Context Menu Enhancer, Add Features To Windows Explorer Context Menu

Martin Brinkmann
Aug 4, 2010
Updated • Dec 10, 2012
Software, Windows software

The Windows Explorer context menu offers quick access to often used features, next to file and folder manipulation options. It is relatively strange that Microsoft never bothered to include a context menu editor with the Windows operating system, considering that many applications add entries to it.

Context Menu Enhancer has been designed to add features to the Windows Explorer context menu. The program displays the list of available options after startup.

It is possible to add entries to the general, my computer, send to and files / folders context menu. Several interesting additions are available for the general context menu, including the option to launch an elevated command prompt, create or print a file list, copy or move to folder, or enable the so called god mode.

context menu enhancer
context menu enhancer

The My Computer menu offers to add folders directly to My Computer, the computer desktop or Control Panel. Those are not shown as context menu entries but directly in the Windows Explorer window. Items can be added and removed from the Send To menu.

The files and folders section can again be enhanced with additional folder and program links, that become directly available in the context menu. Available options here are to create a single menu or a cascading menu.

Changes made in the program are directly available in the Windows Explorer menus or view modes.

Context Menu Enhancer is compatible with 32-bit and 64-bit editions of the Windows operating system. Downloads and additional information are provided at the developer website.

Update: The program is no longer available, the website it was hosted on returns a 404 not found error. I suggest you take a look at File Menu Tools, a great alternative that gives you great control over the context menu in Windows Explorer.


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  1. Jojo said on August 4, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    I was disappointed in the install of this program. It did not give me the option to install the program where I wanted to install it. Instead, the author dumped it into C:\Program Files\Common Files.

    After the install, I had to go and move everything to where I wanted the program to be in the first place (on my logical E: drive).

    Also, the color choice for the app is also very strange. It is shades of purple on my system, which is quite ugly! And there is no way offered to change the default colors.

    Lastly, in WinXP, there is no Files/Folder option as I see in the review screenshot.

    There a host of other similar programs (why do people keep writing programs like this when there are already many variations, instead of working on something new?).

    For the above reasons, I would not recommend this program.

    I think you need more experience developing programs.

    1. thePersonWhoCallsPeopleComplainer said on July 6, 2012 at 3:56 pm


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