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Friday, August 14, 2009

Right-Click, Registry Access Denied

Yesterday I had an odd issue with a Windows laptop. Every time the user would right-click on a file or folder, an error message would pop-up saying "Registry Access Denied", after acknowledging the message, the context menu would appear and function normally.

I did numerous searches, examined permissions, removed/added the user from groups, nothing worked. Then it hit me, it was the context menu that was having an issue, perhaps I should take a look at all the items that are listed in the registry to see how they matched the right-click menu after it appeared.

Doing yet another search, Online Tech Tips had info on editing the right-click menu. Following the registry path mentioned: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\ I was able to see that there was an entry for a zip program that wasn't appearing on the context menu. After backing up the registry, I removed that entry and viola, no more error. Simpler than I thought...

40 comments:

  1. Great solution! thanks a lot it worked!

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  2. It's been bugging me for a week now and when you stated zip, it clicked. I uninstalled zipx and voilà it was fixed! Thanks a million.

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  3. zipx was exactly my problem! I uninstalled this and now I don't get that annoying message anymore. Thank you!

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  4. I have been around the web on a wild goose chase, looking at administrator access rights and trying everything you said. All along it was zipx. Thanks!

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  5. zipx was my problem too. i uninstalled the program and then deleted the registry key and it worked! I too was on a wild goose chase and knew it wasn't admin rights or any crap like that. I was stumped, but when I saw the mention of zipx it struck me that i had installed a zipx program recently because someone had sent me files in a zipx.

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  6. Great! Zipx was my problem also. After uninstalling I no longer get the message. Thanks!

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  7. Very useful thanks a lot.

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  8. zipx was exactly my problem! I uninstalled this and now I don’t get that annoying message anymore. Thank you!
    Really appreciate......Thank u very much

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  9. Great! Zipx was my problem also. After uninstalling I no longer get the message. Thanks!
    Thank u very much

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  10. hey thanks!!!Uninstalling zipx has helped me too!!

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  11. Holy crap! I have been following the microsoft recommendations trying to figure this out and it was zipx all along! THANKS!!

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  12. Thanks dude!
    same problem, I had...
    installation of zipx had caused the problem.
    and the worst part was that, you have to click for 3-4 times for simply opening a file, with another program...duh...

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  13. WOW! I can't believe I downloaded crapware from CNET written by WinZIP. Thanks for the fix; I could have spent a lot of time trying to find/correct it.

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  14. It's funny how everyone's problems all stemmed from the same lame program.

    Thanks.

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  15. I uninstalled a ZIPX program and my problem when away. Thanks,

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  16. thnaks dear
    i solve the prblem by remove zipx
    regards,

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  17. I just love zipx programmers

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  18. Thank you! Great catch!

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  19. Removed zipx and it does not show up anymore. I have been trying to figure this out for the last week off and on. Thanks for the fix.

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  20. Uninstalled zipX, problem solved!

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  21. WOW! Thank you - fixed my problem right away, no more zipx, no more issue.
    This site will now PERMANENTLY stay in my "Favorites" :)

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  22. An annoying problem, caused by a program installed on accident. Thanks for the tip!

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  23. Same here !! uninstalling ZIPX worked. Thanks a lot

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  24. Thanks a lot ! That error was @#$%ing annoying

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  25. uninstalled zipx and that solved the problem.....thanks.

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  26. Thanks for the help...
    I have been looking for the solution for months...This site is really helpfull...Kudos to the efforts made...

    Really nasty stuff from Zipx...

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  27. Thanks a lot, been looking at trying to get rid of this since june2010. Simply removed the program thru windows and gone, no more error boxes. Thanks a lot zipx

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  28. Uninstalled ZIPX.Worked fine.All kudos to this site

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  29. yeah! that zipx was the problem, removed that and he problem got fixed. Thanks a lot!!!

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  30. nice dude
    thank you
    where can i get these tips

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  31. zipx caused me the same problem too.
    Great catch - good eureka moment!

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  32. fiuuhh.. that's work!
    many thanks.. ^_^

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  33. ZIPX is the problem creator. Remove it and you will get rid of registry access error.

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  34. Thanks A lot..
    Issue Resolved..

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  35. Hi,

    ZIPX is the actually problem creator. i Removed it and get rid of registry access error.


    Thanks for valuable suggestion

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