Add a right-click menu item to all files
This method was suggested in an old article from PC Magazine -
You edit file type-specific context menus through Explorer.
· Select Options from the View menu
· click the File Types tab
· select the file type from the list
· Click Edit
Now you can edit, add, or remove context menu options. Note that for a few special file types, such as executable files (programs) and batch files, Explorer limits your ability to change the context menu options.
To add a menu choice for all files, start by associating it to a single file type.
· Chose Options from the View menu
· click on the File Types page
· select any file type, and press the Edit button
· In the Edit File Type dialog, press the New . . . button and give your new action a distinctive name, say, ZZZNORK
· Press the Browse . . . button and locate the application that should perform the action
· When you have the command line entered correctly
· press OK
· press Close
· and then press Close again
At this point you may want to right-click on a file of the chosen type and make sure the menu choice is working correctly.
Now run Regedit and search for ZZZNORK:
· Press Ctrl-F, enter ZZZNORK, check only the Keys check box, and press Find Next. You should find it under a key with a name formed like HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ FileTypeName\shell.
· Select Export from the Registry menu and export this branch to TEMP$$$$.REG
· Delete the ZZZNORK key and close Regedit
· Open TEMP$$$$.REG in your favorite editor and change every occurrence of the file type name to * (a single asterisk)
· Change every occurrence of ZZZNORK to the name you want displayed for your new menu item
· Save the file
· then launch it
You've just added a menu item for all files. To add a menu item specifically for files whose types are not registered with the system, do exactly the same thing, but use the word Unknown in place of the asterisk.