Tidy up the Windows Explorer Menu

Martin Brinkmann
Sep 13, 2007
Updated • Oct 17, 2015
Software, Windows tips

If you install a lot of applications, you may notice that some of them add entries to the Windows Explorer right-click context menu. The menu may look crowded after some time, and it takes longer to find and click on the entries that you want to use in a particular situation.

It is often the case that you don't really need access to those menu options, for instance if they just replicate what you would achieve by double-clicking on a file.

The software with the rather strange name MMM steps in and lets you rearrange all menu entries. This is done by offering options to hide entries that you never ever use, and options to add entries that you rarely use to a submenu. My initial right-click menu had ten items listed of which I moved five to the hidden area making it look so much better afterwards.

MMM remembers the latest right-click menu that was open and display the entries of that menu in its list. It is then a matter of drag and drop operations to move entries to the hidden or rare area. The software is resource friendly - using roughly 400K in memory after closing the interface - and easy to use, perfect for creating the optimal right-click explorer menu.


Make sure you check the menu that opens when you right-click a blank space on your desktop and the menu that opens when you right-click a file. Both have different entries.

Update: The program is no longer available. I suggest you take a look at File Menu Tools instead, a free alternative for the Windows operating system that offers an advanced feature set.

It does support the creation of submenus, which you can use to move seldom used actions from the root menu. Besides that, it also provides you with a list of commands that you can add to your context menu that either add new functionality, or improve existing functionality.

We have uploaded the latest working version of MMM to our own server from where you can download it. Please note that we don't support the program in any way. A click on the following link will download the software to your system: mmminstall.zip

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  1. caschy said on September 13, 2007 at 9:28 pm

    Doesnt work under Vista…(right click on the sidebar ;)

  2. Benóný said on September 13, 2007 at 10:20 pm

    can’t this just be done in the registry or somewhere? Trying not to install software’s that I only use once or twice :)

  3. Mosey said on September 14, 2007 at 10:45 am

    Thanks for the before-after screenshot! :) Most helpful!

    For the memory side of things -does it use less than what Windows already uses?

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