malware.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
 
#4
I have a problem, my context menu was fine, but now when I click on a file it does not display all the items anymore, It displays all items only when I click on a folder but not on a file. any suggestions? :confused::cry:
 

MrElectrifyer

Electrical Engineer
Member
#6
Hi admin Brink

I just have a question related to this Post and context menus.

Is this only for windows vista ultimate or can I use it in home premium?

Do you know a way to create a shortcut (in the context menu of FOLDERS) that opens the change icon window for the folder I right click on?
I have created a lot of folder icons for the different programs I have installed and I want to apply them to the appropriate folders. Unfortunately it gets kind of irritating when I have to perform the same 5 steps over and over again for each and every folder.

Please reply ASAP, thank you
 

Brink

Staff member
mvp
#7
Hello Mr. Electrifyer,

Sorry, but Previous Versions is only available for the Ultimate, Business, and Enterprise editions of Windows Vista. :(