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November 9, 2009


Remove Adobe Drive CS4 Context Menu Item

If you are like me and prefer a minimalist and clean Windows installation, you may be quite annoyed that Adobe Photoshop CS4 will automatically install and create a context menu item for Adobe Drive CS4, regardless if you choose not to install Adobe Drive. This is especially annoying because

  1. It’s created even if you don’t install Adobe Drive
  2. You’re not prompted or asked if the menu item should be created
  3. There’s no easy way of removing it.

From what I’ve found, there are two ways of going about removing it:

  1. Actually install Adobe Drive CS4, and then uninstall it. This seems to remove the menu item.
  2. For the more hard core, delete these two registry keys:
    • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\ {C95FFEAE-A32E-4122-A5C4-49B5BFB69795}
    • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\ {C95FFEAE-A32E-4122-A5C4-49B5BFB69795}
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  1. Jul 9 2014

    Just curious how do you get the CLSID of Adobe Drive CS4 in the begining ?

    Anyway to figure out that {C95FFEAE-A32E-4122-A5C4-49B5BFB69795} is Adobe Drive CS4 ?

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