File Menu Tools is a free Windows Explorer context menu editor that you may use to add or remove items from the right-click menu of Explorer.
The application comes with a set of tools to add new pre-configured functions to the context menu, edit the Send To menu, configure entries added by third party applications to the Windows Explorer, and hide entries from the Explorer context menu.
The interface itself has been streamlined for ease of use. Each of the three options can be configured in tabs by checking or unchecking checkboxes. All of the 27 new functions are added by default after installation.
They range from deleting locked files over displaying information about the size of folders to synchronizing directories. Most users will probably stick with a basic set of functions and disable the ones that they do not need. Another option would be to add all functions to a submenu as this improves usability.
The commands of other applications that show up when a file or folder is right-clicked are shown as well. They are divided into submenus like Drives, Folders or Printers, as the right-click menu changes depending on the item that you right-click on. A click on an entry displays the context menu entries that have been added by third party applications.
Each entry can be removed to optimize and streamline the menus. There is not really a need to keep menu items listed there that you are never going to use.
File Menu Tools provide access to separators and folders that can be added to further optimize the display of the context menu entries. It is furthermore possible to move the entries around.
File Menu Tools provide an easy way to configure and optimize the Windows Explorer context menu entries.
Here is the full list of commands that you can add to Windows Explorer using FileMenu Tools:
It would be better if the program would not add all the options automatically to the context menu. As it stands, you need to go through that list manually and uncheck all the options that you are not interested in.
File Menu Tools is a useful program in two different scenarios: first, because you may use it to remove entries from the Windows Explorer context menu. Second, because you may add new functions to the context menu that you may find useful.
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