RemoveProperties, a problem in the right click context menu


If, for some reason you don’t know, you started to see a “removeproperties” option in the context menu, when you right click on a file, or if you get an error message (that “this file does not have a program associated”, etc.) when you try to remove properties and personal information at the Security tab of a file’s properties, most probably a registry setting is corrupted.

Open Regedit and go to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\removeproperties
You should see there the value: ProgrammaticAccessOnly=Apartment

Then at HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\removeproperties\DropTarget you should see the value: CLSID={09a28848-0e97-4cef-b950-cea037161155}

You can create these string values manually, or download a registry file to have the values entered automatically, and enjoy!

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3 Responses

  1. Gypsy says:

    Thank you. This saved me some time.

  2. Sergi says:

    Thank you very very much! That really worked! That REG file was just what I was lookin for! Thanks a million!

  3. Rhonda says:

    Thank you! You solved my problem with the regedit.